- Be aware of the importance of good preparation when it is possible (anticipation).
- Use basic theatrical techniques to convince and manage your fear in improvisation situations.
- Use the tools of assertiveness to share your positions and ideas in a strong and convincing way.
- Respond constructively to opposition, criticism; be attentive to bring the right arguments.
- Boost your self-confidence
Anyone willing to improve their ability to share their ideas in a strong, convincing and constructive way.
Prepare to convince
- Prepare and structure the elements to be transmitted
- Gather facts, examples, illustrations
- Reflect on a "catchy" way of sharing messages
- Avoid the pitfalls of communication to be heard and understood
Express yourself assertively
- Provide facts, express your feelings. Make the difference between fact, judgment, opinion, feeling
- Use positive words and the language of assertiveness
- Ensure verbal / nonverbal coherence
- Involve your interlocutor, allow her / him to play an active part to foster dialogue
React constructively to opposition, criticism
- Keep calm; become aware of the emotions at play
- "Depersonalize" the situation: for oneself and for one's interlocutor
- Listen actively to bring the right arguments
- Use the DESC method to express annoying things
Set yourself for success and boost your self-confidence
- Link between assertiveness, self-confidence and self-esteem
- Practice positive autosuggestion
- Manage emotions with alternative thinking
- Grant yourself rights