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Assertiveness Exercise: Group Communication Roleplay

Assertiveness Exercise: Group Communication Roleplay
Exercises, Communication Skills, Assertiveness, Difficult People

Article Rating:::: 73 Ratings :::: Monday, August 15, 2011

This exercise helps delegates to practice communicating assertively. Assertive communication as opposed to passive or aggressive communication is usually the best way to handle aggressive communication. The focus of this exercise is on learning how to constantly use assertive communication and not necessarily only at the beginning of a conversation.

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No More Soap: Make it Assertive

No More Soap: Make it Assertive
Conflict Management, Exercises, Assertiveness, Difficult People, Acting

Article Rating:::: 124 Ratings :::: Monday, June 20, 2011

Many countries around the world regularly broadcast soap operas on TV; social programs which usually contain a lot of angry and emotional discussions between various extreme characters.

This exercise helps delegates to use the scenarios on such programs and turn them around with assertive communication.

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Formulate Your Sentences Using Effective Assertiveness Skills

Formulate Your Sentences Using Effective Assertiveness Skills
Training Articles, Communication Skills, Assertiveness, Difficult People, Personal Impact

Article Rating:::: 115 Ratings :::: Monday, January 31, 2011

Being assertive is not just about expressing your rights; it is also about increasing the efficiency of your communication with others. There are a number of ways you can express yourself to achieve this aim. This article suggests a few useful sentence formulations to help you express yourself assertively and increase your confidence in dealing with potentially aggressive people.

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Communication Exercise: Do You Trust Others?

Communication Exercise: Do You Trust Others?
Exercises, Communication Skills, Difficult People, Personal Impact, Appraisal

Article Rating:::: 37 Ratings :::: Monday, October 25, 2010

We all have different levels of trust in different situations. Sometimes the variation is not much and sometimes it is too high. We seem to be defensive and on guard while others feel comfortable. This is usually to do with our previous experiences as we derive our grand rules from our life experience. It pays to know how others feel in certain situations, so you can become aware of your trust level and how you compare with others.

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Problem Solving Exercise: Here is My Problem!

Problem Solving Exercise: Here is My Problem!
Exercises, Team Building, Problem Solving, Difficult People, Goal Setting, Personal Impact

Article Rating:::: 41 Ratings :::: Thursday, October 1, 2009

This exercise allows participants to use others’ knowledge or experience in solving their problems. The activity also encourages asking for help from colleagues and team mates in solving problems and coming up with a variety of solutions.

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Conflict Resolution Exercise: Help Me Out!

Conflict Resolution Exercise: Help Me Out!
Conflict Management, Exercises, Communication Skills, Anger Management, Difficult People

Article Rating:::: 217 Ratings :::: Thursday, June 4, 2009

The aim of this exercise is to draw attention to the number of conflicts and similar stressful situations experienced by delegates in one week and use others in the group to come up with reasonable solutions for each conflict.

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Communication Exercise: Auction Your Dislikes

Communication Exercise: Auction Your Dislikes
Games, Exercises, Communication Skills, Motivation, Difficult People, Emotional Intelligence

Article Rating:::: 43 Ratings :::: Sunday, January 18, 2009

When working in a team or a group we may start to develop dislikes or simply become sensitive to certain behaviours. As in any relationship, we originally look at the similarities between ourselves and others and are happy to make friends and bond with them as we find more similar features or behaviours. However, over time as we learn more about each other, differences become more obvious and they may cause irritation and separation between us and other team members. Famous psychological studies show that the more we know about someone, the more likely that we start to dislike them (apart from very special people such as our partners).

To reverse this trend or stop it from growing we need to overcome our dislikes either by putting them in perspective with all the other ‘annoyances’ out there or simply let them know how uncomfortable it is and encourage them to correct their behaviour. This exercise helps the delegates to identify and quantify their dislikes.

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Management Exercise: The Boss From Hell!

Management Exercise: The Boss From Hell!
Leadership, Exercises, Difficult People, Emotional Intelligence

Article Rating:::: 23 Ratings :::: Sunday, October 12, 2008

This is a fun exercise to be used in team leading courses, project management courses or even communication skills training. This activity helps delegate to gain a better understanding of unhelpful traits in a leader and the reason behind theses unwanted behaviours.

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