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Assertiveness for Women in Business by Lisa Åkesson

Assertiveness plays a key role in all of our professional lives, whether it is in a large company, a small/medium size business or your own business. And yet, for most people knowing how and when to utilise it can be extremely challenging.  

How often have you come away from a discussion with a difficult client/ customer and wished you had handled it with greater assertiveness and less emotion. How often have you wanted to make a point at a meeting, be clear and assertive with your colleague/staff or stand up to your boss on issues you strongly disagreed with but found yourself keeping quiet and adopting a passive role to keep a peaceful relationship and not rock any boats!

People, habitually, tend to opt for one of two broad positions: either withdrawing from what they perceive as potential conflict or adopting a confrontational style that can appear antagonistic and overbearing.

Women often resort to being passive when faced with aggressive or strong personalities and often mistake assertion for aggression. Assertiveness is about being able to communicate your needs, opinions and desires in a way that is respectful of others as well as yourself.

In the talk we will:

·  Investigate what Assertiveness means

·  Explore key areas you want to be more assertive in

·  Discover the difference between Passive/Aggressive and Assertive behaviour

·  Learn how your verbal and non verbal aspects of behaviour leak out your true feelings

·  Discover the 4 key areas of Assertiveness

·   Learn to access a range of choices when responding to ‘negative’ messages 

http://youtu.be/e0qOOIcNZ9c

Lisa Akesson

Lisa is a dynamic, experienced and innovative voice and communication skills trainer who inspires, empowers and enables individuals to deliver their message with confidence, impact and power.

Her unique, creative and eclectic skills are drawn from her theatre-based background as an Actress, her training as a Voice Coach (CSSD); her NLP tools (Master. Pract. NLP) and her powerful influences from Nonviolent Communication (NVC).

Lisa has worked with highly satisfied clients from the public and private sector as well as the luxury markets both nationally and internationally.

These include Coca–Cola Enterprises, Hallmark Cards, Bloomberg T.V, Accenture, Harry Winston Watches, Space NK Apothecary, Lloyds Banking Group, NHS, Metropolitan Police, GORS, IDeA and HMPS.

For over 15 years, Lisa has worked as a Voice Coach at prestigious Drama establishments such as LAMDA, training Actors for the Stage, Radio, T.V and Film. She has run Workshops for RADA in Business; Brunel University, London and a series of trainings for Confident communication-Women in Business’ at CSSD. 

She was recently invited to Women’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 to discuss ‘How Women MPs and Business Women can use their voices more effectively’. Lisa is the co-creator of the BoldTalk! Presentation System.

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  • Janice

    energizing and informing talk.

    February 22, 2014

  • Louise

    Thank you Lisa and Matt for a very interesting and enjoyable evening. Lisa is an excellent speaker - very supportive - and the talk was a good mix of theory and exercises. I've already begun to put the techniques into practice!

    February 19, 2014

  • Fiona

    Excellent speaker. Really practical and relevant advice, with some great techniques. Great meetup as usual.

    February 19, 2014

  • Arianna

    A great talk and loved Lisa's approach and presentation. Thank u Matt, really enjoyed. Looking forward to more talks in future.

    February 18, 2014

  • Matt K.

    Hey girls (and 1 guy), I hope you enjoyed the event last night and took a lot away from it. We will see you at future events. Matt

    February 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great to meet so many lovely people and see how skillfully Lisa Åkesson lifted us all to be assertive and empowered! Tack så mycket Lisa!!!!

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Daniel C.

    How great was Lisa's talk! This is now available to watch on the website. To all those who attended I will shortly be sending you an email on how to claim some discount membership prices so you can view this talk, Lisa's previous talk and over 120+ hours of other talks as well. For those who missed out, heres a sneak peak at what you missed! http://www.interestingtalks.co.uk/lisaakesson2/

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Lina B.

    Brilliant event! Well done to Lisa and Matt

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Lisa

    What a wonderful evening, and an amazing presentation by Lisa Akesson! She is the perfect spokeswoman for assertiveness - she is the epitome of what it is to be confidently assertive. Her talk was fantastic, teaching us what assertiveness is (and isn't) and how we can get there, using theory, exercises, examples, and techniques. It was a lot of fun, and fantastic to meet so many wonderful women! A great evening over all. Thank you Matt! Thank you Lisa!

    February 18, 2014

  • Chandy

    Really valuable presentation and exercises to develop assertiveness which is an issue that affects women in all areas of their lives, but to be able to apply it to the workplace was especially useful as that's an area I find particularly troublesome.

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Christina

    Saw this one too late :(

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • Nicola F.

    I was planning on coming but now can't make it. Someone is welcome to my ticket.
    Nicola

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • Abi B

    Hi, I can no longer make it this evening either if anyone would like my ticket?

    February 17, 2014

    • Abi B

      It sure is, its yours if you want it

      February 17, 2014

    • Lina B.

      Yes please! Can you email [masked]? Will be more than happy to transfer the money for the ticket or give you cash or buy you coffee (and a muffin) or pay for another event for you :)

      February 17, 2014

  • Matt K.

    Hey guys

    Going to be a great event tonight. Please make sure you get the right entrance. It is on Church Place, which is in between St James Church and Costa Coffee on Piccadilly. We are down the black metal steps. Arrive for a 7pm start!

    Matt

    February 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi guys, really really wanted to attend but dealing with a crisis at work and it looks as though I am not going to make it. Dies anyone want my ticket?

    February 17, 2014

    • Julia

      Hi, I would like the ticket if possible, please send me an email to [masked] to discuss

      February 17, 2014

  • Rachael

    I am unable to go now if anyone would like my ticket?

    February 17, 2014

    • Rachael

      Hi Muna, if you could email me on [masked] we can sort it out. Thanks :)

      1 · February 17, 2014

  • Helen L.

    I've still got a ticket going spare if anyone wants to get in touch this afternoon :-)

    February 17, 2014

    • Lina B.

      Helen, do you still have a ticket? If so please let me know 07730 561816. Lina

      February 17, 2014

  • Abdo

    Hi, I can't attend tonight, please get in touch if you are after a ticket.

    February 17, 2014

    • Natalie P.

      Hi Abdo I've emailed you. If you could send me the PayPal details that would be great.

      February 17, 2014

    • Abdo

      Just responded :)

      February 17, 2014

  • Suparna M.

    Hi I can't make it tonight so if anyone needs ticket pls get in touch with me directly at [masked]

    February 17, 2014

  • Helen L.

    Hi I can't now attend this (grrr) so would anyone like my ticket?

    February 14, 2014

    • Helen L.

      Hi Kim, do you still need a ticket? Sorry for delayed reply

      February 17, 2014

    • Helen L.

      If so, please email me helenlippell at gmail dot com

      1 · February 17, 2014

  • Natalie P.

    Hi If there are any late notice cancellations for tomorrow's event I'd really appreciate being contacted. I'd be happy to pass on any information/notes/handouts from the night so you don't completely miss out. Thanks

    February 16, 2014

    • Abdo

      Hi, please contact me on [masked] if you still need a ticket for tonight. Thanks

      February 17, 2014

  • meera

    I can't make tonight. Matt can I get a refund or credit note then will change my RSVP... Or if anyone needs a ticket, pl shout

    February 17, 2014

  • RG

    Hi, I still don't have a ticket so if anyone wants to sell their ticket, please contact me. Thanks.

    February 16, 2014

    • Suparna M.

      Hi I have a ticket for you. You can email me [masked] if you're interested. Thanks

      February 17, 2014

  • Tina

    if anyone else wants to sell their ticket, I'd love 1 (even 2) so please let me know.

    February 15, 2014

    • Maria

      Hi Tina - I can't attend now so please message me for a ticket. Thanks, Maria

      February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I don't think I will be able to make this now but notice there are no refunds available.
    Matt, may I offer my ticket to someone on your waiting list?

    February 11, 2014

    • Lily

      Hi Katherine, may I call dibs on your ticket. I really want to attend this talk! I can Paypal you the money directly to make things easier for admin! Best, Lily :)

      February 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Very happy to do that Lily assuming it's ok with Matt. Let me know your e-mail address and will send you my details.

      February 12, 2014

  • Matt K.

    Last space...

    February 5, 2014

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