The Assertiveness Workbook

Book Club

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Self-help books can provide genuine benefits to people's lives. But it can be helpful to work through a book with someone else - someone who can offer their own reflections on the content and how to apply it. But who should you pick?

Well, how about the author?

The Assertiveness Workbook Book Club presents 19 short videos based on the contents of The Assertiveness Workbook, presented by the author, Dr Randy Paterson. Each video discusses one or two concepts from a chapter of the book, illustrating these with examples, metaphors, and background. Most videos also include specific recommendations for the practice exercises found in the book. The Book Club is not a substitute for the book itself. It's an augmentation of the written word, inviting the reader to discussion and contemplation as each chapter is read.

The Assertiveness Workbook, now in its second edition, is a bestselling book on cultivating effective communication skills. It provides background on the nature of assertiveness, definitions of the four primary communication styles, and discussion of the barriers to assertive behaviour (and ways to overcome these). The largest section of the book concerns the specific behavioral strategies to communicate assertively. Whole chapters cover topics including:

  • How stress gets in the way - and how to overcome it
  • How your friends and family can resist change - and ways to get them on board
  • How your own beliefs may be holding you back - and more effective ideas that can support assertiveness
  • How to exude confidence through your nonverbal behavior
  • How to give your opinion without steamrolling others
  • How to receive compliments graciously
  • How to give positive feedback for maximum effect
  • How to receive criticism without defensiveness
  • How to give corrective feedback that others can actually hear
  • How to say 'no' and establish your boundaries
  • How to make requests more effectively
  • How to cope with difficult conversations and confrontation

Join a community of readers as you go through the book. This FREE book club can help you in your quest to transfer the ideas in The Assertiveness Workbook from words on paper to positive change in your life.

Your Instructor

Dr Randy Paterson
Dr Randy Paterson

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