The Speak Up at Work Program

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People have difficulty speaking up at work. Does this describe you? If so, this is affecting your job performance, your work relationships, and the possibility of being promoted. It's time to speak up and be noticed!

We start the course with gaining the skills to speak up assertively to your co-workers and boss. If you're so passive that you accept work that others give you to the point that you're overloaded or you can't explain to your boss an issue you're having with your work, your job will suffer. Now, as you've probably experienced, some workplaces reward assertiveness and others punish assertiveness, so it's better to observe for a time before you use your assertiveness skills. I teach you how to gauge yourself so you don't overstep but you do speak up when it's time.

Have you ever been in a meeting where you had a great idea, but you didn't say it out loud - and then someone else says the same idea and is congratulated for it? How frustrating is that! It's very important to speak up in meetings because this is how you show others your leadership qualities. Even if you don't say the most brilliant thing, just speaking up and expressing your ideas and opinions will help you be seen as management material.

Many studies have shown that public speaking is the #1 fear of most people. In this course, you'll learn the in's and out's of making a dynamic presentation at work. This is another way that management identifies leaders in the company, so mastering this skill is also important for your advancement.

If you're already a leader in your company or organization, building positive relationships is key. As a leader or supervisor, you have a great impact on employees. You'll learn exactly how to build those relationships with your staff so they work better and enjoy having you as their supervisor.

Finally, helping your staff and co-workers increase their skills in being self-confident is a win-win situation for everyone - you, your co-workers, your staff, and your company or organization. Self-confidence adds to a person's effectiveness, and speaking to the people you work with in such a way that you enhance their ability in this vital area will encourage their growth and their respect for you.

With each section, you will receive at least one exercise to complete in order to incorporate what you've learned into your own life. I suggest that you write the exercises in a notebook to help you work through the principles I'm teaching so you can see where you are and how to apply them to your life and daily interactions with others.

All of my courses contain guided visualizations and songs throughout. They are downloadable, so you will always have them to enjoy and grow with. My courses are intended to take you on a personal journey to understanding yourself and guiding you on a dynamic path of self-discovery to greater self-esteem and self-confidence. I hope you join me!

Your Instructor

Vivian Harte
Vivian Harte

Vivian Harte is the co-author of Self-Esteem for Dummies in the Dummies series. She has helped over 15,000 people learn and use assertiveness skills during the last 15 years. She teaches online classes on assertiveness and teamwork through Education2go and on self-confidence through Teachable.

She has a Bachelors degree in Sociology and a Masters degree in Public Administration. She taught college classes for many years in Tucson, Arizona. She was the Chair of the Arizona Solar Energy Association, an educational organization, as well as the Chair of Concerned Arizonans for Renewable Energy, a statewide group that created and lobbied for solar legislation. She also was the Arizona Manager of the Southwest Public Recycling Association and the Outreach Director for one of the political parties.

She is currently very active in her local League of Women Voters chapter.

Vivian has two grown children who are both successful. She lives in Tucson with her husband, three dogs and two cats.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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