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Step 3:. Add Emotion

If your efforts are still unsuccessful, you can express your emotions as another way to add power to your assertiveness. People are unaccustomed to others expressing emotions openly and honestly, and by doing so you add considerable power to your communication.

Assertive statements: “I suggest that we bring in a consultant to help us with this.” (No response from the others)

“I suggest that we bring in a consultant to help us with this.” (Still no response)

“Please tell me what you think of my suggestion to bring in a consultant to help us.” (No response or a dismissive response)

“Now I’m getting angry! Please give me a serious response to my suggestion.”



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