How to Say “No” and Get Win-Win Results
Do you find yourself saying “yes” at work when you really want to say “no”?
Maybe you don’t want to risk your reputation as a go-getter, or you worry you’ll look like you’re not a team player if you say no to your boss when you disagree with their plan or strategy.
For many women, "no" can be the hardest word to say in the workplace.
And whatever the reason, saying yes when you want to say no can build resentment and frustration – and sometimes it can even set you up for failure.
Learning to effectively flex your “no muscle” will not only help you communicate honestly and respectfully; it’ll also help you develop your assertiveness, boost your confidence, and grow your career.
Join us for a training that will help you learn how to say “no” – while still ensuring a win-win outcome for your organization and yourself.
In this session, we'll discuss how to:
- Say "no" clearly, effectively, and graciously
- Improve your assertive communication skills
- Resist aggression, manipulation, and guilt tactics
- Understand the importance of self-care and respecting your limit
- And more!
Sometimes saying “no” is the best thing you can do for your organization (not to mention your mental health). This session will teach you how to communicate your needs, prioritize your projects, and say “no” without fearing backlash.
Learn why saying no is sometimes the best thing for your entire organization
- Understand your skillset and your priorities
- Learn how saying no can benefit you and your whole team
- Understand the trappings of no and how to mitigate them
- Leverage key phrases to help turn your no into a win-win
How to mitigate the backlash
- The importance of an alternative solution, your “Plan B.”
- Understanding the process of successful negotiation
- Delivering your no in a positive way that gets others on board
Answers to your top questions about saying no in the workplace
- Why is saying “no” so important?
- Why do women typically have a difficult time saying no and men do not?
- Is saying no good for negotiating?
- Can saying no to something ever hurt your career?
About the Speaker
Nancy Schnoebelen Imbs is an empowering leadership and professional development consultant. Highly dedicated and results-oriented, she has the skill and passion for helping individuals become more confident and successful in business and beyond. Nancy combines her communications expertise with a pragmatic approach in a variety of important soft skill areas including verbal, written and nonverbal communications, emotional intelligence, etiquette and protocol, time management, and working with team dynamics. She helps clients focus on key adjustments that result in meaningful impact and effectiveness.Drawing on her marketing and communications background, over 25 years’ experience in leadership roles and a lifetime of personal growth, Nancy has keen appreciation of mindset and the power it has to change patterns of behavior. She focuses on building one’s strengths and minimizing weaknesses through enrichment, feedback, self-discovery, and action plans. Nancy is an author of a children’s book and a dynamic motivational speaker. She is a monthly contributor to CBS-affiliate KMOV’s, News4 Great Day and KTRS radio as well as a regular contributor to other TV, radio, and print media. Nancy believes passionately in developing people, especially their interpersonal skills. “You can achieve your goals – you just need a clear vision and a strong belief in yourself,” she says.
If you'd like this program customized for your organization, call us at 1-800-964-6033. We're certain we can fulfill your training needs, while making it fit in your budget!
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What our Passionate Fans gained from our programs that will help them do their job better
"Being an assertive communicator which shows respect for both parties. I will also try to break the bad habits by using words that discount my reputation with others." – A. Jones
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"I gained so many valuable tips that will help me do my job better. In the live presentation I learned how to be an assertive communicator by using the right words, putting the subject line first and not feeling guilty when saying 'no.' There were so many excellent tips that I can implement to be a more effective, confident communicator. In the materials, I learned how to structure thought processes and use a 9 step approach to provide a crisp and clear core idea so that all stakeholders buy in at the end." – B. Pasceri
"The live presentation was great! It gave me skills to be a stronger communicator and how to say 'no.' What also resonated with me was one of the first presentations when we had to sort the words into two categories. It made me realize that I may have one, and am thinking a specific way, but my staff may not be thinking the same way that I am. Very interesting." – W. Adler
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