September 19-22, 2021 I Hyatt Regency Chicago | Chicago, IL

How to Assert Yourself So People See Your Value

September 22, 2021
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Grand Hall G-J

How to Assert Yourself So People See Your Value

As assistants, we often excel at advocating for others and taking care of colleagues’ needs. Many of us are less comfortable when it comes to asserting ourselves whether speaking up, highlighting our contributions, saying no or negotiating for ourselves. Congruent, confident body language and executive presence are the foundation of assertiveness and increased recognition. When it comes to effectively articulating our opinions, needs and wants — and the value we add to your organisations — assertive language and advocating for ourselves brings greater clarity and reduces misunderstandings and frustration. Discover key assertiveness tools, how to enhance your visibility, and how to “toot your own horn” without bragging.

Key learning points:

  • Why and how to assert and even promote yourself
  • Using body language and executive presence to underscore your value
  • How introverts, extroverts and ambiverts (with qualities of both introversion and extroversion) can heighten career satisfaction, performance and progress.

Speaker: Shelagh Donnelly, Founder,

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