After having attended the workshop entitled P2 Becoming more assertive I have come up with a four point action plan for the coming four weeks so as to act on what I have experienced and ascertaned during the workshop. Those points are as follows:
1. To remain in eye contact with a person for the entirety of our conversation at least once in any conversation with anyone during the day.
2. To always refrain from using closed gestures and keep my natural posture which was discussed during the workshop.
3. Practice the level head falling tail intonation pattern with peers and experiment to see the effects and try to improve my ability to use it effectively.
In general I thoguht I came out of the workshop with a lot more than expected and would recommend more people do this whilst they have the chance. I learned what it truly means to be assertive and the stereotypes that are associated with it which I shall try my best not to confse from now on
Tutor: Bev Walshe