This week Poly Weekly #174: how do I speak up when I’m afraid of confrontation?; fearless communication.

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0:00 Introduction and host chat
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4:20 our topic today “fearless communication is based on an email from mzadi.  The question is, how does one communicate when one is not comfortable communicating?

6:25 Minx talks about the need to be assertive in any relationship.  (what you want is important! -FS)

7:30 MInx talks about a friend with a different communication style than herself

8:30 there is a difference between assertive and aggresive.

9:00 the importance of honesty and confidence.

9:50 yelling happens, if it is necessary you an get used to it.

10:45 to get what you want you need to bring it up in a assertive and confident manner.

Topic: How do I speak up when I fear confrontation?

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Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions”

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