Workshop Assertiveness; how to convince others

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Dear ladies,

The Female Faculty Network Twente invites you to the workshop

‘Assertiveness; how to convice others’

by Erna Lankhorst

on Tuesday 1 November, from 13.30 till 16.30 hrs.

in building LOGICA

Convincing another is not only about facts and figures. It all starts with convincing yourself. Only then will your non-verbal behaviour be convincing and you can formulate your statements clearly and without hesitation. The art of convincing in meetings, discussions, presentations and job interviews is getting increasingly important. Moreover, since we receive excessive amounts of information these days our attention span shortens. Providing clear and concise messages becomes vital.

In the workshop on Assertiveness we will learn about the effects that different kinds of non-verbal behaviour and verbal formulations have on convincing others. Further we will explore the role of emotions and relaxation and learn how to attune to the other party. Finally the workshop will stress the importance of and provide guidance about convincing yourself first, since only then you can give attention to and align with the other party.

Short CV

Erna Lankhorst studied psychology, speech therapy and speech- & language pathology. She took master classes with several voice- and theatre teachers and has more than 20 years teaching and coaching experience in communication skills, storytelling, voice work and body language. She runs her own company and works with managers from profit and non-profit organisations, scientists, researchers, teachers from universities and educational organisations, volunteers in healthcare, social care and art and other professionals.

Please reply if you want to join the workshop by sending an e-mail to: ffnt@utwente.nl.

Further information about the FFNT you can find on: http://www.utwente.nl/ffnt

Kind regards on behalf of the Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT),

Liudvika Leisyte, Chair

Coming activities:

27 October, 12.30-14.00, Lunch meeting “Cycling through the Dutch jungle”, ITC building

FFNT aims to support the professional development of women in academia and to provide a network for sharing and exchanging experience. It develops workshops and lectures especially for women and also organises activities aimed at women jointly with PA&O (whose activities are otherwise gender neutral).