Join Tatiana Kolovou for an in-depth discussion in this video When you're asking for something, part of Communication Foundations.
- Want to go to a great conference?…You'll need to ask.…Need a new computer?…Time to ask.…Our work lives are filled with opportunities…to ask for what we need.…And yet, for many of our viewers,…advocating for themselves is tough.…Women tend to ask for things they need…even less often than men do.…Linda Babcock, in her book Women Don't Ask,…shares numerous studies about this,…but one really sticks out to me.…
We have a group of grad students…who have the same degree,…the same qualifications, and who have been…taught the same negotiation strategies.…When they went on the job market,…57% of the men negotiated their starting salary.…Only 7% of women did.…How can we, men and women alike,…become better at making requests?…First, use the skills from the video…on pitching ideas in this course…to make a great case that your request is a good idea.…
Then, when it's time to actually ask…for what you need, be direct.…Don't beat around the bush or be too vague.…Imagine asking your boss for additional resources…by saying something like,…
- Recall the four pillars of a business scenario.
- Explore the term 'people' in the context of a communication scenario.
- Recall how the Think, Feel, Do model applies to a communication scenario.
- Identify the parts of the message in a communication scenario.
- Recognize the 'channel' in a communication scenario.
- Apply the importance of context in a communication event.
- Review the most important components of listening.
Skill Level Beginner
Organization Communicationwith Brenda Bailey-Hughes1h 20m Advanced
1. The Four Communication Building Blocks
2. Communication for Common Situations
3. Communication for Challenging Situations
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