Expressing yourself effectively and appropriately 403 IVDU Miss Minsky
Dealing with problems: Public Policy Analyst (PPA) Step #1 What is the problem?!
What is self expression? • ‘The expression of one's own personality.’ • ‘Statement of one's individual traits’ • ‘Displaying how one feels’
What are different ways we use to express ourselves? • Appearance • Clothes • Hair • Accessories • Emotions • Laugh • Cry • Facial Expressions! • Speech • Talk • Shout • Insult • Actions • Hug • Hit • Voices!
Is it good to express your feelings? • It’s private • No one cares • It doesn’t help anything • It comes out wrong • I don’t want to! • You can explain yourself • People will understand you • People will respond better • You can avoid misunderstandings • You will probably feel better!
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON’T EXPRESS OUR FEELINGS?! WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON’T EXPRESS OUR FEELINGS well?! We could have a problem on our hands!!!
How do you express yourself when you’re feeling… Sad Calm Controlled Happy Frustrated Ignored Angry Rushed Pressured Upset Scared Tired Nervous Is it effective?
Problem: We need to improve the way we communicate!
What could be a better way of expressing yourself in most situations so that people respond to you appropriately? Think before you act!!! • How to approach the person • Face to face • Letter • Phone • Teacher/adult • Voice • Volume • Tone • Word choice • Polite • Calm • Body Language • Eye Contact • Facial expression • Face towards person • Sitting vs Standing
What could be a better response next time you feel… Sad Calm Happy Frustrated Ignored Angry Rushed Pressured Upset Scared Tired Nervous
Expressive experiment! For the next week record instances when you express yourself. If it wasn’t, how you would do it differently next time? Using the handout, note if it was effective and appropriate. Good Luck!!!!!