Rock the Boat, Baby! The Art of Saying No

  • Room: Ballroom B
  • Session Number: MB2
Monday, April 30, 2018: 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM


Emily Cohen
Business Consultant


Is your workload constantly increasing and piled high with deadlines and obligations? Do you struggle with pushing back clients, employees, executives, and strategic partners when they have impossible requests or expectations? Do you often take on more than you can chew? The art of pushing back, saying no, and even being honest with your professional relationships are critical skill sets that many creative lack. We worry about what other people want, think, or need, and spend a lot of time doing things for others, often at the risk of hurting ourselves and our own team. We love being the nice guy and are notorious conflict-avoiders. This session will focus on the who, when, where, why, and how of saying no to clients, staff, and projects. Learn how to identify opportunities to push back and say no more effectively, without damaging relationships.


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