Last Updated: 24th January, 2024

5 MAGIC Tricks to Master the Art of Being a Super Speaker!

Hey there, future leaders! Have you ever felt like a tiny voice in a big world? Your opinions don’t matter, or you’re afraid to speak up for yourself? Don’t worry; even the mightiest superheroes sometimes need help finding their voice but guess what? Like learning to fly or mastering telekinesis, assertiveness is also a superpower you can learn!

Assertiveness as a Life Skill for a Child is like having a magic microphone that amplifies your voice and makes everyone hear what you’ve got to say. It’s the secret weapon that helps you stand up for yourself, express your needs and feelings, and be treated with respect, just like the awesome person you are!

So, how do we unlock this amazing power? Here are 5 MAGIC tricks you can try:


M is for Mind Your Magic Words: Choose your words carefully like a superhero choosing their superpower. Instead of mumbling or staying silent, use "I" statements to express your feelings and needs clearly. For example, instead of saying "This is boring!", try "I'm not having fun with this activity. Can we do something else?"



A is for Act with Confidence: Stand tall, make eye contact, and speak in a clear, firm voice. Imagine you're wearing an invisible cape of confidence that makes you feel unstoppable! Remember, even the bravest superheroes sometimes take a deep breath before facing a challenge.



G is for Get Respectful: While expressing your needs, remember to be respectful of them while expressing your needs, feelings and opinions too. Just like a superhero wouldn't use their powers to hurt someone, assertiveness is about standing up for yourself without being mean or aggressive.


I is for Invite Conversation: Don't be afraid to disagree politely or ask questions. Remember, different opinions are like different colours, making the world more interesting! Use phrases like "I understand your point, but..." or "Can you tell me more about what you think?" for you to have a healthy conversation.


C is for Choose Your Battles: Not every situation needs a superhero landing. Sometimes, it's okay to pick your battles and walk away from situations that make you uncomfortable. Remember, even the strongest of superheroes know when to retreat and regroup.


Reflective Question

Think of a time when you had to be assertive. What did you do? How did it make you feel?

Remember, you have a unique voice that deserves to be heard. So, put on your cape of confidence, unleash your inner MAGIC, and start making your voice heard today! And most importantly, have fun along the way! Being a super speaker is about expressing yourself and making the world better, one word at a time.

Question Time

1. What if I'm scared to speak up?

It's normal to feel nervous at first, even superheroes get stage fright! Start by practising with people you trust, like your family or friends. The more you use your voice, the easier it gets!

2. What if someone doesn't listen to me?

Don't give up! Keep trying to express yourself calmly and respectfully. You can talk to a trusted adult or walk away if someone isn't listening.

3. Is being assertive the same as being bossy?

Not at all! Assertiveness is about standing up for yourself respectfully while being bossy is about trying to control others. Think of the difference between Captain America motivating his team and a villain trying to order everyone around.

4. How can I practice assertiveness at school?

Speak up in class, ask questions, and share your ideas. If someone is bothering you, tell them to stop firmly but respectfully. Remember, you have the right to feel safe and happy at school.

5. What if I make a mistake?

Everyone makes mistakes! The important thing is to learn from them and keep trying. Remember, even the most powerful superheroes have faced setbacks, but they always bounce back stronger than before.

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