Ep 113 Being Indispensable Liz Van Vliet

113. Power Skills for Executive Assistants: How To Handle A Difficult ConversationMonday Aug 24, 2020

22 Minutes 48 Seconds

Two strategies EAs can use to prepare for a tricky conversation and communicate clearly and directly

A common problem for EAs (and in fact common to most of us) is struggling to communicate effectively in crunch moments.

When it comes to tackling a tricky situation that requires you to speak up, how many times do you find yourself

-Avoiding the issue hoping it will go away?

-Having the difficult conversation and then it getting out of hand?

Episodes where I’ve discussed tackling uncomfortable conversations include:

#55 How To Approach Difficult Conversations – Steps for Executive Assistants

#18 Why Executive Assistants Need To Get Comfortable With Uncomfortable Conversations

#85 POWER Skills for Indispensable Assistants: Communication Skills

In this episode I share two strategies you can use to PLAN your approach to tricky conversations.

I’ve created a download that you can access by going to http://bit.ly/being113

You can find more information on the SBI framework here:


You can read more about Petrea King’s approach here:


To register for my free webinar “The ONE Thing You Need To Be Indispensable” go to https://bit.ly/theonethingwebinar

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