Speaking Topic

Stop Apologizing When You’ve Done Nothing Wrong


Ever notice how often women say they are sorry – even when there is nothing to apologize for? A study at the University of Waterloo in Canada found that women apologize more frequently than men while social scientists have noted that females are often raised to be people pleasers from a young age. It can be easy to slip into that habit of “apology speak” in order to diffuse tension or avoid being disliked. But there is a steep price to pay. When you constantly apologize for no reason or make self-deprecating comments to hide your awesomeness, it diminishes the value of a woman’s ideas and accomplishments, setting you back professionally and personally. Within this upbeat, effective session, participants of all genders will learn how to stop making unnecessary apologies that aren’t doing you any favors.

Participants will learn:

  • Why it is more important than ever before to stop apologizing
  • 4 ways to break the cycle of unnecessary apology speak
  • Tips for setting boundaries and saying “no” with ease
  • How to create actionable steps specific to your own circumstances

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