Be clear. Don’t hint at what you want, ask for it and do so nicely. People who aren’t assertive will not be in charge of their destiny. The worst that can happen is someone says ‘no’, and they will. But, if you ask often enough and many people, eventually someone has to say ‘yes.’
Be concise. People don’t need a big explanation to support your request. In fact, it makes them nervous, like they are being sold a bill of goods. If you are to the point, people will appreciate it. If you are transparent and come from a good place, then you are off to a great start.
Be confident. No one trusts someone who can’t look them in the eye. Be confident when asking for something or trying to convince someone of your argument. If you believe in yourself, others will too.
I hope this helps you. Again, being honest is always the best policy so make sure you are coming from a positive place when using these three tips and tricks.
Twyla N. Garrett