Course Price: $650



Dan O'Connor online communication skills training course for work

What This is and What it Will Do for You:

This new online course has been created specifically for professionals who have reached their breaking point and feel as if they are running out of options for dealing with the way they're treated at work, and need to take their life back.

Being bullied, dismissed, or ridiculed at work can have a devastating effect on your self-esteem and self-respect, and will eventually negatively impact every relationship in your life.

In this course you'll learn exactly what to say to shut down those big-mouths, command the respect you deserve, and enjoy an entirely new level of self-esteem because you'll be taking your life back.


The Problem:


The problem is what you’re saying and doing.

That’s it.

It’s not what everyone else is saying and doing--they’re all just fine; they’re not here looking for some relief.

You are.

And it’s a big deal because until you eliminate the disempowering communication patterns that have brought you to this point and replace them with new ones, it will never get any better no matter where you go. 

The Solution:


Change the way you communicate at work.

That’s it.

If you communicate the same way tomorrow as you did yesterday, you will have the same experience tomorrow as you did yesterday.

It's that simple.

If you want a new experience, you have to use new, better words.

That's exactly what you're going to get in this course: the words that will change the way the whole world sees you and the way you see the world; therefore--ipso facto--these words will change the experience you have in every relationship for the rest of your life.



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Hi Dan, I just wanted to reach out to you and THANK YOU for changing my life; I now have my dream job and respect from everyone, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for changing my life!

But this course isn't for everyone. 

This is module 5 in my new upcoming Communication Skills Masterclass. You may not need this type of communication training right now. Odds are you will need it at some point, but if you're simply struggling with:

  • difficult customers
  • a narcissistic boss, or
  • obnoxious co-workers, 

then probably my Communication Skills Masterclass module on dealing with difficult people (coming soon) would suffice. Of course, you may opt to get the entire masterclass, including all 8 modules (which are free for you VIP Pass holders--as soon as the courses hit my store), but if you were to choose just one, make sure to take the assessment below to help determine if this is the one for you.


Do people go out of their way to leave you out of the loop, ignore you, and make sure you know that you don't matter to them?


Do people rob you of the recognition they think you don't deserve anyway, and pretty much demean everything you do?


Had enough of people backstabbing and gossiping about you, because they think of you as a joke or a clown--or because they are jealous of you?

So if you're tired of:

  • Being passed up for promotions because of office politics
  • Being laughed at or feeling stupid
  • Suffering from low self-esteem
  • Feeling trapped
  • Being manipulated and used
  • Suffering from depression resulting from your relationships at work.

And feeling like you're not the role model you hoped to be for your kids or others who are looking up to you,

Register today and take a stand at work.

Some of What You'll Learn:

How to Shut Down Interruptors

Stop people from stealing the floor from you or interrupting you as though what you have to say doesn't matter.

How to Tell People the Dump is Closed

End the cycle of manipulation that leads to getting dumped on-- by asking the right tactical questions.

How to "Push Back" and Stand Your Ground

No more will people be able to manipulate you and wear you down until you surrender to their agenda.

How to Get People to Respect What You Say

If you've trained others to dismiss what you say as "just a suggestion," you'll learn how to re-train them to listen to--and respect--what you say. 

How To Change the Way The World Sees You

When you change the way you communicate with the world, you change the way you see everyone in it, and the way they see you.

Check out this

free lesson from Dan

This video is just part of Lesson 3, Module 5

Take me to the free lesson

This introductory lesson is to be completed before starting the course


  1. How to use visual cues, flashcards, and other learning tools to speed up the learning process and help you experience quicker, more dramatic results
  2. Getting started with your Danger Phrase and Power phrase Lists
  3. Your Personal Compass
    1. What it is
    2. How it works
    3. How to use it
  4. Communication Principles that are the foundation to the tactics you'll be implementing in this course

Lesson 1: The Elements of Taking a Stand, Standing Your Ground, and Not Backing Down

1. Introduction

What tools you’ll be using and how to use them

      • Flashcards
      • Danger/Power Phrase List
      • Lesson Review
      • Worksheet

2. Body Language Strategies

    • Eye Contact
      • How much is too much
      • Keeping your eyebrows calm
      • Moving your eyes without moving your head
    • Posture
      • Don’t cover any part of your body if you can help it
      • Don’t tilt your head
      • Turning to face someone
      • Keep your feet pointed at the person you’re standing up to
    • Hands
      • The Yellow Legal Pad and Pen
      • What to do with them
      • What they reveal

3.When it comes time to take a stand

    • The Rules
      • Take your time
      • Respect is the name of the game
      • Focus on behavior, not people
      • We train people how to treat us

Lesson 2: Foundational Tactics for Calling People out on their Behavior

    • Boundary Statements
    • Bottom-line Statements

    • Saying No
      • The 2-Step Process
      • The 3-Step Process
      • The 4-Step Process
    • Staying On Message
      • The Broken Record
      • The Anti-Interruptor
    • Calling People Out on Their Behavior
      • Asking to hear it again
      • Clarifying that you do not have ESP
      • Saying it for them
      • Getting to the reason
    • Stating the facts as we knowThem
      • When and How to call People Out
      • The cost-benefit analysis
      • Assigning people a number
    • Lifting people up While Calling Them Out
      • Framing consequences
      • Giving people time
      • When not to say please and thank you
      • Responding to judgmental comments
    • Apologies
      • The 4-step apology
      • When and how to give them
      • How to accept them
      • How to not accept them
      • The difference between accepting an apology and forgiving someone
    • Fighting for the cause
      • Using benefit language
      • Finding Common Ground
      • Agreeing with People
      • The Solution-Focused Question
      • The Surrender
      • Disagreeing Vs. Seeing it Differently

Lesson 3: How to Turn the Tables on Difficult People and Take Control of Your Conversations by Knowing the Names and Mechanics of Tactical Questions: What they Are, How the Work, and How to Use Them.

  1. How to use body language techniques to master the art of asking questions both verbally and physically.
  2. How to identify the different types of questions and determine which is most appropriate for what situation.
  3. How to end the Cycle of Manipulation That Leads to Getting Dumped on by Asking the Right Tactical Questions.

Questions, when used correctly, are some of the most powerful tools a savvy communicator has at his or her disposal.

Knowing what questions are called, how they work, and how to use them, is what we’ll be covering in this lesson.

The most common questions we ask and are asked:

      • Solution-focused questions
      • Empowering Questions
      • Challenge Questions
      • Open-ended
      • Closed-ended
      • Tag

Lesson 4: How to Use Scripting to Deliver Difficult Messages with Clarity, Power, and Focus

When you need to deliver a message that is powerful, clear, and on point without saying too much or too little, scripting is just what you're looking for.

When used correctly, scripting can help you sound like a communication superhero overnight.

In this lesson you’re going to learn how to use scripting to get the message from an abstract thought in your brain to a perfectly crafted message that seems to effortlessly fly out of your mouth.

Here’s what you’ll be learning how to deliver:

  • Lead-in Lines
  • The A-E-I-O-U Script
    • A-Your actions
    • E-The Effects
    • I-I want
    • O-Or else
    • U-You’ll get
  • Closing Lines

Lesson 5: Strategies for Crushing Egos and Forming Alliances and Work

 So this lesson is going to be our ego-crushing lesson.

You see, my goal is to set you free from the chains that others have placed on you. I want you to feel totally happy and free at work. If you’re here, chances are you feel as though others are really crucifying you. That really sucks. That’s a huge problem.


Biggies like that don’t have simple solutions. If you really want to free yourself, remember that this relationship problem is like all others.

It’s not about what you are not getting…it’s about what you are not giving. That’s it.

Doesn’t it seem as though—those people who have been basically crucifying you—doesn’t it seem as though they are the ones who should take the blame for everything that has happened up to this point, totally admit it and apologize to you for having tried to to hold you down, then ask how to serve you better, then promise to do so, then do it?

I mean, if that happened—wouldn’t that basically be a miracle? As if true love had finally come to save the day before the last petal fell. Like a fairy tale, right? Well, wake up sleeping beauty because that enchanted rose isn’t getting any younger and if you don’t bring true love back into the picture, your carriage is turning into a pumpkin, those little people—you know—grumpy, judgy and backstabby at work—they’re following you to your next job, you’ll be stuck in your enchanted castle of lies you’ve told yourself, and worst of all, if you don’t wake up from this fairy tale you’ve created soon, the cycle will continue, the spell will remain cast, and if that last petal falls you shall forever remain a beast.

Now would that suck or what?

We are the miracle that transforms our crucifiers into our liberators. We are it. It all depends on who we are.

And who we decide to be to them.

This is the lesson that transforms the game.

Lesson 6: The Elements of Strategic Responses

I’ve created these (what I call) “free-style” scripts to help you get the words from your brain out of your mouth in the most effective way possible. I’m giving you examples of the words that I might choose in situations I’ve had or that others have suggested to me, but they’re made for you to change up and insert your own words to fit your unique experience. Of course, if you’d like, you can use the words I give you here if you think they’d be perfect for you.

We’re going to start off with some very simple strategies and finish with some more complex ones.

Remember as you think about your situation to carefully consider who you’re standing up for. If you’re standing up for yourself, for example, let’s say your personal compass states that you are an honest, considerate person who is here to love and wants to be a conduit for good and positive transformation in the world. Does what you’re saying or what you’re planning to say reflect that?

Today’s free-style scripts:

The Hamburger:

  1. When you . . .
  2. I feel . . .
  3. Because . . .


  1. Notice
  2. Think
  3. Feel
  4. Suggest

The Hard-Reset:

  1. I think we got off on the wrong foot
  2. I was hoping we could start over and wipe the slate clean
  3. So we could move forward on a productive, positive path
  4. I’m willing to do that starting now, are you?

Power Phrases:

  • I don’t engage in idle gossip. And I don’t think you do either, do you?
  • I don’t have a problem with you, but I’m sensing you might have one with me. Do you?
  • I don’t know _____, but I do know______.
  • Thank you for bringing that to my attention.
  • I'm sure you’re not the only one.

In today’s lesson you’ll learn how having just 10 essential strategies—some you’ve learned, some may be new to you—and being able to shoot them off at a moment’s notice can prepare you for nearly any situation, and elevate your communication status to “a force to be reckoned with” in a flash.

Remember that confidence comes with knowing you have what it takes to get the job done. Being nervous is simply a sign that you recognize an opportunity as an important one—possibly one that can change the trajectory of your life. People who are never nervous are frequently either naive, out-of-touch, or arrogant.

If you recognize a situation as a possible turning point, have the right tools to deal with it, and have practiced your skills, giving you the experience to do it right, you will achieve the results you’re looking for. The more you do this, the more you will build your confidence. When you build confidence on a solid foundation it’s infectious, and soon others will have more confidence in you as well, and you will become the “go to” communication guru in your peer group.

If you care about your communication skills and the impact they have on the world—as I’m sure you do if you’re reading this—chances are you’ll always be a little nervous when it comes time to speak up, stand up for yourself, and stand your ground when up against one of your master teachers, but as long as you keep practicing and seeking new solutions if one doesn’t work for you, each time you do it, your confidence will grow until it outweighs your nerves.

Today I’m going to give you 10 examples of situations that require advanced communication skills to be dealt with effectively. I’d like you to start with these, and use the 10 tactics in today's infographic to deal with them. Keep practicing by using them in real-life situations, in role-playing activities you make up with trusted friends, and by yourself using past situations and/or anticipated challenges until you can access and use these tactics with ease.

Reinforce the successes you have by sharing them with me on my blog or in an email, and make sure to contact me if you need any help or would like suggestions for other courses or products to further expand you communication skills; I’m here for you.

In this bonus lesson you're going to be introduced to the key to understanding what is really at the heart of people and their desires, their fears, their wants, and what really makes them THEM.

Get ready, because you're going to be introduced to a life-changing tool that you can use to strengthen every message you send, and transform every relationship in your life.

This is the enneagram.

Ekaterina Tsoncheva


Author of “Unlock Your Brain Code” 

Wow, wow, wow! I can’t thank you enough. Ever since i started, I’ve noticed a big change in the way i express myself & the way i relate to others.

Your words and the energies that stand behind them are liberating. 

What's included in the course for the price of tuition:

1 New 45-60 Minute Video Lessons Every 5 Days;

8 Lessons total over 30+ Days!

With all you'll learn, you'll see an immediate and dramatic difference in every relationship you have.

Normally courses begin at $97/day

$97 x 7= $679

Regular Price: $679

Downloadable Audio-Only Version of Daily Lesson

Listen and review wherever it's most convenient for you; while you're on the go, at the gym, or relaxing at home.

Audio courses start at $149

Regular Price: $149

Downloadable, Printable Materials for Every Lesson

One of the keys to your speedy success is engaging all the ways we learn; you'll read it, write it, hear it, and speak it so you can achieve subject mastery in record time.

Multimedia courses begin at $179.

Regular Price: $179

Quick-Reference Flashcards

Visual cues are key for both learning and retention. You'll get the same cards I use so you can have your new words ready to go just when you need them the most.

Included in almost all my courses.

Regular Price: Free with lesson

Angelica Anderson

Retired, Canada

Today, for the first time in my life, I felt I was winning with a narcissist instead of feeling like a narcissist was trying to break me, my life, and my relationships.

Thank you.

My life has changed.



New Self-image

Be proud of the person you see in the mirror, and the mindfulness and kindness you show to others--and to yourself.

New Levels of Respect

Respect from your coworkers and bosses when they see you taking a stand and standing your ground.

New Professional Reputation

Be seen as social but not a goof-off, and competitive but not confrontational.

New Sense of Pride

Pride in the way you handle yourself and how you stand up for what's right.


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