Welcome to my review and summary of “Thank You For Arguing” by Jay Heinrichs.
Keep the argument focused on the future. The past is where you start blaming.
There are three types of arguments: pathos (emotion), ethos (character), and logos (logic)
The next time you have to propose something make an occasion plan: the specific people who need to be convinced, the best time (of the year, week, and day) to convince them, and the perfect circumstances (resto, office, bar) for persuasion (ie Pre-Suasion).
When someone takes offense at what you said, try this neat little concession. “I’m sorry. How would you have put it?”
Instead of telling someone they’re bad, you can say they are acting out of character. Or, this is not like you.
Think of the opposite of an argument and put a ‘not’ there.
Pick a tool:
The final speaker has a persuasive advantage.
“you’re being given a chance to prove yourself.”
A ‘chiasmus’ is reversing the argument; switching its components.
“When life gives you lemons; make vodka lemonade.”
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