The Unspoken Contract & Agreement
- Arguments rely on an unspoken agreement for logical discourse.
- Winning arguments hinges on truth-seeking, active listening, and exploring diverse perspectives.
The Power Of Storytelling In Arguments
- Master storytelling to enhance argument effectiveness.
- Combine logical reasoning with relatable stories and meaningful evidence.
Aristotle’s Modes Of Persuasion
- Ethos (credibility and character) is crucial for winning arguments.
- Utilize advanced techniques and engage emotions for persuasive arguments.
Asking Questions During Arguments
- Use strategic questions to lead to desired conclusions.
- Employ vulnerability and credibility challenges for stronger arguments.
Being Perceived As Reasonable
- Advocate middle-of-the-road solutions and avoid extreme characterizations.
- Challenge extreme claims through questions for nuanced discussions.
Appealing To The Audience
- Identify shared beliefs and maintain emotional control.
- Use emotions, storytelling, and language to shape discourse.
Labeling The Other Side
- Labels influence how issues are perceived.
- Be mindful of language and its impact in reasoning.
Using False Analogy
- Evaluate analogies for relevance.
- Avoid the slippery slope fallacy through empirical evidence.
– Jay Heinrichs: Author of the bestselling book, Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion
– Mehdi Hasan: British American broadcaster and best-selling author of “Indian Descent”.
– Jess Pettitt: A professional public speaker in Diversity and Leadership.