Show your listeners that you value them

In order for your views to have value when it is your turn to speak, you need to show your listener(s) that you value them so they will appreciate you. 1.Remember and use names: make a point of storing...

Learning from the Greek philosophers

“Persuasion is the art of getting people to do something they wouldn’t ordinarily do if you didn’t ask.” Aristotle From ancient Greece to the late 19th Century, building rhetorical skills was a central part of Western education, filling the...

The positive side of persuasion

Persuade: (1) cause to believe: convince (2) a. induce b. lure, attract, entice etc. Definition from the Oxford English Dictionary A word can have several shades of meanings and many implications – and not all of the Oxford English...