How do we persuade?
How do you prepare a persuasive speech?
What do you have to consider and understand?
What are common mistakes?
What are fallacies of argumentation?
What role does ethics play?
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I. Persuasive Speaking Pt I.
- Provide needed information
- Demonstrate the need to improve
- Clear a path to action
- Achievable goals
- Make it easy to act
Q. Fallicies of Response
1. Ad hominema.
a. to make human
b. Personal attack
c. Falsely make the person the problem
d. lay fault on person rather than actual causes
e. exaple: Obamacare. Bush's war. Gay Plague.
2. Guilt by association
a. claim linked to another person
b. claim linked to objectionable person
c. claim linked to a group where audience can oppose group
d. use of reverse-assimilation
e. examples: "Obama's people", "Liberals", "druggies", "cops'
a. Missrepresenting a claim
b. Forming deliberate over simplification
c. Using stereotype, bias, prejudice projections
d. Twisting others words or ideas into cartoon like simplifications
4. Loaded Words
a. Missleading language
b. Pathos or emotionally laden words and arguments
c. Using language that deliberately missleads
d. Examples: Abortion is Murder
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