Persuasion can be the dreaded “sour milk” of a conflict resolution “party” or the crowd favorite “fruit punch.” Persuasion can easily sour or strengthen a communication process, based on the approach. Tasting effective persuasion is the result of following the recipe correctly. And when two sides disagree, it’s easy for flavors to clash. Whether it is an attempt to help someone make a good decision, like Lindsay Lohan’s mother persuading her to go to rehab in 2007, or trying to make a point in a discussion, persuasion and communication skills go a long way. Check out the tips below to get started on your skills.
Quick Tips: Persuasion Skills
- Assess your own abilities
- Assess your audience
- Design the talking points
- Stabilize the conversation
- Separate the facts
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Aristotle said “In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.” From inspirational speeches to everyday conversation, persuasion skills are highly valuable for teams, personal friendships and almost every relationship in existence.