For when you really have to get your point acrossab *Expanded and Revised: Including new chapters on leadership, Obamaas oratorical mastery, the pitfalls of apologiesaand an aArgument Laba section to put your new skills to the test.* Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill. The time-tested secrets this book discloses include Ciceroas three-step strategy for moving an audience to actionaas well as Honest Abeas Shameless Trick of lowering an audienceas expectations by pretending to be unpolished. But itas also replete with contemporary techniques such as politiciansa use of acodea language to appeal to specific groups and an eye-opening assortment of popular-culture dodgesaincluding The Yoda Technique, The Belushi Paradigm, and The Eddie Haskell Ploy. Whether youare an inveterate lover of language books or just want to win a lot more anger-free arguments on the page, at the podium, or over a beer, Thank You for Arguing is for you. Written by one of todayas most popular language mavens, itas warm, witty, erudite, and truly enlightening. It not only teaches you how to recognize a paralipsis and a chiasmus when you hear them, but also how to wield such handy and persuasive weapons the next time you really, really want to get your own way.This speech, delivered at a librariansa#39; convention, must have sounded to his audience like a bookish Eden. ... his second term, Obama got demonstrative when he needed to bring popular opinion to his side, pressuring a reluctant Congress on issues such as immigration, gun control, and climate change. ... Ciceroa#39;s outline.
|Title||:||Thank You For Arguing, Revised and Updated Edition|
|Publisher||:||Three Rivers Press - 2013-08-06|