How to Argue: Powerfully, Persuasively, Positively [NOOK Book]

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The ability to persuade, influence and convince is a vital skill for success in work and life. However, most of us have little idea how to argue well. Indeed, arguing is still seen by many as something to be avoided at all costs, and mostly it's done poorly, or not at all. Yet it's possibly the most powerful and yet most neglected asset you could have. Discover the art of arguing powerfully, persuasively and positively and you'll have a head ...
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How to Argue: Powerfully, Persuasively, Positively

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Overview

The ability to persuade, influence and convince is a vital skill for success in work and life. However, most of us have little idea how to argue well. Indeed, arguing is still seen by many as something to be avoided at all costs, and mostly it's done poorly, or not at all. Yet it's possibly the most powerful and yet most neglected asset you could have. Discover the art of arguing powerfully, persuasively and positively and you'll have a head start every time you want to:
  • Get your point across effectively
  • Persuade other people to your way of thinking
  • Keep your cool in a heated situation
  • Win people over
  • Get what you want
  • Tackle a difficult person or topic
  • Be convincing and articulate
  • Have great confidence when you speak
In How to Argue, leading lawyer Jonathan Herring reveals the secrets and subtleties of making your case and winning hearts and minds. At home or at work, you'll be well equipped to make everything you say have the desired effect, every time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132980975
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 5/7/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 465,086
  • File size: 409 KB

Meet the Author

Jonathan Herring understands the components of a good argument. He is a lawyer and eminent legal academic (at Exeter College of Oxford) and has written over twenty books, including best-selling textbooks on criminal law, family law, and medical law and ethics.
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Table of Contents

Introduction v
Part 1: The ten golden rules of argument
Chapter 1 Golden Rule 1: Be prepared 3
Chapter 2 Golden Rule 2: When to argue, when to walk away 15
Chapter 3 Golden Rule 3: What you say and how you say it 25
Chapter 4 Golden Rule 4: Listen and listen again 41
Chapter 5 Golden Rule 5: Excel at responding to arguments 53
Chapter 6 Golden Rule 6: Watch out for crafty tricks 65
Chapter 7 Golden Rule 7: Develop the skills for arguing in public 89
Chapter 8 Golden Rule 8: Be able to argue in writing 95
Chapter 9 Golden Rule 9: Be great at resolving deadlock 103
Chapter 10 Golden Rule 10: Maintain relationships 111
Part 2: Situations where arguments commonly arise
Chapter 11 How to argue with those you love 121
Chapter 12 How to argue with your children 131
Chapter 13 Arguments at work 145
Chapter 14 How to complain 153
Chapter 15 How to get what you want from an expert 165
Chapter 16 Arguing when you know you’re in the wrong 175
Chapter 17 Arguing again and again 183
Chapter 18 Doormats 195
Chapter 19 How to be a good winner 205
Chapter 20 To recap 211
Index 215
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    A bit helpful

    Was ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    worth reading

    Not much new. Most concepts in other literature on communication, but a comprehensive review and worth reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    Fabulous.

    This is an awesome book a must read [premise]… The author is insightful, intelligent, and full of tactful ideas. This book is very well written, a complete page turner, and a quick read [conclusion]. Make sure to use your highlight feature, you're going to want to reference back. :-)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    Very insightful and helpful lit...

    Read this mos def if you want the arguibg to stop and the healing to commence...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Well written and great ideas.

    Well written and great ideas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2012

    Sammie

    No im not doing tht

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    Nicoli

    Oh

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    Posted July 8, 2012

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