Persuasion skills are a broad term that covers social influence. Persuasion can be used to influence people’s beliefs, opinions, actions, motivations, and goals. Although it can take years of practice to master persuasion skills, those who do so will gain more control over their lives and have greater self-confidence. Persuasion is the art of convincing others using non-verbal and verbal techniques. Persuasion may take place in one person and not in another; the results are always different.
Persuasion is a tool used to persuade others to do something desirable. Persuasion allows you to influence people’s choices. However, logic and facts are not what influenced your opinions. Persuasion depends on the audience. The audience is the person to whom the Persuader will speak. Persuasion has been used throughout history as a powerful tool. It’s not applicable in all arguments, but it is more useful for arguments that involve strong emotions.
There are three types of persuasion. These are the most common persuasion strategies: Appeal to emotion; Appeal to reasoning;, and Appeal to memory. These can be broken down into three categories: Appeal, Appeal to reason and Appeal to memory.
Arguments are most often dominated by emotional persuasion. A heated debate about copyright terms would be an example. This type of persuasion works because the audience doesn’t have a solid grasp on legal terms. This is because they might not understand the meaning of legal terms.
A logical persuasion style is another type of persuasion. This is less convincing and more emotional. Logical persuasion works well with scientific or technological arguments. This style of persuasion is unlikely to work with emotional arguments. This is the case with copyright, as we have seen.
Memory persuasion is the third type. This type of persuasion is often employed in arguments or stories. The reason for this style of persuasion is that memory works better than facts in convincing people. Memory manipulates the past to support arguments. Usually, the supporting evidence comes later in a conversation.
As you can see there are many different types of Persuasion that people react to. People respond differently to each Persuasion style, some people react strongly to some types of Persuasion while others respond more passively to Persuasion techniques. For successful communication with others you need to use each persuasion strategy correctly.
It is important to realize that Persuasion cannot be used to manipulate people with a Persuade technique. It is not possible to tell someone you support their view just because you agree with them. Because they know all the technical details, someone who can defeat your Persuasion attempt will be able. To win an argument you must have facts and reasons to support your position. If you can’t manage this aspect of persuasion then you are going to fail at influencing the others involved.
One Persuasion technique that I am going to introduce to you is the 3-Appeals technique. The 3-Appeals technique is also known by the spirit of the law of appeal. This technique is used by many Persuaders and although not always as effective as the more popular techniques, it is an effective technique nonetheless. The 3-Appeals technique works on the principle that even though others may disagree with your argument, you can still make a case for your view. The 3-Appeals technique is designed to make it easier to persuade the audience.
Let’s return to the original question: Does the Fallacy exist in Real Life? Yes. It doesn’t necessarily mean that a proposition is true two hundred percent of the time. For example, if you say something like; Joe is my best friend, but he is also my brother, this does not mean that; Joe is my best friend because he is my brother. You haven’t proved anything yet, so the two hundred per cent certainty must be regarded as a fallacy.
Toulmin arguments are when you argue about a thesis statement. A thesis statement is a statement like; “The earth is round.” Toulmin arguments are when you prove that the statement “the earth is flat” is false.
Here’s another example. The rising cost of college education is one example. The increasing size of the economy has led to rising college education costs. So you argue that; Rising costs of college education makes it impossible for people who don’t have the money to afford college to go to college. This argument thesis is fallacious since: No one can afford college in a recession.