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Delivering a Persuasive
Sometimes we have to
use skills to convince others about our positions, this is called
In English we need
to remember that how we say something and how we present ourselves are
just as important as what we say.
When we are trying
to convince someone of something, we must first establish our
credibility, or in other words, we must sell ourselves before we sell
We should not use
words such as "maybe" or "might", we should use
positive words such as "will" and "must".
We must supply
enough information to prove our points so that we seem knowledgeable.
We should also
appear to be truthful, even when we are really stretching a point.
Do not be afraid to
show a little emotion. You and your voice must match the tone of the
The speed, or pace, is
also very important for delivering a persuasive speech. Between 140-160
words per minute is the normal pace for a persuasive speech.
With a partner: Try to persuade your partner to go to a party with you,
which is hosted by someone that they don't like.
Try to persuade your partner to let you copy their homework, but your
partner doesn't like cheating!
Choose a statement that not everyone would agree with (E.G. "women
should clean the house"). The goal of this speech is to change
someone's mind or way of thinking about a topic.
How to be More Persuasive: There are 3 Ways to
Emotional Reasons /
Ethical Reasons /
Logical Reasons /
the idea, in another way)
repetition of a key word)
important points with a statement)
Non Verbal Strategies: