For an accessible, engaging, and non-textbook book about rhetoric, I found it very successful. Personal Note: It was interesting how many of these rhetoric principles I recognized--but purely on an instinctual level. By contrast, inductive logic involves reaching conclusions by generalizing from a series of related examples. I have watched the other employees working. The Greek philosopher Aristotle identified these three kinds as forensic argument which is concerned with blame, and which takes place mostly in the past tense , demonstrative argument which is concerned with values, and which takes place mostly in the present tense , and deliberative argument which is concerned with choices, and which takes place mostly in the future tense. Waste of money paying this unwillingness to work employee! I appreciated their flexibility and am very pleased with the experience. This book picks up rhetoric from the dumps, gives it a shower and a shave and shows us the other side of rhetoric; the one that helps us get the best result out of every argument, that teaches us how to explain ourselves clearly and empathically and, perhaps most important of all, provides the perfect vaccine for the shady u Rhetoric has earned a bad name in past years.
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Heinrichs wrote this book to persuade people that rhetoric is an important part of life, and that learning about rhetoric can improve life in countless ways. For those of us who took literature instead of rhetoric in college ehem, yeah , it's a great intro to the mysterious dark art. As a man who enjoys Aristotle, and watched the Simpsons growing up, I thought this may be a fun way to reinforce what I know about Rhetoric, and add to it in a fun way the cover states 'What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson can teach us about the art of pe This book does have some value, though you have to wade through the mud to get it. Refresh Page if you Not Found The Books 4. It should be no surprise that Chapter 10 was far and above my favorite chapter--devoted to the persuasive power of humor in its many forms. There are way better books on rhetoric honestly so choose something else instead that isn' I hate the writers voice and writing style and I am so tired of these accessible books being about ten pages of content inflated with real life anecdotes as if they prove anything.
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We extended the Christmas refund period through January 31, 2019 this year to allow for extra time. It then told me it would take 13-15 business days. I assume it was stolen off my front porch as it is Christmas time. The time-tested secrets taught in this book include Cicero's three-step strategy for moving an audience to action, and Honest Abe's Shameless Trick for lowering an audience's expectations. Additionally, the examples and analogies he uses for appeals or persuasive strategies are either repetitive or overly simplistic in nature. We take privacy seriously, please refer to our to learn more about how we keep you protected.
This book picks up rhetoric from the dumps, gives it a shower and a shave and shows us the other side of rhetoric; the one that helps us get the best result out of every argument, that teaches us how to explain ourselves clearly and empathically and, perhaps most important of all, provides the perfect vaccine for the shady uses of rhetoric. Seduction, Heinrichs continues, is the cornerstone of many a successful argument. To study the importance of persuasion, Heinrichs decided to conduct an experiment: for one whole day, he tried to avoid arguments. The chapters follow a format that I would have benefitted from during study sessions during my introductory days in the department. See, rhetoric is both the sword and the shield and this book leaves you well prepared for war, or the next dinner table discussion. Had a choice of email or security question.
As a consultant, Heinrichs pioneered a technique called the halo: offering a symbol that encapsulates a complex idea. A customer service rep told me not all purchases apply for discount so I requested a refund on the card, since it was sold under false pretenses. This is perhaps the most interesting child-rearing book I've ever read. . In the final part of the book, Advanced Agreement, Heinrichs gives some examples of how to use rhetorical techniques.
It's best enjoyed in short doses, leaving some time to let your brain soak in the knowledge. I have observed her doing no work at all! Here the author provided interesting and thought-provoking ideas and tips in a more focused and easier to digest fashion. The small information boxes popping everywhere served more as a distraction, providing rather minimal value for the damage they cause to the reading flow well, to be fair you can skip them entirely, but duh. He uses many great examples from history, his personal experience, politics, television and other things in our culture. We apologize for any inconvenience. Heinrichs introduces us to a range of tools and techniques to use when we find ourselves at odds with people from family members to work colleagues and political op This a book about how to use rhetoric in different situations. If that won't work, accept your opponent's facts and terms but.
This book really opened my eyes to rhetoric-it is the art of persuasion. This book will help you organize your thoughts, effectively analyze arguments used to persuade you to do or think something, and give you a good laugh along the way. His responses toward me appeared to be racially and sexually motivated. No place to get help without logging in and of course you can't without changing password first. Heinrichs finds rhetorical techniques everywhere—even in birdsong—suggesting that the desire or need to persuade is universal.