Depending on the aim of your speech, there are a number of different techniques that you can use to ensure your speech gets the desired result. We shall briefly look at these techniques now, and then discuss them in more detail throughout the rest of this tutorial.

1) To Present a Solution

Presenting a solution to a problem makes you seem like an action orientated person. Someone who others can count on to get the job done.

The most basic and also most common way to use the art of persuasion in your speech, is to present a problem to your listener and then to solve it by presenting a convincing solution. Ideally, your solution should also be backed up with supporting evidence to make it seem more credible and believable.

 

2) To Defend Your Position

Prepare in advance if you know that your position is going to come under attack.

With this technique you can inoculate yourself against an opponents attack. It involves disproving your opponents points by challenging their arguments and providing evidence to the contrary throughout your speech.

Using refutation is most effective when you know that your position is going to be under attack and you have anticipated in advance what those attacks are likely to be.

To conclude your speech, allow the person, or people who you are trying to persuade, to ask you follow-up questions to deal with any remaining objections or uncertainties.

By providing the opportunity to be asked and then answering questions, you will increase your perceived level of credibility and your overall persuasiveness.

3) To Establish Cause and Effect

 

4) To Motivate Someone and so on…..

We’ll discuss some of these techniques aforementioned and many more into detail, later in the course of this tutorial.

 

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