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How to Argue: Powerfully, Persuasively, Positively, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Jonathan Herring

Published by Pearson FT Press

Published Date: Apr 2, 2012

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In this book, readers will learn the golden rules of successful arguing and will explore a wide range of scenarios where arguments may happen. They find out how to recognize the difference between a proper argument and a good old-fashioned row, how to approach an argument confidently, get your point across convincingly, keep your emotions in check, and know when it's time to back down. This is a fun, entertaining, and no-holds-barred guide to everything you need to know about arguing. This book is written by a leading lawyer who has had first-hand experience with some of the toughest arguments.

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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$12.49 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-298095-1