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1 Persuasive Speaking

2 Introduction and Overview
Characteristics of persuasion Types of persuasion Creating a persuasive message Building credibility

3 Characteristics of Persuasion
Definition: the process of motivating someone though communication, to change a belief, attitude of behavior.

4 Components of Persuasion
Not coercive Usually incremental Social Judgment Theory: when members of an audience hear a persuasive argument they compare it to opinions they already hold. So…present an opinion that falls within the latitude of noncommitment, then progress.

5 Components of Persuasion, cont.
Interactive Example: Transactional Model of Communication Can be ethical Ethical persuasion: communication in the best interest of the audience that does not depend on false or misleading information to change an audiences attitude of behavior.

6 Types of Persuasion Type of proposition Fact Value Policy
True vs. false, yes vs. no Value Opinions, beliefs Policy Opinion and a specific course of action

7 Types of Persuasion, cont.
By desired outcome Convincing Change the way the audience thinks Actuating Move the audience to a specific behavior

8 Types of Persuasion, cont.
By directness of approach Direct vs. indirect persuasion

9 Creating the Persuasive Message
Set a clear, persuasive purpose Structure the message carefully 1. Describe the problem 2. Describe the solution 3. Describe the desired audience response Use solid evidence

10 Creating the Persuasive Message
Avoid fallacies: an error in logic Ad hominem: attack on the person instead of the argument Reduction to the absurd: taking arguments to the extreme; exaggerating Either-or: sets up false alternatives; reject one and the other follows Post-Hoc: one event causes another Appeal to authority Bandwagon appeal

11 Building Credibility as a Speaker
“A good man speaking well.” Quintillion

12 Building Credibility as a Speaker
Aristotle Logos: logic, clear arguments Ethos: credibility Pathos: appeal to emotion

13 Building Credibility as a Speaker
Credibility defined Believability Based on perception only, not reality 3 C’s Competence: speakers expertise Character: trust Charisma: enthusiasm and likeability

14 Gass & Seiter (2003) on Credibility
Be prepared Use proper citations For both other sources and yourself Be honest and sincere Display goodwill Communicate assertively Avoid powerlessness

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