How To Win An Argument

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How To Win An Argument

  1. 1. How To Stop an Argument
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Arguments are part of life and we get into arguments everyday with relatives, friends, classmates, coworkers and sometimes even with strangers. </li></ul><ul><li>They often are trivial and useless. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Argument - Definition <ul><li>It is a dispute or a hard discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>Not a nice situation where two or more people disagree about a specific point of view. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Important <ul><li>But sometimes the focus of the dispute can be an avenue to professional and personal growth. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Arguments - Reasons <ul><li>Different point of view. </li></ul><ul><li>Competition for a position inside the company or politics. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of education ( alienation ). </li></ul><ul><li>Short Sight. </li></ul><ul><li>Bad mood. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Best Way Out <ul><li>The best way to win an argument is to avoid it. </li></ul><ul><li>Unfortunately, if you do, you could be perceived as a pushover who won't stand up for his beliefs. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Arguments - Important <ul><li>The key is to choose your arguments as a general would choose his battles. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you can win those battles you choose to enter. And make sure there is a substantial payoff if you do win. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ways to Stop an Argument <ul><li>Never accuse a person of being wrong. </li></ul><ul><li>Admit your mistakes. </li></ul><ul><li>Be pleasant and polite. </li></ul><ul><li>Get your opponent saying yes. The objective is to have that person stop regarding you as the adversary. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Ways to Stop an Argument <ul><li>Let them talk. Concentrate on listening. People love to talk and they love to hear themselves talk. </li></ul><ul><li>Manipulate the conversation so that it seems whatever you wanted was their idea all along. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep an open mind. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Ways to Stop an Argument <ul><li>Sympathize with your opponent's desires. </li></ul><ul><li>Plea for righteousness. Nobody is ever against &quot;Truth, justice and the Fairness.&quot; </li></ul>
  11. 11. Lico Reis Consultoria & Línguas Prof. Lico Reis www.licoreis.com [email_address] E-books: www.migre.me/oQ5 Linkedin: www.migre.me/1d9r Twitter: @lico Reis

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