Interested in persuading others of your stance? Want to be able to communicate more effectively and with more impact at work? Want to get the job done to the best of your ability? If you do, you should not just focus on the content of your job, but also on being persuasive while communicating with others. In this blog series, I will explain the five parts of rhetoric, and this first part is about ‘invention’.
What is perhaps less known is that argumentation can be analyzed using tools developed in more recent scientific work. One of the tools to analyze argumentation has been created by Jean Wagemans (2019) and this is the ‘periodic table of arguments’, or the building blocks of persuasive discourse. Continue reading