Persuasion is the business creating thoughts, actions or feelings about something to achieve a particular outcome. (G.Magee, 2014) There are many types of persuasion, and many means of persuading others. Choosing the appropriate method of persuasion can have a large impact on the effectiveness of persuasion.
A persuasive speech is a specific type of speech in which the speaker has a goal of convincing the audience to accept his or her point of view. (Boundless, 2016). This kind of speech, therefore calls on the speaker to come up with ways that makes it possible to attain the positive conviction results. According to Robert Cialdini, the six (6) identified key principles that ensure positive results are Reciprocity, Scarcity, Authority, Commitment and consistency, Consensus and Liking (Saylor Academy , 2016)
Persuasion is a process by which the persuader, through communication, gains the approval or support for the topic (Let's Compare Motivate and Persuade, 2013). The arguments to motivate this change in thinking comes through careful use of rhetoric, but one must also be able to define the six principles of persuasion in social psychology: “Reciprocity, Scarcity, Authority, Commitment and Consistency, Consensus, and Liking” (McLean, 2010, p. 521) and be able to recognize them as they are taking place. Then, one must carefully apply these concepts in order to find the means to effectively facilitate persuasion (p. 518).
Persuasion is used in many everyday things these being mostly advertisements. Persuasion is made up of many different parts. These different parts always try to dig deep into our DNA to find what we really want. The people of the world know what we want. So trying to persuade someone is practically talking to yourself. When people advertise to other humans all they have to do is ask themselves, “What do I like about this product?” Instantly they will have it running on the radio, T.V., and many other media devices. Persuasion is always best heard rather than read. A person trying to persuade us is much harder than, us trying to persuade ourselves. A great point in history was riddled with persuasion. Martin Luther King Jr’s speech was full of persuasive remarks about the present day civil rights movement. In his speech he used three rhetorical devices to get his points across, the devices he used were repetition, allusion, and restatement.
I was never aware that a hook and a roadmap was needed in an introduction until this year. Now, a hook is the first thing I come up with when starting my essay. It is a key component in the introduction. It is critical to catch the attention of the readers, so I always make sure to include a rhetorical question, stat, or personal experience. By referring to my persuasive essay, you can see that I started the essay off by asking a series of rhetorical questions. In addition to including a hook, I now know how to correctly write a thesis statement. I know that the thesis is the “so what?” of the essay, and that it tells the readers what they are about to read about and why it is important. It also includes the roadmap of the essay, in the correct order of how they are going to be talked about. In my Classification/Division essay, my thesis informs the reader that if they recognize the different types of sports fans, they will be able to categorize themselves. Because of Comp 1, I now know how to correctly write an introduction
My portfolio absolutely reflects my understanding of persuasive writing. Persuasive writing is the ability to use certain word choices in order to convince an audience to agree, or a least grasp, the topic that is being written about. My portfolio represents the goals and objectives of persuasive writing. The essays I have written for this course demonstrate that I have certainly developed my critical thinking skills, and also developed, or better yet, mastered my communication and personal responsibility skills; but, because terms of my lack of paraphrasing and analysis, my writing process is not perfected.
There are many ways of how one can start writing any given essay thru plainly organizing his or hers thoughts. Great examples are using free write, bullet points, Venn diagram and so on. The method I use which is really helpful is quite different. Let’s say that I was to write a persuasive essay, before writing anything I would look through my folders until I have found a graded persuasive essay. Once In my hand I would then begin writing the essay following the previous persuasive essay’s structure and rules of the essay. Now, both being
In my opinion, persuasion is the process of presenting your main idea to an audience and getting that audience to accept that idea as truth. Social psychologist Robert Cialdini penned these six principles of persuasion that are tools in helping you to move your audience closer toward accepting your idea or thought; the principles are Reciprocity, Scarcity, Authority, Commitment & Consistency, Consensus, and Liking (McLean, 2010, p. 538-540). In this essay, I will provide definitions for each principle of persuasion. Also, I will provide a situation where I was tasked with persuading someone at work to do something that I needed help with. Lastly, I will evaluate my application of the six principles of persuasion.
My portfolio absolutely reflects my understanding of persuasive writing. Persuasive writing focuses on the ability to formulate an essay that takes an argumentative stance, but takes the opposition into consideration as well. My portfolio also represents the goals and objectives of persuasive writing. The essays I have written for this course demonstrate that I have certainly developed my critical thinking skills, and developed, or better yet, mastered my communication and personal responsibility skills; but, because of my occasional lack of analysis and issues with word choice, my writing process is not perfected.
Some people may say that the most effective strategy is to make the reader question there own opinion. The writing makes them change their own mind in a way of making them agree with a common theory and make them change their opinion by persuading them. However, when the writer makes you feel like you
more interesting or persuasive (if the writer or the speaker is trying to persuade someone). There are many rhetoric devices that writers use. Therefore, there are different kinds of important rhetoric