Confusing words: convince, persuade
"The verbs ‘convince’ and ‘persuade’ are very similar in meaning, but there is a difference in how we use them..." + a quick exercise for you to test yourself
"How again was it that you convinced me to do this?" the boy said to his friend before they jumped out of the plane on their first sky dive. Convince means to talk someone into something, or win someone over..." Definition:
- make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something + examples
"If you get talked into something, you've been persuaded. If your friends try to persuade you to swan-dive into a dangerous ravine, it's time to find some new friends." Definitions + examples:
- cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm - win approval or support for
7 phrases in a liar's vocabulary -"Where was I last night?"
- "Would not"
- "Would never"
- "I don't want to talk about this."
- "To tell you the truth …"
- "As far as I know …"
- "First we went to the bar."
How to Convince Anyone of Anything: 12 Steps
"Developing the powers of persuasion will help you get ahead in business and personal relationships. Whether you want to convince a client to make a big purchase or convince your parents to let you stay out later on the weekends, learning to construct a solid argument, style that argument, and understand the person you're arguing with, you can learn to convince anyone of anything."
"Tthis is an ice breaker exercise. call up two students to participate. They will have to defend an idea that appears on the ppt presentation. Give each of them two minutes to talk. After they have defended their ideas, the class votes who was more convincing!"
Science Of Persuasion
"This animated video describes the six universal Principles of Persuasion that have been scientifically proven to make you most effective as reported in Dr. Cialdini’s groundbreaking book, Influence."