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The Smiling Funnel Web teaches you how to argue effectively Much of life is spent in arguing, and most arguments are futile wastes of time Neither the participants nor the audience learn anything Between men in crowded bars arguments can even lead to physical fights, usually for no purpose Yet intelligent argument is often the only sensible way to advance our many causes, to spread knowledge, and to achieve progress It is one thing to sound impressive, to devastate the opposition, and to make a great impression It is by no means the same thing to change people s minds, to convince them by your arguments Persuasion is achieved often than not by quiet, rather than devastating argument


10 thoughts on “The Gentle Art of Persuasion

  1. Ian Law Ian Law says:

    A highly readable book on the art of persuading people Chester Porter is a QC, so he brings his knowledge of advocacy before courts to the book, but he also brings an approach that can be used in any situation Well worth reading if you want to reflect on your ability to persuade people, and to improve your skills in this area.


  2. Matthew Hickey Matthew Hickey says:

    The book is a brilliant example of the very thing Porter advocates within it economy of language and clarity of message Highly recommended reading.


  3. Neil Spark Neil Spark says:

    This book is needed nowthan ever It s an appeal for gentleness, politeness and respectfulness in public and private persuasion The signs of a degeneration of public debate were showing when the book was published in 2005 Chester Porter was one of Australia s leading barristers He was the admitted to the bar in 1948 at the age 21, the youngest person to do so at the time He appeared in many high profile legal proceedings, including the Royal Commission into the conviction of Australian This book is needed nowthan ever It s an appeal for gentleness, politeness and respectfulness in public and private persuasion The signs of a degeneration of public debate were showing when the book was published in 2005 Chester Porter was one of Australia s leading barristers He was the admitted to the bar in 1948 at the age 21, the youngest person to do so at the time He appeared in many high profile legal proceedings, including the Royal Commission into the conviction of Australian woman Lindy Chamberlian Part memoir, part how to, this easy to read book has helpful public speaking tips and interesting insights into the law


  4. Fleur Parsons Fleur Parsons says:

    This is a quick read with good practical pointers on how to both speak and write in a persuasive and effective manner I have sat through many speeches where the speakers could do with reading this book, especially the ones where the point was elusive, confounding all my efforts to find it.