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For Free ⢏ Book By Jay Heinrichs ⢺ JAY HEINRICHS spent twenty six years as a writer, editor, and magazine publishing executive before becoming a full time advocate for the lost art of rhetoric He now lectures widely on the subject, to audiences ranging from Ivy League students to NASA scientists to Southwest Airlines executives, and runs the language blog figarospeech.comChapter 1 Open Your EyesTHE INVISIBLE ARGUMENTA personal tale of unresisted persuasionTruth springs from argument among friends David HumeIt is early in the morning and my seventeen year old son eats breakfast, giving me a narrow window to use our sole bathroom I wrap a towel around my waist and approach the sink, avoiding the grim sight in the mirror as a writer, I dont have to shave every day Marketers despairingly call a consumer like me a low self monitor I do have my standards, though, and hygiene is one I grab toothbrush and toothpaste The tube is empty The nearest replacement sits on a shelf in our freezing basement, and Im not dressed for the part.George I yell Who used all the toothpaste A sarcastic voice answers from the other side of the door Thats not the point, is it, Dad George says The point is how were going to keep this from happening again.He has me I have told him countless times how the most productive arguments use the future tense, the language of choices and decisions.Youre right, I say You win Now will you please get me some toothpaste Sure George retrieves a tube, happy that he beat his father at an argument.Or did he Who got what he wanted In reality, by conceding his point, I persuaded him If I had simply said, Dont be a jerk and get me some toothpaste, George might have stood there arguing Instead I made him feel triumphant, triumph made him benevolent, and that got me exactly what I wanted I achieved the pinnacle of persuasion not just an agreement, but one that gets an audiencea teenage one at thatto do my bidding.No, George, I win.The Matrix, Only CoolerWhat kind of father manipulates his own son Oh, lets not call it manipulation Call it instruction Any parent should consider rhetoric, the art of argument, one of the essential Rs Rhetoric is the art of influence, friendship, and eloquence, of ready wit and irrefutable logic And it harnesses the most powerful of social forces, argument.Whether you sense it or not, argument surrounds you It plays with your emotions, changes your attitude, talks you into a decision, and goads you to buy things Argument lies behind political labeling, advertising, jargon, voices, gestures, and guilt trips it forms a real life Matrix, the supreme software that drives our social lives And rhetoric serves as arguments decoder By teaching the tricks we use to persuade one another, the art of persuasion reveals the Matrix in all its manipulative glory.The ancients considered rhetoric the essential skill of leadershipknowledge so important that they placed it at the center of higher education It taught them how to speak and write persuasively, produce something to say on every occasion, and make people like them when they spoke After the ancient Greeks invented it, rhetoric helped create the worlds first democracies It trained Roman orators such as Julius Caesar and Marcus Tullius Cicero and gave the Bible its finest language It even inspired William Shakespeare Every one of Americas founders studied rhetoric, and they used its principles in writing the Constitution.Rhetoric faded in academia during the 1800s, when social scientists dismissed the notion that an individual could stand up to the inexorable forces of history Who wants to teach leadership when academia doesnt believe in leaders At the same time, English lit replaced the classics, and ancient thought fell out of vogue Nonetheless, a few remarkable people continued to study the art Daniel Webster picked up rhetoric at Dartmouth by joining a debating society, the United Fraternity, which had an impressive classical library and held weekly debates Years later, the club changed its name to Alpha Delta and partied its way to immortality by inspiring the movie Animal House To the brothers credit, they didnt forget their classical heritage entirely hence the toga party.Scattered colleges and universities still teach rhetoricin fact, the art is rapidly gaining popularity among undergraduatesbut outside academia we forgot it almost entirely What a thing to lose Imagine stumbling upon Newtons law of gravity and meeting face to face with the forces that drive the universe Or imagine coming across Freud for the first time and suddenly becoming aware of the unconscious, where your id, ego, and superego conduct their silent arguments.I wrote this book for that reason to lead you through this ill known world of argument and welcome you to the Persuasive Elect Along the way youll enhance your image with Aristotles three traits of credible leadership virtue, disinterest, and practical wisdom Youll find yourself using logic as a convincing tool, smacking down fallacies and building airtight assertions Aristotles principles will also help you decide which mediumtext phone skywriting works best for each message You will discover a simple strategy to get an argument unstuck when it bogs down in accusation and anger.And thats just the beginning The pages to come contain than a hundred argument tools borrowed from ancient texts and adapted to modern situations, along with suggestions for trying the techniques at home, school, or work, or in your community You will see when logic works best, and when you should lean on an emotional strategy Youll acquire mind molding figures of speech and ready made tactics, including Aristotles irresistible enthymeme, a neat bundle of logic that I find easier to use than pronounce Youll see how to actually benefit from your own screw ups And youll discover the most compelling tools of all in your audiences own self identity.By the end of the book you will have mastered the rhetorical tricks for making an audience eager to listen People still love a well delivered talk the top professional speakers charge per person than a Bruce Springsteen concert I devote a whole chapter to Ciceros elegant five step method for constructing a speechinvention, arrangement, style, memory, and deliverya system that has served the greatest orators for the past two thousand years.Great argument does not always mean elaborate speech, though The most effective rhetoric disguises its art And so Ill reveal a rhetorical device for implanting opinions in peoples heads through sheer sleight of tongue.Besides all these practical tools, rhetoric offers a grander, metaphysical payoff it jolts you into a fresh new perspective on the human condition After it awakens you to the argument all around, the world will never seem the same.I myself am living proof.Ooh, Baby, Stir HarderTo see just how pervasive argument is, I recently attempted a whole day without persuasionfree of advertising, politics, family squabbles, or any psychological manipulation whatsoever No one would persuade me, and I would avoid persuading them Heck, I wouldnt even let myself persuade myself Nobody, not even I, would tell me what to do.If anyone could consider himself qualified for the experiment, a confirmed hermit like me could I work for myself indeed, having dropped out of a career in journalism and publishing, I work by myself, in a cabin a considerable distance from my house I live in a tiny village in northern New England, a region that boasts the most persuasion resistant humans on the planet Advertisers have nightmares about people like me no TV, no smartphone, dial up Internet Im commercial free, a walking NPR, my own individual, persuasion immune man.As if.My wristwatch alarm goes off at six I normally use it to coax myself out of bed, but now I ignore it I stare up at the ceiling, where the smoke detector blinks reassuringly If the smoke alarm detected smoke, it would alarm, rousing the heaviest sleeper The philosopher Aristotle would approve of the smoke detectors rhetoric he understood the power of emotion as a motivator.For the time being, the detector has nothing to say But my cat does She jumps on the bed and sticks her nose in my armpit As reliable as my watch and twice as annoying, the cat persuades remarkably well for ten dumb pounds of fur Instead of words she uses gesture and tone of voicepotent ingredients of argument.I resist stoically No cat is going to boss me around this morning.The watch beeps again I wear a Timex Ironman, whose name comes from a self abusive athletic event presumably, if the watch works for a masochist who subjects it to two miles of swimming, a hundred miles of biking, and 26.2 miles of running all in one day, it would work for someone like me who spends his lunch hour walking strenuously down to the brook to see if there are any fish The ancient Romans would call the Ironmans brand appeal argumentum a fortiori, argument from strength Its logic goes like this if something works the hard way, its likely to work the easy way Advertisers favor the argument from strength Years ago, Life cereal ran an ad with little Mikey the fussy eater His two older brothers tested the cereal on him, figuring that if Mikey liked it, anybody would And he liked it An argumentum a fortiori cereal ad My Ironman watchs own argument from strength does not affect me, however I bought it because it was practical Remember, Im advertising immune.But its beeping is driving me crazy Here Im not even up yet and I already contemplate emotional appeals from a cat and a smoke detector along with a wristwatch argument from strength Wrenching myself out of bed, I say to the mirror what I tell it every morning Dont take any crap from anyone.The cat bites me on the heel I grab my towel and go fix its breakfast Five minutes later Im out of toothpaste and arguing with my son Not a good start to my experiment, but Ill chalk it up to what scientists euphemistically call an artifact translation boneheaded mistake and move on I make coffee, grab a pen, and begin writing ostentatiously in a notebook This does little good in the literary senseI can barely read my own scribble before coffeebut it produces wonderful rhetorical results when my wife sees me writing, she often brings me breakfast.Did I just violate my own experiment Shielding the notebook from view, I write a grocery list There That counts as writing.Dorothy returned to full time work after I quit my job The deal was that I would take over the cooking, but she loves to see her husband as the inspired author and herself as the able enabler My wife is a babe, and many babes go for inspired authors Of course, she might be persuading me by acting as the kind of babe who goes for inspired authors, she turns me on Seduction underlies the most insidious, and enjoyable, forms of argument.Seduction is not just for sex, either Writer Frederick Kaufman showed in Harpers Magazine how the Food Network uses techniques identical to that of the porn industryovermiked sound, very little plot, and good looking characters, along with lavish close ups of firm flesh and flowing juices.rachael ray Lentils poof up big when you cook em They just suck up all the liquid as they get nice and tender.emeril lagasse In go the bananas Oh, yeah, babe Get em happy right now.We live in a tangled, dark I almost added moist world of persuasion A used car salesman once seduced me out of fifteen grand My family and I had just moved to Connecticut, and I needed cheap transportation It had been a tough move I was out of sorts The man at the car lot had me pegged before I said a word He pointed to a humble looking Ford Taurus sedan, suggested a test drive, and as soon as I buckled in he said, Want to see P T Barnums grave Of course I did.The place was awesome We had to stop for peacocks, and brilliant green feral Peruvian parrots squawked in the branches of a huge fir tree Opposite Barnums impressive monument stood Tom Thumbs marker with a life sized statue of the millionaire midget Enthralled by our test drive, I did everything else the salesman suggested, and he suggested I buy the Ford It was a lemon.He sized me up and changed my mood he seduced me, and to tell you the truth, I enjoyed it I had some misgivings the next morning, but no regrets It was a consensual act.Which leads us to arguments grand prize the consensus It means than just an agreement, much than a compromise The consensus represents an audiences commonsense thinking In fact, it is a common sense, a shared faith in a choicethe decision or action you want And this is where seduction comes in As St Augustine knew, faith requires emotion.Seduction is manipulation, manipulation is half of argument, and therefore many of us shy from it But seduction offers than just consensual sex It can bring you consensus Even Aristotle, that logical old soul, believed in the curative powers of seduction Logic alone will rarely get people to do anything They have to desire the act You may not like seductions manipulative aspects still, it beats fighting, which is what we usually mistake for an argument.Birds Do ItMeanwhile, my experiment gets dubious by the moment Im leaving the bathroom when Dorothy puts a plate of eggs on the table, shrugs into her suit jacket, and kisses me goodbye Dont forget, Ill be home lateIm having heavy hors doeuvres at the reception tonight, she says, and leaves for her fundraising job at a law school Fundraising and law Could it get rhetorical I turn to George So, want to have dinner with me or on campus tonight George attends a boarding school as a day student He hates the food there.I dont know, he says Ill call you from school.I want to work late and dont feel like cooking, but Im loath to have George think my work takes priority over him Okay, I say, adding with as much enthusiasm as I can fake, well have stew Ugh, says George, right on cue He hates my stew even than school food The odds of my cooking tonight have just gone way down.Oops, as that fine rhetorician Britney Spears put it, I did it again And so goes my day In my cabin office, I email editors with flattering explanations for missing their deadlines Im just trying to live up to their high standards I put off calling Sears to complain about a 147 bill for replacing a screw in our oven When I do call eventually, Ill take my time explaining the situation Giving me a break on the bill will cost less than dealing with me any further.At noon, I grab some lunch and head outside for a walk A small pile of fox scat lies atop a large granite rock Mine, the fox says with the scat This spot belongs to me Territorial creatures, such as foxes and suburbanites, use complicated signals to mark off terrain and discourage intrudersmusk, fences, scat, marriage licenses, footprints, alarm systemsArgument is in our nature, literally. 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