How to Win Arguments By Not Arguing
What you'll learn
- Have a better understanding of how to use the Socratic Method to persuade
- Understand what science tells us works to help people change their minds
- No prior knowledge required
Think about the last argument you got into. Did you win? Did you lose? Did it matter? Did you get angry and did it end uncomfortably? How did it make you feel and how did it make the other person feel? If you won the argument, how much did you really gain, and how much did you actually lose?
We humans rarely agree. We argue and debate and nothing ever seems to be resolved. The conflict ceases to be about the matter at hand and becomes all about negating the other person.
The argument is experienced as a struggle for our integrity, self-respect, and the respect of others. Our entire self-image becomes dependent upon winning the argument.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could cut through the clutter and create consensus for your ideas and proposals? Of course it would. But to get there, you have to stop arguing and start asking questions.
In this program, author and Humanist Jennifer Hancock will discuss recent research on how ideas are formed and changed to help you learn how to more effectively persuade people to your point of view. Understanding why and how to turn conversations around using Socratic questioning techniques will help you frame the underlying moral debate to your advantage.
Understand what the Socratic Method is
How to use Socratic questioning to initiate and lead collaborative problem-solving sessions
How to create moral consensus by framing a conversation
3 video lectures
Amount of time required to complete program: ~50 minutes
Learning how to persuade and influence people is an essential life skill. Learning how to influence people without being a jerk is priceless. If you want to learn how to win arguments by not arguing, take this course.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to learn the art of persuasion
- Life Coaches
- Conflict Management Professionals
Jennifer Hancock is a mom, author of several books and founder of Humanist Learning Systems. She is considered one of the top speakers and writers in the world of Humanism today and specializes in programs involving applied behavioral techniques focusing primarily on how to stop bullying and harassment using science. Her insights on how to combine philosophy and science to help solve our problems more effectively have helped countless people all over the world.