Make Your Case Clear and Compelling
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Make Your Case Clear and Compelling

Use argument mapping to develop and present your case on any position
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Last updated 12/2016
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Includes:
  • 40 mins on-demand video
  • 11 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Essential insights into how reasoning is structured
  • How to use argument mapping to build strong reasoning
  • Simple but powerful techniques for finding and fixing reasoning problems
  • How to present your case with maximum clarity
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Requirements
  • First-hand experience with the challenge of making a good case in a workplace context
Description

This short course is about how to organise, strengthen and display your reasoning so you can present a clear and compelling case for some position - whether it be in a business proposal, a risk assessment, an intelligence product, a progress report, a speech, or any other serious task. 

The course is based on a technique called argument mapping. The basic idea is that we create diagrams showing the parts of our reasoning, and how they are logically related. These diagrams make it easier for our brains to see what is going on. They also allow us to apply some powerful principles, including one which might well be the single most useful technique in the whole field of logic.

The course is a highly condensed version of advanced material covered in multi-day workshops and semester-long university subjects. It presents the most essential ideas in an rapidly digestible format.

The instructor is a worldwide leader in the development of argument mapping methods and software tools. He develop and taught these methods at the University of Melbourne, and used them to train staff of many large organisations. 

The core content consists of six short lessons, provided in both video and text format.  There are also quizzes, and you can download a PowerPoint add-in for argument mapping (requires PowerPoint 2007 or later, Windows only).

Who is the target audience?
  • This course will be useful to analysts, advisors, consultants, lawyers and more generally anyone who needs to make their on-the-job" reasoning clear and compelling.
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
01:07:55
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Welcome & Downloads
4 Lectures 02:42


Download the Reasoning PowerPoint App
00:32

Download the Course Audio
00:15
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How to help your brain organise your arguments
2 Lectures 15:05

Lesson 1 Text & Graphics
06:16

Making Your Core Arguments
4 questions
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The best offense is a good defense
2 Lectures 11:54
Lesson 2 - Countering Objections
07:25

Lesson 2 Text & Graphics
04:29

Countering Objections
5 questions
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The most common problem in reasoning and how to fix it
3 Lectures 08:27
Lesson 3 - Making Your CASE
05:04

Lesson 3 Text & Graphics
03:06

Making Your CASE
4 questions

Quiz 3 Explanations
00:17
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Your argument has holes. Here's how to fill them.
2 Lectures 09:21
Lesson 4 - Defending Your Assumptions
05:41

Lesson 4 Text & Graphics
03:40

Defending Your Assumptions
5 questions
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The most useful tool in the whole field of logic
3 Lectures 11:22
Finding Your Hidden Vulnerabilities
06:34

Lesson 5 Text & Graphics
04:39

Finding Your Hidden Vulnerabilities
4 questions

Quiz 5 Explanations
00:09
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Presenting your case so that even your boss can follow it
2 Lectures 11:09
Lesson 6 - Presenting With Impact
05:47

Lesson 6 Text & Graphics
05:22
About the Instructor
Dr. Tim van Gelder
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Professor, Consultant & Trainer

Tim van Gelder is one of the pioneers of argument mapping, the use of diagrams to improve reasoning and critical thinking. He has been responsible for developing the methodology and leading software tools, and has introduced the approach to intelligence and security agencies in the United States and Australia, as well as law firms, multinational corporations, and universities. He has numerous publications and awards in this area.

He is a Principal in his Melbourne-based consultancy van Gelder & Monk, and (from 2017) an Enterprise Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.