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  • Published: 1 February 2008
  • ISBN: 9781741667950
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Gentle Art Of Persuasion




The Gentle Art of Persuasion teaches you how to argue effectively!

The Gentle Art of Persuasion teaches you how to argue effectively!

Much of life is spent in arguing, domestically, at work, professionally, or it just happens that way. Most arguments are futile wastes of time. Neither the participants nor the audience learn anything. Between men in crowded pubs 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, 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 more often than not by quiet, rather than devastating argument.

Learn from someone who knows how to get his point across in the most effective, and charming, way.

  • Pub date: 1 February 2008
  • ISBN: 9781741667950
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Chester Porter

Chester Porter retired from the Bar in 2000. The Bar Council of NSW made him an Honorary Life Member in for his exceptional service to the Bar and the profession of law.

As barrister Peter Clyne once commented: "I had the doubtful pleasure of being cross examined by Chester. That experience is rather like having your throat cut, quietly, courteously and swiftly".

His books include the memoir Walking on Water and The Gentle Art of Persuasion and Conviction of the Innocent.

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