What’s the Point?

Strategies to help you present a stellar argument to any jury

well as objections to your argument. This will enable you to prepare your best counterargument and rebuttal accordingly, if necessary.

If defeated, beg to differ. “Arguing is seeking change,” writes Mayer. “Change is a process–sometimes fast; sometimes slow.” Be patient when trying to persuade others to accept your point of view. In instances where your argument is rejected, Green recommends you ask for the opportunity to try again with new supporting information or a different desired outcome. In instances where you can’t appeal, he suggests you remain positive, confident, and “take pride in knowing that you’ve [at least] made your point.”

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