Friday, April 5, 2013

How to Argue Powerfully, Persuasively, Positively by Jonathan Herring

Goodreads Synopsis:
The ability to persuade, influence and convince is a vital skill for success in work and life. However, most of us have little idea how to argue well. Indeed, arguing is still seen by many as something to be avoided at all costs, and mostly it's done poorly, or not at all. Yet it's possibly the most powerful and yet most neglected asset you could have. Discover the art of arguing powerfully, persuasively and positively and you'll have a head start every time you want to:
Get your point across effectively
Persuade other people to your way of thinking
Keep your cool in a heated situation
Win people over
Get what you want
Tackle a difficult person or topic
Be convincing and articulate
Have great confidence when you speak
In How to Argue, leading lawyer Jonathan Herring reveals the secrets and subtleties of making your case and winning hearts and minds. At home or at work, you'll be well equipped to make everything you say have the desired effect, every time.

My Take:
Yes, for me, a person who has a very difficult time arguing, this book takes the cake! I have not read it exactly word for word, but can tell you I have skimmed it over, read this and that, and from what I have read so far, this WILL help me when it comes to having to be argumentative!
I've never been good at being persuasive, so this WILL help me tremendously, if I have to do it. (I hate having to argue, which is probably why I am not good at it.) It is written very well, and the examples given as to 'how' to do it correctly are very good. It is a GREAT book to have and be able to reference back to as well.
I bought this book specifically for myself, and for the reasons stated above, and this book, for me will be a great go-to indeed.


  1. I just love these kinds of books! I absolutely love debating so arguing kind of comes second nature to me, but this would be great for my hubby! I'm thinking Bday present! :D

    Fabulous review.


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