Moore and Parker (2012) stated, “Persuasion is the attempt to win someone to one’s own point of view” (p. 170).
In order to persuade different audiences with different roles we need to take different persuasive approaches since they will have their own biases and priorities but in any persuasive approach, one thing has to be the same which is the fact. The argument has to be based on factual evidence. Fact is stronger than any opinion or made up notions and will win them over as long as the person listen and think rationally to my argument.
A manager is a person who led a department of my organization to accomplish the organization’s objectives and goals so to persuade that manage, the best approach should be express how my point of view or proposal would benefit the company. As long as I can prove my point of view has a direct link to achieving their objectives and goals. I think I can win this argument.
Peer, I will feel more comfortable to persuade my peer because we share similar roles and perspectives. I think I can use informal persuasive approach because we have shared the experience. Even if I fail to prove my point of view I would not lose anything else other than pride. But if I can successfully persuade peer, than I would gain another person on my side.
The most difficult audience to persuade is a challenging person. I will thoroughly prepare the argument. My persuasive approach with challenging people is factual based and thoroughly prepared answers for any possible questions he or she might have. Because I know that all him or her looking for is any gap, so he or she can argue against me.
Open-minded person is one of the easier audiences to persuade. I still think I need to prepare my argument thoroughly with fact based evidence. I will present it as is with only facts and will let them decide whether they want to believe my point of view or not. I believe that truth...