We engage in debates every day and in almost all aspects of life, be it private, social, or professional. Thereby, it is often challenging to persuade others. During the workshop, participants will be provided with techniques and skills to become more convincing. Firstly, we will discuss how to formulate and illustrate an argument by, amongst others, using data, examples, or emotions. Secondly, we will bring arguments in a meaningful order. Thirdly, we will round up the line of argumentation by discussing good opening and closing strategies.
Please note: The focus of the workshop is NOT on written, scientific argumentation (e.g. in academic papers). Nevertheless, several of the discussed techniques can also be applied for this purpose.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
illustrate an argument and formulate a statement
structure an argumentation line
effectively prepare for debates
take part in debates with more self-confidence
convince others of their own position
Necessary tools/materials: laptop & beamer, flip chart, white boards (ideally), space for 4 groups to brainstorm