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Language techniques

Your choice of words can really make an impact. Presentations and debates are the perfect occasions to put your persuasive techniques into practice.

Express your points using:

  • groups of three powerful words such as adjectives or adverbs
  • repetition of powerful words, phrases or key points
  • rhetorical questions

For authenticity throw in statistics and deliver bold opinions, or bring your talk to life with personal insights or anecdotes.

If you are performing a role-play, use the following questions to help plan your performance:

  • How would my character talk?
  • What kind of language would my character use? (If you are playing a policeman then you should sound like a policeman; if you are playing a doctor then you should sound like a doctor.)

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