- Stay calm. If you lose your temper – you lose.
- Use facts as evidence for your position.
- Ask questions.
- Use logic to undermine your opponent.
- Appeal toworthy motives that are hard to disagree with.
- Listen carefully.
- Be prepared to concede a good point.
- Study your opponent. You can appeal to their higher values or exploit their weaknesses.
- Look for a win-win. Be open-minded to a compromise position.
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