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Aristotle’s 3 Modes Of Persuasion

Aristotle’s three “modes of persuasion, furnished by the spoken word” – ethos, pathos and logos  – offer a practical framework that can set us on the path to presenting success.  

  • Ethos depends on the personal character of the speaker – what we bring through our personality, experience and credentials.
  • Pathos is about putting the audience into a certain frame of mind – how we can make an emotional connection with them. 
  •  Logos is based on the proof, or apparent proof, provided “by the words of the speech itself” – what we want to say and how we’ll structure and present it; our reasoning.


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