Win people to your way of thinking

  • The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
  • Never say, “You’re wrong.” Respect the other person’s opinions.
  • If you are wrong, admit it.
  • Get the other person saying “yes, yes” immediately.
  • Let the other person do a great deal of the talking.
  • Let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers.
  • Try to see things from the other person’s point of view.
  • Be sympathetic with the other person’s ideas and desires.
  • Appeal to the nobler motives.
  • Dramatize your ideas.
  • Throw down a challenge.

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