The Modern Superpower: Learn the Art of Effective Persuasion |

The Modern Superpower: Learn the Art of Effective Persuasion

By AROV Education, Education organization

Language: English

This course is for you

Beginner's Guide- How Rhetoric Can Be Used to Convince Others

Whether we realize it or not, we are surrounded by persuasion every day. Not only from advertisements and various other media, but also from the people we know. When someone wants a favor; when someone needs support for their opinion; when someone needs help in getting something done. There are very few days that go by where there isn't someone trying to get us to do or believe something. Persuasion is a part of life. However, whether our attempts at persuasion actually work or not is a different story. Some people are quite effective at getting what they want; others are not. The difference between the two is often dependent upon the approach taken. This course hopes to offer some insight into how to effectively persuade people. It also seeks to teach you how to identify when others are masterfully trying to persuade *you*.  In many ways, this course teaches both offense and defense.  We want you to be able to identify it when you see it and be able to use it when you need it. If language had a form of martial arts, rhetoric would be it. Thus, since we all use language every day, it would be silly not to equip ourselves with the techniques and insights it offers. You may have heard some variation of the saying: 'you shouldn't bring rocks to a gunfight'. Well, when it comes to persuasion, knowing rhetoric is the equivalent of bringing a bazooka. As Bruce Lee once said, "I am not teaching you anything; I just help you to explore yourself."  In this case, we certainly are teaching you, but what you learn is highly dependent on you; more specifically, your beliefs, your morals, your personality, your creativity and your objectives. The tools of rhetoric are different in the hands of everyone, just as language is. So we implore you: please use this knowledge for good, not evil, because in many ways, it truly offers access to a real-world superpower. Enjoy.

Course overview - 2

  • Introduction to Rhetoric and Effective Persuasion

  • Ten Effective Rhetorical Devices For Effective Persuasion

Meet your instructor

AROV EducationEducation organization
AROV Education embraces the concept of self-actualization. Furthermore, we believe self-actualization can be achieved through focused planning, dynamic resilience, and unshakable determination. With this belief serving as the cornerstone of our philosophy, AROV Education seeks to help people proactively create the lives they wish to live, whether it be through teaching, coaching, tutoring, co-planning, guiding or otherwise serving our communities, in whatever way we can, to empower dreamers around the world to pursue their aspirations and fulfill their potential. We admire those who pursue ambition as if it is boundless and those who aspire to become the person they wish to be- their "best version of self". Our belief is that success is both self-defined and available to all; we wish to help people create opportunities that will lead them towards achieving their own personal success. Our goal is to assist individuals in enhancing their lives, maximizing their potential, mastering their intentions, and embracing their passions with a purpose. Our hope is to positively contribute to society by offering knowledge, guidance, and inspiration to those who don't always have such access. Our dream to help others "become their dreams".