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Using Statements

 

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Method

Use statements of fact to establish the grounds of your argument. Use proven and irrefutable data to give a sound basis. Use logical statements to establish cause and effect.

Use statements to express your feelings about things. This is a statement that nobody else can contradict -- only you can fully tell what you are feeling.

Statements that praise and recognize others are powerful precursors to questions that request compliance with your needs.

Using an assertive tone when giving statements adds to their power.

Example

This car will travel at a hundred miles per hour. (factual statement)

I am very impressed by what you have done. (stating emotions and praise)

Discussion

Statements are sentences that provide information and require no response. They make up a large part of conversation, and usually make up a large part of persuasive communication.

The intonation of a statement is often fairly flat, with limited raising or lowering of tone.

Power can be added to the intonation of statement by the use of emphasis and pauses.

See also

Argument

 

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