Bcom/275 Week 4 Discussion Questions

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What persuasive approaches would you use on the following audiences (SELECT TWO): A peer, a challenging person, or an open-minded person?
Why would your approach differ?

Persuasive approaches are different depending on the relationship you have with your audience. For a challenging person I would have to use a presentation of facts. I would have to prove my point by using logos and supporting it with facts, studies, reports and credible resources that support the information presented. A challenging person will already have their perception of a situation for subject and to persuade them I would need proof not just my own opinion. For an open minded person I would use a presentation of value. I would have to present both sides of the argument; the good or bad, right or wrong. I would have to reveal my competency of the subject, while displaying honesty and empathy, by using the element of ethos; I can prove my competency by ensuring I am familiar with the subject and using credible resources in my study, I can honestly speak on the subject matter with confidence. My approach would differ because of the state of mind of my audience. A challenging person has their mind made up and I would have to persuade them by providing facts, studies and data the reveal the truth. An open minded person would still need to be persuaded however speaking with confidence and competency on the subject I can persuade them by displaying empathy and relating to their feelings. What is the difference between persuasion and manipulation?  Include an example of each to support the response.

Both persuasion and manipulation are acts to change the perception of another individual. Persuasion is a more honesty method of doing so, when you persuade someone, you use information that you have knowledge of and present it another individual. Manipulation is more of an act submission. Manipulation is using what you know about the audience and their feelings of a subject...
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