Attributes of debate

Taken from the first class by Eliza (thank you!)

Persuasive Attributes

-Deliberate use of words

-Thorough background research

-Calm

-Interest in the topic

-Deliberate/thoughtful/careful choice of words

-Clarity/conciseness

-Confident

-Respectful

-Honesty

-Authenticity

-Compassion

->Passion

->Appealing to emotion

-Clear basis in fact

->Logic

->Statistics

-Historical evidence

-Considers other perspectives (i.e. respectful)

-Reasonable

-Knowledge of the topic

-Eye contact

-Strong values

-Preemptively discounting counterarguments/refuting them

-Organization

-Context

Unpersuasive

-Histrionics/Extremist theatrics/over-zealous

-Demagoguery

-Ineffective statistics/excessive facts

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