I am finally back with another episode in the Domain Query series. This one addresses an interesting question from LRFotS Randale6, who asks:
Could you do a podcast (or perhaps two, one for each form) on verbal and written rhetoric. While there are many books (often freely available as PDFs) I got the sneaky suspicion that it will take more then reading them to turn theory into (effective) practice.
I’m happy to oblige with any insights that I can provide. In this podcast, I illustrate five (more or less) principles of highly effective rhetoric, that apply in both verbal and written form:
- The most effective rhetoric is always couched in truth.
- Brevity is the heart of good rhetoric.
- Highly effective rhetoric always attacks what a person does not want to be identified with, OR paints him as something that he is not to begin with.
- Good rhetoric must always respect and be tailored toward the hierarchy in which someone operates.
- Always respond to rhetoric with rhetoric.
That should keep our friend busy for a while. Let me know if you guys would like any follow-ups on this subject, as it is quite a broad and fascinating one.
Here is the podcast:
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Here are some videos on the subject as well, starting with OBADSDL(PBUH) Vox Day’s video about rhetoric vs dialectic:
See also this video from OBADSDL(PBUH) Vox Day’s Voxiversity series about the SSH:
And see this video about Gammas to understand why rhetoric is so effective against them:
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