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How to persuade in online discussions

Your team’s discussing a project plan, you have an opinion on what to do, know what you want to say, but you just don’t know how to say it.

Travis Jeffery
Jun 14, 2017 · 3 min read

1. Lead with the facts.

2. Explain the effects.

Knowing what they want to hear or how to affect them is as important as knowing what you want to say.

3. End with “their” conclusion.

Rhetoric doesn’t substitute action

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Working on Kafka/Confluent. Made software at Basecamp, Segment. Writing open-source software https://github.com/travisjeffery.

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