Maybe this can help you gain the upper hand during arguments. Inc’s Bill Murphy Jr. shared a strategy to be more persuasive. His strategy relies on doing two things: (a) to avoid distracting, emotional mini-controversies, and (b) to offer easy ways for people to overcome emotional objections, and more easily follow the path you want them to take. Murphy Jr. calls these tips the ‘emergency exit rule.’
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According to him, the rule is all about planting the seeds that allow people to maintain their pride and reputation even if they agree with you. Check out his full piece on the rule, filled with examples, here!
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