Oral Communication - Use only flow paper for rebuttal, not...

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Oral Communication Refutation: Process of attacking an opponent’s evidence to weaken or destroy their position. --- Only attack personally if the opponent claims eye witness testimony Two factors that should guide which arguments to refute: 1. Issues and Demands of the specific situation --- The audience determines issues and demands. 2. Adequacy of the opposition’s response --- Can be either good or bad Four step refutation model 1. Name the argument you are responding to 2. State your position 3. Support your position 4. Conclude by relating it to the issue Flowing: A means of visually organizing the arguments presented. Each stock issue should get its own page
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Unformatted text preview: Use only flow paper for rebuttal, not brief Methods of Refutation 1. Minimization : To Deny significance of an argument that your opponent may be winning 2. Maximization : To emphasize the importance of an argument that you may be winning 3. Turning the tables : Using an argument that the opponent made to your advantage 4. Assessing Probabilities : Comparing the likelihood of the ills to the likelihood of the disadvantage and claim one to be greater than the other --- If affirmative, the ills outweigh the disadvantage--- If negative, the disadvantage outweighs the ills--- Minimization and Maximization should always be used together...
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2011 for the course COMM 1000 taught by Professor Stevenson during the Winter '11 term at Wayne State University.

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