Telling good stories: A workshop on the art of persuasion

This session is linked to Plenary 4: EVIDENCE IN A POST-TRUTH WORLD: The evidence, ethos and pathos. How scientists can engage, and influence the public, press and politicians

Objectives:
To explore how the principles of rhetoric and persuasion introduced in the plenary ‘Evidence in a Post-Truth World’ can be applied to specific cases.

Facilitators: 

Target audience: 

Anyone who needs to persuade anyone about evidence or a course of action.

Type of session: 

Participants will work in small groups to develop persuasion strategies for lines of argument in controversial topic areas raised by themselves. They will present to other groups and discussion will be held on which techniques were helpful and what was learnt.

Other contributors:

Date: 

Saturday 16 September 2017 - 14:00 to 15:30

Location: 

Plenary: 

Plenary 4: EVIDENCE IN A POST-TRUTH WORLD