How To Argue: What Not To Say

How To Argue: Never Say…
By Bob English

When attempting to reconcile in an argument (or disagreement), never say, “I understand what you’re saying, BUT…”. This negates everything that the other speaker has just said, and continues the argument on the exact same grounds.

Instead, reverse the statement as follows: “I really feel my position is correct, but I understand your position.” This ends the argument, your position is still valid, but the other party has made his/her point.

–Bob English is the owner of Luzerne Productions, an independent video company specializing in long-form, promotional, testimonial and fund-raising ventures. He is  Googleable at Luzerne Productions. [email protected]

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