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Argument Structure: Secrets of the World’s Best Debaters

Master the Structure of Arguments
Narrated by: Timothy Burke
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
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Summary

If you want to impress your colleagues, friends, and family with remarkable argumentation skills and logical thinking, then keep reading. 

Have you ever lost an argument? Have you ever been accused of being irrational or confusing? Have you ever gotten into a debate, only to find that you have contradicted yourself twice and don’t even know what you think anymore?

Don't be discouraged if you answered yes to all three questions. The truth is that most people do.

You see, most debaters make the same mistakes - with both their argument structure and their responses. You may even make deadly logical sins...without even realizing. But now, you can stay informed with insider tips, usually only known to top debaters, which will maximize your chances of winning debates and receiving praise for your new remarkable skills. 

With examples from classical literature and advice compiled from many different sources, this book will ground you in methods that have been developed over centuries of rhetorical exercise.

By listening to Argument Structure: Secrets of the World’s Best Debaters, you will:

  • Learn how to lay down powerful premises that will keep your argument from contradicting itself
  • Discover how to never get stuck in a logical fallacy again
  • See examples of all kinds of logical fallacies so you can laugh (inside) as your opponent gets stuck in them
  • Learn how to turn logical fallacies back on your opponent
  • Master the art of analogy
  • Organize your arguments like a pro
  • Identify the difference between good and bad sources
  • Figure out the difference between deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Learn what to do when logic is not enough to convince your audience
  • Discover tips and tricks for presenting yourself in a way that will help people believe you, from voice to posture
  • Get advice on how to present yourself in a courtroom
  • Get an entire chapter on writing argumentative essays guaranteed to boost your grades and your credibility
  • And much, much more
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Excellent

I have read a number of books on argument. This one is insightful and thorough. The only criticism I have is that I would have listened to more detail in places, but that didn’t seem to warrant a reduction in stars!

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Good Condition with good stuff.

Came to me in great snuff with easy to follow tips! Needed this book for debate class. very good condition. also a good book to just read. very informative.

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Useful 3 hours and 2 minutes.

Getting back into high school debate after 30 years, this time as a coach -- I found this a useful, easy to use refresher. There are some additional points in the audible to learn.

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Necessary Debate Tactics

I taught debate--this refreshed me & it is easy to use for undergraduates and above too.

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Excellent writer. Makes you think.

A great help, This is a great Guide to being able to help people be able to talk to others about spiritual issues.

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Very good information to learn.

I am not good at witnessing to people and this gave me some good tips on how to have a conversation with different kinds of people. There are some very practical tools in this system that will work for anyone.

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Great personal development book.

Book is great! Everyone man and women should listen to it and try to understand it. Smooth transaction, product as described, thank you.

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Making you a better equipped.

Our co-ed study group used the Tactics Study guide and audible as a basis for better understanding of how to use loving curiosity and questions to help move any conversation towards truth and understanding of others and to guide us toward lovingly sharing Gods message of the Gospel.

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A rare find for bettering your dialog ability

There's a lot of good human relation training in this book whether you use it as the author expects or not. Why would you not want to be able to reason with people and NOT make them angry? Great personal development book.

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Thanks to Scott Lovell.

I found it very informative as it is full of proven steps to create argument as you would need at the time. Follow the tips and be a great debater.

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  • Debrah Sandra
  • 08-10-18

Amazing book on hard topic.

The book itself is incredible. I've bought several copies for friends and family. I purchased used and the pages were obnoxiously folded half way down the page throughout, not great, but it does the job.

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  • Razan Diraf
  • 08-10-18

Marvelous Book to learn Argument Structure.

It is one of the best self help books I have ever read. At first when seeing the title and knowing it was written by a lawyer, I thought, wait minute, what would a lawyer know about self help for just the average person and that it would be written in an easy way.

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  • Brittany C. McKinney
  • 07-10-18

A Must Read To Be A Perfect Debater.

Great book full of information you will need to make your liberal friends or family fold as their ideology falls apart. A must read for everyone who has a few dingbats in their family, or circle of friends. Scott Lovell knows his stuff!

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  • Eric Baumgard
  • 23-02-20

Great Information for All Levels of Learning

This was a great Logic 101 refresher for me and I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to learn about this topic. The only irritating thing about it is the narrator enunciates every syllable of every word very slowly. This made it very tough to listen all the way through, but I'm glad I made myself do it.

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  • Mattie S. Bates
  • 08-10-18

Recommended This Great Book.

"Master the Structure of Arguments" is a good enough book to listen twice at least. My first book from this author but I am thinking to follow him to get his more books especially on this topic because I am feeling some thrust.

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  • Michael C. Walker
  • 08-10-18

A wonderful guide.

Argument Structure: Secrets of the World’s Best Debaters is a wonderful guide to being a better communicator. I have bought several copies and I continue to give to friends and employees who struggle to be understood. Great read!

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  • John M. Depasquale
  • 08-10-18

It's All About How You Communicate.

This book delves into all aspects of your work and private life. The key takeaway is being clear about your objectives and articulating them in a way that allows others to want those outcomes to become a reality.

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  • Hanna Macleod
  • 08-10-18

It is one of the best self help book.

GREAT!!! Better than expected & better than 'Argument Structure: Secrets of the World’s Best Debaters!!! Applies to all situations!!!

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  • Shirley Perine
  • 08-10-18

Now and then standing up for Youself.

It's just a book you will keep coming back to. This time I plan not to lose track of it but if I do, I will just have to buy a new one. I am a senior citizen (very much so) andI will never tire of re=reading it. Any age will reap a wonderful benefit from this book.

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  • Linda Cherylh
  • 08-10-18

It must be in your library.

Awesome, Scott Lovell and wonderfully practical and insightful read. If you want to win at home or in business, keep this book handy and re-read as necessary. Sometimes it is better to think out of the box. Spence wins my interest and heart every time.