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I would like suggestions, please, if you may have any.
Bang your fist on the table
The most persuasive technique will depend on who you're trying to convince and of what.
posting a semi-serious response now.
Sleeves rolled up to above the elbow
Furrowed brow, slightly moistoned
Stain on front of trouser just off centre of fly
Don't listen or respond directly to probing questions
Maybe bring out a pie chart
Actually, just do this:
set it to a rap.
get the fat guy in accounts (there will be a fat guy in accounts) to dress up as Animal. Stand outside the meeting room and then shout 'ARRRRRRRHHHH WHAT A RUSH'. Both storm in, grab the CEO round the neck, hoist him up on Animal's shoulders and then doomsday device him into a flipchart.
say why it's a good idea
concede a small downside
say a fact that not only cancels out the downside but steamrolls the point home
not sure if i just made this up
do a sandwich, as above, featuring the main point
then do a weaker sandwich, perhaps featuring the actual problem with the proposal
then do a type one sandwich, featuring the second best point, an unexpected positive, and, like, i dunno, a pun
Depends on that really.
if humans have always lived on land then why do they have philtrums?
That man knows how to convince his boss. He's a hero.