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A-State DCED to Present Persuasive Communication Class


JONESBORO — A workshop designed to help participants learn to influence and persuade in a variety of areas through communication is being offered by the Delta Center for Economic Development (DCED) at Arkansas State University.

“Persuasive Communication” begins Wednesday, Oct. 8, and runs through Monday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the DCED, 319 University Loop West. Cost is $89 and potential attendees may call (870) 680-4383 for information regarding A-State faculty and staff discounts. Dr. Chris Harper, assistant professor in Communication Studies and director of Arkansas State’s debate team, is the instructor.

Participants will learn how to make decisions about using persuasion versus manipulation, how to apply concepts of pushing and pulling when influencing others, and how to describe different techniques for persuasive conversations and presentations.

In addition, students will be introduced to making a persuasive presentation, applying storytelling techniques to extend influence, and leverage concepts of neuro linguistic programming in every day influence and persuasion.

Those attending will cover various topics including understanding and preparing to persuade, getting off on the right foot, presentation strategies, using stories to persuade, and utilizing neuro linguistic programming techniques.

For more information, contact Leah Walters at (870) 780-4383 or through email at lwalters@astate.edu.