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The Laws of Arguing According to Gerry Spence

The Laws of Arguing According to Gerry Spence

  1. Everyone is capable of making the winning argument.
  2. Winning is getting what we want, which also means helping “others” get what they want.
  3. Learn that words are weapons, and can be used hostilely in combat.
  4. Know that there is always a “biological advantage” of delivering the TRUTH.
  5. Assault is not argument.
  6. Use fear as an ally in public speaking or in argument.  Learn to convert its energy.
  7. Let emotions show and don’t discourage passion.
  8. Don’t be blinded by brilliance.
  9. Learn to speak with the body.  The body sometimes speaks more powerfully than words.
  10. Know that the enemy is not the person with whom we are engaged in a failing argument, but the vision within ourselves.
Anthony Paglia
Anthony Paglia
apaglia@anthonypaglia.com

Mr. Paglia graduated from the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV. In law school, he was appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court as a student attorney where he successfully prosecuted his first trial for the City of Las Vegas. Anthony studied international and comparative law in Curaçao, Netherland Antilles. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked as a City of Henderson Senior Lifeguard, busboy, administrative assistant for the Las Vegas District Attorney’s office, personal fitness trainer, barback and front desk manager.