Thursday, January 15, 2009

Persuasion: Changing Minds And Getting Your Way

In class, we have recently been working in the thematic unit named "Taking A Stand". I have written a paragraph about a time I took a stand, and I am now working on an essay about the art of persuasion. I would like to share my introduction paragraph in this blog. So here is my wonderful piece of writing:
The art of persuasion is a very difficult skill to master, but once people have the skill down, they can easily change other’s minds. They can get whatever they want right when they begin to persuade the other person. Other people are easily manipulated by someone who has the art of persuasion mastered. This is not the case with me. I lack good persuasion skills. This proved true when I tried to persuade my mom to let me get my belly button pierced.
The experience I encountered when trying to persuade my mom helped me to realize I have a lot I need to work as far as the art of persuasion goes. Since I learned a lesson from this experience, maybe next time I will improve on my persuasion skills. Then, one day I may be a manipulator! That sounds somewhat evil, but I do like to get my way. By the way, I was persistent in trying to get my mom to let me get my belly button pierced, so she did eventually give in. She gave me the permission based on me just being annoying rather than my awesome persuading skills.