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Oct. 10th, 2004 | 10:14 am

In another early post, Lab Director BJ Fogg, noted their interest in the persuasive power of stories and his conversation with Jessica Hammer on the topic:

At one point in the conversation I said, "Narrative is the one persuasion strategy for which there is no defense. A good story always has an impact at some level."

Jessica's response was a smart one: "The only defense," she said, "is a better story."


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NobodobodoN

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from: nobodobodon
date: Oct. 10th, 2004 10:30 pm (UTC)
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Actually, I once saw someone provide this great defense against a narrative. It was a practice debate for our debate club at high school, untimed and improv, and this guy had just finished with this story. So the girl got up and started ...


Crap, gotta run, I'll finish this later.

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Triple Entendre

Ha!

from: triple_entendre
date: Oct. 10th, 2004 10:39 pm (UTC)
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Goober. :)

I had a witty retort, but unfortunately this comment is too small to contain it.

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genghis khunt

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from: sangfwaah
date: Oct. 10th, 2004 10:48 pm (UTC)
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were you at bob's b-day party? i was there briefly...

we really need to plan this scrabble thing. i could use the $$.

=D

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Oct. 11th, 2004 12:06 am (UTC)
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were you at bob's b-day party? i was there briefly...

No, I sadly didn't make it there.

we really need to plan this scrabble thing. i could use the $$.

=D

Guess we'd better have prizes for second place, too, then. ;-D

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dr. pangloss

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from: denshi
date: Oct. 12th, 2004 09:13 am (UTC)
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ergo, http://www.livejournal.com/community/onesentence/53572.html

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