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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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