How to Win Any Argument: Without Raising Your Voice, Losing Your Cool, Or Coming To Blows

  • 3h 19m
  • Robert Mayer
  • Red Wheel/Weiser
  • 2005

Are you anticipating an argument with your boss when you ask for a raise?

Are you expecting trouble from a supplier, contractor, landlord or subordinate?

Are you the parent of an argumentative teen or a teen with an argumentative parent?

The art of the argument—the pro's game of knowing what to say, how to say it, and when to say it. Winning arguments without raising your voice, losing your cool, or coming to blows. Without bulldozing and browbeating the other guy. Without offending or embarrassing anyone, including yourself.

Winning arguments with confidence, grace and ease.

If you’re ready, Bob Mayer will show you how in a light, humorous, page-turning read filled with personal and celebrity anecdotes and riveting tidbits. What is the book's secret? "It's martial. It's mental judo. Where you use the other guy's energy to win. It’s mind-set. It's charisma." That's how the New York Times describes Bob Mayer's winning methodology.

About the Author

Larry King, calls Bob Mayer "a lawyer’s lawyer." Mayer conducts negotiation, mediation, and persuasion seminars and workshops for M.B.A. students, lawyers, and law school students, professional associations, and businesses.

In this Book

  • How To Win Any Argument—Without Raising Your Voice, Losing Your Cool, Or Coming To Blows
  • Introduction
  • Gain Absolute and Total Self-Control
  • Construct a Consent Zone
  • Link Inside the Consent Zone
  • Lead Inside the Consent Zone
  • Create a Bulletproof Argument
  • Know What to Say, When to Say It, and What Not to Say
  • Assemble an Arsenal of Magic Words and Phrases
  • Craft Surgical Strike Questions
  • Cinch Consent
  • Throw a “Hail Mary”
  • Finesse Consent From Family and Friends
  • Win the War of Words in Writing
  • Win the War of Words on the Telephone
  • Win the War of Words With an Audience
  • Win the War of Words at a Meeting
  • Epilogue