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Ep118: How To Win Every Argument with Ryan O’Connor

We’ve all been talked over, ignored, sidestepped or ridiculed when we’ve tried to argue with someone who’s passionate about something

This is why some people seem to win every argument and how you can learn to do that, too.

Politicians, salespeople, every single great speaker down through the millennia know how to present an argument and win people over.


We know when someone is making a good job of a speech, though we don’t necessarily know why. King George V watched a newsreel of Adolf Hitler giving a speech in the mid-1930’s. When asked by one of his daughters what Hitler was saying, he famously said, “I don’t know but he’s saying it well”.


There’s an art to winning an argument and if you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or manipulated but you can’t quite put your finger on why, listen to this because it will explain it all.

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A good argument – or a good answer to an argument – is built on several key elements that are very simple to learn but aren’t used by most of us very often

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About Today’s Guest Ryan O’Connor

Award Winning Actor, Director and Playwrite

Co-founder and executive director of Someone New Theatre Company, the winner of the 2019 Grace Marion Wilson Trust Award for Playwriting, and an acclaimed actor and director throughout NSW and Victoria

Ryan J O’Connor is a Geelong-based writer of original, alternative plays and prose.

He also has a thriving business that creates Dungeons and Dragons maps and characters.

He is also an excellent baker, a trained stage-combatist, a terrible gardener, and a moderately talented poker player.

He does his best writing while trying to avoid his responsibilities, but loves to tell ‘alternative’ stories: romantic comedies about Death, coming-of-age stories about old men, and science-fiction tales about mythological creatures, just to name a few.

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