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Mock Trial Techniques of Persuasion

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Mock Trial Techniques of Persuasions In Mock Trial in order to win the round each team must be persuasive. For us, who are the attorney's for the case we must use persuasive techniques in order to win the argument and ultimately win the round. The most effective technique that we use is to be clear and make a sound argument. The argument has to have no holes in it because if it does have holes in the case than it would be torn down by the opposing side. ...read more.


Another argument that is used is to be clear and not have any doubt in what one is saying. To be more specific, the argument that is the easiest to understand will be believed over a complicated argument. For example if the Prosecution was to say that the defendant went to the work of the victim and then went to the victim's house when they realized that the victim is not there. While the Defense was able to prove that the victim's neighbor saw the victim, hated the victim, and then killed the victim back of their hatred. ...read more.


The Prosecution cannot do this most of the time because the Prosecution's case has to be stable. The final technique that we use is when we make a comparison to something that every person would know. For example last year, as the Defense, we compared the Prosecution's case should be like a stable solid brick wall. But that their case should not be like the unstable wall that it is. It was an effective analogy because the assault weapon in the case was a brick. With the analogue we effectively connected our comparison to the case itself. ...read more.

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