Jan. 16th, 2007

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As a lot of you know, I was a rhetoric student in college for a couple semesters. I flunked out, but the stuff I learned was some of the most interesting and useful things I've ever learned in a classroom setting.

One of the most powerful rhetorical techniques is the "story" or "narrative." If you tell people a story, it makes your points much clearer and more persuasive.

But there is an even MORE powerful technique, which is when you get your audience to tell THEMSELVES the story for you.

This can happen deliberately, or accidentally. And it can be done accurately or inaccurately.
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So, what does all this have to do with my earlier post on private parties poster'ed publicly?
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