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Monday Talk: 17 January 2022
Meeting open for joining at 6:45 pm Beirut Time (GMT+3 or UCT+3)
Talk starts at 7:00 pm and until 8:30

How Not to Get Convinced
Akram Najjar (English)
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Profile of the Talk
In 2015, Riad Dimeshkieh gave us a talk on: How to Convince/Persuade People
The talk was convincing . . . but the other side of the coin needs to reverse its objective. We need to make sure that during arguments, we do not get convinced by false, poor and irrational arguments. People would try to push arguments on you either tendentiously, or out of ignorance or even malice.

Such arguments can be found in talks covering relationships (emotional). They can also be found in social, political, business or technical interactions.

This talk will cover many fallacies, poor arguments and illogical statements we should identify + lots of examples.
Some of them have names: "Ad Hominem", "The Slippery Slop", "Appeal to Authority", "Moving the Goalpost".

Join us as Akram goes through a variety of arguments that should be identified in an discussion. This would help remove conflict, clear the air and arrive to better agreement on what is being exchanged.



Akram Najjar is a graduate of AUB in Physics and Mathematics (1966). By 1969, he completed a degree in Electronic Engineering in University of Hertfordshire, UK. His professional life was spent in Information Technology and organizational management. He spent a lot of time on reengineering business and public sector processes.
When Akram was 14, he chanced upon an evening program that presented one Jazz great at a time. He was hooked in Jazz in parallel with his love for Classical music. In our earlier Season 3 and 4, he gave 2 workshops: "For the Love of Jazz" and "Ten Great Jazz Songs".

His other interests include writing and cinema.

In 2012, with a few good friends, Akram launched Karaz w Laimoon which has so far conducted more than 350 events (and since Corona came, more than 50 on Zoom).

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