Explanation or Argument

LESSON SUMMARY

In this lesson, you will learn how to judge explanations, and what makes them effective or ineffective. You will also learn how to tell the difference between explanations and arguments.

You have got some explaining to do!" Everyone is in the position on occasion to either explain themselves or hear explanations from others. Sometimes, it involves a simple incident like showing up late to a movie. At other times, though, an explanation can make or break a career, or encourage a terrible decision. Explanations are often taken for granted, but, as with arguments, they can be effective or ineffective. They can get someone off the hook, or deeper into hot water. Understanding what a good explanation is, and how to differentiate it from an argument, are important critical thinking skills.

The Art Of Cold Reading

The Art Of Cold Reading

Today I'm going to teach you a fundamental Mentalism technique known as 'cold reading'. Cold reading is a technique employed by mentalists and charlatans and by charlatan I refer to psychics, mediums, fortune tellers or anyone that claims false abilities that is used to give the illusion that the person has some form of super natural power.

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