How to strengthen your case

Whether or not I agree, I’m honored to be part of the conversation when you . . .

  1. Represent the opposition accurately (no straw men)
  2. Speak with confidence (no defensiveness)
  3. Address me as a peer (no talking down to the reader)
  4. Remain calm (no shrill crescendos)
  5. Treat me with respect (nothing uncharitable)
  6. Give me something to chew on (no platitudes or generalities)
  7. Paint your boundaries as broadly as possible (distinctive is preferable to sectarian)

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