Comms Lab: Episode 28
LOGOS – Leverage Logic to Make Your Point
Most of us are pretty familiar with using logic to make our point – maybe too familiar! In this video, we take a deep dive into LOGOS, the ancient idea behind this practice, and explore some aspects of it you may not have considered – including some unconventional uses.
As with the previous video on PATHOS, we’ll also take a look at the potential pitfalls of LOGOS, and of course, how to avoid them.
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0:00 – What is LOGOS?
1:08 – Examples of LOGOS
1:34 – LOGOS & Breaking Bad News
2:25 – PITFALL 1: Overusing LOGOS
3:22 – PITFALL 2: The Danger of False Assumptions
3:46 – PITFALL 3: Using LOGOS to Deceive
- Richards H. ETHOS, PATHOS, LOGOS – 3 Ancient Ideas to Build Trust and Connect
- Richards H. ETHOS: Leverage Your Skills to Build Trust… & Avoid the Pitfalls
- Richards H. PATHOS: Build Trust at the Level of Emotion
- Richards H. LOGOS – Leverage Logic to Make Your Point
A path to highly effective communication skills
Hayden is an emergency physician at University Hospital Geelong and a senior lecturer at Deakin University, Geelong. He is somewhat obsessed with the science and art of effective communication, and in particular: difficult conversations. He believes that we can all get better at having difficult conversations, and that the process of learning to do so can be seriously fun.
Hayden is also an avid but terrible surfer, ad hoc gardener, and dad to two awesome kids.