Persuade using two-sided refutational messages

Persuade Others Using Two-sided Refutational Messages Refutational messages: what are they and how to persuade others using two-sided refutational messages? Persuasion is the process of changing minds. Persuasion is an everyday part of human discourse. It is used by salesmen, parents, teachers, and many others – basically all of us. Persuasion in mediation is a… Continue reading Persuade using two-sided refutational messages

How to persuade others using rhetorical questions?

How to persuade others using rhetorical questions? Persuasion is the process of changing minds. Persuasion is an everyday part of human discourse. It is used by salesmen, parents, teachers, and many others – basically all of us. Persuasion in mediation is a two-way street. Long before you try to influence another to moderate their demands… Continue reading How to persuade others using rhetorical questions?

How to persuade others by using multiple explanation analysis.

How to persuade others by using multiple explanation analysis. Persuasion is the process of changing minds. Persuasion is an everyday part of human discourse. It is used by salesmen, parents, teachers, and many others – basically all of us. Persuasion in mediation is a two-way street. Long before you try to influence another to moderate… Continue reading How to persuade others by using multiple explanation analysis.

How to persuade others with counter attitudinal advocacy.

How to persuade others with counter attitudinal advocacy. Persuasion is the process of changing minds. Persuasion is an everyday part of human discourse. It is used by salesmen, parents, teachers, and many others – basically all of us. Persuasion in mediation is a two-way street. Long before you try to influence another to moderate their… Continue reading How to persuade others with counter attitudinal advocacy.

FAQ: When Does Mediation Really Start?

When does mediation start? People tend to believe that mediation begins when all concerned parties meet in the mediation room and take their places at the mediation table.  Mediation begins when disputing parties agree to participate in a private mediation or when a Judge suggests that they attempt mediation. Pre-mediation This pre-mediation phase is frequently… Continue reading FAQ: When Does Mediation Really Start?

FAQ: What are some the qualifications of a good mediator? Part I

I have often been asked what the qualifications of a good mediator are. My answer is self serving but true. I have worked hard to make sure that I am the best qualified to mediate a case. Remember it is not bragging if true. So as to not bore you with all of the qualifications… Continue reading FAQ: What are some the qualifications of a good mediator? Part I

FAQ: What is the format of a mediation?

What is the format of a mediation? What is the format of a mediation? The process is entirely flexible and will depend on the mediator and the parties’ preferences. In general terms, it is preferable that position papers are exchanged in advance. Depending on what stage in the dispute the mediation takes place, it may… Continue reading FAQ: What is the format of a mediation?

FAQ: Can you settle a case after a jury has decided a case?

Can you settle a case after a jury has decided a case? As part of my full spectrum of dispute resolution services, I offer Appellate Mediation. My considerable experience in this area started in 2007.  I currently serve on the mediation panels for the First and Third Districts of the California Court of Appeal.  In… Continue reading FAQ: Can you settle a case after a jury has decided a case?

FAQ: How to propose mediation?

A Judge may recommend that the parties consider mediation or, more commonly, one party may simply propose, through their legal representatives to the other party and their legal representative, that the dispute be mediated. A proposal to mediate should not be seen as a weakness but merely as a willingness to explore the possibility of… Continue reading FAQ: How to propose mediation?

FAQ: How to propose mediation?

How to Propose Mediation – Options A Judge may recommend that the parties consider mediation or, more commonly, one party may simply propose, through their legal representatives to the other party and their legal representative, that the dispute be mediated. A proposal to mediate should not be seen as a weakness but merely as a… Continue reading FAQ: How to propose mediation?