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Interpersonal Communication: Pathos, Ethos, Logos

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-Is Aristotle Classification Scheme ethos, pathos and logos beneficial for me to know or use in my everyday life?
-Is it true that part of being a good speaker is having the ability for understanding your audience?
-Great communication begins and ends with knowing whom we are interacting with in an exchange. Why?

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Ethos, pathos, and logos are modes of persuasion that are used to convince your audience. Because Aristotle invented the term they are called the Aristotle Classification Scheme (1).

The first, ethos, means to convince the audience of the credibility and character of the author or the one speaking, which can usually be done by choosing terminology appropriate for your target audience that makes the speaker sound fair and unbiased. Explaining the expertise and by using accurate grammar and composition.

Pathos is the appeal of emotions, which is meant to persuade an audience by appealing to their emotions. The speaker or author attempts to make their audience feel what they want them to feel. To stimulate an action from the audience they often attempt to draw pity, inspiration, and often anger from the ...

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The expert discusses Aristotle's scheme of classifications ethos, pathos, and logos.