Being persuasive is a tactic used daily by many people. Often an argument can be very persuasive resulting in the outcome desired by a person or the very opposite if it is not convincing enough. This guide containing the four stages of a persuasive argument will help make your case flawless no matter the use. Stage one and stage two can be regarded as the most crucial stages as they are the initial stages. During stage one a person should focus their points on the audience. It should begin by stating the personal situation of the case they would like to put forward, the goals of this personal situation and any possible challenges. During stage two, a person should build on their current situation through references to their affluent relationships, their credibility and their belief for the argument they are trying to persuade someone into. Stage three is the main part of a persuasive argument, the pitch. The pitch should be the longest part of a persuasive argument. During the pitch as you have already explained the most significant concept, you should aim to build on points in stage two through the use of social proofs, reciprocity and authority. Social proof is when you may use the example of other situations similar to the one you are arguing in your pitch to strengthen your argument. It links to authority as through the use of examples you gain more control of validity of a case. Reciprocity builds on the belief for a particular case. It should be considerate of your audience's interests and try to make points which are valid to them. For example if you are trying to convince your school to have an own clothes day points should include how an event as such would portray the school as promoting individualism and freedom of expression which is a way it would like to be viewed as. Stage four is the last stage. During stage four you are ensuring that there is a sense of commitment between yourself and the person you are persuading. This will help ensure you pitch has a long lasting effect. Now , any future persuasive arguments will be pitch perfect with this straightforward guide.