This was great! You’re right, there are sooooo many ways to be persuasive. One thing that I do (when it fits) is to take a subject or idea that I’m attempting to share and dramatize it. Exaggerate it. It helps to get a point across. For example, a friend of mine just wrote a great radio ad for a business that wanted to let everyone know of ALL their many services. Which is no easy feat if you’re trying to stay away from being boring. So, he wrote an ad for the business as if you were ordering their services at a drive-thru fast food joint. This particular concept also would fit into your “Comparison” tip.
This article was more an example of expository writing, rather than an example of the topic, persuasion, but we didn’t need to persuade you about persuasion, did we? You can see there’s much more to persuading in writing than just stating your opinion and hoping for the best, and maybe next time you need to do some convincing, you can use some of the stuff you learned here today. If you’d like to learn more about it, this course on the art of persuasion , and this course on the power of persuasion might just help you win your next argument.