Resources – University of Oklahoma – 2/18/19

Resources from Alex Epstein

My presentations have two goals:

  1. Increase your clarity on energy issues
  2. Increase your positive influence on energy issues

These resource will help you take both to new heights.

And here are three bonus resources I hope you’ll benefit from:

  • PowerPoint slides from my speech, “How to be a climate thinker” (PPT) (PDF)
  • For policymakers: Key Messages on Energy Policy and Fossil Fuels (Doc)
  • The 3 Communication Obstacles Oil and Gas Supporters Face–and How to Overcome Them (YouTube)


Increase your energy clarity

Framework: How to think about our energy choices using a pro-human framework

Facts: The full context of facts that should inform our energy choices

Positions: The pro-human choice on vital energy issues


Increase your energy influence

Framework: Why and how to reframe all energy communication in pro-human terms (“Arguing to 100”)

Strategy: How to get clarity on your persuasive objectives and the highest leverage drivers to achieve them

Messaging: Persuasive, pro-human content that is at the heart of positive influence

Conversation: How to positive influence others in one-on-one conversation

Internal Communication: How to positively influence your peers and colleagues

Shareable resources: Usually the best way to positively influence others is to give them a preexisting resource that is pro-human and persuasive.