PersuasionAppeal to accomplishment is a low type of persuasion technique that works well but is viewed as a form of name dropping. For example, quoting the opinion of a business person about a technology to support your own argument.
FallacyAppeal to accomplishment becomes a fallacy when you claim that someone has no right to talk about a topic until they have accomplished something in the field such as "when you win a Nobel Prize in physics, then come and talk about it."
ExamplesWarren Buffet purchased this stock so it is a good investment.If you know so much about music, why aren't you a famous rock star?
|Overview: Appeal To Accomplishment|
Using the opinions or actions of an accomplished individual as proof.
Interring that someone has no right to talk about a topic until they have accomplished something in the field.