46 How to Win Debate 5 Keys to Excellent Argumentation

April 26, 2017

Mr. Hauger’s Five Keys to Winning Debate

 

You LOSE if

You WIN if

 
  1. You don’t listen
  2. You get angry
  3. You get ugly
  4. You get off track
  5. You’re unorganized
  1. You listen AND cite faults
  2. You keep your cool
  3. You stay respectful
  4. You stay focused
  5. You sign-post

 

Move from left (losing) to right (winning) by following the 5 keys! (Copyright Danny Hauger 2017)

  1. Listening critically (not just waiting to speak) will give you fuel to respond effectively.
  2. Staying composed displays your logical strength better than the volume of your voice.
  3. Respectful people are viewed favorably by judges and the audience. Stay cool!
  4. When you’re focused, you won’t be distracted by shiny distractions. Stay on topic.
  5. Point out and order the opposition’s arguments, then take them down point by point.
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