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What are your BEST debating (IRL) Tips?

zmikecuber
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3/29/2014 9:16:12 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/29/2014 8:27:31 PM, Apotheosis wrote:
I want to get better at debating people IRL, what would be your best tips to me?

THANK YOU!

Have a good left hook. If you're getting beat, beat them with the left hook.
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Illegalcombatant
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3/29/2014 10:37:11 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/29/2014 8:27:31 PM, Apotheosis wrote:
I want to get better at debating people IRL, what would be your best tips to me?

THANK YOU!

Like many things in life, you don't have to reinvent the wheel. Look at some of the best debators and best debates and see how they do things.
"Seems like another attempt to insert God into areas our knowledge has yet to penetrate. You figure God would be bigger than the gaps of our ignorance." Drafterman 19/5/12
ClassicRobert
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3/29/2014 11:29:36 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/29/2014 8:27:31 PM, Apotheosis wrote:
I want to get better at debating people IRL, what would be your best tips to me?

THANK YOU!

Practice and preparation. The more practice you get, the quicker you get with responses. The more preparation you have, the more validity your points will have.
Debate me: Economic decision theory should be adjusted to include higher-order preferences for non-normative purposes http://www.debate.org...

Do you really believe that? Or not? If you believe it, you should man up and defend it in a debate. -RoyLatham

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ClassicRobert
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3/29/2014 11:30:05 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/29/2014 8:27:31 PM, Apotheosis wrote:
I want to get better at debating people IRL, what would be your best tips to me?

THANK YOU!

Is this for just person to person debate, or competitive debate, with a high school or something?
Debate me: Economic decision theory should be adjusted to include higher-order preferences for non-normative purposes http://www.debate.org...

Do you really believe that? Or not? If you believe it, you should man up and defend it in a debate. -RoyLatham

My Pet Fish is such a Douche- NiamC

It's an app to meet friends and stuff, sort of like an adult club penguin- Thett3, describing Tinder
YYW
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3/29/2014 11:30:35 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/29/2014 8:27:31 PM, Apotheosis wrote:
I want to get better at debating people IRL, what would be your best tips to me?

THANK YOU!

Think about what you are going to say before you say it.
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MassiveDump
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3/30/2014 11:50:40 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Don't disagree with your opponent on every single count, just the one that matters. If your opponent makes a side argument, you can respond with "yes, and that's great/wonderful, but..."
Apotheosis
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3/30/2014 12:24:20 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
@zmikecuber: Lol, good advice

@illegalcombatant: Will do, mind posting some links?

@Classicrobert: Person to person, mainly, but i am looking into joining a team. How do you go about citing sources when you debate person to person?

@YYM: TY.

@MassiveDump: Neat tip, i'll use that