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Post Reply What does it take to be a good debater?
Posted 8/4/17 , edited 8/4/17
You need to present your point confidently. Defend it to the end. It's not about logic, it's about conviction!
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Posted 8/4/17 , edited 8/4/17
Patience and a cool head. A lot of patience..
And yes check your facts and your sources.
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Posted 8/4/17 , edited 8/4/17
Funny everyone is describing tactics of a good debater, but not the fundamental basics. To be a good debater is to know your opponent's strategy and arguments better than your opponent.

This ladies and gentlemen are what you call the METAGAME. You should be well prepared before making an argument if your intention is to win.

Everything else is tactics, procedures, and techniques that everyone here describes.
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Posted 8/4/17 , edited 8/4/17

Magical-Soul wrote:

The only way to be a bad debater is if you have a tendency to lie, use logical fallacies or change your point every time you're proven wrong. So essentially, you have to be a bad communicator in general to be a bad debater.

Truth.
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