Debating?

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  1. $uperman

    $uperman Black Belt Platinum Member

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    What's needed to be a good debater?
     
  2. Fawlty

    Fawlty Guest

    Be a great bullshitter. Really, that's what you need. Exploit logic, take things out of context, find loopholes, lie. People eat that shit up.
     
  3. Iroh

    Iroh The Dragon of the West Platinum Member

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    Good brains.

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  4. A.A. Riggs

    A.A. Riggs SAXOPHONE

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    Listening skills and knowing your audience.
     
  5. $uperman

    $uperman Black Belt Platinum Member

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    Yes and a athlete needs a good body.

    Can you be more specific?
     
  6. Honestnathaniel

    Honestnathaniel Green Belt

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    Bullshit baffles brains, especially when bullshit is charismatic.
     
  7. $uperman

    $uperman Black Belt Platinum Member

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    So basically debate like lawyers and politicians.
     
  8. Iroh

    Iroh The Dragon of the West Platinum Member

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    I thought a simple answer fitted a simple question, but almost everything a mind can excel at can be valuable. Good memory, verbally strong, logically strong, confidence, knowing how to read people, etc.
     
  9. WINNERBYTWISTER

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    Being able to make the other guy look like a complete idiot even though you ae the one who is full of shit.
     
  10. Iroh

    Iroh The Dragon of the West Platinum Member

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    Which will stop working for you when someone sees through your BS, confronts you with it and lays it all out to see for everybody.
     
  11. KOCowboy

    KOCowboy ROLLING MUD TIRES ON EASY STREET

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    ask vkevin i've heard hes a grand masterdebater
     
  12. BRF

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    Being loud and not afraid to talk over the debated and the moderator.

    At least that seemed to be the pattern for the presidential debates and who was declared the winner of each.
     
  13. mikecello

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    The ability to say 'Nuh Uh' with conviction.
     
  14. $uperman

    $uperman Black Belt Platinum Member

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    WINNERBYTWISTER Purple Belt

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    Just gogle the Paul Ryan/Joe Biden debate video. Biden lays it all out perfectly.

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  16. AgentOrange24

    AgentOrange24 Ice Cold

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    Depends on what your goal is.

    If its to persuade college professor types, then you need logic and such.

    If its to persuade normal people, then you need to be able to appeal to their emotions.
     
  17. gotBooched

    gotBooched maximus entertainus

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    i'm a mass debater
     
  18. ValeTudo95

    ValeTudo95 it's only smellz

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    Porn. Then you can become a master.
     
  19. TexasDrugAddict**

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    Watch and learn

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  20. PhilCam

    PhilCam Go Big Red!

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    Well, are you just trying to be a good debater or are you trying to be a master debater
     

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