4 thoughts on “New Podcast Episode Focuses on Skill Development

  1. Bill Batterman Post author

    In honor of the St. Mark's tournament and hopefully as a reverse jinx, the bumper music for this episode is "Texas Flood" by Stevie Ray Vaughan. If it rains during the tournament, though, I guess it will be my fault.

  2. Anon

    As far as 2AC case debates go,should there be an impact overview at all? For example if they read 3 disads and an impact overview can't be tailored specifically to every impact, is it okay to read a generic impact overview? I feel like perceptually, it's better to start out with 'collapse of heg makes great power war inevitable…', rather than 'heg is sustainable…'

    Thanks.

    1. Herndon

      i always thought there should be a brief impact overview – specific to what the aff's claim is [not necessarily tailored to the 1nc's impacts]. So, I would start with "collapse of heg makes great power war inevitable." as a short explanation of your advantage.

      IF you have a specific way that your advantage interacts with the disads – more than the generic "makes wars inev b/c heg is the IL" then make that more tailored argument on the disad.

      Example: Disad has an environment impact. 2ac read a card/make an argument that heg solves for the env't. This functions as an add-on b/c unless you also read impact defense [you should] they cannot jettison the mpx from the debate.

      Note: Others disagree with me for the need for an impact overview, I think they are wrong, but understand the "2ac is about creating arguments on the flow" perspective.

  3. Steve

    In a post or the next podcast could you discuss the speaking drills you use the most with your teams and the ones that you think are the most effective. Thanks!

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