Saturday, February 24, 2024

Social media debate top 7

It is difficult to spend more than two minutes on social media without coming across people engaging in arguments that are unproductive and mean spirited. 

I have always enjoyed a respectful debate and today offer my …

Top 7 Ways to Win a Debate on Social Media

  1. Do your research before engaging. Having relevant facts supported by data in your back pocket almost guarantees a good result.
  2. Be selective. Engaging in a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent is a waste of time.
  3. Pay attention to your counterpart’s argument. It’s not a debate if you keep hammering away at your position without taking into account valid points from the other side. Intellectual vulnerability is a powerful concept that ensures lessons are learned and argumentation proficiency improves.
  4. Stick to logic. Critical thinking and a solution-based approach are … critical.
  5. Avoid name calling. As soon as you make it a personal attack, you lose. It shows weakness, and the audience loses respect for you.
  6. Avoid rabbit holes. If your counterpart heads down a confusing path that diverts from your central argument, don’t go there!
  7. After crushing your counterpart, avoid doing a happy dance in public. Few people like sore losers but even fewer like arrogant winners.

#debate

#criticalthinking

Rob Driscoll
Rob Driscoll
Rob Driscoll is co-founder and president of BIG Media Ltd. He is a writer and entrepreneur who is deeply committed to elevating the level of coverage of our society's most pressing matters as well as the level of respect in public discourse.
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