Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational
2019 — Colleyville, TX/US
Kristi Braley Paradigm
I am fine with a healthy pace, but don't like a full on scream-and-gasp, stomping spread; I like to be able to actually process what you say. Be sure to emphasize key points and signpost. If I don't flow it, it is unlikely that I will vote off of it. I like to hear authors' credentials the first time it's presented (per TFA rules of evidence) and heavily frown upon power-tagging and heavy paraphrasing. Don't tell me, "I have a card that says..." unless you actually read the card and citation. I want to hear actual application of evidence/analysis through the round. Weigh impacts and pull through framework. Rudeness and condescension will do you no favors for speaks. Note (for what it's worth): I am a former policy debater from a traditional circuit and have been coaching LD, PF, Congress, and speech events across multiple circuits for years. Please avoid confusing traditional with lay, as I'm fine with debate jargon, etc. Feel free to ask me any clarification questions before the round.
Nisha Elete Paradigm
Cat Gross Paradigm
Ali Hajibeiji Paradigm
I have background in CX, PF, and Congress.
I do not mind spreading as long as articulation and clearness are not sacrificed. I don't mind jokes or humor, but nothing that withdraws from the overall stratus of the debate. I primarily vote off of who I believe has convinced me the most, or who has the strongest arguments.
Answering framework in PF is very important to me. I am okay with you conceding framework as long as it has still been answered. Well-written and clearly researched topics would give me more reason to vote for you. I do pay attention to all form of logistics, but I prefer you to not throw random numbers without a.strategy, or b.evidence/warrant. The more specific the source, and more official, the better it sits with me and being persuaded.
Overall I am very happy to hear your arguments and your debates. Jokes and humor always sit well and always stay calm. I am nothing more than a junior in varsity debate. Good luck!
*Meme cases are also fun.
Yabin Hu Paradigm
Yongkang Ma Paradigm
Renee McDowell Paradigm
I graduated from UTA with a major in Political Science and a minor in economics. I graduated from SMU with an EMBA (Executive Master of Business Administration).
I tend to follow economic arguments pretty well. With that said, if you run it wrong or you don't fully understand it, I'll be able to tell. I won't automatically vote you down though, both sides should agree on how specific arguments like that functions and I'll vote based on the agreed upon function.
Things to Keep in Mind:
- I tend to favor longterm impacts over short-term impacts, so I would suggest doing some weighing on timeframe throughout the round.
- Crossfire is a 3 minute period to ask questions. I heard your constructive speech the first time, I don't need to hear it again. And if you spend 45 seconds just avoiding the question because you don't want to answer, I will doc your speaks
- Don't go crazy on the voters. I don't need 30 reasons why I should vote for you. Just keep it short and weigh both sides
- I haven't been judging long enough to follow spreading. Not to mention, it's PF, you shouldn't be talking fast anyway.
- Weighing is very important. I won't do any work for you, tell me why you won.
Ramakrishna Nadella Paradigm
Anisha Navendra Paradigm
rohit Panjwnai Paradigm
Edward Romo Paradigm
Cynthia Shi Paradigm
Scott Shuda Paradigm
I am a parent judge. While in high-school, I participated on the national-level in C-X and Congress-style events. Because I learned some bad habits from C-X debate, habits that that sometimes hurt my ability to be a persuasive speaker as an adult, I have a bias for speakers and teams able to make clear, reasonable and well-considered arguments. You won’t win the round by having one perfect card (e.g., global extinction), you will win by using cards to build arguments that hold up better than those put forward by the other side.
Please slow down. Use all of your prep time. I will not be persuaded if I can’t understand you or follow your flow.