How to Interpret Your Speaker Points

How to Interpret Your Speaker Points

“Speaker points” is an appropriate but potentially misleading label for the individual scores debaters receive on their ballots. One widespread misconception (especially among LD debaters) is that the “speaker” in “speaker points” refers to the quality of a...
How to Improve: SWOT Your Ballots

How to Improve: SWOT Your Ballots

As Chip and Dan Heath (also authors of our favorite communications book, Made to Stick) note in their book “Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard,” improvement is often about capitalizing on the “bright spots.” A similar point is made by Charles Duhigg in...