My philosophy is summarized like this:
- Style and substance, over speed, is key to winning. I don't care about how fast you read your cards, this is irrelevant. What I am far more interested in the strategy of your case (on and off), and how is this relevant to the resolution.
- Even though my specialty was in Topicality, I do not recommend that it becomes your 'bread and butter.' There are far other ways to prove the case is (in)valid, and only should be used if it's THAT important (Aff teams should throw in reverse voters if they feel its blatant).
- ...of course, If you run a Reverse Voter (AFF) in T, then by all means...
- Running a K or theory argument is fun, but make sure you tell me how its relevant to the case (how it turns the case, disproves solvency, implication outweighs, etc.). Failure to do so will make me not vote on it.
- Have fun, and be respectful. Its a sport of the mind, but at the same time I implore all debaters to relax and have fun while participating.