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DEBATISM X FORMAT

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DEBATISM X FORMAT

Thank  you for considering participating on my show. I am calling this format, Debatism X. The aim of the show is to promote attentive listening and reduce interruptions during debates. To facilitate this, I've introduced a clock and a system to prevent participants from talking over each other.  Upon joining the Zoom link provided, I'll give you a link to a webpage with a buzzer, which will be utilized throughout the debate.

 

Typically, the debate will last 60 minutes in total, with 30 minutes allocated to each participant, plus brief introductions, conclusions, and Super Chats. Therefore, please anticipate a total duration of 90 minutes. When you start speaking, your clock will begin counting down. Once you finish speaking, your clock will stop, and your opponent's clock will commence when they begin speaking.

 

The show commences with a hello to you both, you'll get to say hi to the audience or a short bio if needed. We will then have a random coin toss and the participant who wins the coin toss decides whether to go first or second. Then, each participant will give a one-minute introductory statement. This should be a succinct presentation of your position and the reasons behind it, rather than a personal introduction.

 

During the debate, if your opponent feels the need to interject, they can signal by hitting their buzzer. Upon hearing the buzzer, I will initiate a 10-second countdown in my head. After the countdown, I will mute the speaker and unmute the person who rang the buzzer. Following this, there will be at least one minute of uninterrupted speaking time before the buzzer can be used again. Each participant can use the buzzer twice throughout the debate, though if the debate extends to 45 minutes, a third use will be allowed.

 

The primary objective is to foster a balanced exchange of ideas without excessive interruption. If a participant monopolizes the discussion, they will have the opportunity to present their arguments fully before the other participant can respond. Ultimately, the goal is to facilitate constructive and respectful conversations.