I remembered the logical, backed, sensible stuff. Everything else faded into the background almost as soon as it was said.I second that. Public Forum speeches are so brief that flowing isn't needed. Practice your listening, and they'll practice their speaking.
I'll continue to flow LD forever. But I'm so happy with this experiment of not taking notes in Public Forum.
I hope others will join me. I think it will result in better PF Debate, and over the long haul better debates than the one I saw. Our sharp kids will hone their skills to communicate, rather than to laud silly cards like anybody cared.
Mar 8, 2007
please don't flow in Public Forum
As an update to a previous discussion, some advice: