A DEBATE ON THE DEBATES
Discussions, deliberations, board meetings, senate meetings, conferences, congressional hearings, parliamentary proceedings and professional debates , for sure, depend on debating capabilities; to put forth your ideas or stand, on the issues and substantiate it with facts, indulge in cogent & effective summation and carry home the communication to finality. If this were to happen in an ideal manner, the result & impact, of debating would have changed the world in a transformational manner. Unfortunately, that is not the case. All other methods of winning over is tried, but for this time tested method.
The nature of TV or TRP debates have their own story; where the din & clamour the only lingering memory at the end of the debate. Debate & debating has historically been for the enlightenment ones, who could make difference to the society & the nations. Most of our electronic media debaters of the day, might have never hit the debating floor, before making it to the small screen. The thoughts & inclination & mode of delivery is well known, the debates with nobody getting wiser & nothing being decided.
In comparison, the constituent assembly debates are being quoted even today and will keep on being quoted. Most of intriguing issues which the nascent country would face were decided with finality, to serve as a guiding principles of governance for all times to come. The lawyers arguments in landmark cases becomes a part of folklore, it’s the epitome of debating capabilities. The recent one at the International Court of Justice impressed us all. That is power of the debate.
In every field of life from the lowest to the highest, debates & the skills which comes as part of this package, decide whether the issue tilts in your favour. Same skills are used in great speeches moving not the physical audience then, but generations later as well. In all the major changes in the world, this trait of a charismatic human being has made the critical difference.
WORTHWHILE DEBATES, DEBATING SKILLS & DEBATING ENVIRONMENT CAN TRANSFORM NATIONS.