Whether it was about media pitching or the importance of titles, there was plenty of opportunity to turn these healthy discussions into heated ones, and perhaps they even appeared that way.
But honestly, this post isn’t about debate topics and who won or who lost. It’s about how much there is to gain from hearing the different views of people.
The way I look at it, these types of conversations create an awesome environment where all sides have the chance to learn something new and get a fresh perspective on the topic being discussed. Remember, people are not always going to agree with you or take your side on an issue. In fact, once in a while someone is going to come along and prove you wrong about a point you made or make a compelling argument against your original statement. You might even get mad. That’s OK. Did you learn something? Then you’ve won!
At the end of the day, no matter what topic you are debating nothing is better than speaking with another person who is just as passionate as you are about a particular issue. You almost always learn something from the experience, and I certainly learned a few things this week.
So the next time you are involved in a debate over a PR issue or any issue for that matter, remember that it’s not about who is right and who is wrong. It’s about the education that you got from it that will make you a better, more knowledgeable person in the long run.
- The Top Three Sites To Debate Topics With Others (makeuseof.com)
- Debate Prep 101 – Lights. Camera. Reaction. Political Debates in the Age of the Instant Soundbyte and The Tea Party (prweb.com)
- The “Deadly Spin” On PR: Where Wendell Potter Gets It Right (crenshawcomm.com)