Oops! Don't forget this in an Original Oratory

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I was watching an Original Oratory round recently, and I saw a speech that reminded me of this key factor to a winning OO:

DO NOT FORGET TO REFUTE THE COUNTER-POINT TO YOUR ARGUMENT!

A lot of Original Oratories try to prove a point about a subject the speaker feels strongly about, but for every point there is usually an equal and opposite counter-point. So near the end of speech, pick the most common objective to your OO's position and refute it by applying the evidence from the previous sections of your speech!

Doing this will help add further credibility to your Original Oratory.

hmmmm, what else is a must-have in an OO?

I would say a given must-have is reliable evidence. Also, a variety of it (not all from one-two sources).

It's irritating when you listen to a speech and realize the evidence is thin, the list of sources even thinner. What does a narrow bit of "evidence" prove anyway?

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