Presentation on theme: " Crisis is a fast pace debate style in which delegates can commit actions which have both repercussions and rewards In crisis there is no speakers’"— Presentation transcript:
Crisis is a fast pace debate style in which delegates can commit actions which have both repercussions and rewards In crisis there is no speakers’ list—instead, it’s a perpetual moderated caucus with frequent unmoderated caucuses occurring Action is imperative in crisis and can be taken in three ways: directives, communiques, and press releases (discussed in further slides)
Crisis aims to show delegates many things. The first being how actions have consequences and how thoughtful actions can make a difference as to how one effects the world. The second being how personal motives and actions shape the world around them. An independent person represents a range of people and ideals and they stand for bettering those people’s beliefs—if it is within their values. There is never the whole committees ideals coming to play, but a wide range of ideas that eventually affect the climate of the issues the committee reflects.
Directives come in two forms: Committee directives, and Personal directives Committee Directives are short working papers focusing on specific topics. They are passed as a whole by the committee. Personal Directives are sent to the crisis staff and address portfolio powers expressed in the dossier. Personal directives usually entail personal motives of a character and are addressed to specific people who can act out such motives— essentially, directives are to direct or lead those who the person enacting them has authority over.
Communiques are for communication and are addressed to people a character has contact with—usually people under a character or people a character is trying to reach out to. Communiques tend to ask questions or are used to communicate information found out in committee to specific people. Communiques may be made by an entire committee if they wish to contact someone as a whole.
Press Releases are used as announcements to large groups of people. Most press releases are sent by the committee to inform the public of issues or to make a statement to another party. Personal press releases may be issue (if it is in the power of a character) to announce to the committee aspects of their “behind-the-scenes” work (on the discretion of the crisis staff) if they have not already done so in a speech.
Research your character—their mannerisms, aspriations, and values are important to emulate in committee Come in with a plan—know what your character would want to do in a committee and push the committee and your personal actions towards that goal Be specific—your committee powers rely on your ability to know who you can reach out to and who works with you (most powers derive from controlling certain sectors); be sure to answer who, what, when, where, and why in your actions to crisis Remember—every person in a committee is important; find your person’s purpose and fulfill it to the max