, the practice
of cramming as much information
into your speech as possible, by speaking as rapidly as you can. Typically done in policy debate
. Speaking in a monotone
, being "lazy" with your articulation
, and speaking in your head voice
(in a slightly higher pitch
than your normal register
) can assist you in speaking faster.
The practice of spreading is not about communication, discourse, or policy analysis. It is about competition, specifically, about winning, thanks to debate judges who decide rounds based on sheer amount of evidence instead of rhetorical persuasion.