In Sociocracy, what is the difference between speaking in rounds and using popcorn style?

Rounds do not guarantee a deepening of discussion. Nothing guarantees that. Rounds provide equivalence: every voice is heard. Rounds support listening better than popcorn style. A Circle can decide to have a period of popcorn discussion to see if that generates more creativity or deepening, and then return to a round to see where everyone is.

For more information, check out our handbook Many Voices One Song section 5.5