Being able to win a debate isn’t just making sure you know your subject front to back, it’s about being able to overcome your nerves on stage.
You’ve tried your best to make a powerful case, but no-one else seems to agree. What went wrong?
Debating skills can help you in other areas, too, from writing essays and speaking in public, and even understanding global conflicts.
Debating is as much about listening, sharing and learning as it is about arguing. Former City University debate team captain shares his tips on how to be a great debater.
Forget about using big words, common sense will win you that argument.
Debating in English may pose an extra challenge for CMI schools, but language barriers don’t have to stop you from making a winning argument.
Not sure how to prepare for your first debate competition? Here are five tips that will make you feel confident on the big day.
In debate, it doesn’t matter how quick your comebacks are if they don’t follow reason. Here are some logical mistakes to avoid.
There are numerous amounts of workshops designated to help students improve their debating skills.
After a close round, a young junior debater nervously laughed and asked: “Wasn’t this a prepared motion at the world championships? Why is it being used as a junior impromptu motion in Hong Kong?” I didn’t answer, but if I had been pressed I would have said: “Because things have changed.”
Running a debate club in school provides a platform for debate enthusiasts to thrive and grow even faster together.