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Hey, what’s up guys. This is my second post about debating skills. So have you tried your debuts in debating? If so, you might want to know how to improve it to the next level? I will tell you some secrets and tips for upgrading your debating skills, RIGHT NOW =)
1. Learn time management
The first and the most difficult part of debating for me was Time Management. By official rules, you have to speak 6 minutes if you are Intro, 5 minutes if you are Body or Conclusion. Beginners often complain that it is difficult task to do. However, practice makes perfect. By this motto, we played debates daily in our center. Here are some tasks to do in order to speak longer:
2. Learn how to search for arguments
Sometimes it can be difficult to find enough and valuable arguments for your speech. Some topics can be 70 to 30, which means one side is more difficult to be explained. Something like `Nuclear Power`. If you have a chance, choose an easier one. If no, you have to know how to search for arguments.
3. Use special vocabulary
To win a debate, you have to know how to use your language properly. Every speaker has his/her own structure. You should learn how to introduce your arguments, how to contrast them with opponents’ arguments and conclude your speech.
4. Learn how to find counterarguments
In order to do that you should listen carefully to your opponents’ arguments and find little understatements about their speech. If the opponent says “Social networks spoil teenagers”, you could say “I disagree because teenagers who use social networks are more confident in socializing with people. They join groups and communities which help them to broaden their outlook”. But be careful, opponents can also find counter arguments against you.
Here are some secrets which will make your speech and results better: