Do you know how to win an argument?
Debate is all about playing a game, either you win or you lose.
It’s a war where sometimes you’ll have to deal with your best friends. It’s a part of our life.
Doing what it takes to win a debate, because you have to win.
Even if opposing mates are someone you hate the most, this is the best way to start a war with them. “War of words”
You know, when you’re given a motion but you still lose the debate.
Even if you do your best but the other side wins! Because you lack the knowledge!
Now, the first thing you have to do is to Search on Google, click on every link.
Even check the images and bars on internet.
And don’t forget to check the news bar; you need to pick up issues with some real life examples. That’s how you’re going to be strong.
If you’re on an opposing or proposing side, the other chair is going to speak with no obstacle and no mistake. It’s really hard to figure out the rebuttals but it isn't that difficult.
Even if you’re cool and calm person who always supports the truth.
Mind that it’s a debate and you've to win.
To win the argument, sometimes you’ll have to support the odds by taking things negatively.
Just for that moment, you have to think negative, to oppose them.
E.g. if they make a point saying “social media is used for chatting”
Think negative, don’t leave winning points without rebuttals.
Say “if it’s about chatting, then why do we even have mouth?”
Note: don’t just raise questions, explain the theory.
You have to speak for at least seven minutes! You know that?
These seven minutes are the most hectic minutes of our life.
You actually have to speak without a pause.
HOW? It’s quite easy! “Make your personal story”
but the story should be based on real facts and an argument. While telling a story elaborate what you say, you need to utilise your time.
Adding unnecessary comments or arguments is one of the most likely pitfalls of writing a political debate. Make absolutely certain that each and every comment that your characters voice is for a specific purpose. Everything must have an intended result and meaning.
It’s not only about the two teams;
remember the audiences and judge is watching you.
Debate isn’t about showing emotions, you need to be strong and hard as rock.
If a mother lost her son, she just lost it because ( give political reasons )
don’t be like “ a mom lost her only precious son, she cried all day and night, her tears were falling like rain drops, blah…blah…”
You don’t only have to sit and listen. It’s quite obvious that while thinking negative, questions will arise in your mind.
No, don’t hide them in your head; don’t think too much, just raise questions.
Raise your hand, say point of information and continue doing that until the speaker takes the question.
If this technique fails, don’t worry!
you can still raise this in your rebuttals
Even if you’re losing or winning, you don’t have to be yourself.
Remember it’s a team work and this is the best thing about debate.
Even if your mates are your biggest enemies, you need to forget everything about it.
“share your points, share your arguments”
When we take about debate, it means that you can’t include any religion.
If you try to include any religion, you’re going to lose your point.
And if the other chair has a strong argument based on religion, you can still oppose it by saying “I'm an atheist”
Now if including the religion is very important but you don’t know how?
Here is a trick “explain the religion, then prove a point”
It’s better if you won’t involve any religion.
This is the best part for being on the proposing side. You actually get a chance to define the motion in whatever way you want.
The debate is all based on the definition.
Defining is easy but you need to make it hard for the opposing side.
If the opposing team has a very story argument or any argument but you define the motion in some other way, they’ll have to change their arguments.
E.g. if the motion is
“THBT smoking should be banned”
define the motion as “smoking is a candy, people love it! And it makes them feel good.”
If you want to get over them, listen to the other chair very carefully.
Remember that every point is based on this point.
It’s quite simple! Listen to them with all ears.
Elaborate your arguments but the arguments should be worth talking about.
Just like you have a chapter in a book. Let’s say ‘gravity’
first the writer explains what gravity is and to clearly make us understand, he includes some sub-topics like ‘g on earth, value of gravity, free-fall, etc.’
That’s what debate is about! You have to speak about the motion with subtopics.
Now replace sub-topics with arguments. Yes! That’s it.
Remember that the argument should be strong.
e.g. “ smoking should be banned because it causes lung cancer”
not like “smoking should be banned because I don’t like it”
No matter what the motion is, and whoever is on the other side, and even if you’re shivering.
You don’t need to show it, they’re going to play with your weaknesses.
Act like you know everything and you’re going to win the debate.
And don’t look at the next chair while answering a question or while speaking, look at the judge and audiences, try to make them laugh.
And be confident.
E.g. if the chair asks you a POI like “If someone want to look like bill gates, can he?
No, no! Don’t think about it! He’s confusing you,
try answering positively.
Say “oh yes! Why not”
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