Achieving Debating Success

Ron Thomas
Director and Faciliator of Speak with Power
All the knowledge, skills and resources to make your debaters winners
Target Audience
All English and Enhancement teachers and debating coordinators
11 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This seminar will give you the resources to effectively train your students for debating success; and to provide them with the skills to reach the highest level.

Audience

All English and Enhancement teachers and debating coordinators

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Participants will workshop debate preparation
They will prepare speeches
They will participate in a mini debate or practice adjudication


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Face to Face - Individual in Australia (NSW) at this time.

Sessions

Debating essentials Method, Matter and the Rules

1 hour and 40 minutes

• Benefits of Debating 5 mins
• What is a debate Physical demonstration 5 mins
• Speakers’ Roles, Matter, Method and Manner Manual/Video 20 mins
• How to create the most effective team: speaker types
• Structuring the Debate, the speech and the team case
Divide group into 4
Concrete topic: Affirmative and negative
Abstract topic: Affirmative and negative
Preparation strategies steps 1 – 7 Bridge Diagram 50 mins
• Advanced Matter and method techniques 10 mins
• Sample Matter Outline 5 min
• Great Matter resources Debatabase 5 mins

Delivering the Speech to win the debate – Manner

1 hour and 40 minutes

Teaching Powerful speaking Delivery skills Workshops 30 mins
Constructing and delivering a Persuasive Speech 10 mins
Advanced Manner teaching strategies Manner cards 10 mins
How to teach advanced speech writing skills 10 mins
Preparation Strategies Speaker templates 30 mins
How to manage Secret Topics 10 mins

The Winning Team – putting it all together

1 hour and 40 minutes

Debate and adjudicate it 20 mins
Types of Rebuttal and consequent strategies 20 mins Adjudication Tips Adjudication sheets 10 mins
Advanced debating tactics Video 3# 20 mins
Effective strategies to teach Rebuttal skills 20 mins
Plenary/Evaluation 10 mins

What To Bring

Nothing but pen and paper or device

User Rating

4.9

Latest Reviews

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Achieving Debating Success
28/03/2017

A good overview of all aspects.

Achieving Debating Success
by Amy Wilde on 28/03/2017

A great variety of teaching strategies used by Ron and he has aided us by providing resources as well.

Achieving Debating Success
by Janaya Fenech on 28/03/2017

Fantastic engagement, information and activities.I learned a lot.

Achieving Debating Success
28/03/2017

Great course. Dynamic and well-presented.Inclusive of everyone. Lots of resources on after and Ron was very approachable and helpful. Quiet fun!

Achieving Debating Success
28/03/2017

Practical activities combined with handouts, videos and PowerPoint. Very helpful and excellent information and practice.

Achieving Debating Success
28/03/2017

Interesting and fun.Really great-content.

Achieving Debating Success
28/03/2017

Interesting and fun.Really great-content.

Achieving Debating Success
by Trent Robinson on 28/03/2017

Great variety of activities and informative.

Achieving Debating Success
28/03/2017

There was so much in this PL (including resources) that I can confidently go back with and use with my students.

Achieving Debating Success
28/03/2017

I absolutely loved this course. Ron presented incredibly thorough techniques to help me develop my students debating techniques.

Achieving Debating Success
28/03/2017

A very good course to outline the expectations and standards of debating, while also including practical exercises.


About the team


Ron Thomas

Creator

Australia wide Facilitator and Key note speaker for various Teacher Training providers in the Australian Curriculum, English, Writing, Drama and Debating.
Facilitator for G.A.T.E.WAYS gifted and talented students programs nationwide. Author of ‘Engaging Students in Drama’ Phoenix Education. Workshop presenter for VATE and Drama Victoria. My business runs seminars in Public Speaking, Leadership and Debating skills for students. I also run in school seminars for staff in the above plus English in the Australian Curriculum. Published Feature writer and poet.