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Debate strategy: knowing what to expect and how to respond

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How to identify the points you need to prove and anticipate the likely objections of opposing viewpoints

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After learning about the theory behind these skills and learning to apply them in small group exercises in the morning, practice thinking and speaking under pressure in the impromptu quickfire debates in the afternoon. Join us afterwards for drinks at the bar downstairs to get to know the rest of the GDC community and receive extra feedback on your performance in the afternoon debates from your trainer.

About this workshop

Planning for a debate may feel like a guessing game if you're not sure what to expect. However, while it is true that you cannot predict what the other side will say, you can predict what they should say by anticipating the big questions your debate will need to answer. This workshop will look at how to identify those questions and plan ahead for what to expect from both sides before the debate has even begun.

About your trainer

Tony is the lead trainer and Director of the Great Debaters Club training programme, which he designed and launched in 2015, and recipient of the 2019 UK TOYP award for academic leadership. He has taught debating on four continents and designed bespoke courses for a range of clients including: businesses in the marketing, energy, and finance sectors, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the French War College, the Canadian Coast Guard, City University Law School, and many more.

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11.00 - 13.30: Morning masterclass

13.30 - 14.15: Lunch break*

14.15 - 16.30: Impromptu test debates

16.30 - evening: Evening social

*please note lunch is not included in the price of this ticket or membership of the club, but can be purchased at the venue in the downstairs bar.

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