An In-Depth Approach to Debate and Critical Discussion

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  • Lectures 32
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Learn how to become an all-around better speaker and conversationalist with this course offered by the International Speech and Debate Academy (ISDA)!

About ISDA

We are a public speaking and debate tutoring company founded by gold medalist Speech and Debate collegiate competitors. Our company’s goal is to reach out to people of all ages and walks of life and help them to become better and more effective debaters. We understand the importance of being a skilled debater, and wish to pass on our knowledge to you!

Our Motto and Mission Statement

Practical skills for practical people.

Communication is Key to Success!

In our program, we distill all the aspects of formal debating and break it down for you so you can learn how to become a master conversationalist from the ground up! We feel that while most programs will teach you basic surface level ways to become better at debating, we want to help you understand the science behind communication and show you how you can shape your world by simply using your voice.

Application is Important!

Part of the process of becoming a better debater, is to actually apply the knowledge gained. If you just sit through all of the lessons and don’t apply any of the information, it’s likely you will not be benefited. The best way to learn is by doing, so it is important that while enrolled in this course you apply the knowledge gained to your everyday life. There will be something we call “Critical Thinking Exercises” which will be suggested assignments that are fun and easy ways to apply the knowledge you have gained through our course.

FREE Live Practice Session!

Upon completion of the course and 30 days after purchase, message us to schedule a free group practice session. No other course offers this! Get real practice and feedback from a seasoned professional. This offer will not last forever!

Continue Your Education

If you really enjoy this program, and wish to further your education and training, check out International Speech and Debate Academy and discover our tutoring programs, where you can receive live online tutoring with one of our many highly qualified instructors!

What are the requirements?

  • Bring a positive attitude.
  • Cultivate a willingness to learn.
  • Develop a desire to succeed.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • FREE Live Practice! (More Information Above and In Video Below!)
  • Command the attention in a room (online or off)
  • Better articulate your thoughts
  • Gain confidence
  • Be able to participate or compete in high-level discussions
  • Construct solid arguments in real time
  • Become a better persuader

What is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for anyone who needs a well structured way of becoming better at debating and critical discussion.
  • If you just sit through all of the lessons and don’t apply any of the information, it’s likely you will not be benefited. The best way to learn is by doing, so it is important that while enrolled in this course you apply the knowledge gained to your everyday life.
  • Professionals and business people who must communicate in high level discussions will greatly benefit from our strategies of debate.
  • Those who have to do their doctoral defenses will greatly benefit from the strategies as well.
  • Any and all students:
  • Middle School Students
  • High School Students
  • College/University Students
  • Graduate Students

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: What is Debate and Critical Discussion?
Introduction
Preview
03:14
What is Debate?
Preview
01:48
Why is Debate Important?
Preview
05:19
Quiz 1: What is Debate?
4 questions
Section 2: Free Live Practice Promotion
Free Debate Live Practice
Preview
01:55
Live Practice Orientation
Preview
1 page
Section 3: Awareness and Mindset
Develop Round Vision
09:23
Time Management
04:40
Always Assume Victory
04:02
Don't Get Pulled into the Opposing Arguments
03:22
Quiz 2: Awareness
5 questions
Section 4: More Basics of Debate
Ettiquette
05:40
Flowing, or Notetaking in Debate
05:02
Quiz 3: The Basics of Debate
5 questions
Confidence
04:30
Research
04:42
Quiz 4: Confidence and Research
4 questions
Section 5: Fun and Entertaining Practice Debate!
Practice Debate: Darth Vader vs. Voldemort
12:35
Section 6: The First 8 Strategies of Debate
Introduction to the Strategies of Debate
05:32
1st Strategy of Debate: Find the Flaw
05:30
2nd Strategy of Debate: Remove the Line in the Sand
05:23
Quiz 5: Strategies 1 & 2
5 questions
3rd Strategy of Debate: Find the Root
04:05
4th Strategy of Debate: Look for the Moral High Ground
06:16
Quiz 6: Strategies 3 & 4
5 questions
5th Strategy of Debate: Call the Bluff
04:27
6th Strategy of Debate: Change the Focus
06:07
Quiz 7: Strategies 5 & 6
5 questions
7th Strategy of Debate: Cater to the Judge
05:54
8th Strategy of Debate: Move the Scope In
04:37
Quiz 8: Strategies 7 & 8
4 questions
Section 7: Official Debates
Official Debates
06:44
Section 8: The 9th and 10th Strategies of Debate
9th Strategy of Debate: Hold onto Your Cards
04:55
10th Strategy of Debate: Overwhelm with Numbers
05:01
Quiz 9: Strategies 9 & 10 and Official Debates
5 questions
Section 9: The Final Strategy of Debate
Final Strategy of Debate: The Golden Rule
01:47
Section 10: The 5 Most Common Debate Mistakes
Diagnostic 1: Make Sure to Address the Other Side
02:50
Diagnostic 2: Don't Stop Talking
03:12
Diagnostic 3: Don't Get Discouraged
03:17
Quiz 10: The Final Strategy and Debate Diagnostics 1, 2, & 3
5 questions
Diagnostic 4: Personal Upkeep
03:39
Diagnostic 5: Be Prepared
02:37
Quiz 11: Debate Diagnostics 4 & 5
5 questions

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International Speech and Debate

We are a public speaking and debate academy founded by gold medalist Speech and Debate collegiate competitors. Our academy’s goal is to reach out to people of all ages and walks of life and help them to become better and more effective speakers and debaters. We understand the importance of being a skilled debater, and wish to pass on our knowledge to you!

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