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Learn how to become an all-around better speaker and conversationalist with this course offered by the International Speech and Debate Academy (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!
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|Section 1: What is Debate and Critical Discussion?|
What is Debate?Preview
Why is Debate Important?Preview
Quiz 1: What is Debate?
|Section 2: Free Live Practice Promotion|
Free Debate Live PracticePreview
Live Practice OrientationPreview
|Section 3: Awareness and Mindset|
Develop Round Vision
Always Assume Victory
Don't Get Pulled into the Opposing Arguments
Quiz 2: Awareness
|Section 4: More Basics of Debate|
Flowing, or Notetaking in Debate
Quiz 3: The Basics of Debate
Quiz 4: Confidence and Research
|Section 5: Fun and Entertaining Practice Debate!|
Practice Debate: Darth Vader vs. Voldemort
|Section 6: The First 8 Strategies of Debate|
Introduction to the Strategies of Debate
1st Strategy of Debate: Find the Flaw
2nd Strategy of Debate: Remove the Line in the Sand
Quiz 5: Strategies 1 & 2
3rd Strategy of Debate: Find the Root
4th Strategy of Debate: Look for the Moral High Ground
Quiz 6: Strategies 3 & 4
5th Strategy of Debate: Call the Bluff
6th Strategy of Debate: Change the Focus
Quiz 7: Strategies 5 & 6
7th Strategy of Debate: Cater to the Judge
8th Strategy of Debate: Move the Scope In
Quiz 8: Strategies 7 & 8
|Section 7: Official Debates|
|Section 8: The 9th and 10th Strategies of Debate|
9th Strategy of Debate: Hold onto Your Cards
10th Strategy of Debate: Overwhelm with Numbers
Quiz 9: Strategies 9 & 10 and Official Debates
|Section 9: The Final Strategy of Debate|
Final Strategy of Debate: The Golden Rule
|Section 10: The 5 Most Common Debate Mistakes|
Diagnostic 1: Make Sure to Address the Other Side
Diagnostic 2: Don't Stop Talking
Diagnostic 3: Don't Get Discouraged
Quiz 10: The Final Strategy and Debate Diagnostics 1, 2, & 3
Diagnostic 4: Personal Upkeep
Diagnostic 5: Be Prepared
Quiz 11: Debate Diagnostics 4 & 5
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!