Speaker: Andrew Wang

Main take-aways from this video:

  • The rebuttal is a 4 minute speech, and it comes second in the round
  • Give the judge a clear roadmap before your speech
  • First part of the speech: Support your own case
  • Second: Expand your contentions (arguments)
  • Third: Attack your opponents’ contentions
  • Fourth: Do impact analysis

Suggested Exercise:

  • Practice making a rebuttal speech that has a roadmap as well as the four main parts to a rebuttal speech
  • Have a partner record if you cover all the parts of the speech; if you do not, try giving the speech again