Speaking Style

Speaker: Davis Berlind

Main take-aways from this video:

  • Good debaters are adaptable
  • Ask your judge what his or her debate experience is
  • Adjust your debate style to your judge
  • Explain more terms if your judge is less experienced
  • Focus on clash with more experienced judges

Suggested Exercise:

  • Give a speech to partner two times
  • The first time, pretend your partner has never judged a debate before, and the second time, pretend he or she is an experienced debater
  • Try to change your speaking style in your speech based on who your partner is pretending to be
  • After giving two speeches, the debater will become the judge and his/her partner will give the new speaker