Class Debates - Dr. Wilson Public Speaking Lecture Notes...

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Dr. Wilson Lecture Notes Public Speaking Class Debates Debates consist of a series of speeches for (affirmative speeches) and against (negative speeches) a topic. Each debate features two speakers: an affirmative speaker and a negative speaker. The debates will follow a format of: First Affirmative Speech 6 Minutes Maximum First Negative Speech 4 Minutes Maximum Second Affirmative Speech 3 Minutes Maximum Second Negative Speech 4 Minutes Maximum Final Affirmative Speech 3 Minutes Maximum Students will pick a topic from the three topics selected by the class. The first affirmative speech states why the speaker favors the topic (or proposition). The first affirmative speech is the only speech actually prepared before the debate. During the first affirmative speech, the negative speaker should make notes of the major points made by the affirmative speaker and write down his or her answers to those points. Those notes then become the outline for what the negative
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