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Debating Speaking Notes Poster

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Years: 5 - 7

A poster with notes on how to speak well during a debate.

Debating notes:

  • Scan around the audience making eye contact with them.
  • Use a loud clear voice. Don’t talk too fast and use expression in your voice to make your speech more interesting.
  • Use hand gestures when appropriate. Don’t hold your palm cards up in front of your face.
  • Stand still. Try not to rock back and forth or shuffle from foot to foot.


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  • Kristina Craner

    Did this resource ever get made? I would love this also.

  • Kristian

    Hi Kate, Thank you for your message and for your suggestion. Please feel free to suggest it via the Changes & Updates tab above. Your request will be voted on by the community. Each week, our team creates the most popular request. If your request hits the top of the list, we’ll be happy to make it for you! Paul.

  • Kate Beamish

    I love this resource. Can I request an addition? I would love a graphic organiser for each member of the debating team, i.e, what is the structure for each speaker. Thank you!