Teaching Tools

Rebuttal Re-Gives

Similar to the pick-up rebuttal described above, the process is for the student to deliver a final speech, but this time it is a final speech from a debate in which the student participated, or a debate which the student witnessed and flowed.

One way to set the stage is to have the student tear off the final column of the flow and to attach another column, a blank one, to the flow.

This exercise works best in a one-on-one setting with a coach: the student gives the speech again (re-gives it) in order to continuously improve the performance. Ideally, the speech should be given three times or more in order to keep improving even small elements of the speech.