The strength of debates is to serve as a dialogue between members of an audience. Thus, topics of ethical, political and social relevance are often raised. A good moderator and a succinct set of initial brief talks are essential. The moderator of the debate should be skilled at summarising the key points and focusing the discussion, so that the views of the audience can be effectively aired.
Debates strengthen critical thinking skills as well as communication skills. Depending on the format a debate can be interesting, entertaining and educational.
Everyone who is skilled in organising such an event.
- Search for and decide on a topic and question
- Recruit experts and decide on a suitable moderator
- Find a venue
- Consider microphones
- Promote your debate
There might be some costs for renting the venue, technique and marketing.