Debating 101



Winning a debate is a mixture of confidence, active listening, and getting comfortable with uncomfortable. This 20-minute course covers the fundamentals of debating, how to argue both sides of the conversation, and how to leverage your opponents’ points to work for you.


If you’re looking to build your public speaking skills and master the art of debating, then this is the course for you.


Course Includes:

  • Why debating is good
  • Learn how to structure your argument
  • Tips on increasing your confidence
  • Increasing confidence
  • Learning from the opposing team
  • What makes a great debater?
  • Getting comfortable with uncomfortable
  • Arguing both sides


Our students have gone on to do great things! Graduates of Stand Up and Speak programs have won various local, provincial, and national awards. Our students have gained entry to the private school of their choosing and landed their desired jobs. See their stories at


At Stand Up and Speak we believe in building confident communicators. Since 2001 that has been our main goal. Our new video library is just one component to the Stand Up and Speak curriculum. We also offer in person and online ‘live’ programs ranging from a one-hour class to our 8-month competitive program. See all of our programs at