Toastmasters UK North & Ireland

The Great Cornerstone Debate

Date(s) - 15/04/2024
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Online event:  Registration Here

The Cornerstone Communicators Advanced Toastmasters Club cordially  invites you to attend :

The Cornerstone Great Debate Hosted By Debate Chair John Allsop

Zoom room opens: 19:15 for a 19:30 start and will end at 21:00

What’s the most compelling thing you can learn through honing your debating skills? Here are three reasons:

1. Enhanced Persuasiveness: Debate skills equip individuals with the ability to construct well-reasoned arguments, anticipate counterarguments, and effectively rebut opposing points of view. This translates directly into public speaking, where the goal often involves persuading the audience to adopt a particular viewpoint or take a specific action. By honing debate skills, speakers can present their ideas with greater clarity, coherence, and persuasiveness, thereby increasing their ability to influence and inspire others.

2. Improved Critical Thinking: Engaging in debates requires participants to critically analyze information, evaluate evidence, and think on their feet. These skills are invaluable in public speaking contexts, where speakers must navigate complex topics, address audience questions or objections, and adapt their arguments in real-time. By fostering critical thinking abilities, debate skills enable speakers to craft more compelling and nuanced presentations, ultimately enhancing their credibility and effectiveness as communicators.

3. Confidence and Poise: Participating in debates often involves speaking in front of an audience, which can help individuals develop confidence and poise in public speaking settings. Through repeated practice and constructive feedback, debaters learn to manage nervousness, maintain composure under pressure, and communicate with conviction. These qualities not only contribute to more engaging and dynamic presentations but also empower speakers to connect with their audience on a deeper level, fostering trust and rapport. Overall, debate skills serve as a valuable foundation for effective public speaking, offering individuals the tools they need to articulate their ideas, engage with diverse perspectives, and make a meaningful impact on their audience.


Don’t just take our word for it, come along and find out more by participating in the experience.

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