I am going to tell you why I have come to love debating. Before joining JCI I would never have considered having a go at debating, but it is a fantastic JCI staple and for good reason!
It is a brilliant place to brush up on your impromptu speaking skills. In debating there is not much time to prepare and you have to react quickly to what the other team is saying. I have had a few people comment that I am normally pretty softly-spoken, but quite the opposite when I debate!
That is the magic of debating, getting swept up in the argument so you can passionately put your point across; even if it is a subject you know nothing about or in reality vehemently disagree with. The beauty of being able to make it up is that anything goes, often with hilarious results.
In debating you are at perfect liberty to bend the truth, make things up and insult the other team. Debates are fast, furious and fun.
We are looking to get some regular teams together to enter the debating competitions at the JCI World Congress in Brussels (31 October to 6 November) and JCI UK National Convention in Sheffield (25 to 27 November). If you are interested then please get in touch!
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This post was written by Sarah Beckwith