On Tuesday 11th August 2018 instead of our regular meeting, Zuriberg Toastmasters held a debate night. The evening consisted of two debates, each with two teams of two people. Debating is a great opportunity for teams not only to develop their speech giving skills, but also quick thinking, logical argument forming and answering on the spot questions.
Our first competent Debate Master started the night off as debate master proposing the motion “This house believes that all disposal plastic should be banned by 2020”. The debate between the proposition and opposition soon got underway, with some exciting questions at the end. A brief evaluation was given, with some relevant feedback.
After the dinner break, the next debate followed from another one of our experienced members, with the more theologically themed motion “This house believes that it’s nice to be important but more important to be nice”. Again another tense but exciting debate ensued.
The night was an overall success, both the audience and debaters learnt something and was a nice change from the usual program. The winners were announced and a small gift awarded to the winning team.
Thank you all for your attendance, participation (especially those who took a role) and for the feedback given. A particular well done to the winners of the debates.