Author(s): Claire Duffy
Age range 10+ Welcome to the world of school debating and public speaking, the best training ground for speaking, reasoning, arguing and looking critically at the big issues of today. Claire Duffy not only demystifies the process of debating and public speaking, but makes it fun by drawing on her many years of experience working directly with students, using language to which they relate. Learn all about the best way to prepare, the persuasive power of reason, the art of argument and rebuttal, and how to lose graciously. Including tips from the pros and a wealth of examples throughout, this guide is the essential handbook for making every spoken word count.
Claire Duffy is the Speech Communications Co-ordinator at The Scots College in Sydney, and runs a consulting practice that assists people with communication skills. A former high-school English teacher, Claire spent ten years in senior positions in government and non-profit organisations. She counts many award-winning school debaters and public speakers among her trainees and is the mother of an international champion debater.