The purpose of the debate session is to give attendees a chance to sort out their opinions and summarize it quickly. If you serve as a debate master at the meeting, you are advised as below.
- Prepare a debatable topic that can split into two groups, usually pros and cons.
- Present a brief explanation on the topic and give two teams 5~7 minutes for discussing and picking their debaters.
- Ask three debaters from each team to come up to the front.
- The first and second debaters should finish their remarks in one minute, and the last debater should finalize the comments in 1 minute and 30 seconds.