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1 Training Session #1

2 Agenda Quick overview on Quick overview on Public SpeakingPublic Speaking Debate in MUNDebate in MUN Mock Debate Mock Debate Refreshments Refreshments

3 Importance of Public Speaking in MUN Public speaking is one of the most important tools needed for Model UN Public speaking is one of the most important tools needed for Model UN Conveying member state’s positionConveying member state’s position Building consensusBuilding consensus Formulating resolutionsFormulating resolutions Limit in speaking time – so, speak efficientlyLimit in speaking time – so, speak efficiently If it’s your first time, do not worry because your public speaking skills will flourish through practice in MUN If it’s your first time, do not worry because your public speaking skills will flourish through practice in MUN Apply public speaking skills even during informal debate: Apply public speaking skills even during informal debate: Caucus: informally speaking, but keep important public- speaking skills in mindCaucus: informally speaking, but keep important public- speaking skills in mind

4 Public Speaking and MUN Afraid of speaking in front of a large group? Afraid of speaking in front of a large group? First and foremost, be WELL PREPARED!First and foremost, be WELL PREPARED! LISTEN and LEARNLISTEN and LEARN Help out in the making of resolutions and make sure you are always in time for roll callHelp out in the making of resolutions and make sure you are always in time for roll call Ask your MUN exec for tips during the conference, we’d love to help!Ask your MUN exec for tips during the conference, we’d love to help!

5 Tips on Public Speaking Prepare Prepare Practice Practice Captivate your audience Captivate your audience Eliminate unnecessary “filler” words (i.e., “uh”) Eliminate unnecessary “filler” words (i.e., “uh”) Pace yourself Pace yourself Chose a powerful posture Chose a powerful posture Gesture Gesture Get to the point Get to the point Speak elegantly – critique another point of view in a constructive way, rather than criticizing it. Speak elegantly – critique another point of view in a constructive way, rather than criticizing it.

6 Types of Debate in MUN Formal Debate Formal Debate Staff (secretary) maintains a speaker’s list and delegates speak in order they are listedStaff (secretary) maintains a speaker’s list and delegates speak in order they are listed Delegates have an opportunity to share their country’s point of view on topicDelegates have an opportunity to share their country’s point of view on topic Delegates will introduce their position papers, answer questions, introduce and debate about resolutionsDelegates will introduce their position papers, answer questions, introduce and debate about resolutions

7 Types of Debate in MUN MODERATED Caucus MODERATED Caucus Temporary Recess: formal procedures of debate are suspendedTemporary Recess: formal procedures of debate are suspended To go to Moderated Caucus, a delegate must motion for it and the whole committee will then vote for the motion to pass.To go to Moderated Caucus, a delegate must motion for it and the whole committee will then vote for the motion to pass. More intense than formal debate because there is more cross debateMore intense than formal debate because there is more cross debate

8 Types of Debate in MUN UNMODERATED Caucus UNMODERATED Caucus Temporary RecessTemporary Recess Delegates meet with each other informally to discuss working papersDelegates meet with each other informally to discuss working papers

9 Sources For more tips, consult the Toastmaster’s International website at For more tips, consult the Toastmaster’s International website at Ten tips on public speaking: 0.pdfTen tips on public speaking: 0.pdf 0.pdf 0.pdf

10 And what you all have been waiting for…. Topic One: Batman vs. Robin Topic One: Batman vs. Robin Topic Two: NAFTA Topic Two: NAFTA Topic Three: IRAQ Topic Three: IRAQ

11 Rules and Procedures for Today’s Debate Each team will have two minutes to come up with an opening speech Each team will have two minutes to come up with an opening speech Team 1 will begin with their position. Team 2 will follow. Team 1 will begin with their position. Team 2 will follow. Speaking time: 30 seconds. You may motion to extend or decrease speaker’s time. Speaking time: 30 seconds. You may motion to extend or decrease speaker’s time. Point of personal privilege, point of order, point of parliamentary inquiry. Point of personal privilege, point of order, point of parliamentary inquiry. Motion to: close debate, recess Motion to: close debate, recess


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