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    My boss wants me to conduct a debate on a certain topic

    I am working in a government organisation. Recently our boss thought of conducting a debate on a certain topic for the benefit of the juniors and he wants me to conduct the same. Now I have no experience at all in such things and thus donít want to take up this responsibility. What should I do in this situation?

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    luv Array
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    Re: My boss wants me to conduct a debate on a certain topic

    hello..

    Friend, running from any responsibility will not good for you as a job person. Nothing to worry about conducting any debate , you just have to show your management skills in it. First thing you can do is think a good topic for debate , this is the very important point for any kind of debate "topic of that debate ", rest is just some management work of all your juniors , that is not a big issue. More over you can also take help from your boss, it is better to take some suggestion from your boss than running from this responsibility Work hard and give your 100% .

    thanks.

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    Re: My boss wants me to conduct a debate on a certain topic

    DEAR,
    Don't be in panic, be relaxed. In a job you have to do lots of things and this is one of them. Don't try to escape from it or consider it as a thing which you can not do.
    You just have to show some of your management skills. First of all select a topic, the can be the current hot topics in the country etc.
    Ask the members to join that debate,take some suggestions from the members who will participate and from your job.
    To make it interesting you can ask your boss to give some prize to the best performer of the event.

    I think this is going to help you a lot.

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    Re: My boss wants me to conduct a debate on a certain topic

    dear friend

    this is good thing that your boss wants you to conduct a debate from the department
    this is not difficult task. you can do this dont run from your responsibilities
    take suggestions from your boss about the topic of debate
    because this is the most important thing, the matter of debate
    so give some ideas to your boss and take his help also

    best of luck

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    Re: My boss wants me to conduct a debate on a certain topic

    Dear if your boss has asked you to conduct a debate competition then you should obey your boss because if you will ignore them then it will not be good for you and for your image in the office premises because he is your boss and finally he has enough authority to order you but you should not consider this as order, you should be happy because debate is not a small thing, this is a big competition and not easy to maintain but your boss trust in you and he know that only you deserve for this responsibility and only you can handle this entire program that is why you have been shortlisted by your boss so you should think it as your duty and to make your boss happy, you should do it by using your best

    First of all you should know that a debate is discussion or structured contest about an issue or a resolution. A general debate has two sides that are one supporting and one is opposing. Debates are bound by rules and regulations and these must be implemented and followed by all competitors then only you may conduct a successful debate competition without any problem and you should keep these three parts before conducting it

    >> One supporting the resolution
    >> One opposing the resolution
    >> Judges for the quality of the evidence and arguments at the performance in the debate

    You should keep a fix number of candidates in each team but only for first two sides means supporting and opposing but judge may be more than or less than the number of competitors so do not worry about it and you should see that how many competitors are there who wants to compete in this debate and if there are 10 members registered for this debate then divide then in 5-5 member's and make a team and keep a good name of both of the team but before that you have to decide the topic of your debate and see the suggestions and opinions of the competitors for that topic then only you should form team that is mentioned above

    Now it's time for judging team means you have to select most senior employees of your office and most talented officers who have already been in such type of activities then ask their opinions that what they want for their facility during the debate competition and also ask about the perfection of the topic and if they suggest that topic is good then you should lock that topic but if they suggest for editing then you must apply that before the date of competition and tell to every competitor and you have to remember following topics

    >> Develop the resolution to be debated
    >> Organize the team
    >> Establish the rules of the debate, including timelines
    >> Research the topic and prepare logical arguments
    >> Gather supporting evidence and examples for position taken
    >> Anticipate counter arguments and prepare rebuttals
    >>Team members plan order and content of speaking in debate
    >> prepare room for debate
    >> Establish expectations, if any, for assessment of debate

    If you will follow all above instructions then your debate competition may turn to a big program in your office but conducting is left now so you have to care about this and management of time is most compulsory during conducting the competition so you have to fix the time for each team that whenever the turn comes for any team then they will have to present their arguments and if they could not specify the topic within fix time then their chance will be given to another team that is why each one has to follow the rules and availability of the time


    Judging is not your problem, when you will decide the judges for this competition so that their decision will be fine and accurate and transparent for every team and you must keep some prizes for winners and consolation prize for second ranker team means there will not be victory or loose in the competition, you should give grade A for the topper team and Grade B for the second ranker

    All the best


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    Re: My boss wants me to conduct a debate on a certain topic

    Hi,

    Please note, you are luck enough who has got this opportunity to serve the task for your boss...you are getting the managerial task...
    Don't let this opportunity to go from your bag...grab it...always grab the manegerial tasks assigned to you....
    You have to be prepared for the same...
    Don't go and do the debate programme....
    [1] Select a topic
    [2] Study the same throughly
    [3] Select the area where you have interest
    [4] You will feel 50% complete if you select the topic of your interest
    [5] Think about the possible questions on the topic select
    [6] what should you ask to others if you are in their seat

    Don't be afraid....after all you are conducting the debate and all others will fight and you have to see after starting the topic...however you have to have clear understanding the topic which is a MUST...

    good luck...

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    Re: My boss wants me to conduct a debate on a certain topic

    Re: My boss wants me to conduct a debate on a certain topic

    Hi friends.

    I think this is the good thinking your boss to conduct a debate form the department.
    you just have to show your management skills in it.
    First thing you can do is think a good topic for debate ,
    this is the very important point for any kind of debate "topic of that debate ", rest is just some management work of all your juniors , that is not a big issue.
    More over you can also take help from your boss, it is better to take some suggestion from your boss than running from this responsibility Work hard and give your 100% .

    So you can practice and you can easily participate in debate.

    Thanks!!!

    ALL THE BEST......
    .......

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    Re: My boss wants me to conduct a debate on a certain topic

    See for learning any thing you must have to do it.

    Nothing can be learnt by itself, you need to put efforts in learning things.

    If you will try to find ways to back out than it will give a negative impression of you in front of your boss.

    So don't get afraid, you are just told to conduct a debate. So just go through the internet and find relevant things about the topic you are given.

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    Re: My boss wants me to conduct a debate on a certain topic

    hello
    its a good thing that your boss is trying to find out your talent skills.debate is nothing but giving a topic to a group of people who are divided into two groups and one group will support the topic and other group will find out loop holes and they will be making statements against the first group.finally which group gives best statements will win.there are so many topics which you can give for a debate.giving a topic is not a big issue but listening to their statements and finding out who wins is somewhat difficult.some debate topics may be like this
    1.social networking should be entertained or not?
    2.is india following western culture?
    3.why child rapes has become common in india?
    and their are so many general topics can also be present in it.take a good topic and proceed for a debate session.

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