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30 phrases that will improve your debating skills

The key to winning over your audience when debating is to start with a strong statement.  This will give your audience a greater sense of confidence about your topic even if you aren't completely rock solid on it.  So let's take a look at thirty useful statements that could mean the difference between winning and losing in a tight debate.

INTRODUCING YOUR POINT OF VIEW:

·        In my opinion…

·        In my view…

·        To my mind…

·        From my point of view…

·        As far as I am concerned…

·        I suppose/ imagine that…

·        If you ask me…

·        It seems to me that…

·        I believe that…

INTRODUCING A POINT RELATING TO YOUR KNOWLEDGE  AND EXPERIENCE:

·        To my knowledge…

·        To the best of my knowledge…

·        As far as I know…

·        In my experience…

·        My experience has been that…

·        I have realized / learnt / noticed / come to the conclusion…(that)

·        I remember when I was young/living in/ growing up…

REPORTING THE EVENTS:

·        First of all…

·        To start with…

·        Another thing is…

·        The reason why I….

·        And besides,

·        Also,

·        In addition,

·        What’s more,

·        Another thing,

·        Not to mention the fact that…

·        Plus the fact that…

·        Just a small point,

·        Perhaps I should mention…

·        Oh, I almost forgot…

 

I hope they help.