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Training Session #1. Agenda. Quick overview on Public Speaking Debate in MUN Mock Debate Refreshments. Importance of Public Speaking in MUN. Public speaking is one of the most important tools needed for Model UN Conveying member state’s position Building consensus

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Agenda

  • Quick overview on

    • Public Speaking

    • Debate in MUN

  • Mock Debate

  • Refreshments


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Importance of Public Speaking in MUN

  • Public speaking is one of the most important tools needed for Model UN

    • Conveying member state’s position

    • Building consensus

    • Formulating resolutions

    • Limit 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

  • Apply public speaking skills even during informal debate:

    • Caucus: informally speaking, but keep important public-speaking skills in mind


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Public Speaking and MUN

  • Afraid of speaking in front of a large group?

    • First and foremost, be WELL PREPARED!

    • LISTEN and LEARN

    • Help 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!


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Tips on Public Speaking

  • Prepare

  • Practice

  • Captivate your audience

  • Eliminate unnecessary “filler” words (i.e., “uh”)

  • Pace yourself

  • Chose a powerful posture

  • Gesture

  • Get to the point

  • Speak elegantly – critique another point of view in a constructive way, rather than criticizing it.


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Types of Debate in MUN

  • Formal Debate

    • Staff (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 topic

    • Delegates will introduce their position papers, answer questions, introduce and debate about resolutions


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Types of Debate in MUN

  • MODERATED Caucus

    • Temporary 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.

    • More intense than formal debate because there is more cross debate


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Types of Debate in MUN

  • UNMODERATED Caucus

    • Temporary Recess

    • Delegates meet with each other informally to discuss working papers


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Sources

  • http://www.unusa.org

  • For more tips, consult the Toastmaster’s International website at http://www.toastmasters.org.

    • Ten tips on public speaking:http://www.toastmasters.org/pdfs/top10.pdf


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And what you all have been waiting for….

  • Topic One: Batman vs. Robin

  • Topic Two: NAFTA

  • Topic Three: IRAQ

Mock Debate!


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Rules and Procedures for Today’s Debate

  • Each team will have two minutes to come up with an opening speech

  • 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.

  • Point of personal privilege, point of order, point of parliamentary inquiry.

  • Motion to: close debate, recess