Competitive debating is like mixed martial arts – Inside one’s head. It is the ability to think critically, oftentimes on one’s feet; construct cohesive arguments; listen and formulate credible theories; engage with the opponent; put up articulate defenses; all to win the argument.
At Vocalize, our programs are designed to focus on honing debating skills, whether for beginners or experienced debaters looking to break into the international circuit.
The best part: the skills we teach do not just help your kids become debaters and win competitions; they are invaluable life lessons right from the classroom to the boardroom. Whether it is a friendly verbal duel among siblings, to cracking the job interview, or negotiating a pay raise.
“Debating is a unique platform that develops crucial life skills that can be exponentially improved through focused training, individual attention, regular practice, better peer associations and disciplined practice. Starting young is key.”
-Bhavani Kriplani, Founder & Lead Coach
We, at Vocalize have designed a unique approach of using fun drills and activities meant to simulate competitive debate environments and help budding debaters with:
Our success stories speak for themselves. Winning at prestigious national, regional, and international debating competitions not only earns deserving children great credibility and recognition on highly visible platforms, but also infuses the winning spirit into them, while teaching respect for the opposition, and carrying forward the greater traditions of debating.
Founder & Lead Coach
Bhavani brings a wealth of experience to the art of debating. Well versed in every facet of the many challenges that students face in preparing for success in debating, she works with them individually, in groups, as teams, and on both sides of every debate.
Being objective in every point and subjective in every debate, Bhavani insists on taking a holistic approach to honing each student into a multi-faceted debater. This helps them to be able to hold their own ground powerfully, when challenged to debate on either side of any motion or topic.