Top teams predict what the opposition will say, and have some *rebuttals ready to go!
*Rebuttals are thing that are wrong with the opposition’s argument. Do they contradict themselves? Are they cherry-picking arguments? Can you counter a hypothesis of theirs with facts? An opponent’s argument is NEVER airtight. If needed, write down a note to yourself if you’re not sure about a possible rebut, then have a quiet team huddle about it just after they have finished their speech. Write down anything and everything that you could use.