Debate in Business Reply Speech

hi welcome back for this week we are going to talk about the last speaker role in the Asian parliamentary debate format which is the reply speech right and then after that I'll give you your in-class assignment for you to be able to practice this speech okay so let's begin so what's a reply speaker as the last speaker of your team you have four things to do okay one you need to have an introduction second similar with a whip speaker you need to identify clashes third you also need to discuss clashes and lastly you need to summarize and conclude your speech now you may be wondering why does this format looks almost exactly as the same as the whip speech okay now the quick answer there is that for some to some extent the reply speech and the whip speech are almost similar now what I want to do now is I want to show you the difference of these two speeches so that you won't get confused okay so let's talk about the main difference first before I walk you through in terms of how do you actually build and deliver a reply speech okay so first things first the first thing that we need to remember is the format of this speech is almost similar with the whip speech okay but there are crucial points that you need to observe for you to be able to separate or differentiate the whip speech from the reply speech okay now first two things that I need you to remember in terms of the differences of the reply and whip speech okay the first difference is that the whip speaker or the third speaker gets to further rebut the ideas of your opponent okay so you get to report both the rebuttals as well as their new arguments coming from your opponent if you are the whip speaker okay however if you are the reply speaker you are not supposed to further rebut your opponent's idea okay second the whip speaker can further explain you know the arguments and ideas of their team but the reply speaker cannot do that okay so basically what it means is that if you're the reply speaker during your speech you're supposed to assume that the debate the exchanges of ideas all right all right it's already done okay and all you need to do is to somehow percent what happened in the debate okay however it's also quite similar for the whip speaker and the reply speaker to show why their team won that specific debate round or competition okay so meaning the the next difference when it comes to the reply and whip speech is that if you are the whip speaker the way that you're going to deliver your speech is that you will speak in past progressive pens what does that mean it means that when you are delivering a whip speech what you're doing in your speech is that you're showing continuously okay that even during the first speaker or your team's first speaker second speaker you've already been rebutting and you've already been explaining that thing but you're still going to continuously further explain and further about your opponent okay that's why it's past progressive it happened in the past but it continuously happening up until the present moment okay so the wave speaker gets to add further new arguments not further new analysis and further new rebuttals okay but if you are the reply speaker you basically speak in past tense which means that you're simply describing what happened in that debate so basically you're assuming as if you're just an observer okay or a judge that you're simply you're simply just summarizing the entire debate but you are summarizing it in a biased way in a way that you are simply favoring your own team so you will speak in past tense in a way that you said oh what happened in this debate was this okay what they said was this what we said was this but you're going to construct your speech in a way that you're going to angle it that all of the ideas that your partner have mentioned were the important things that we need to consider and that's why your team is winning because you're just basically describing what happened the whip speaker basically adds more information so that he or she can further rebut and further explain okay so basically that's it the main difference of the whip speaker and the reply speaker is in terms of further adding information in terms of further reporting and further explaining the arguments of their partner so the web speaker are able speakers are able to do that but the reply speakers are not supposed to further explain and further apart but on the same breath there still need to be able to show why their team at the end I won the debate okay so that's basically the main difference of the whip speech and the reply speech I think the moment that you get to understand these crucial differences of the reply speech in the whip speech it becomes easy for you because at the end the format the frame of how you're supposed to write your speech is quite similar to the web speech anyway you just need to be careful that you don't further but you don't further explain because it's supposed to be the last speaker right and if you're going to further explain and further it but that's quite unfair for the other team right because they don't have enough chance to respond okay so again remember the crucial difference reply speaker are not supposed to further explain the arguments of their partner or further but the ideas of their opponent and at the same time they are supposed to speak and past tense under the assumption that the debate is already over there just simply describing what happened in the debate in a way that they're going to show that their team actually won that round okay so basically um also before I show you an example of a reply speech and how do we get to you know practice speaking in past tense I just like to remind you that in the Asian parliamentary debate format normally it crisscrosses right in terms of the exchanges of the however after the opposition whip speaker it does not cross to the opponent's team or to the affirmative team okay instead after the opposition whip speaker the next speaker is the opposition reply okay and then the debate will be closed by the government replies speech okay so the idea here is that the affirmative or government side open the debate then they should also close the debate okay all right now to somehow show you how the speech of the reply speaker should be done you can see it on the screen again a simple template that you could actually follow and yes this is quite similar to the whip speaker the only difference is that when you discuss your clashes as a reply speaker again you are not supposed to further explain and you're not supposed to further report instead you're simply just going to summarize and show the comparison of what happened in that debate in past tense but then again it must be angled and framed in a way that your team won that debate regardless of what happened okay so for example if you're going to follow this template the replies speech would basically sound like this you can simply say now hi good afternoon or good morning this debate in as a comparison between the access and quality of education and in this debate I as a reply speaker was able to find three clashes in this debate one was in terms of the role of the government second in terms of the access to education and then third in terms of the effects to students and society and then you move on to clashes and then you will say now on to the first clash our opponent side said that the role of the government should be like this but they were wrong because my partners were already able to explain these things they elaborated all of these things la la la la la and that's why if we compare these things given the ideas that both teams discussed my partner's already clarified what is supposed to be the most important thing and that's why we want this first clash so if you happen to notice what I'm doing here is that I'm avoiding you know further explaining my partner's idea but what I'm doing is that I'm highlighting the important things that they mentioned and why our team were actually winning the debate right but I'm not adding new explanation or new rebuttals instead I'm pointing out the crucial ideas that they mentioned which made us one the clash okay so that's how you're supposed to angle it how that's how you're supposed to speak in past tense without adding new information in your speech instead you're just highlighting the crucial points okay or the breaking point of why in terms of the comparing the clashes your team is actually winning okay and you do that also on the second clash and on the third class you can even say Oh on the second clash when it comes to access to education our team mention all of these things and then they said this thing but then again my partner already clarified and discuss these things and then they did not say anything about it so like what my partner mentioned these things are supposed to be the important things that we need to discuss when we talk about access to education and that's why we want this specific discussion so again I'm simply just reiterating or you know like re focusing the debate in terms of what my partner I've mentioned but I'm not adding new ideas I'm just highlighting the crucial point okay so you do that in all of your clashes without further explaining without further reporting and basically that's how you discuss and compare and contrast your clashes and at the end similar to all other speeches you're simply going to conclude and summarize the debate and you can simply say so in conclusion given the clashes which are one role of the government's second access to education and third effects the students and society we think we won this debate right basically that's a reply speaker okay so yeah so reply whip speaker are quite the same in terms of template just be careful in terms of not rebutting not further explaining the ideas if your opponent and you must speak from past dance okay you're going to summarize the debate and you're going to make your team look good in a way that whatever happened in the debate your team in your speech would sound as if you've won the discussion in in a way that you're going to angle it that yes definitely our team made better points in this debate okay so I hope you were able to see the difference of the reply and web speech and yeah after all of these you know practices that we've been doing in terms of the different format we are now going to practice having a real debate of one team versus one team in the next class or it you know by then by next week okay but for now I would want you to be able at least to practice delivering also the reply speech okay so that when you form your team you get to choose whatever role you want to do since we've practiced all different roles in the debate anyway all right so yeah this is all I have for you today in terms of how you're supposed to construct and deliver a reply speech I'll be back with your last in-class assignment in terms of practicing creating and delivering a reply speech okay so stay tuned I'll be back in a bit bye