Oratory Skills

Classic Debate

Debate is all about getting your polished oratory skills out in the open! Bring your thinking hats along and get-set-go!

Rules and Regulations:

  • The speeches will be given in English only.
  • Topic for round 1 will be announced 24 hours prior to the event Round 1 will be a 1v1 college knockout debate
  • The teams which win the knockout will proceed for the final round which will be an open debate
  • Topic for final round will be given at the end of Round 1.
  • Teams will have 1 hour to prepare In case of any issue, the decision of the judges shall be final
  • The opening speaker will get 2 mins to put his/her group’s stance forward. While the 2nd speaker will have full liberty to prove their counter party wrong in 2 mins. At the end, the third speaker is expected to conclude in just 1 minute
  • Use of unparliamentary language or making personal attacks is prohibited
  • Only chits are allowed for reference
  • Exceeding or finishing early to the time limit given will lead to penalization

Who’s the next superpower?

Determine the next superpower of the world through rebuttals of their potential strengths! This is all about strategising your next move. You’ve been forewarned!

Rules and Regulations:

  • Each teams comprises of 2 members
  • Every team is allotted a union and every member is allotted a nation from the respected union
  • The game has three rounds as follows:
    • Entering the international world: Unions introduce themselves to the audience and jury
    • World at war: Debate among the selected unions
    • The sole superpower: The nation’s debate, discuss and vote among themselves to determine the next superpower. In the case of a stalemate, the jury and audience take the call on mutual consent.

Dragon’s Den

Just as entrepreneurs dish out new products, participants will be asked to use problem-solving skills in real-world scenarios.

Rules and Problem Statement

Rules and regulations:

  • Team of 2-3 members
  • Presentation is mandatory (Dress Code: Business Formals/Business Casuals)
  • A problem statement (related to business environment) shall be floated 7 days prior to he event. The solution that the participants present is directly related to the problem statement.
  • Presentation Time- 7 minutes and extra time (if requested) needs to come with a reason example- to show videos, animations etc. Send your solution/ product summary with core idea/benefir in upto 500 words (or) a sample presentation to the e-mail ID (the-orators@imt.ac.ae), 2 days prior to event.
  • Platform, microphones, projectors etc shall be provided (mention if other assistance is required)
  • The pitch shall follow a Q & A session from the judges.
  • Click here to know all mandatory requirements.