Talk the Talk explains the tools and strategies necessary for students to excel at debate. It illustrates the key concepts with examples, and also includes debates with commentary and analysis. Talk the Talk goes light on the technical jargon, instead using smart tips and simple tricks to make debate interesting. The book starts by discussing how to craft and deliver speeches effectively. Then, it explains what it takes to win debates: developing solid arguments and countering the other team’s points. Finally, it goes over the tools of the trade for parliamentary, cross-examination, and forum styles of debating.