Sure, I'd be happy to help your team prepare for the debate. Here are some tips to get you started:
Persuasive speech: Your team should practice making clear and compelling arguments in favor of the motion. They should also anticipate and prepare counterarguments to the opposing team's points.
Effective timing: Debate rounds are typically timed, so your team should practice staying within the allotted time while still making their points clearly and effectively.
Refuting opposing arguments: Your team should practice identifying and refuting any weak points or fallacies in the opposing team's arguments.
Drawing in-depth conclusions from evidence: Your team should practice using evidence to support their arguments and make logical, well-supported conclusions.
Research the topic from different angles and perspectives, argue both for and against the motion, this will give a better understanding of the topic and help in building a strong and well-rounded argument.
Practice with mock debates, where you can simulate the actual debate environment and get an idea of how to approach the actual debate.
Practice delivery techniques, like tone, body language, and eye contact, to make your arguments more convincing.
Remember that in a debate, the goal is not only to win but to have a constructive and meaningful discussion on the topic.