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I am from India. So you know English is a second language for me, and I find it very difficult. I have a debate on the topic "Educating The Mind Without Educating The Heart Is No Education At All". And I feel lucky to have got to speak "FOR" the topic. Please help me with points for my topic, I know you are an English expert. I have to speak for 3 minutes, and face a 2 minute 'rebuttling' session. Please also give me tips for the debate related to body language, type of clothes, etc. Sorry to be asking too much, but I want a great "pickup line" to begin my debate too. Please help me.

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Hi Harsh,

It's a little too complicated for me to go into detail here, but here are some great websites that can help you:

http://careers.guardian.co.uk/top-tips-for-improving-your-presentation-skills
http://www.publicspeakinginternational.com/blog/bid/142073/Grab-Your-Audience-12
http://www.speechtips.com/
http://www.toastmasters.org/tips.asp

I hope these will be useful to you!

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Shannon Cole

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I can answer questions related to learning the English and Spanish language.

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I have taught ESL and Spanish since 1998 at the university and middle school levels. I am a native of the U.S., and have taught in both the U.S. and Mexico.

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Georgia TESOL in Action (1999)

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