Use Storytelling to do a Debate Speech


Follow the next structure of storytelling to deliver an argument for your speech.


Begin with a captivating opening that grabs the audience's attention and sets the tone for the story.

Rising Action

Develop the story by introducing conflicts, challenges, or obstacles that the characters face. Build tension and suspense as the story progresses, keeping the audience engaged and curious about the outcome.


Reach the peak of the story, where the main conflict or turning point is resolved or addressed.

Falling Action

Begin to wind down the story by showing the consequences or aftermath of the climax.


Deliver a satisfying conclusion that reflects on the lessons, insights, or impact of the story and relate it to your main argument or case. Reinforce the main argument you want the audience to remember.

  • Introduction - Imagine standing at the edge of a cliff, feeling the adrenaline rush through your veins. Today, I want to share a story that will inspire you to conquer your fears and embrace challenges.
  • Rising Action - Meet Emma, a talented pianist held back by her fear of performing in public. She longs to share her music but remains trapped in her practice room.
  • Climax - Against her fears, Emma takes the stage at a talent competition. With trembling hands, she begins to play, pouring her heart into the music.
  • Falling Action - The audience is captivated by Emma’s performance. Her fear melts away as she finds joy in sharing her gift. Confidence soars, and she discovers her purpose.
  • Resolution/Conclusion - Emma’s journey reminds us to face our fears and unlock our potential. Embrace challenges, step out of your comfort zone, and make a lasting impact on the world.