Think Speak Win:
discover the art of debate

There are many books that teach people how to speak persuasively, but few that explain how to think persuasively while on your feet. I wanted to distil the basics of debating into an introductory book. Think Speak Win is used at Raffles Institution and was a Kinokuniya bestseller. 

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All my proceeds from the book will be donated to the Debate Association (Singapore) to help reach out to less privileged students. I don't keep a single cent, because this book is not about profit for me; it's about purpose.

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"I am pleased that Gaurav Keerthi has distilled the essentials of debating so well in this concise but comprehensive book. "
Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, Singapore

"I recommend this lucidly written book to all those who need to analyse complex issues, make robust arguments, or persuade others to their point of view."
Ravi Menon, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore

"The bite-sized tips are perfect for fledgling debaters."
Aaron Maniam, Chief Adjudicator, World Schools Debating Championships 2008

"Reads like a good debate: well-structured, eloquent and entertaining."
Peggy Pao Pei Yu, Former President, Oxford Union Debate Selection Committee. 

"Pick up this book, and grow into debating with your school, your friends and family."
Jonathan Pflug, Best Speaker, World Schools Debating Championships 2001

Book Extracts

Discovering debate changed my life. Find out how and why debate should matter to you, too.

Read the Preface »

We play the role of judge as often as we do the role of a debater. We are constantly evaluating the information we receive from other people. Our “inner judge” is constantly assessing the world around us, and helping us to decide what is right and wrong and come to a verdict on important issues..

Read Chap 10: Judging »