Welcome To The People's College Debating Society
The debating teams of PCDS and Toastmasters
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Winners of the debate between ToastMasters Engineers in May 2010 The motion was ...............
23 Years of Debating with The People's College
The People´s College Debating Society founded 1993 will re-commence on Wednesday 21st September 2016, at 8:00pm at the Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West. Dublin 1. The Debating Society meets every second Wednesday.
To improving your speaking abilities to sharpening your skills of argument and hearing from high profile speakers on thought provoking topics, the Debating Society in its 23rd year is proud to represent The People´s College.
Anyone who wishes to increase their confidence or self esteem should attend our first meeting on 21st September.
We place a large emphasis on the social side of the club and injecting a lot of fun into our proceedings. This year, we travelled to Paris debating against Toastmasters and other venues in Ireland.
These weekends are great fun and we are already organising more for the next year. We encourage new members to participate in our sessions but nobody is under pressure and it is up to the individual to proceed at the pace they feel comfortable with.
We host short topic sessions, internal debates and external debates as well as workshops on humour, debating, public speaking and related topics. Debaters go on to be our leaders in society and business, and for some it is the stepping-stone that changes their life.
The People´s College Debating Society is a non profit making society that resides in The People's College Parnell Square to allow anyone to participate in a debate-based activity that promotes the development of communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
The People´s College encourages positive interaction between all its members so that each participant, from every background, feels supported and comfortable in the environment in which they participate.