My name is _____ and I am arguing against the topic: DEFINITION: We agree with the definition given by the affirmative team.OR We disagree with the definition given by the opposition. First Negative Speaker Template INTRODUCTION: Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen. Many budding debaters have this constant fear as to if they start as a negative speaker; they wouldn’t be able to garner enough audience support and the judge’s belief in their points. ... "_____"Now onto my debate. However, they will need to REBUT the substantive points made by the first speaker. First Speaker (Negative): The first negative does not need to provide a definition, UNLESS the affirmative fails to do so or if you disagree with a fundamental aspect of their definition (in the case of a disagreement, the MOST REASONABLE DEFINITION will win). The second speech in the debate is the First Negative Constructive (1NC). 6. The first speaker from the negative team has tried to tell you (During the debate you will write on your rebuttal card what the first negative said.) This is an eight minute speech delivered by the first negative speaker. You must respond to the first affirmative, You will have an idea of what the First Affirmative is talking about, as the TOPIC or RESOLUTION is announced well before the debate. First Negative actually has the biggest challenge of the entire debate. 4. The first negative speaker hastried to tell you (During the debatewrite on your rebuttal card whatyour opposition's first speaker hassaid.)5. 5. S/he has also … The speech is more difficult than the 1AC, as it cannot be entirely prepared in advance, but it is not that difficult. This is wrong because (During the debate you will write down a reason why that point is wrong.) However, that shouldn’t be the case. Only First Affirmative can have a well prepared speech.