How to Make Educational/Informative Debate Topics Interesting
Debate topics can be super serious so it is difficult to engage people into the discussion, especially if your avenue for the debate is online, such as Uldebate and Facebook. Depending on the age group you are targeting for your online debate, engagement levels may vary. If you are posting an online debate on Facebook, you will have to check the engagement details through Facebook Insights. There, you will see how many people followed and engaged. From there, you will be able to judge whether or not your online debate launch has been successful.
But before going through all these technical stuff, you need to first promote your debate topics. If you opt for an educational or informative type of debate, you have to promote it in such a way that it will be interesting to your target audience. But just how are you going to set a positive mood and response from your chosen group? Read on to figure out how.
First, let’s identify which topics are considered as educational and informative. Topics such as Politics, Current Events, Social, Cultural, and Environmental concerns need serious attention. Meaning that, you will need relevant answers. Sometimes, you may have to require relevant sources to make your argument valid. But opinions are the central focus of debates. You will need to encourage your participants to post only the most relevant responses to the topic or issue at hand.
After coming up with a debate topic to post, think of an appropriate but equally exciting promotional strategy to lure your audience into the debate. Post interesting videos, photos, or links to news, blogs, and articles that relate to your debate. For instance, if the topic is all about Trump VS Clinton, you can post funny memes to market your debate topic but make it clear that the debate proper is a serious matter and that their truthful opinions will be much appreciated.
Finally, even if your topic is serious, try to loosen up to make the debate atmosphere a bit more comfortable and accommodating for your target audience. Welcome humorous comments but always go back to the main topic. Post icebreakers and always promote a smooth and peaceful conversation throughout the debate thread. After doing all of this, try to monitor the engagement levels. As mentioned earlier, you will see this in Facebook Insights. Here, you will be able to assess whether or not your serious debate topics have a match with the not-so-serious ones.