Its not decathalon no mo'!
Its an intricate art!
Debate, is too complex for me to explain.
But I can explain the Speech half.
There are persuasive speeches and interpretations.
Persuasive speeches are about issues in the world/local community that the world/you needs to fix and how to fix it.
Dramatic-a DRAMATIC piece (movie, play, story, scripted thing) that is cut to 10 mins and done in the performer's own interpretation of it.
The same goes for Humorous.
Duo- is the same except with two people. Plus, they cannot look or touch each other.
Then, Thematic is a collection of scripts to support a similar theme.
Like, I had one about potatoes.
Didn't do well.
Then there is Oratorical...
It is a speech previously made to the public by a public figure.
Then, prose/poetry which is an original, unpublished script.
Suck a 'Tac.