Recorded on 07/20/2022

How to Communicate Effectively & Persuasively with Two-Time World Champion Debater Bo Seo

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Recorded on July 19, 2022. 

Conversation is at the heart of all the relationships in our lives, yet so many of us are unable to articulate ourselves well or are poor listeners – or both.

Two-time world debate champion Bo Seo wants to change that. By sharing the tips and tricks he leveraged as the former coach of the Harvard debate team and as the winner of the World Schools Debating Championship and the World Universities Debating Championship he hopes to enable people to become more effective and persuasive communicators.

In his new book, Good Arguments: How Debate Teaches Us to Listen and Be Heard, he shares how the skill of debate; information gathering, truth finding, focus, organization, and persuasion are often at the foundation of being an effective communicator and finding success in our personal lives and careers. As he reveals the timeless secrets of effective communication and persuasion, Seo also illustrates how debate strategies can help us improve our relationships with friends, family, and colleagues. If you’ve ever wondered how to better engage people and be a more active listener, you won’t want to miss this compelling and lively conversation with one of the most recognized figures in the global debate community.


About Bo Seo

Bo Seo is a two-time world champion debater and a former coach of the Australian national debating team and the Harvard College Debating Union. One of the most recognized figures in the global debate community, he has won both the World Schools Debating Championship and the World Universities Debating Championship. Bo has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, CNN, and many other publications. He has worked as a national reporter for the Australian Financial Review and has been a regular panelist on the prime time Australian debate program, The Drum. Bo graduated from Harvard University and received a master’s degree in public policy from Tsinghua University. He is currently a Juris Doctor candidate at Harvard Law School.


Bo Seo

Bo Seo

Two-Time World Champion Debater, Coach, Author

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