1. Use facts to support your claim. Use numbers and figures. Hard data is unwavering and difficult to refute.
2. Ask questions to stay in control of the conversation. Keep you opponent on their toes. Make them think a little.
3. Listen to what the other person is saying. Don’t just wait to say your argument. Try to observe flaws in their side of the argument.
4. Don’t argue every point of their argument. Concede good points. Don’t argue just for the sake of arguing.
5. Don’t get personal. Don’t attack the other person. Keep it about the topic of debate.
6. Know your logical fallacies. Use them to poke holes in your opponent’s arguments.
7. Be confident. Act like you know what you are talking about.