If you’ve ever argued with your parents about bedtimes, pocket money or why you really do need that model of phone, you’ve been having a debate. The aim is to persuade others to your point of view, without losing your temper. And the secret is that it’s easy to do if you really listen. Listening leads to smart questions which lead to productive conversations which, more often than not, lead to understanding, collaboration and sometimes, to an even better solution than you’d first imagined. Get your friends or family involved to show us your debating skills in action – just post your film on social media using the hashtag #esufestivalofspeaking.