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ENGLISH DEBATE

Becoming Entrepreneur is a Good Choice

2nd Group

Febiasty Nur Maharani

(XII IS 3 / 09)

Hafidz Bahtiar Priyono

(XII IS 3 / 10)

Herlina Andriani

(XII IS 3 / 11)

Mega Kusuma Wardani

(XII IS 3 / 12)

Mustachsinah Salsabila

(XII IS 3 / 13)

Nadia Putri Sulistyorini

(XII IS 3 / 14)

Nurul Fadhila Firdaus

(XII IS 3 / 15)

Pipit Iswari

(XII IS 3 / 16)

SMA NEGERI 1 SURAKARTA

2013/2014
THE POSITION

MODERATOR

TIME KEEPER

Mustachsinah Salsabila (13)

POSITIVE
FIRST SPEAKER:

NEGATIVE

FIRST SPEAKER

Nadia Putri
Sulistyorini
(14)

Hafidz Bahtiar
Priyono
(10)

SECOND
SPEAKER:

SECOND
SPEAKER:

Mega Kusuma
Wardani
(12)

Febiasty
Maharani
(09)

THIRD SPEAKER:

THIRD SPEAKER:

Herlina Andriani
(11)

Pipit Iswari
(16)

ADJUDICATOR

Nurul Fadhila
Firdaus
(15)

Moderator: Mustachsinah Salsabila


Ladies and Gentlemen, today SMA Negeri 1 Surakarta will
establish a debate forum. Before we start this debate forum, first
of all, I would like to introduce the participants and committees
to you all. I am Mustachsinah Salsabila as the moderator and
time keeper.
The first team of this debate forum is from the positive side that
consists of Nadia Putri Sulistyorini as the first speaker, Mega
Kusuma Wardani as the second speaker, and Herlina Andriani as
the third speaker, this team will be the affirmative team.
The second team is from the negative side that consists of Hafidz
Bahtiar Priyono as the first speaker, Febiasty Nur Maharani as the
second speaker, and Pipit Iswari as the third speaker, this team
will be the opposition team. In adjudicating the debates, here is
Nurul Fadhila Firdaus as adjudicator.
Our motion today is Becoming Entrepreneur is a Good Choice, an
actual issue that happens today in Indonesia. And the rule of this
debate forum is:
1. Every speaker is given 5 minutes duration to deliver their
substantive speeches; with the exception of the reply speaker
who has 3 minutes duration to deliver his/her reply speech.
2. The moderator shall call upon each speaker to deliver their
speeches in the rightful order. The timekeeper shall begin
timing each speaker when they start to deliver their
speeches.

3. No POIs are allowed to be given during the substantive


speech.
4. During each speakers substantive speech, the timekeeper
shall knock once to indicate that the speaker has spent one
minute of his/her substantive speech [knock once]; knock
twice to indicate that the speaker has spent 5 minutes [knock
twice]; and shall begin to knock continuously to indicate that
the speaker has spent 5 minutes and 30 seconds [knock
continuously], and any further continuance of the speech will
be penalized.
5. For the reply speech, the timekeeper will knock once at the
first minute [knock once] and twice at the third minutes
[knock twice], and after the reply speaker has spent 3
minutes and thirty seconds, the timekeeper shall begin
knocking continuously [knock continuously], and any further
continuance of the speech will be penalized.
6. The moderator shall be time keeper and will announce each
speakers duration of speech after the speaker has delivered
his/her speech, and afterwards call upon the next speaker.
7. After each speaker has delivered their substantive speeches
and reply speech, the adjudicator shall give their verbal
adjudication of the debate.
So lets start this debate forum, to open this debate I would like
to call the first speaker of the affirmative team

First Speaker: Nadia Putri Sulistyorini (Positive)

Thank you for the time given. I as the first speaker firstly must
say that I absolutely agree that becoming entrepreneur is
actually a good choice. However a lot of citizens especially in
Indonesia refuse to start their own business. But actually, they
have many advantages for entrepreneur.
I as the first speaker will explain about definition about our
motion today and the first argument about the entrepreneur for
Indonesias better future. The second speaker will explain about
the passion as entrepreneur. And the third speaker will give the
conclusion.
But first of all lets dig more about our motion today.
Entrepreneur is a person who organizes and operates a business
or businesses. According to David McClelland an entrepreneur is
a person with a high need for achievement and is energetic.
Entrepreneur is a good choice means that starting our own
business is better than being employee in some many ways.
I as the first speaker agree that becoming entrepreneur is a good
choice. Theres a strong argument about it.
Indonesia

was

selected

as

one

of

the

best

place

for

entrepreneurs to start a business by BBC survey alongside with


US, India, and Australia in 2010. Means that our country is
actually has that potential for entrepreneurs out there to start
their business, we have many natural resources as well as
increasing number of human resources with good quality.
Therere also a lot of successful entrepreneurs out there like Mark
Zuckerberg, the founder of facebook became a successful
entrepreneur at age 26 or Hamzah Izzulhaq from Indonesia that
become entrepreneur at age 19 with profit almost 100 billion
rupiah per month.

Entrepreneurs play an important role in economic development


with increasing the national income. Entrepreneurs are always on
the

lookout

for

opportunities.

They

explore

and

exploit

opportunities, bring in new products and services and develop


markets for growth of the economy. In this way, they help
increasing gross national product as well as per capita income of
the people in a country. Increase in gross national product and
per capita income of the people in a country, is a sign of
economic growth. Becoming entrepreneurs also reduce the
number of jobless people. The more entrepreneurs we have, the
lesser will be the unemployment rate. Its getting harder and
harder to find a job nowadays, the numbers of competitors are
always a lot more than the number of job offered and the number
of people suddenly fired in the middle of the job because the
companys situation also increasing. By becoming entrepreneurs,
we can be our own boss and recruit the employee we want. So, I
believe that becoming entrepreneur is a good choice. Thank you
for listening.

Moderator (Mustachsinah Salsabila)


Thank you first speaker from affirmative team. The first speaker
of the affirmative team spent . To begin the case of the
negative team, I shall give chance to the first speaker of the
opposition.

First Speaker: Hafidz Bahtiar Priyono (Negative)

Thank you moderator. Im as the 1st speaker of the negative


team, before I deliver my rebuttals and arguments, I would like to
deliver my rebuttal.
The first speaker from affirmative team said that therere a lot of
successful entrepreneurs out there, that entrepreneurs can
increase national income as well as reduce the number of jobless
people but we must not forget that the number of people who
failed in starting their own business are actually a lot than the
one who success.
And the team split of the negative side, Im as the 1 st speaker of
the negative side will explain about the risk when becoming
entrepreneur, the 2nd speaker will explain about the stress that
entrepreneur face and the 3rd speaker will give the conclusion.
Entrepreneurship

means

risk.

Entrepreneurs

are

non-fixed

income earner risk taker, and accept failure. The risk of walking
away from security and career path to create something new.
The risk of taking yourself and your family into an unfamiliar
storm

of

stress

and

uncertainty.

The

risk

that

you've

miscalculated an opportunity, or your own internal resources as


you plunge into a new venture.
Being entrepreneurs may come with a lot of perks, but it also
requires a ton of work and an ability to withstand risk and failure.
They shoulder all the risk. There is no guarantee of success.
Many entrepreneurs start companies with the best of intentions,
only to see them fall apart in the end. If the business slows down,
personal income can be risk. There is a very real possibility that
you could go broke. It can be lonely and scary at the same time
to be completely responsible for everything about the business.
While finding job in a certain company were faced with the
number of competitors applying for the same job that bigger

than the number of employee needed by company, same goes


with entrepreneur. An entrepreneur needs to stay competitive
and creative all the time in order to differentiate his/her business
from others to build a solid customer base and be profitable.
Becoming entrepreneur also means say goodbye to regular
paycheck or dependable salary because the salary depends the
success and the effort to make the business success so
entrepreneur needs to work hard.
Based on arguments stated before, I truly disagree that
entrepreneur is a good choice.

Moderator: Mustachsinah Salsabila


The first speaker of negative team spent . Next, I will
give a chance to the second speaker of affirmative team to
deliver her speech.

Second speaker : Mega Kusuma Wardani (Positive)


Ladies and gentleman, Im as the second speaker would like to
give rebuttal to the first speaker of negative team. The first
speaker

of

negative

team

stated

in

their

opinion

that

entrepreneur is a risk taker. Leonard C. Green once said that


Entrepreneurs are not risk takers. They are calculated risk takers.
The difference between risk takers and calculated risk takers is
the difference between failure and success. Risk takers bet it all
on one roll of the dice. If they fail, they fail spectacularly and in
such a way that they DONT live to fight another day. They
literally go out in a blaze of attempted glory. But calculated risk
takers will try to figure out a way to reduce risk with every step
they take from a better improvement step by step.

Now Id like to give the second argument of the positive team.


Its true that becoming entrepreneurs is risky but this can be the
reason why people choose to become entrepreneur instead. Due
its high capacity of risk there are a lot of adventures. This can be
exciting and enjoyable because each day filled with new
opportunities to challenge abilities, skills, and determination.
Moreover, some of entrepreneurs dont consider their work as
actual work because theyre doing something they love. Therere
many business start from hobby. Start from a small hobby for
example eating brownies and then start to learn how to learn
how to make it, begin to deliver it to nearest neighbor for free as
promo, the opened small home industry brownies. We have to
remember something big begin with something small and simple.
Entrepreneurs also have the freedom to work whenever and
wherever they want and they can schedule their work hours to
spend quality time with beloved family.
People who are independent spirits are often drawn to an
entrepreneurial lifestyle because it allows them to be the key
decision maker and become their own boss. Rather than
following someone elses instructions, you get to create your own
pathway to success. When it comes to your business, you can
choose everything from the marketing strategy to the product
design. Also, nothing more satisfying than knowing your business
and watching it grow and become successful.
So, I believe that entrepreneur is a good choice still. Thank you.

Moderator: Mustachsinah Salsabila


Thank you second speaker from affirmative team for your
speech. The second speaker of affirmative team spent.

Now I shall give the chance for the second speaker of negative
team to deliver you speech.

Second speaker: Febiasty Nur Maharani (Negative)


Thank you for the time given. Standing as second speaker of
negative side, I disagree with the motion today. First I will give
my opinion about rebuttal. The second speaker of affirmative
team said that entrepreneur has the freedom to work whenever
and wherever they like is not true because entrepreneur work
schedule is unpredictable since took all the responsibility about
the business.
Ladies and Gentleman, being entrepreneurs also deal with a lot
of stress. As an employee, you can rely on a steady paycheck,
but as an entrepreneur, you have to hustle to make a profit.
When you own a business, you have to rely on your own skills to
get you by. The financial burden you take on as an entrepreneur
can be very stressful at times. The responsibility and uncertainty
can be somewhat overwhelming.
While some said that becoming your own boss is exciting, being
your own boss takes a lot of discipline and dedication. You have
no one to rely on but yourself as a business owner. When you
own a business, you can expect to work around the clock and
dedicate much of your free time to making sure tasks get
accomplished and goals are met. While being a boss has its
perks, it can also take away from your work-life balance. There
will be a lot of paperwork to do that can take up time and energy.
While becoming the key decision maker of the business is
something to be proud of but actually it can be a burden since
the businesss future in on the line. All the decisions of the
business must be made on your own; there is no one ranked

higher than you on the chain of command in the business. Many


times during entrepreneurial life, entrepreneur will find that
many policies do not make sense, nor will they ever make sense,
that make them stress. And as the first speaker of negative team
said, being entrepreneurs may come with a lot of perks, but it
also requires a ton of work and an ability to withstand risk and
failure and theres no guarantee of success. While theyre
working really hard to become successful, having a lot of time
since they manage all the things, giving everything they can, and
spend a lot of money, time, and energy to have the business
failed, imagine all the stresses. Therere many entrepreneurs out
there that become permanently stress because theyre fail.
So, I believe that entrepreneur is not a good choice. Thank you.

Moderator: Mustachsinah Salsabila


Thank you for delivering your speech. The second speaker
spentI will give the third speaker to deliver her speech.

Third speaker: Herlina Andriani (Positive)


Thank you for the time, Moderator! I as the third speaker, still
agree with the statement that becoming entrepreneur is a good
choice. The negative team said that becoming entrepreneurs
means that they have to deal with added stress because they
manage everything since theyre the boss. But according to a
survey by AXA Business Insurance in England that entrepreneurs
may work two times harder than normal employee but their
sense of accomplishment is actually three times higher than
normal employee.

Standing as the third speaker I will summarize what the first and
the second speaker of my team said. Entrepreneur is a person
who organizes and operates a business or businesses. However
therere a lot of Indonesias citizens refuse to start their own
business whereas the fact that Indonesia is the best place for
entrepreneur to start their business since we have a lot of natural
resources and also a lot of human resources that capable in
becoming entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs play an important role in
the countrys economic development since they help increasing
national income and reduce the number of jobless people out
there. There are many successful entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs
the founder of Apple Inc who started his business in his parents
garage and now the company and its products is popular
worldwide. Entrepreneur may be risky but the passion of
entrepreneurs can overcome all the hard time. For them, high
risk means to test their abilities, skill, and determination which
they find it exciting. Many of them started their business from
something small like hobby then developed it to real business
that profitable. They can become their own boss make the feel a
great sense of accomplishment when knowing how theyve taken
their business and watching it grow. So, Im still believed with
this statement that Entrepreneur is a good choice. Thank you.

Moderator: Mustachsinah Salsabila


Thank you for delivering your speech. The third speaker of
affirmative team spent..Now its time for the third speaker of
negative team to deliver her speech.

Third speaker: Pipit Iswari (Negative)

Thank you moderator. As the third speaker of negative group still


disagree that entrepreneur is a good choice. The positive team
said before, that by becoming entrepreneur we can be the boss
and recruited people we wanted, but the fact is choosing
employee is hard thing. We cant choose them randomly since
its also an important factor to the success of the business.
Finding employee that are loyal and have high capability is hard.
Theres high possibility that employee we hired is lacking in some
sectors or slowly become irresponsible in work after getting the
job. The worst part is, if the employee backstabbed you or wants
to start his/her own business by blackmailing your business.
I as the third speaker will summarize what the first and second
speakers of negative team said. Becoming entrepreneur is very
risky and has a lot of things to do. And there is no guarantee to
your success. Entrepreneurs are risk taker and must accept
failure. Many of them work really hard, giving everything they
have, energy, time, and money but unfortunately what they
expected is not what the reality comes to be. The risk of walking
away from security and career path to create something new.
The risk of not receiving regular salary since your salary is
depends how well you manage your business or how much effort
you put to make you business become successful. Entrepreneur
must stay competitive because the competitors are no joke.
Innovative and creative innovations are always needed in order
to survive and profitable. Entrepreneurs have to deal with added
stress. Since theyre the boss, their working hours are sometimes
unpredictable since they have a big responsibility. Theres a big
burden in making decision and also if the business is slows down,
theres high possibility that entrepreneur suffered from major
stress.

Moderator: Mustachsinah Salsabila


The third speaker of the negative team spent ..Now its time
for each reply speaker to deliver the speech. Lets start with the
affirmative team.

Reply Speaker: Hafidz Bahtiar Priyono( Negative )


Standing as a reply speaker from negative team I will summary
the whole debated. The first speaker of positive team said that
that therere a lot of successful entrepreneurs out there, that
entrepreneurs can increase national income as well as reduce the
number of jobless people.

We have tackled down the first

argument by saying that that the number of people who failed in


starting their own business are actually a lot than the one who
success. And the second argument about has been tackled down
that entrepreneur has the freedom to work whenever and
wherever they like is not true because entrepreneur work
schedule is unpredictable since took all the responsibility about
the business. The last, about entrepreneur can choose employee
they want is tackled down by saying that choosing employee is
hard thing to do.
Our

team

still

disagrees

about

the

motion,

becoming

entrepreneur is a good choice and we have two strong argument


which are becoming entrepreneur is very risky since theres no
guarantee about becoming a successful entrepreneur

and

entrepreneur has to deal with a lot of stress since they have big
responsibility in their shoulder.

Moderator: Mustachsinah Salsabila


The reply speech of the negative team spent Now, I shall
give the chance to negative teams reply speaker to deliver his
speech.

Reply Speaker: Mega Kusuma Wardani ( Positive )


Standing as a reply speaker from, I will summary the whole
debated.
We tackled down the first speaker of negative teams argument
that said entrepreneur is risk taker by saying that entrepreneur is
not risk taker but calculated risk taker who will try to figure out a
way to reduce risk with every step they take from a better
improvement step by step. The second argument from negative
team about becoming entrepreneurs means that they have to
deal with added stress because they manage everything since
theyre the boss has been tackled down by a survey by AXA
Business Insurance in England that entrepreneurs may work two
times

harder

than

normal

employee

but

their

sense

of

accomplishment is actually three times higher than normal


employee.
Out team still believe that entrepreneur is a good choice and we
have two strong arguments which are the entrepreneurs for
Indonesias better future because they help the country to
increase the national income and decrease the number of jobless
people and the second argument is about the passion of
entrepreneur that make they like their job despite all the risks.

Moderator: Mustachsinah Salsabila

The reply speaker of affirmative team spent This is the end of


the debate. It is now the time for the adjudicators to give their
verbal

adjudications

and

constructive

criticisms.

For

the

adjudicators, times yours

Adjudicator: Nurul Fadhila Firdaus


Thank you for the time given, Moderator! I am as adjudicator will
give both affirmative and negative team some critics and I will
start from the affirmative team first.