Later on, we moved on to discovering what Team Panama 2018 actually is: who are we? What makes us special? What makes us a team? A lively discussion on to who we are and what we do, the “identity finder”, was the first real step into bringing us together as a team. Followed by a lovely dinner of yummy Vietnamese food, we were determined to make the most of the 2 days ahead of us.
Speeches: what are they, how to write them, how to deliver them and how to make your point. With the guidance of our trainers, we were prompted to prepare and deliver short speeches, with an added flake of a challenge: include the word “peanuts”. Might seem impossible at first, but be.boosted is all about pushing us beyond our limits and outside our comfort zones, so we had no choice other than get ourselves together and just do it!
To add another level of complexity, we learnt about the importance of body language. We were all surprised about how much our body says, beyond and in complement, compared to our words. In a series of exercises we witnessed the power of body language first-handedly.
These three days were the first, however already major, step in shaping us as leaders, individuals and as a team. Filled with challenges, games, plentiful truthful and helpful feedback for each other, and deluged in inspiring and simply fun conversations, our Offline 1 was a wonderful dive into the world of MUN, be.boosted and all it has to offer. Let’s see how much further Offline 2 will push us!
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Natalia (22) currently studies for an MSc in Systemic Neuroscience at the Ludwig-Maximilian Universität Munich. She is originally from Ukraine, but finished her Highschool education in the UK and graduated from the University of Oxford in 2016 with a BA in Experimental Psychology. While she is involved in many projects and organisations, she recently founded "NeuroCamp" a summer camp that introduces Highschool students to the world of Neuroscience.