Written by Katrin Schmuck
During the online and offline sessions we held during the five months prior to WorldMUN, numerous topics were covered not only in great depth but also in a way that made it easy to apply the knowledge just gained.
For example, during our first online sessions, we had talked about concepts for good speeches and practiced formulating speeches following certain patterns. When we met for our first offline session in Heidelberg, we combined the concepts with the second very important aspect of delivering speeches, body language. Thanks to this weekend, I am now more aware of my movements and how other people might perceive them. This did not only help a great deal when standing up and speaking in front of 400 delegates in the DISEC committee in Brussels, but way beyond that. I had mentioned to Project Director and be.boosted founder Tobias during my first ‘individual development call’ that a big struggle for me was to convey messages in a short, emphasized and precise manner. As we constantly reviewed my progress regarding this issue, I am now more confident in my ability to convey messages precisely.
In the second phase of my internship, I could apply a lot of the second block of the be.boosted training, negotiation skills and networking. I was given the opportunity to organize and attend numerous high profile conferences with managers from all over the globe including the evening events. In the process of organizing the conferences, I often had to solicit, analyze and negotiate offers. Concepts like distinguishing between positions and interests and building a the golden bridge that I had learned to apply during the second be.boosted offline meeting in January, helped me to fulfill the tasks with more confidence, fun and ultimately also with greater success.
I can only recommend dipping your toes into the MUN-waters with us and I hope to see you on October 25 for our recruiting day in Munich and join us on our journey to Seoul! Here's how!