On the 25th of April the TTLA arranged a workshop on ‘How to present yourself and how to get your message across’. The lecture was held by Eva Novotna, a previous trainer for the United Netherlands Delegation, whose students won several awards both at the Harvard and Oxford Model United Nations.
Present at the workshop was 15 TTLA members who received interactive training and got the possibility to present themselves orally on different topics in front of the rest of the group while being subjected to feedback from both fellow students and the Eva herself. There was a primary focus on how each’s body language came across and whether their oral message correlated with their body movement. Besides, several lessons and tricks were given on how to present oneself at a job interview, and the focus was set on how an open and welcoming posture can ensure that a first impression is positive.
The end of the workshop was dedicated to framing. Framing is how to presents an object or situations from different perspectives to make it in your favour. As many of us will dedicate our lives to being a lawyer we need a more extensive response than ‘it depends on who I am presenting’ to ensure that the clients’ interests are taken care of. As such, Eva gave us another ‘tool in the shed’ to help our future career.
The TTLA wishes to thank all its members that took their time to participate and not at least Eva Novotna for giving us this great workshop!