Model of United Nations (MUN) still going strong in becoming one of the most common conferences both in my country, Indonesia and the world. This is proven by lots of MUN held and also the enthusiasm of many students in joining one. MUN is also one important model to search the solutions for the problems that matter to the world. However, doing your first MUN is not a piece of cake. You've got to be well-prepared and know what the MUN really is. Here I offer you some tips to overcome your first MUN.
First, you have got to know what UN is. After all, the abbreviation of MUN is Model of United Nations which means it is the "copy" of UN. Knowing nothing about UN will do some disadvantages though maybe you are good in public speaking and debating. You have to research well-enough to know how UN works. Asking friends who already experienced in MUN will be useful.
After having enough knowledge about UN and MUN, going to step two, you have to fill your brain with issues from all over the world and you got to know which stimulates your interest. Thus, you will know how to respond to a problem, how to bring solutions for whatever global crisis.
Step three, you know remember that confidence plays a big part in every activities, including MUN. You're going to need a lot of confidence because you're going to share your thoughts and your ideas in front of many people! Confidence will help you a lot when your ideas are being attacked.
Having a good confidence will surely make it easy on step four, which is improving your public speaking skills. Public speaking skills is a must on MUN, for all the delegates will speak their minds. If you feel like you don't have good public speaking skills, do not worry. You just got to train your speaking skills regularly. It's like learning how to ride a bike, sometimes you may fall but after hundreds of falling, you will feel like you're the king of the roads.
Lastly, register and attend a conference to really know how to be good at MUN. Attending a conference will surely evaluate your diplomacy skills.
These steps may occur differently to you, but that steps work great for me. I hope you're ready for your first MUN and don't forget to raise your placard!
For further informations: Read The MUN Manifesto from project-connect.ca below! It will give you another perspective.