One of the most important principles in doing any job is that you do not forget how many people have already backed you up. Knowing that you have fans i.e. that you have people who believe in you and your work is what can keep you going especially when going gets tough. Support of certain people makes your daily activities more meaningful and gives you the sense of progress, like saying, ‘‘look how many people already believe in my idea. It does not seem that lofty any longer.’’ Support of certain people also helps you to keep on track with your bigger goals and to persevere.
But who are these people? People who support you should be in your immediate surroundings, first of all. Those fans belong to your core MUN team and it is not redundant to count this kind of support because the solidarity and unity at this level will get you quite far. In other words, if your MUN team is not coherent and does not function as one organism, outsiders to MUN will notice and it will be less likely they will support you.
Then, apart from MUN founders, your event must have other supportive groups. Your MUN champions should both exist at the national and international level. For example, participants at your MUN are your biggest support; not to mention that you are doing your activities because of them, and you are doing them exactly the way you think your work will bring top results. Every year the best participants of a MUN turn into volunteers, organizing Committee or MUN brand advocates (for the next year). In such circumstances, those young people are enabled to get familiar with MUN’s international impact and to create their signature style in supporting MUN.
The next group of MUN champions are those people who have been involved with MUN for a while as MUN veterans and now they can promote MUN values in other fields of their professional expertise. Maybe they started working for UN agencies, international NGOs, government institutions, top universities or entrepreneurship hubs. Participations at MUNs (both from the organizor’s and delegate’s perspective) shaped their current career choice in a certain way: they developed particular professional skills at MUNs, they decided to devote their work to a cause which MUN discussed…
Moreover, there are supporters to your MUN who are outside of the internal circle of team/ delegates and veterans, but we will discuss them in our next post.Until then, enjoy your MUN preparation.
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