Today we had the third day at Personal Branding 4EUth Employment. We focused on different brands in different cultures. Before starting, we had an energizer dancing popular, famous and fun songs from each country like La Macarena and The penguin. After we got energy, the morning started with an activity in groups managed by Silviu, about the stereotypes of different countries as India, Siria, Slovenia, Azerbayan, etc. The positive and negative aspects of them were argued. The main idea was that “We are branded by the country we come from”.
Then we discussed about what it is said about our countries. Some of the words were that Spanish people are emotional and lazy, and Romanian are hard-workers, efficient and work cheaply. We decided that it is useful to know how foreign people see us in order to have perspective. At the end of the morning we saw two motivational videos that expressed the idea that we should follow what we want and don’t give up and later we could taste “Mamaliga”.
Another energizer was done before we returned to the activities related to Personal Branding. It consisted in learning how to say “Hello” to bears, Slovenian and Spanish guys and crazy women also.
Andrea was the person in charge of the activities in the afternoon. First of all, we watched a video about brands and we needed to find out the most important message on them which was that Brand is a promise of value. Other messages were that you have to be yourself, passionate, original, unique, confident. Moreover, we found out that life and work can be combined.
The second video was about colors and its meaning in Brands. For example, green means nature, red means passion or blue is related to safety. And we can find that some people are a brand as Steve Jobs, Uncle Sam or Donal Trump. With our buddies we talk about them and chose some characteristics of their brands. Also we created a personal greeting between buddies.
At the last break of the day we enjoyed the feedback with an Emil’s game and a proposal of Andrea. “What have you learned today?” That was the question that she gave us and we connected our feelings with a thread. Then we started the war for the board list.
Expectations over the cocktail party for tonight are on the table now.
Maria Sanchez, Carolina Sanchez