What’s your SIQ?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Blog, Lessons, ModelUN, MUN, MUN-E, Social Skills | Comments Off on What’s your SIQ?

What’s your SIQ?

If you haven’t heard of “Social Intelligence”, you’re behind the ball… and a few good reads or youtube videos about it is a must! On the @StanfordBiz twitter feed, you can scroll through the topics… and you’ll notice how many are related to personal confidence, public speaking, emotional control, reflection, etc. This is STANFORD BUSINESS SCHOOL! There are actually less articles about the economic details of world markets (e.g. globalization of the raw materials market, the transpacific parternship, and the Keystone pipeline) than articles about Social Intelligence topics! Tweets by @StanfordBiz So what’s your SIQ? It’s your social intelligence quotient. It’s like an IQ for social skills. Harvard offers you a small online quiz that you can check out here all about reading the emotions through the eyes. Another business mogul created a social intelligence quiz for you to rate yourself here. Here is another emotional intelligence test, which is closely related to Social Intelligence. Why is this skill important? Well, you must establish a “connection” with someone if you’re ever going to find out how they really feel about a topic or their opinion about a situation. The word describing this “connection” is RAPPORT. If you have the goal of forming a bloc or establishing an alliance, well then you NEED rapport (Here’s an article on Rapport if you’ve never heard of it. Or you can get our book since we teach you how to establish and maintain rapport!). If you want to change someone’s mind or influence their opinion, you’ll never succeed without rapport. And you’ll never know that you’re in rapport if you don’t know anything about social intelligence. We call it MUN-E (pronounced MONEY), because it’s the most valuable skill we can teach....

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Charisma 101 – A video Lesson

Posted by on Jan 25, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Lessons, ModelUN, MUN, MUN-E, Social Skills | Comments Off on Charisma 101 – A video Lesson

Charisma 101 – A video Lesson

I was asked to come into my old school and give the newcomers some sage advice on basics for General Assemblies and “being noticed.” I gave about 45 minutes of a talk on Charisma and Presence. Most of the material you’ll see in the following videos are from Chapters 2 & 3 of our book. Can you imagine what’s in the other 8 chapters…? [BuyBookCenter] Charisma 101 - Part 1No. of Hits : 2451Charisma 101 - Part 2No. of Hits : 5440Charisma 101 - Part 3No. of Hits :...

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Testimonials from MUN Experts!

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Blog, Friends of MUN-E, Testimonials | 0 comments

Testimonials from MUN Experts!

We put so much time and effort into creating this book because, the truth is, THERE IS NOTHING ON THE MARKET THAT PREPARES YOU FOR THE SOCIAL ASPECTS OF MODEL UN!! And our readers agree with that sentiment! We’ve got some great feedback from some really experienced delegates and successful Model UN advisors, as well as Best Delegate! We’re looking forward to bringing MUN-E to the MUN masses and we’re glad you’re here to check it out. The final touches on the second edition are complete and we know this is the best book about Model UN on the planet. Just check out these testimonials of what’s in the book: Our first from A. Latham of NC was very insightful! Hey, so I quite liked the book. There were a lot of things in it that I never really thought about but when I started imagining them they made perfect sense. I’ve read a lot of books about public speaking and Model UN topics and the part when the kind of sign of victory for any source of information is when I put it down and start wandering around the room, ostensibly to get a glass of water, but then I’m imagining giving speeches on the topic and things like that. Then the source can know that it’s achieved its goals. And MUN-E did that, there were a couple points where I went to “get a glass of water” and was pacing around my carpet thinking about Model UN situations where I would apply the ideas you wrote about like a pro and win. Ryan V. of Best Delegate said: I first wanted to catch up with you and Anthony re: MUN-E. Thanks for sending KFC and me a copy — I read the entire thing and I think it’s groundbreaking. We definitely need to thank them for posting our philosophy of MUN-E on their site! You can read it here. G. Gordon of Kew Forest School said: I just wanted to thank you for all of your efforts. I spoke with many of my Model UN Club members today. They really loved the presentation and found it interesting, thought provoking and useful. You and Anthony really reached them. No reason why this shouldn’t be part of any quality high school curriculum. Nathan Hughes of HARMUN Bahamas International School said: I have finished your book and really enjoyed it- it was excellent! I will be recommending that the School library and I will certainly be using it to help my students for next year. Now that you’ve seen what our readers have to say, isn’t it time you actually read it??? It’s on Amazon, now! Here’s a video recorded by our friends at Best Delegate when they came to see our students host their annual JPSMUN. The premiere Model UN news website, BestDelegate.com has visited a our annual high school conference and they took some video our own best delegates, interviewing them about their philosophy of MUN and what about Model UN has helped them succeed. Some of the delegates speaking will be attending colleges such as Wharton School of...

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Our Media Lab…

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Blog, Lessons, ModelUN, MUN, Our Website, Updates | 0 comments

Our Media Lab…

We’re working our butts off to bring you some great content here at Model UN Education. We’ve created this first video as a promo for the sort of information that we’re going to bring to you from our online school. It’s called The MUNIVERSITY! We’ll be giving a great deal information on Social Intelligence and Leadership skills at MUN conferences around the east coast this year. We’re dedicated to teaching you the modern skills that are going to be necessary to understand and interact with the globalization happening all around us. Here is our promo: Your browser does not support the video tag. We’ll have online lectures, an online forum, PDFs for download, some nice desktop backgrounds, extra material that isn’t in the book, advanced strategies, and some fun stuff… Look out for us at your upcoming MUN Conferences this year. We’re here to help you succeed! …AT EVERYTHING! But you can’t start without the book!...

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Body Language is UNIVERSAL!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in Blog, Lessons, ModelUN, Social Skills | 0 comments

Body Language is UNIVERSAL!

Body Language is a UNIVERSAL Language In our experience, we’ve seen the slightest changes in posture to create profound changes in our delegates’ communication abilities. For example, let’s take the simple example of four people debating a serious topic. Look at this picture:  You can assume a few things just by witnessing the position of these four people who are discussing their positions: Speaker #2 is not leading the conversation. Speaker #3 is trying to respectful to Speaker #2 by being slightly shifted to the left. Speaker #1, #3, and #4 are having the most meaningful conversation while #2 has no choice but to listen. Eventually if Speaker #2 doesn’t get closer, he/she is going to be ignored and #1, #3, & #4 are going to feel that #2 is NOT a confident leader who they should listen to. Body language can be THAT simple. Here is the proper position for Speaker #2:  Have you noticed this in your own unmoderated discussions?? Pay attention to your position when having social conversations and start putting yourself in the position of a confident contributor! Want to get better at all of these skills? You should get the book, ASAP....

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