“Becoming Obama” Workshop

May 5, 2009 at 12:02 am 1 comment

After my first Workshop on the last weekend, I am preparing jus a short 2 hour workshop on “Becoming Obama”.

Yeah, just sounds like that usual Obama euphoric (indeed, I can understand that…), but that workshop is rather on how a biography shapes a life. And interactive: Participants shall find their own “biographical truth” and Obama is just a famous example, or rather “universal truths” in all biographies.

This workshop on an AIESEC-conference is in the frame of an “Education 2.0” workshop-line. So I make people discover their own truth — I hope it figures out that way.

I was always a biography fan and really found my own biography through that, rather than reflecting on my life directly. The Obama biography is really impressing in the mentioning of personal weaknesses, and I think it is great to know so much personal things about a world leader.

Some biographical excerpts (I am still selecting) will provide a content-basis, but I am trying not to force the workshop participants into a certain direction. There will be 25 min group work and afterwards sharing with the others about Obamas biographical reflections in Washington, Kenia, Hawaii, Chicago, Kenia.

Plus there are Youtube-Videos (total of 5 minutes)  and a Powerpoint-Karaoke as an interactive, funny start. And in the second half there’s a tagcloud speech (tagclouds, for having frequent words) for training speech-skills, but also the reflect the rhetoric and the possible background in the biography.

At the moment I still have a blurry idea about the red string of the workshop (esp. combining the rhetorics and the bio.). I hope to make up my mind the next days, and this is also a reason why I am putting this into blog-format.

Stay tuned for the output. Suggestions, ideas, comments, always welcome!


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