A MUN, especially a Harvard Model United Nations Conference, requires a lot of preparation. Therefore MUN TUM e.V. and all WorldMUN as well as NMUN delegates got together for a whole weekend of training from 9th December 2011 till the 11th at the Jugendherberge Ottobeuren.

After a long day of university all the delegates gathered together Friday evening, cooking dinner together, watching movies and getting to know the others for the first time.

On Saturday the training began. The delegates were taught the Rules of Procedure of a World- MUN simulation, held a simulated conference session and improved their rhetoric skills. Especially the rhetoric exercises turned out to be very helpful. The delegates were recorded during a speech which was analyzed by the others. After a few rounds it was interesting to see how much everyone improved.

In the end the preparation weekend not only im- proved our MUN knowledge and rhetoric skills, but built a friendly atmosphere and strong bonds in our teams.