Themeweak 2 was all about different cultures. I visited the Wednesday. As all days, we started with a short informational presentation. After the presentation, we had a speaker named Maarten Thissen. He talked about leadership and how these differences in other cultures. After the break, we watched the documentary called “white is also a color”. At the end of the movie, everybody had to send the first 3 words that came to mind. From these words is a spiderweb was made witch you can see in the top right corner. For the second part of the day, I followed the workshop “sales make the world go round”. I found it an interesting day. The first speaker was a bit stutter which made the message unclear for me. I strongly disagreed with the documentary which was shown. She (Sunny Bergman) acted like she made a scientific documenter. If you ask me this is not what it was. The documentary had a lot of mistakes and was not objective at all.
The second half of the day was much better in my point of view. The speaker Arnold Steenbeek, taught us a lot about hard sales. It was very interesting, and I have learned a lot. We also had a nice class with a lot of exchanged student which made it even more interesting. Once I was home and looked back on the day, I realized the “normal” things are not that normal. What I think is normal is really weird for people from other cultures. For example, saying what’s on your mind. A typical Dutch thing. In other cultures, this is rude to do. In China for example, can’t you disagree with your leader. I also discussed the documentary with other people and, I wasn’t the only one with a strong disagreement. Once home I found a video form The Snijtafel about the documentary. In that video, they debunked the movie with some strong facts.