We launched this morning by listening to Ronald Reagan’s Challenger speech and comparing it to Franklin Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address.
The goal is to have Eagles luxuriate in great speeches – soaking in the most powerful words, phrases and symbols as they listen and observe more intentionally.
Next session each Eagle each will choose a historical figure and write and deliver a speech as that character, at an important time and place.
This morning Eagles rehearsed and polished their final Apprenticeship pitches – determined to secure each a real world apprenticeship by April.
- How do you grab someone’s attention early in an email, call or in person meeting, long enough to ask an important question?
- How do you explain a complex idea like an apprenticeship, in just a few words?
- How do you ask for the job; clearly, directly in a way that’s difficult to refuse?
Bravely, our Eagles explored these questions and prepared for the “Big Ask” next week.
Then, in the afternoon, ink blot tests and more Jungian dream analysis, the beginning of understanding the power of that FDR and Reagan’s symbols – and especially the Hero’s Journey — are deep inside each one of us.