Portland GE students opened the day with a conversation about what effective public speaking looks like. We talked about how to KISS it and the importance of keeping it REAL
We connected with Berlin and Dublin via Skype (technology is fun when it works!) and traded stories including our favorite new vocabulary terms in the local languages.
We got to meet the Berlin groups' mascot
Portland students enjoyed listening to stories from their counterparts in Berlin and Dublin
After the Skype check-in students went to work to perfect their presentations for the Seadogs case study. Groups worked hard and learned a lot along the way - these presentations require students to draw on so many skills: creativity, courage, public speaking, teamwork, data analysis, graphic design, just to name a few. Presentations begin at 9:30 AM tomorrow morning and they will be fabulous!!!!
After lunch we traveled in the magic white school bus to visit Coffee By Design and hear the stories of founders Mary Allen Lindemann and Alan Spear. Their story inspired us all and gave students new insights into all the facets of running a growing business and the importance of maintaining the integrity of your relationships with business partners, suppliers and all those who contribute to your success. Students were invited to sample to cold brew ice coffee blends.
And when it was time to leave students were given a special gift from the owners. We had a fabulous time and many students were planning to visit the downtown Portland CBD shop the next time we visit the old port.
Overall a fantastic afternoon and a well-deserved treat after a morning of hard work!