The difference between success and failure often hangs on an almost humiliatingly small and elusive concept that standard education never touches: confidence. Confidence is the capacity to trust ourselves, others and the world - despite uncertainty and the presence of challenge.
Importantly, our level of confidence is not impossible to shift, it is a skill that can be developed. We can all become more confident.
This class takes a close look at confidence and asks us to nurture it over time. Drawing on psychology, philosophy, music and anthropology, we learn to identify when and why we lack confidence, and how to overcome moments of paralysis and acute anxiety.
We ask what the difference is between confidence and arrogance, we find ways of handling the transition to being a more confident person, and reflect on how making ourselves more confident can be an enormous gift to others around us.
ABOUT CORE CLASSES
Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.
These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture, conversation and group activity. Optional homework is provided for those interested in further study.
Tihana Romanic is an experienced lecturer, intercultural and communication trainer, and facilitator. Originally from Belgrade, Serbia, she was educated in the US and later obtained her MA in East European Studies from the University College London. Tihana trains people in public speaking, focusing on intercultural and business communication skills. Her passion for teaching others how to build their confidence comes from her own personal journey to develop confidence in all walks of life. Tihana is also an emerging photographer, creative writer and translator, and past winner of the Czech Embassy Contemporary Prose Fiction Translator Award. She is currently based in Berlin.
18.40 - Welcome & drinks
19.00 - class commences
20.10 - break (times vary)
21.30 - class finishes
We offer a discount on tickets booked up to 5 weeks in advance.
We offer a discount to holders of a berlinpass, severly disabled people, apprentices and students with valid ID depending on availability. Please note that we will check your ID for proof of eligibility on arrival at event.