Haló hvernig hefurðu það? – Hello, how are you?
On August 16th, 2017, my Mapit30k journey started in Reykjavik, Iceland. After Iceland, my project took me to France, Switzerland, Brussels, UK, Ireland, Denmark, Portugal, and Italy. Speaking outside the US was scary. What’s their culture like? How can I best help them?
To get an understanding of each culture, I scheduled calls with organizers, referred to Google, read books, and even picked up some words in the local language. Customizing the speeches to each country was challenging, but necessary to make an impact.