What should you say right at the start? It’s nice to make a good first impression but that’s not really important. After all, if the interaction is fleeting, what is the point of any impression? Probably not much, unless you subsequently recall and reconnect.
Impressions may be nice but connections and conversations that lead to a shared journey count:
‘tis nobler has an abiding interest in experiential learning and behavioural change (ELABC) methods that address open-loop skills, skills that are acquired and refined through experience, activities with uncertainty or novelty as a defining feature, activities that require ongoing problem solving and decision making. Rather than a formal definition, let’s compress open-loop skills to something very accessible:
(Just about) everything you do in your life.
‘tis nobler has an abiding interest in positive, disruptive approaches to ELABC.
‘tis nobler encourages you to question the traditional ways in which ELABC is conducted or, more accurately and more frequently, imposed.
‘tis nobler’s approach to ELABC involves an APE, DUCK and EEL deeply embracing the SAME POEM to gain KUDOS. The APE loves FIGS, the DUCK is RED and the EEL is really, really EELY
‘tis nobler hastens to add that the previous sentence contains acronyms, not animals, literature, acclaim, fruit or colours.
‘tis nobler will end this first step with an excerpt from an actual poem that reflects the mission:
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
– “Little Gidding”, T S Eliot
This is the first step. This is where the exploration begins. None of us may fully understand this first step until we return to it. That will be ‘then’; this is enough for now.
Oh, and ‘tis nobler is Alan. Very pleased to meet you.