My motivation for this post: These days are the foundation of what happens at the makerspace. So, I would really like to get the intention and communication clear.
Some people may hear: Not for people who just want to come visit for the first time or do not know how to improve the space. Is this session for an open or closed group?
Is this a session or is this a coordination request or invitation?
I like this one. I understand it. It is a request with a purpose that is agreeable. While this is a negative motivation to avoid, I think we can also clarify the beauty of starting the day together, checking in and making sure everyone is supported.
I read this post as not for a session but as a start for a coordination talk at the space - it cannot replace that, yet. It needs a adaptation period to check that it fulfils its purpose.
What I like about this is that I can set an intention before I come.
On another note: The way I communicated these days they were within the official opening times and open to the public. I think “Building Day” may not capture that. I see two intentions that go along:
Open Times to the public
Does that match your impression? Did I forget something or wander I go off meaning?
Going on after that: How can we describe this so people looking at the forum calendar get intended impression of what is going on and especially people reading the first paragraph of the event for the first time in the forum know what to do with the post?
What do you think?
PS: I know, I write loads.
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Thanks for your thoughts, well worth thinking about.
My main aim at the moment is to accelerate the setup of the space. By discussing in advance what we are doing it gives us clarity of purpose going into the day. It doesn’t replace our morning chats but it can focus them on what people require and what they are short on.
It also gives possible visitors an insight into our regular/planned activities. This may bring in people who are interested in particular jobs.
Agreed that it needs to be phrased as a ‘come and join in’ thing. I’ll take good suggestions on how better to phrase it!
I created the Sunday event: Open Day - come along!
I would go about it like this: If the day has a different intention, edit the topic. If you would like to bring something within its intention, answer the post. What do you think?