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Nuts really are good for our health, ask Yale U & Harvard**

   People ask for elevator speeches- really, what they want is a nutshell encapsulation of what one could do –

to help

to fill a need

to connect

to change direction

and what one does do to:

share information

make others comfortable

improve over time

Big challenge then, to put into a few concise sentences all of the above, to add a smile, to have in place a system that is flexible enough to absorb new practices, while being routine enough to become established.

And not to sound like a sound bite 🙂

well that’s the nuts part- now for the bolts:

Bolts: could be a lock on a door or someone bolting as in running away

Beauty of homonyms, or words that sound the same but have different meaning, is how these words can be applied-

Don’t bolt; wait 

When someone asks for that elevator speech, share it, smile, and listen for a response. Think of the other meaning for “bolt”, even if one’s gut reaction is butterflies, and dashing off seems simpler.  Wait.  When questions begin, and conversation enables, breathe, smile again, and now, share the process.  Why the lock on the door? To seal the meeting, but not too fast.  Usain Bolt (couldn’t resist the pun)  is a lovely example of when to hold back and when to surge forward; he saves his Olympic running energy for the actual event, pacing himself during tryouts. 

Nuts and Bolts go together, and it IS OK to be a little bit eccentric ( polite word for nuts )

Oh and both Yale and Harvard agree on the following:

**regarding the title


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          Ali  🙂

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