Do you remember what it was like as a ‘cadet’ in the SB118 academy? I know I do, and the positive experience I had in my training class really helped set me up for a positive experience in the fleet as a whole. Often, members may not realise exactly how much power the training team really has. You see, first impressions matter, and a bad first impression will most likely result in a prospective member to abandon the attempt to join, where as a positive experience can help set up a new member for great success in our group. That is why this particular team is so important.
The training team is made up of a number of individuals who all spend extra time and energy to help acclimate newcomers to SB118’s simming style, or sometimes simming in general! One of those members is none other than Alex Blair.
DeVeau: Hello Alex, and thank you for joining us!
Blair: Hello Alora, thanks for having me!
How long have you been a part of SB118 and how did you find it?
I’ve been a member of SB118 for almost four years now, and have loved every minute of it! I found the group in a roundabout way. I was involved in several PBEMs in the past and never really stuck with them. After a month or two, I would get bored and leave. One day, I was looking for something to occupy some free time and did a Google Search for PBEM. I found SB118 and on a whim decided to join. Now I don’t think the fleet will ever get rid of me!