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THE BAREFOOT BRAINSTORMING BLOG

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August 17, 2017

Who Invented Velcro? How Random Association Leads to Big Ideas

When launching any brainstorming session, I always explain to the guests the importance of divergent and convergent thinking. You can’t come up with an original idea by sitting around a boardroom table asking if anyone has an idea! Fresh new…

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August 15, 2017

Three Sight Sensory Igniters for Better Brainstorming

In a previous blog post we talked about the significance and importance of olfactory igniters. People have different sensory triggers when thinking creatively, particularly brainstorming, so it’s important to make sure you have thought about all five senses when preparing…

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August 10, 2017

The Importance of Storytelling in Business – The Dr. Vibe Show™

Chatting with Dr. Vibe is one of my favourite things to do! It’s like putting on your favourite pair of jeans and kicking off your shoes on a Friday afternoon. It’s comfortable, fun and just feels right! Recently, Dr. Vibe…

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August 8, 2017

How Music Can Amplify Your Next Brainstorming Session

Hmm… I wonder if you have your headphones on and are listening to music while reading this! Although I am likely the least musical person on the planet when it comes to either singing or playing an instrument, I am…

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August 3, 2017

The Difference Between the Way the Average Person Thinks and a Creative Genius Thinks

Michael Michalko recently published this article on CreativeThinking.net and I found it to be absolutely fascinating! First of all, thank you Michael for educating me on when and where the phrase ‘thinking outside of the box’ came from. I hear…

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July 27, 2017

The Biggest Obstacle to Creativity is Being Too Busy

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Emma Seppälä, Science Director at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, for writing this amazing article on the importance of relaxation when generating breakthrough ideas! I totally understand that…

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July 20, 2017

For Those Who Think They Aren’t Creative

“But I’m not creative!” … It’s a statement I hear daily! As if it’s a pre-existing condition, a God-given gift, a talent that only some of us were born with. WRONG! When guests walk into a brainstorming session, I regularly…

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