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October 19, 2017

When is it okay to break the brainstorming rules?

The short answer is NEVER! As soon as you start to cut corners during brainstorming to save time, the process falls apart. You’ll soon be back to square one, staring at each other across the boardroom table asking if anyone…

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October 16, 2017

Making Networking Fun with the WOW, HOW, NOW Technique

One of the main reasons people say they love to attend conferences is for the ability to network. Yet, when I speak at conferences, I notice that what is happening is exactly the opposite of networking. People walk around with…

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October 11, 2017

My experience at Promoboxx’s Aligned Conference

I love conferences! I love to attend them and speak at them. I love them because I learn so much and meet so many fascinating people. Plus, I love to travel, so the learning also comes in the form of…

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October 10, 2017

Three things to kill before they kill your creativity

Aaron Orendorff’s article on the three things you should kill before they kill your creativity is brilliant and worth the read! Aaron hits the nail on the head when he lists these three things: excuses, ego and timeline. And as…

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September 21, 2017

7 Tips to Help Foster your Team’s Creativity

No matter what type of business you're in, creativity should be a part of your everyday practices. New ideas or unexpected combinations of ideas, can help you grow your brand, create hot new products and services, get more referrals, entice…

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September 19, 2017

Four Types of Questions for Better Brainstorming

Danielle Metzinger recommends four types of questions to use when brainstorming. While I agree with Danielle that all four types of questions – observational, reflective, interpretive and decisional – are both amazing and necessary, I disagree completely with using them…

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September 14, 2017

Your Team Is Brainstorming All Wrong

It is rare that I disagree completely with articles written about brainstorming, but in this case I’m making an exception! In a Harvard Business Review article, Art Markman claims that in a brainstorming session, working alone is better than working…

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