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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 12, 2017

How to Keep a Brainstorming Session on Track

For today’s Tooltip Tuesday, here’s a David Letterman-style Top 10 list on how to keep a brainstorming session on track: Quantity not Quality When brainstorming, the goal is to express as many ideas as possible very quickly. Do not self-censor…

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August 29, 2017

How Food Can Help Inspire Creativity

What do popcorn and creativity have in common? You may be surprised to learn the two are more similar than you think... As long as you don’t drown the popcorn in butter and seasoning! The whole grains in popcorn help…

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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 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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July 4, 2017

How a Fidget Spinner Could Be Your Brainstorm Toolbox’s Best Friend

As a child in school my teacher Miss Dale used to yell at me to “Stop fidgeting!” “It helps me to think!”, I would respond. “No, it doesn't. That's ridiculous!”, she would retort. She was completely unwilling to entertain that idea.…

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