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7 People To Avoid Inviting To Your Brainstorming Session

Posted: September 22, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Free Content, Articles

When it comes to planning and executing a brainstorming session, there can be little debate that a clearly defined purpose is the most important factor in the success or failure of the meeting. The next most important thing to consider is “Who are you going to invite?” Constructing a good brainstorm group can be tricky. […]

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Brainstorm Technique #6 – Brainstorm Go Round

Posted: September 20, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

Brainstorm Technique: Brainstorm Go Round Ideas are often hard to explore in a large group setting because it’s so easy for one voice to get lost in the crowd. The quickest and most efficient way to further develop a concept in a group is with the brainstorm technique known as Brainstorm Go Round. In this […]

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Brainstorm Technique #5 – Forced Connections

Posted: September 15, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

  Brainstorm Technique: Forced Connections The brainstorm technique known as forced connections is designed to take two unrelated concepts and forge a relationship between them. In this process, the brainstorm group is usually divided into subgroups, which can be as small as two people. This group picks two topics at random and is challenged to […]

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Brainstorm Technique #4 – Bridge Building

Posted: September 12, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 1-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

  Brainstorm Technique: Bridge Building You’ve identified where you are. You’ve identified where you want to be. But you need to figure out how to get from here to there. This brainstorm technique is designed to help you build a bridge from where you are to where you want to go. Whether you accomplish the […]

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Brainstorm Technique #3 – Free Writing

Posted: September 9, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

    Brainstorm Technique: Free Writing Free writing is a time-tested technique for brainstorming unique and interesting ideas. The main difference between free writing and a lot of other brainstorm techniques, is that free writing doesn’t typically deliver a wide-ranging quantity of ideas. Instead, it delivers a great deal of quantity on ONE specific subject. […]

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Brainstorm Technique #2 – Mind Mapping

Posted: September 1, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

  Screen shot from Bubbl.us –   Brainstorm Technique: Mind Mapping A mind map is a method for drawing inspiration from a single word or concept to quickly inspire a web of “related” words. This web grows larger and more diverse at each level. As it expands to include a broader range of words and […]

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Brainstorm Technique #1 – Magazine Pull

Posted: August 28, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

      Brainstorm Technique: Magazine Pull Sometimes the easiest first step in defining who you are is defining who you aren’t. In this exercise, your brainstorm group will use magazines as inspiration to answer two simple questions. First, who are we? Second, who are we NOT? Using images of people, products and places from […]

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