Don’t be left scrambling for good markers and other materials. Build your own brainstorm kit with markers, sticky notes, index cards & other brainstorm tools. Keep it at your desk, so you’re always ready to start.
Use different color markers & symbols to mark ideas for later discussion. The color-coding will serve as a good reminder after you’ve finished your brainstorm session, and it won’t slow the flow of ideas.
Ditch the big easel pads filled with ideas. Oversized note pads are cumbersome. They stick to everything (including each other). And there’s no good way to store them when you’re brainstorm meeting is over. Use your camera or phone to take digital pictures at the end of your meeting. This simple step makes notes portable & permanent.