Give your meetings a creative kick start – 3

2020-08-03T11:11:17+02:00August 21st, 2020|

EXERCISE 3 Prior to the meeting, prepare A4 or A5 envelopes: you will need one per participant. Choose an object that fits in the envelope: it should not be too easily recognizable it should speak to the sense of touch The goal of the game is not to guess what is in the envelope! People should really spend a few minutes FEELING the object. Then let them find as many adjectives to describe it as possible: soft furry rubbery round etc Variation 1: Choose the same object for all participants: this [...]

Give your meetings a creative kick start – 2

2020-08-03T11:06:20+02:00August 14th, 2020|

EXERCISE 2 When you need to have a brainstorming session to get some creative ideas going, here is a short warm-up exercise you can use to get people out of their heads and into creative behaviour. Pair up in twos. One person makes a shape with his body. The other person needs to add on to that shape. No need to look good, sophisticated or make perfectly rounded shapes. No need for the other person to complete each shape either. When the given shape doesn't inspire an add-on, the person just put [...]

Give your meetings a creative kick start – 1

2020-08-03T11:05:41+02:00August 7th, 2020|

EXERCISE 1 Need a quick exercise to spark creativity? Get people to pair up in twos. One person starts telling a journey where he/she leaves your office and travels to a place on the other side of the world: "I leave the office, go to the parking, get my car and drive to the airport." The other person throws in some objects/things/people from time to time: a pink umbrella a crying old lady Johnny Depp an elastic hairband ... The storyteller needs to think on his feet to incorporate the items int [...]

How a TO STOP list can improve your creativity

2020-07-22T14:22:14+02:00July 24th, 2020|

Do you have a TO DO list? I am sure you do. I generally have two. One for work and one for family/private things. Sometimes I have one per important project I am working on. We live in a multitasking work and our lists tends to get very long and often contain all sorts of things, big and small, ranging from 'call the dentist/mom/best friend' to 'create a website'. So having a TO DO List is a good thing to focus on what you need. But... Do you have a TO STOP List? Here's why you need a TO STOP li [...]

10 more insightful ways to find happiness and live a purposeful life (part 5)

2020-06-15T11:42:49+02:00June 19th, 2020|

HOW TO USE THIS LIST: Below are the fifth 10 insightful ways to be happy. Next week you will receive the final 10. Watch one video or read one article or two each day. If you are too busy to do this every day you are probably not happy (enough)! Save them as bookmarks to read later or look them up on my blog. Enjoy. 41. Sarah Kay - If I should have a daughter. "If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she's gonna call me Point B ... " began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired [...]

Miranda’s favorite things – May 2020

2020-04-28T16:11:55+02:00May 1st, 2020|

I know we've only just had a favorite things post. But one can never have enough favorite things to share, right? AIRBNB's online experiences Airbnb is known as a travel platform that let's you stay in unique places. They already had a sidekick called 'Experiences' where you could book wine tastings or art making sessions with a local. Now that people are no longer able to travel, they have started offering those experiences as online sessions. Cooking pasta with granny, learning tango or [...]

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