Give your meetings a creative kick start – 6

2020-08-03T11:20:56+02:00September 11th, 2020|

EXERCISE 6 This game is fun and good to get creative juices flowing before a brainstorming session. Split the people into groups of 5-6 people. Give them each an orange and one person per group gets a lemon. Now give them these rules: All fruit through all hands. Lemon ends where it started. Fastest team gets a point. Don't say anything else. Say "Go" and clock them. Most teams start by passing the fruit around from hand to hand and end up with a result of 10-20 seconds (depending on the group s [...]

Give your meetings a creative kick start – 5

2020-08-03T11:18:32+02:00September 4th, 2020|

EXERCISE 5 This little game is called Touchpoints. Split people into teams of 5-6 people. Explain to them what a touch point is: each point that touches the ground. For example: one person standing = two feet = 2 touchpoints. So six people standing would be twelve touchpoints. Six people with feet on the ground and each putting their fingertips down is 72 touchpoints. You will now give them a number which, as a group, they have to turn into touchpoints. The first number should be high and not to [...]

Give your meetings a creative kickstart – 4

2020-08-03T11:13:51+02:00August 28th, 2020|

EXERCISE 4 Let's say your meeting is about your sales targets. Start your session with this little exercise: State the issue:       Target Get participants to write a list of words that they immediately associate with the word. Examples: center crime bulls eye miss shoot bow and arrow run etc Now you go back and, for each word, you do a list of associations once again. This time however, you associate to each previous word, not the original. So for center this might look like this: center -> [...]

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 [...]

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