Creative Brainstorming Sessions Create Infinite Possibilities
5 Tips for Brainstorming Success
Getting creative isn’t always easy, especially when you’re trying to force the innovative ideas to come. As difficult brainstorming may be, there is always going to be a need for developing creative ideas. When the time comes again that you’re required to ‘get creative’ don’t just stare at that blank piece of paper, follow these quick tips to get the creative juices flowing so you can brainstorm a brilliant idea.
Write it down. No matter how corny, silly or plain stupid you think the idea might be, writing those flops down will help lead you down the path to a better idea. Plus, it’ll help you keep track of what you’ve already ruled out, and leave a nice drawing board for your next brainstorming session.
Google it. In those instances when you have no clue where to start, it helps to look at what others have done in the past. Be careful not to outright take their ideas, but gaining some inspiration from others’ success and understanding the best direction to go is always a great start.
Sleep on it. You may not always have time for this, but some of your greatest ideas probably come when you’re away from your desk, focusing on something completely different. Once you feel you’re hitting a wall with creativity, take a step back and work on something else. Check back in later once you are refreshed and can focus.
Start with what you like. It’s hard to get enthusiastic for something you don’t care about. If you’re having a hard time getting excited about your ideas, try thinking of what inspires you, what catches your attention and what you enjoy most. This way of thinking will help lead you down a more exciting and creative path.
Try it out. Once you’ve been working on a creative project for a while, ideas may start to blend together. Keep your project on track by bouncing ideas off a few team members. See what works, what doesn’t and what seems to garner the most positive responses. Although their feedback is great, it’s important to remember that your coworkers do not represent your entire audience!
Developing creative ideas does not have to be a painful endeavor. By following these tips, you’ll have those creative juices flowing in no time.
If you are interested in any of these ideas and products, contact me for more information.