What do Google, Kraft, Samsung, American Express, Motorola and Capital One have in common? Thousands of people from those innovative organizations have experienced SolutionPeople’s innovation training. Learn more in this new eBook.
Are you tired attending boring meetings with traditional formats and meaningless teambuilding activities? Are your audiences bored with "talking head" presentations, panel discussions and pointless PowerPoint slides? If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, you should learn about the following 22 activities that have proven effective for small meetings and large conferences with hundreds or thousands of people.
The following activities have incorporated into meetings for Google, Kraft, Xerox, Pepsi, Samsung, American Express and FAST Company magazine. The activities have also be shared with thousands professional event planners from Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and the Association Forum.
Want to learn MORE about these meting activities?Schedule a webinar or phone call with Gerald "Solutionman" Haman. Solutionman has designed and facilitated all the activities that have been experienced by more than 100,000 meeting attendees. Solutionman facilitated the world-record-setting Thinkathon brainstorming activity for 8,000 people at the Singapore stadium. Haman's Thinkathon generated over 454,000 ideas in just 60 minutes.
The world's first app to that stimulates innovative thinking is called the iKnowBrainer. iTunes has just been released the app in two languages (Spanish and English) and in two formats (iPhone and iPad). All apps are optimized for the retina display and the new iOS7.
The iKnowBrainer® Innovation App is a powerful productivity App that helps you instantly think better, faster and smarter using hundreds of proven questions, words, quotes and images as inspiration. The iKnowBrainer's integrated 4-stage Accelerated Innovation Process helps you generate, plan, and organize ideas. iKnowBrainer helps you use your whole brain to generate up to 530% more ideas than traditional brainstorming.
MORE DETAILS ON THE APP Although the iKnowBrainer is most often used by business professionals, it was designed to be used by everyone to develop solutions for almost any goal, challenge or problem. The iKnowBrainer was created by innovation guru Gerald "Solutionman" Haman, CEO of SolutionPeople Innovation and Founder of The Thinkubator Innovation Lab in Chicago. Solutionman is the award-winning inventor of the original analog KnowBrainer "Tool" and the set the world brainstorming record by generating 454,000 ideas in one hour with 8,000 people at the Singapore Stadium.
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FORTUNE magazine recognized the Pocket Innovator as one of the world's first innovation tools back in 1990. That original tool led to the creation of other thinking tools such as the Pocket Persuader and the first KnowBrainer Tool. The NEW version 5.0 of the KnowBrainer has just been released.
Take a look at following InfoGraphic timeline that shows the fascinating evolution of one of the most popular innovation tools in the world.
FORTUNE magazine recognized the Pocket Innovator as one of the world's first innovation tools back in 1990. That original tool led to the creation of other thinking tools such as the Pocket Persuader and the first KnowBrainer Tool. The NEW version 5.0 of the KnowBrainer has just been released by InnovationSecrets.com. Tests have proven that the KnowBrainer increases creativity by over 500% and increases innovation by helping you use your whole brain.
Take a look at the following timeline that shows the fascinating evolution of one of the most popular innovation tools in the world.
Since 1989, SolutionPeople Innovation has helped over 100,000 innovators from 100 countries including people from 200 FORTUNE 500 countries and over 1,000 small businesses. Discover the "8 Secrets" from SolutionPeople's CEO and Founder, Gerald "Solutionman" Haman who authored this NEW 22-page report. Find out how SolutionPeople's innovation training, KnowBrainer Tools and Thinkubator Innovation Lab have produced breakthrough results.
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Throughout my years in corporate America, I have experienced learning and training encounters in virtually every shape or form you can think of – leadership, selling, negotiating, public speaking and streaming media. Why was this going to be any different?
In their bestselling book, The Experience Economy: Work Is Theatre and Every Business a Stage, Joe Pine and Jim Gilmore ask a series of great questions. In a world where most products and services have little differentiation, what would customers really value? Better yet, for what would they pay a premium?
The answer is experiences—how companies engage customers in an inherently personal and memorable way. The buzz on Haman's Accelerated Innovation Workshop was that it wasn't the traditional lecture and 3-ring binder snore, but a real EXPERIENCE.
This was a big lure for me. I had just became was certified by Pine & Gilmore in the theories and models of The Experience Economy. I wanted to discover if the Thinkubator "experience" lived up to its impressive word-of-mouth billing.
Located in a spacious loft in Chicago's West Loop, the Thinkubator is a truly innovative venue. Festooned with tools, toys, games, large-screen TVs, Aeron chairs, light bulbs in various shapes and forms, bean bags, sofas and sculptures, it invites you into a world that definitely isn't business as usual.
Haman's opening act is literally transforming. It's called the "Know Your Brain Game Experience." It's a quick, but amazingly accurate "brain scan." I won't spoil the surprise, but attendees gain some insight into how their brain works and how they can use this knowledge to become more consistently innovative. The game is a highly interactive experience and sets the stage for the introduction of SolutionPeople's 4-quadrant brain model and 4-stage Accelerated Innovation Process. (Investigate, Create, Evaluate and Activate). At this point, every participant gets a KnowBrainer® Innovation & Creativity tool. The brainchild of Haman, it's an innovative hand-held tool that uses a combination of questions, words, quotes and images to help people think through all the stages of his proven creative problem solving process.
Cool fact: Tests by students at Northwestern University and Wayne State University found that the KnowBrainer tool increased creativity levels by over 500% versus traditional brainstorming with flip charts. In just the first 3 hours of the Innovation Workshop, SolutionPeople delivered a memorable experience – engaging clients with entertainment, education and a dynamic venue.
A great experience? Most definitely. One of the most remarkable accomplishments of SolutionPeople is that the "experience" has fueled the growth of the organization. Haman hasn't relied on traditional advertising to get clients; growth was a result of word of mouth and the continuing story amazing Thinkubator experiences.
Author's Footnote: SolutionPeople's Gerald Haman recently invested an entire week with Joe Pine & Jim Gilmore to become a Certified Experience Economy Expert. He is already making plans to enhance the Thinkubator Experience by applying new ideas inspired by his interaction and discussions with Pine & Gilmore. Haman has organized a new LinkedIn Experience Economy Networking Group for fans and practitioners of The Experience Economy.
One of the biggest blocks to innovation is not challenging your assumptions. By challenging assumptions, you can open up your range of solutions. Step 1: Write down at least three assumptions you're making about the problem to be solved. Step 2: Now challenge each assumption by stating it's opposite (or its negative). Step 3: Write down any potential benefits or ideas that spring from your challenge to the assumptions.
Now You Can Ask More & Better Questions to Plan Better Meetings & Events.
Get the new 88 Great Meeting Planning Questions by Gerald "Solutionman" Haman. It contains 88 Great Questions you need to get started in planning great meetings, events, conferences, conventions, tradeshows, workshops, seminars facilitations, retreats and experiences!
People spend a lot of time attending meetings, but they seldom have enough time and help to effectively plan the meetings. During the past 20 years, the author, Gerald "Solutionman" Haman, attended, planned and facilitated meetings for hundreds of small groups and large audiences of several thousand people. As a result of those experiences, he developed these 88 Great Questions in this 10-page booklet to help people plan better meetings and events.
Here is a preview of the book's Table of Contents that reveals the 12 question topics:
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Innovators know how to "communicate-to-innovate" by using persuasive language that engages people to support their ideas. Presidential speech-writer Frank Luntz wrote Words That Work, a book that contains his recommended list of persuasive words. Consider using his recommended words when preparing your next presentation or communication. 21 Words & Phrases for 21st Century Innovators 1. Imagine 2. Hassle-free 3. Lifestyle 4. Accountability 5. Results / Can-Do Spirit 6. Innovation 7. Renew, Revitalize, Rejuvenate, Restore, Rekindle, Reinvent 8. Efficient, Efficiency 9. The Right to 10. Patient-Centered 11. Investment 12. Casual Elegance 13. Independent 14. Peace of Mind 15. Certified 16. All-American 17. Prosperity 18. Spirituality 19. Financial Security 20. Balanced Approach 21. Culture of Notice that "imagine" is first, "innovation" is number sixth, and the six "R" words came raml as number seven on the list.If you are looking for more words that may be especially appealing to some people, check out Solutionman's Politicator List and Worksheet that was inspired by the persuasive language of American presidential candidates.