This new YouTube video will stimulate you to generate ideas that help you innovate! There are over one million words in the English language. Solutionman discovered 2,587 words that end with the three letters ATE. You will be inspired by this video featuring Solutionman’s "Top 88 ATE Words" that can stimulate you to innovate. The YouTube video features a perfect song called “MeditATE” by INXS. If you like the video, visit the following website to find more of Solutionman's secrets to innovation.
I recently gave a presentation to a few hundred people at an event for Meeting Professionals International. The unique "TED-style" format limited me to 18 minutes to share my ideas. Technical challenges kept me from seeing the timer, so ended up speaking for 24 minutes and had to be escorted off stage by the moderator! You can view the entire set of slides via Slideshare below. Here are the 8 ideas I shared in my "Formulate-to-Innovate" presentation.
For the people who missed my presentation, you can review all my slides below! Formulate-to-Innovate, Gerald "Solutionman" Haman
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"If you want to think outside of the box, you should not put brains in a box," states SolutionPeople's Gerald Haman, who first created their Chicago innovation center in 1992. Since then, over 10,000 people have experienced the "unbox-like" Thinkubator in Chicago's west loop. Guests are encouraged to share feedback and rate their favorite resources. Here are 8 of people's most memorable Thinkubator experiences: 1. Oxygenate-to-Invigorate: Relaxing while breathing pure oxygen at the Oxygen Bar 2. Karaoke-ate-to-Collaborate: Singing from a collection of thousands of Karaoke tunes 3. DISCOvate-to-Celebrate: Celebrating results while dancing with real the Disco lights turned on 4. Blue Sky Brainstorming while inspired by the Thinkubator's skyline views and rooftop decks 5. Exploring the Albert Einstein and John Travolta-themed areas 6. Sitting on the thought-provoking furniture and art from world-famous designers 7. Playing with the creative brain games and gadgets 8. Tasting the fine cuisine from the award-winning restaurants within walking distance of the Thinkubator Use these links to take a virtual Thinkubator Tour and review partial list of Thinkubator Resources. If you want to learn how to design your own innovation center or creative space, enroll in a Decorate-to-Innovate webinar or schedule a team planning facilitation at the Thinkubator.
Telecommuting is quickly growing as companies struggle with real estate costs, space needs, attracting & retaining talent, and contributing to the "green" movement. Many employees welcome this flexible work option but wonder how their creativity will be affected without other employees to brainstorm with or bounce ideas off of.
Creativity? What's a telecommuter to do? Find new and interesting ways to be creative and innovative. Being in a location other than the traditional workplace, such as one's home or in the park or even in an airport, can offer a host of creative stimulus. Look around. What do you see? What do you hear? What do you feel? What do you think? Utilize these impressions and thoughts to stimulate new thinking around a goal, challenge of problem you have at hand.
For example, if you're at home, take out Solutionman's KnowBrainer tool, go to a window and think about Card 50, "If the sky is the limit, what might be possible?" This blue sky thinking can yield great results! Or how about Card 56, "What ideas might be borrowed from movies, television, radio, music, books or the Internet?" Your home will most likely allow you better access to movies, television and music than the traditional workplace. Imagine the possibilities.
There are other techniques you can use to leverage others virtually as well. We'll discuss that in another edition, so stay tuned. For more on telecommuting, visit http://managingtelecommuters.com