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.
Linkedin has over 2,000,000 groups for its 315,000,000 members. SolutionPeople has created over 60 groups and subgroups with over 500,000 members who are passionate about innovation. Feel welcome to click on any of the following links to learn more details or request to join the Top 32 Linkedin Linkedin Groups created by Gerald "Solutionman" Haman, founder of The Thinkubator Innovation Studios in Chicago.
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.
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.
Did you know there are almost 600,000 "Groups" within the 65 million member LinkedIn social network? Since there are over 4,000 groups focused on innovation or innovators, we want to make it easy for you to join LinkedInGroups.com's "Top 20 Innovators Groups" by clicking on the links below.
More than 150,000 people are members of the Top 20 Innovation Groups
1,000 people per week are joining the Top 20 Innovation Groups
The Marketing/PR/Sales Innovators Group is the 11thlargest LinkedIn Group with 94,000 members
The Twitter Innovators Group is the largest Twitter-focused Group on LinkedIn with more than 12,000 members who tweet
Over 10,00 people belong to the fast-growing Green & Sustainability Innovators Group
More than 10,000 people belong to the helpful InnovationPeople Group
Click on Links Below for Details or to Request to Join the Groups in the "Innovation Top 20"
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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Do you need breakthrough solutions and more innovation? Do you need to improve your innovation skills? Do you want to generate more and better ideas in less time? Do you wish you had more time-saving tools and techniques? Do you need a better ROI in these challenging economic times?
If you answered yes, you and your team should experience SolutionPeople's upcoming Innovation Training Workshops led by Gerald "Solutionman" Haman in at the Thinkubator in Chicago or onsite at client locations. Investments Create Dividends: Earn a Guaranteed ROI (Return On Ideas) The award-winning workshop is designed to help you and your people develop ideas and action plans to address your real-world goals, challenges and problems. SolutionPeople guarantees participants will leave the training with ideas worth more than their tuition investment. Solutionman's Personal Video of Workshop ROI Guarantee Click to View ROI Video
A survey of over 1,000 graduates revealed that 80% of them generated ideas valued at over $50,000 from the Accelerated Innovation Training. One team of 25 people yielded solutions valued at over $273 million. Another team developed a product that was recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the Most Innovative Products of the Year. If you do not feel you have gained at least $1,000 worth of value, you can ask for a refund or take the course again. SolutionPeople is confident you will generate ideas worth much more.
It's that time of the year again. Dan and his senior management team are at their annual strategic business meeting. They're feeling pretty good having just come off of a few years of success. As they get into the their planning discussion, a sinking feeling starts to come over the team. Where's the 2008, 2009, 2010 growth going to come from? Do they have enough in the pipeline? Has success inadvertently led them into the danger zone? Have they taken their eye off the "innovation ball?"
Hit it out of the park, by infusing an innovation culture into your organization. Below is a Part I excerpt of the "LEADING INNOVATION Question Bank" covering process (based on SolutionPeople's Accelerated Innovation Process) and designed for leaders who want to enable, inspire and drive innovation. Stay tuned for excerpts from Parts II & III covering the other aspects of culture such as strategy, communication, reward & recognition, structure, learning & development, and work environment.
What mechanisms, processes & methods are we using to determine what is needed, wanted or wished by our customers?
What percent of our strategy should be focused on incremental innovation versus breakthrough innovation?
How should we fund, resource and organize our innovation strategy?
How might we collaborate with customers, suppliers, partners, employees, academia, or competitors?
How might we form whole-brain teams for diversity of thought?
What innovation tools might we provide?
How could we evaluate ideas, prototypes, and concepts?
Who could be on the evaluation team?
How could we nurture ideas, but know when to stop developing them if necessary?
What internal and external networks must be created & leveraged to bring our product or service to the desired market?
Who from the "investigate, create or evaluation team" must be included?
What roadblocks must I, as a leader, work to eliminate?