Gerald “Solutionman” Haman<br />Formulate-to-Innovate: <br />8 Great Ideas for Designing Meetings, Events & Experiences th...
Solutionman: Formulate-to-Innovate<br />InnovationTrainingWorkshops.com<br />SolutionPeople.com<br />InnovatorsDigest.com<...
Communicate-to-Innovate<br />1,000,000 words in English language<br />60,000 words in average vocabulary<br />Thousands of...
Definition of Innovate<br />
Solutionman’s Definitions<br />Innovation: transforming creative ideas into valuable or profitable solutions<br />Creativi...
What should be the goal for ALL meetings, events conferences, and experiences?<br />to facilitate innovation:<br />transfo...
Formulate-to-Innovate<br />
#1 – Lack of Time<br />#3 – Brain Patterns<br />What inhibits or blocks your ability to be creative or innovative?<br />#2...
Meeting ROI (Return On Ideas)<br />Three Variables:<br />Number of Participants<br />Number of Ideas Generated<br />Value ...
Solutionman’s Innovation Formulation 6-Ingredient Model<br />
What will you learn? <br />8 Great Ideas<br /> Relate-to-Innovate<br /> Ideate-to-Innovate<br /> Accelerate-to-Innovate<br...
Relate-to-Innovate<br />Facilitate Meaningful Relationships<br />Strangers <br />are <br />friends <br />you have not yet ...
Relate-to-Innovate: Focus conversation son Needs & Ideas<br />Focus Conversations on “Needs & Ideas”<br />
Speed-Relating Networking Directions<br />                      DIRECTIONS<br />Find one person near you to be your partne...
Ideate-to-Innovate <br />Less talking heads and more THINKING heads<br /><ul><li>100% audience participation
8,000 people at Singapore Stadium
60 minutes
454,000 ideas generated </li></li></ul><li>Ideate-to-Innovate: Everyone should contribute ideas, Idea Exchange<br />EVERYO...
Ideate-to-Innovate: Record Ideas & Recognize Contributors<br />Record Ideas <br />Recognize Contributors<br />
Accelerate-to-Innovate: Stimulate Audiences Whole Brain<br />Stimulate Audience’s Whole-Brain<br />
Accelerate-to-Innovate” Reorganize Agenda to Apply Innovative Process<br />Reorganize Agenda to Apply Innovative Process<b...
Accelerate-to-Innovate: Reorganize Agenda<br />Reorganize Agenda to Apply Innovative Process<br />Innovation-Focused Agend...
Collaborate-to-Innovate<br />Form Dream Teams to Accelerate Innovation<br />“I not only use all the brains that I have, bu...
Collaborate-to-Innovate<br />Groups Help Form Dream Teams to Relate, Collaborate and Innovate<br />65,000,000 Members<br /...
Decorate-to-Innovate<br />Avoid “Cubical Creativity”<br />
Decorate-to-Innovate: 5-Ps<br />Consider the 5-Ps of Meeting Space Planning<br />Public Space<br />Partnership Space<br />...
Decorate-to-Innovate: Thinkubator Photos<br />Public: Rooftop deck with skyline views<br />Partnership: Team rooms<br />Pe...
Gravitate-to-Innovate: Avoid Talking Heads<br />Avoid Talking Heads<br />STOP Talking<br />START Making Sense: Plan Meetin...
Gravitate-to-Innovate: ACT<br />Help Audiences ACT<br />“Great Meetings Consist of Several <br />4 ACT Plays”<br />AttrACT...
Gravitate-to-Innovate: Adventures in China<br />ACT FAST!<br />AttrACT<br />ReACT<br />InterACT<br />ACT<br />Solutionman ...
Questionate-to-Innovate: Design Questionated Meetings<br />Design QUESTIONATED Meeting Handouts<br />- 20 Questions<br />-...
Questionate-to-Innovate<br />Design QUESTIONATED Meeting AGENDAS<br />Traditional Agenda<br />08:00am – Welcome <br />08:3...
Questionate-to-Innovate: Handouts<br />Design Questionated Agenda HANDOUTS<br />Questionated Agenda Handout:<br />Formatte...
Questionate-to-Innovate: Question Exchange<br />Design Question Collection Techniques<br />Technique Handout:<br />Questio...
Questionated Event: The World-Record Setting Brainstorm<br />100 Questions asked  <br />20 Topics covered<br />454,000 Ide...
Questionate-to-Innovate: Ask Better Questions to Plan, KnowBrainer, 88 Great Questions Book<br />Ask Better Questions to P...
Questionate-to-Innovate: Question Bank, QuestionAction Facilitations, Collaborate<br />Ask Better Questions to PLAN Better...
Activate-to-Innovate: Facilitate Action-Oriented Conversations<br /><ul><li>Facilitate Action-Oriented Conversations</li><...
Activate-to-Innovate: Document Action Plans<br />Document Action Plans & Commitments<br />
What did you learn? What will you do?<br />8 Great Ideas – 40 Slides<br /> Relate-to-Innovate<br /> Ideate-to-Innovate<br ...
                     DIRECTIONS<br />Find one person near you to be your partner<br />Take turns answering question #1 for...
Solutionman: Appreciate-to-Innovate<br />InnovationTrainingWorkshops.com<br />SolutionPeople.com<br />InnovatorsDigest.com...
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Several hundred people from MPI (Meeting Professionals International) were inspired by Gerald “Solutionman” Haman, founder of SolutionPeople Innovation and The Chicago Thinkubator.
1. Relate-to-Innovate
2. Ideate-to-Innovate
3. Accelerate-to-Innovate
4. Collaborate-to-Innovate
5. Decorate-to-Innovate
6. Gravitate-to-Innovate
7. Questionate-to-Innovate
8. Activate-to-Innovate

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Formulate-to-Innovate: Solutionman's 8 Great Ideas for Designing Meetings, Events & Experiences that Produce ROI (Return On Innovation)

  1. 1. Gerald “Solutionman” Haman<br />Formulate-to-Innovate: <br />8 Great Ideas for Designing Meetings, Events & Experiences that Produce ROI (Return On Innovation)<br />
  2. 2. Solutionman: Formulate-to-Innovate<br />InnovationTrainingWorkshops.com<br />SolutionPeople.com<br />InnovatorsDigest.com<br />solutionman@solutionpeople.com<br />
  3. 3. Communicate-to-Innovate<br />1,000,000 words in English language<br />60,000 words in average vocabulary<br />Thousands of messages about innovation<br />Tens of thousands of meetings<br />Millions of people in audiences<br />Thousands of definitions of innovation & creativity<br />Millions of confused people<br />
  4. 4. Definition of Innovate<br />
  5. 5. Solutionman’s Definitions<br />Innovation: transforming creative ideas into valuable or profitable solutions<br />Creativity: developing new or interesting ideas<br />“Innovation <br />is how meetings<br />make money <br />or <br />generate ROI”<br />
  6. 6. What should be the goal for ALL meetings, events conferences, and experiences?<br />to facilitate innovation:<br />transform creative meeting ideas into valuable or profitable solutions<br />
  7. 7. Formulate-to-Innovate<br />
  8. 8. #1 – Lack of Time<br />#3 – Brain Patterns<br />What inhibits or blocks your ability to be creative or innovative?<br />#2 – Lack of Tools<br />
  9. 9. Meeting ROI (Return On Ideas)<br />Three Variables:<br />Number of Participants<br />Number of Ideas Generated<br />Value of Ideas Implemented ($$$)<br />One Simple Formula:<br /> __ # Participants X __ Value of Implemented Ideas =__ ROI<br />Three Strategies:<br />Ensure every participant implements at least 1 valuable idea ($100, $1,000, $10,000, $100,000 or $1,000,000)<br />Design every meeting so it pays for itself<br />Track results to show value of the implemented ideas<br />
  10. 10. Solutionman’s Innovation Formulation 6-Ingredient Model<br />
  11. 11. What will you learn? <br />8 Great Ideas<br /> Relate-to-Innovate<br /> Ideate-to-Innovate<br /> Accelerate-to-Innovate<br /> Collaborate-to-Innovate<br />Decorate-to-Innovate<br /> Gravitate-to-Innovate<br /> Questionate-to-Innovate<br /> Activate-to-Innovate<br />
  12. 12. Relate-to-Innovate<br />Facilitate Meaningful Relationships<br />Strangers <br />are <br />friends <br />you have not yet met.<br />
  13. 13. Relate-to-Innovate: Focus conversation son Needs & Ideas<br />Focus Conversations on “Needs & Ideas”<br />
  14. 14. Speed-Relating Networking Directions<br /> DIRECTIONS<br />Find one person near you to be your partner<br />Take turns answering question #1 for 30 seconds each<br />Stop talking after 1 minute or when signaled<br />
  15. 15. Ideate-to-Innovate <br />Less talking heads and more THINKING heads<br /><ul><li>100% audience participation
  16. 16. 8,000 people at Singapore Stadium
  17. 17. 60 minutes
  18. 18. 454,000 ideas generated </li></li></ul><li>Ideate-to-Innovate: Everyone should contribute ideas, Idea Exchange<br />EVERYONE should contribute creative ideas<br />600 People<br />3 Hours<br />4 Questions<br />31 Ideas Per Person<br />105 Ideas Per Minute (IPM)<br />18,945 Ideas Generated!<br />
  19. 19. Ideate-to-Innovate: Record Ideas & Recognize Contributors<br />Record Ideas <br />Recognize Contributors<br />
  20. 20. Accelerate-to-Innovate: Stimulate Audiences Whole Brain<br />Stimulate Audience’s Whole-Brain<br />
  21. 21. Accelerate-to-Innovate” Reorganize Agenda to Apply Innovative Process<br />Reorganize Agenda to Apply Innovative Process<br />Traditional Agenda<br />08:00am – Welcome <br />08:30 – Speakers <br />10:00 – Break <br />10:15 – Speakers<br />12:00pm – Lunch <br />01:00 – Speakers <br />03:00 – Break<br />03:15 – Speakers<br />04:45 – Review<br />05:00 – Goodbye<br />
  22. 22. Accelerate-to-Innovate: Reorganize Agenda<br />Reorganize Agenda to Apply Innovative Process<br />Innovation-Focused Agenda<br />Traditional Agenda<br />08:00am – Welcome <br />08:30 – Speakers <br />10:00 – Break <br />10:15 – Speakers<br />12:00pm – Lunch <br />01:00 – Speakers <br />03:00 – Break<br />03:15 – Speakers<br />04:45 – Review<br />05:00 – Goodbye<br />8:00am<br />10:00<br />12:00pm<br />1:00<br />3:00<br />5:00<br />
  23. 23. Collaborate-to-Innovate<br />Form Dream Teams to Accelerate Innovation<br />“I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.”- Woodrow Wilson<br />
  24. 24. Collaborate-to-Innovate<br />Groups Help Form Dream Teams to Relate, Collaborate and Innovate<br />65,000,000 Members<br />593,000 Groups<br />2,160 “Meeting” Groups<br />105 “MPI” Groups<br />4,000 “Innovation” Groups<br />Source: LinkedinGroups.com<br />
  25. 25. Decorate-to-Innovate<br />Avoid “Cubical Creativity”<br />
  26. 26. Decorate-to-Innovate: 5-Ps<br />Consider the 5-Ps of Meeting Space Planning<br />Public Space<br />Partnership Space<br />Personal Space<br />Portable Space<br />PC-iPhone Space<br />
  27. 27. Decorate-to-Innovate: Thinkubator Photos<br />Public: Rooftop deck with skyline views<br />Partnership: Team rooms<br />Personal: Relaxation areas<br />Portable: Innovation stations<br />PC-iPhone-iPpad: Laptops & iPads<br />
  28. 28. Gravitate-to-Innovate: Avoid Talking Heads<br />Avoid Talking Heads<br />STOP Talking<br />START Making Sense: Plan Meetings That Foster Innovation <br />
  29. 29. Gravitate-to-Innovate: ACT<br />Help Audiences ACT<br />“Great Meetings Consist of Several <br />4 ACT Plays”<br />AttrACT<br />ReACT<br />InterACT<br />ACT<br />
  30. 30. Gravitate-to-Innovate: Adventures in China<br />ACT FAST!<br />AttrACT<br />ReACT<br />InterACT<br />ACT<br />Solutionman attrACTs a Crowd at Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China<br />
  31. 31. Questionate-to-Innovate: Design Questionated Meetings<br />Design QUESTIONATED Meeting Handouts<br />- 20 Questions<br />- 600 People<br />- 8 Hours<br />- 5 Questions<br />- 500 People<br />- 6 Hours<br />- 8 Questions<br />- 1,000 People<br />- 2 Hours<br />
  32. 32. Questionate-to-Innovate<br />Design QUESTIONATED Meeting AGENDAS<br />Traditional Agenda<br />08:00am – Welcome <br />08:30 – Speakers <br />10:00 – Break <br />10:15 – Speakers<br />12:00pm – Lunch <br />01:00 – Speakers <br />03:00 – Break<br />03:15 – Speakers<br />04:45 – Review<br />05:00 – Goodbye<br />Questionated Agenda<br />08:00am – Why are we here?<br />08:30 – What do we need?<br />10:00 – Who should I meet?<br />10:15 – What ideas might help us? <br />12:00pm – What do we have to eat?<br />01:00 – What are the best solutions?<br />03:00 – Who else could I meet?<br />03:15 – What must we do?<br />04:45 – What did we accomplish in this meeting?<br />05:00 – Where are we going?<br />
  33. 33. Questionate-to-Innovate: Handouts<br />Design Questionated Agenda HANDOUTS<br />Questionated Agenda Handout:<br />Formatted to collect questions<br />Participants record questions during and after presentations<br />Interaction is facilitated by questions<br />Questions used for breakouts<br />
  34. 34. Questionate-to-Innovate: Question Exchange<br />Design Question Collection Techniques<br />Technique Handout:<br />Questions are brainstormed and exchanged <br />Question Bank is published after event, shared with audience and speakers <br />
  35. 35. Questionated Event: The World-Record Setting Brainstorm<br />100 Questions asked <br />20 Topics covered<br />454,000 Ideas generated<br />
  36. 36. Questionate-to-Innovate: Ask Better Questions to Plan, KnowBrainer, 88 Great Questions Book<br />Ask Better Questions to PLAN Better Meetings<br />
  37. 37. Questionate-to-Innovate: Question Bank, QuestionAction Facilitations, Collaborate<br />Ask Better Questions to PLAN Better Meetings<br />
  38. 38. Activate-to-Innovate: Facilitate Action-Oriented Conversations<br /><ul><li>Facilitate Action-Oriented Conversations</li></ul>Strangers become friends after<br />taking action.<br />
  39. 39. Activate-to-Innovate: Document Action Plans<br />Document Action Plans & Commitments<br />
  40. 40. What did you learn? What will you do?<br />8 Great Ideas – 40 Slides<br /> Relate-to-Innovate<br /> Ideate-to-Innovate<br /> Accelerate-to-Innovate<br /> Collaborate-to-Innovate<br /> Decorate-to-Innovate<br /> Gravitate-to-Innovate<br /> Questionate-to-Innovate<br /> Activate-to-Innovate<br />
  41. 41. DIRECTIONS<br />Find one person near you to be your partner<br />Take turns answering question #1 for 30 seconds each<br />Stop talking after 1 minute or when signaled<br />
  42. 42. Solutionman: Appreciate-to-Innovate<br />InnovationTrainingWorkshops.com<br />SolutionPeople.com<br />InnovatorsDigest.com<br />solutionman@solutionpeople.com<br />

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