The Brainstorm
 Bill of Rights
       from BrainBoltz.com
On the following pages you’ll find a brief excerpt from the “Brainstorm Bill Of
Rights” that can be found at http://brainbo...
Brainstorm
                      Participants’ Rights


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ONE GOAL
                                                               What is the brainstorm
                           ...
A FINISH LINE
                                                                  Give them something to
                   ...
NURTURING
                                                                                          ENVIRONMENT
          ...
STRONG
                                                                FACILITATOR
                                       ...
CLEAR NEXT
                                                                  STEPS
                                       ...
Brainstorm
                          Facilitator’s Rights


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COME
                                                                          PREPARED
                                  ...
UNDIVIDED
                                                              ATTENTION
                                        ...
ACTIVE
                                                                PARTICIPATION
                                     ...
NO JUDGING
                                                                                         This isn’t the time to...
BUILD &
                                                                                            DEVELOP
              ...
FOLLOW THE
                                                               RULES
                                          ...
THANK YOU
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Brainstorm bill of rights

  1. 1. The Brainstorm Bill of Rights from BrainBoltz.com
  2. 2. On the following pages you’ll find a brief excerpt from the “Brainstorm Bill Of Rights” that can be found at http://brainboltz.com. It’s divided into two sections. The first section is what attendees can expect from the brainstorm facilitator. The second section covers what the facilitator can expect from the brainstorm attendees. It is our hope that this information will help you coordinate and lead more successful brainstorms. Sincerely, The BrainBoltz.com Team
  3. 3. Brainstorm Participants’ Rights photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lonecellotheory/282760663/
  4. 4. ONE GOAL What is the brainstorm trying to accomplish. Keep it simple. For tips on how to do this, check out the Prep Checklist. BrainBoltz.Com FRESH THINKING FOR FRESHER IDEAS photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/keylosa/184606430/
  5. 5. A FINISH LINE Give them something to aim for in the form of an idea quota or a time limit. Set realistic goals and recognize there’s a point of diminishing returns. BrainBoltz.Com FRESH THINKING FOR FRESHER IDEAS photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jayneandd/4450623309/
  6. 6. NURTURING ENVIRONMENT The point is to generate the most ideas possible, so all ideas are welcome. Capture every idea people share. It isn’t necessary to capture every word they say, but get enough to remind you what they said. BrainBoltz.Com FRESH THINKING FOR FRESHER IDEAS photo credit http://www.flickr.com/photos/9619972@N08/2687047502/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  7. 7. STRONG FACILITATOR A brainstorm session is only as good as the facilitator leading the group. Set an example. Keep the group on task. BrainBoltz.Com FRESH THINKING FOR FRESHER IDEAS photo credit http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfworld/301264773/
  8. 8. CLEAR NEXT STEPS Nobody likes to leave a brainstorm without a clear picture of what’s going to happen next. Let them know what your plan is and how you’re going to develop the ideas they shared. BrainBoltz.Com FRESH THINKING FOR FRESHER IDEAS photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/niemster/15967009/
  9. 9. Brainstorm Facilitator’s Rights photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lonecellotheory/282760663/
  10. 10. COME PREPARED Arrive on time and be ready to go. If they’ve been supplied a BrainBrief™ or other document in advance, they should have read it. BrainBoltz.Com FRESH THINKING FOR FRESHER IDEAS photo credit http://www.flickr.com/photos/tutuwon/2745902664/lightbox/
  11. 11. UNDIVIDED ATTENTION Participants aren’t fully engaged if they’re staring into their smart phone or engaged in a side conversation. NOTE: Schedule breaks to give them a chance to keep up with other work-related projects. BrainBoltz.Com FRESH THINKING FOR FRESHER IDEAS photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fs999/3508277416/
  12. 12. ACTIVE PARTICIPATION Every participant has been invited for a reason. They bring a unique viewpoint, skill set or experience to the meeting. Remind them that they were handpicked because their input was valued. BrainBoltz.Com FRESH THINKING FOR FRESHER IDEAS photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tambako/3997857214/
  13. 13. NO JUDGING This isn’t the time to filter, limit or discount ideas. This brainstorm session is about generating the maximum quantity of ideas. There will be a time later to evaluate the possibility of each idea. BrainBoltz.Com FRESH THINKING FOR FRESHER IDEAS photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sea-turtle/419439554/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  14. 14. BUILD & DEVELOP Every idea belongs to the group, so don’t be afraid to build and develop on any idea that the group generates. Building and developing is the positive alternative to judging. BrainBoltz.Com FRESH THINKING FOR FRESHER IDEAS photo credit http://www.flickr.com/photos/warzauwynn/2573912203/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  15. 15. FOLLOW THE RULES It’s something every kindergartner knows by heart. A brainstorm session is no different. If everyone plays by the rules, the whole group succeeds. BrainBoltz.Com FRESH THINKING FOR FRESHER IDEAS photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zebi/142662478/
  16. 16. THANK YOU Thanks for taking the time to read this presentation. It is our hope that you found it helpful. If you’re looking for more advice on maximizing your brainstorm sessions, BrainBoltz.com offers techniques, tools and reviews that will set you up for success. BrainBoltz.Com FRESH THINKING FOR FRESHER IDEAS

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