A COLLEAGUE SWEARS THAT “DARK MAGIC” COFFEE
CONJURES UP A STEADY STREAM OF CREATIVE IDEAS.
IN CASE YOUR OFFICE LACKS THIS
PARTICULAR ROAST, CONSIDER THESE TIPS
TO MOVE YOUR CREATIVE IDEAS FROM
to-do list, overflowing inbox
and to-read pile disappear.
STEP AWAY FROM YOUR DESK TO CLEAR
YOUR MIND AND CONCENTRATE ON THE
CHALLENGE AT HAND.
2.PULL A RABBIT OUT
OF YOUR HAT.WHEN IN
NEED OF A FRESH IDEA,
REVISIT A PAST PERFORMER.
YESTERDAY’S LONG-FORM Q&A
IS TODAY’S INFOGRAPHIC.
AND I HEAD TO A SPIN CLASS (WHERE I HAPPEN TO GENERATE TONS OF IDEAS).
BE OPEN TO THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX WHEN YOU ARE OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE.
Hypnosis shows us the mind is a powerful tool.
We all have our black hole, the professional pit
of despair that trashes our day. To fight that,
know what ruins your act and eliminate it, or
at least recognize that it’s coming.
Negative thinking kills my show.
By always keeping a
watchful eye and
staying on your
toes, you will find
ideas happen when
you least expect it!
STACK THE DECK.
If I hit a wall, I search the
audience (er, office) for a
volunteer to participate in
an impromptu brainstorm.
PERSPECTIVES HELP KEEP YOUR
MAGICAL POWERS AND
CONSUME EVERYTHING, AND I MEAN
EVERYTHING, ON THE CONTENT FRONT.
IDEAS CAN COME FROM ANYWHERE;
YOU WILL FIND INSPIRATION IN THE
MOST UNLIKELY OF CONNECTIONS.
PURSUE CONTENT WITH PASSION AND DEDICATION.
MAGICIANS USE A MAGIC
WAND, AND MY COLLEAGUE
RELIES ON HER BREW TO
MAKE THE CREATIVE
WHAT’S YOUR MAGIC WAND?
Perrin McCormick is a Senior Account Director at HB Agency, managing client relationships and helping clients
define their communication strategies. Reach Perrin at pmccormick@hbagency or on Twitter at @perrinmcc.
Christine Tesseo is a Creative Strategist at HB Agency with professional experience in event marketing design,
brand development and project management. Reach Christine at ctesseo@hbagency or on Twitter at @ctess.
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