SoCRA Creativity Presentation


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SoCRA Creativity Presentation

  1. 1. Working on Your Creativity Muscle <ul><li>How to improve your creativity and become more innovative in your organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Evans </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge Design </li></ul><ul><li>San Francisco </li></ul>
  2. 5. Who wants to be more creative?
  3. 10. Risk Failure: high, medium or low risk experience?
  4. 11. Risk Failure: what you just promised
  5. 12. Learn to Draw Representative Realistic
  6. 13. Left Brain Logical Sequential Rational Analytical Objective Looks at parts Right Brain Random Intuitive Holistic Synthesizing Subjective Looks at wholes No Brain
  7. 17. Learn to draw: and you learn to see things more as they are
  8. 18. Do a creative writing class
  9. 22. Do a creative writing class: and you’ll improve the way you observe and understand things as well as the way you try and communicate these things to other people.
  10. 23. Do an Improv workshop
  11. 24. Its not stand-up comedy
  12. 26. Listening is more than simply not talking when the other person is talking: How is what you do next, after they finish talking, influenced by what they just said or have said previously? (exactly like the Story-line exercise from a minute ago) It looks and feels like ordinary conversation but it isn’t
  13. 27. Do an Improv workshop: and you’ll become a better listener (and observer but we didn’t get to that exercise today…)
  14. 28. Play improvised music with other people
  15. 34. You got to sing like you don't need the money Love like you'll never get hurt You got to dance like nobody's watchin’ It's gotta come from the heart if you want it to work. &quot;Come From The Heart&quot; by Susanna Clark & Richard Leigh Play improvised music with other people: ..and learn the power of non-verbal communication in creativity and life
  16. 35. Creativity and innovation are risky but potentially rewarding activities that are very paradoxical: You risk rejection –to get accepted You’ve got to let go – to catch something
  17. 36. Don’t forget the promise you made…. <ul><li>email me with your experiences and feedback . </li></ul><ul><li>The presentation is on my blog http:// /blog/ </li></ul>