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Creativity (R)Evolution - ThatConference 2013


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There's a movement brewing built upon leveraging the transformative power of creativity to help us work and create better so that we can produce work infused with meaning. Discover how by knowing your Why, instilling tiny habits to cultivate your creative spark, and finally, fomenting creative collaboration based on the tenets of improv and open spaces, you can take the spark of Creativity (R)Evolution and use it as the impetus to push you, your teams, and your companies to create betterness.

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Creativity (R)Evolution - ThatConference 2013

  1. The Creativity (R)evolution Denise R. Jacobs That Conference Wisconsin Dells, WI 13 August 2013
  2. I am: @denisejacobs This fine event: @ThatConference #ThatConference I’m talking about inciting a: #creativityrevolution For the Twitters
  3. Conferences
  4. Ideas!
  5. Dense networks
  6. The microcosm
  7. People are neurons
  8. The initial excitement
  9. Taken over by habit
  10. How to take it home? Sustain it?
  11. And Chief Instigator Photo by Derek Kearney
  12. After writing my first book Photo: Denise Jacobs
  13. I had an epiphany
  14. Creativity is critical
  15. I’m not the only one who thinks so…
  16. Creativity (R)Evolution!
  17. All gatherings are opportunities
  18. Nurture the Creative Spark
  19. The Roots of (R)Evolution
  20. Who here feels like they are creative?
  21. “Creativity is all about making connections and seeing patterns.” - Bruce Nussbaum, Creativity Intelligence
  22. What is the “creative spark”?
  23. Everyone has it
  24. Betterness?
  25. (R)Evolution != Revolution
  26. Two ways
  27. 1 Tool + 1 Outlook = 2 Awesome
  28. The inspiration
  29. Our model: the coral polyp
  30. Builds rich environments
  31. Creates new land forms
  32. Tiny Habits
  33. The structure
  34. 1.  In the positive 2.  Present tense 2 modifications
  35. Congratulate yourself
  36. Big results
  37. Open Space ethos
  38. From Spark to Flame
  39. Two levels
  40. The Personal
  41. Are you a terrorist to yourself?
  42. You are the gateway
  43. Yes, it’s all about you being “self-ful”
  44. The Oxygen Mask Theory
  45. Love what you do. Do what you love.
  46. “The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” -  Steve Jobs, 2005 Stanford Commencement speech
  47. By nurturing your own spark
  48. It becomes magic
  49. Opens you up
  50. Self-ful transfroms to
  51. Selfless
  52. Start with Why
  53. Recognize your brilliance
  54. Don’t focus on your weaknesses
  55. You will only improve 10-15 % (and it will be painful)
  56. Need help? Channel your inner kid Photo: Denise Jacobs
  57. Pro-tip: get help from the masters Photo: Nick Garza
  58. Hint: it will feel like play! Photo: Nick Garza
  59. Feed your soul, don’t kill it
  60. Shift into the habits you want to develop
  61. Think of several topics you are a bad- ass in. Write up some talk descriptions based on your interests and expertise. Be courageous and share them with peers. Homework: Write a talk description
  62. Think of 1-2 tiny habits you will do to nurture the spark ignited at this conference. Homework: Tiny Habits to Nurture the Spark
  63. Your spark deserves to be protected
  64. The Social
  65. We need to get our Group on Photo: Denise Jacobs
  66. Mo’ people, mo’ creativity
  67. Escape your silo
  68. Building 20 at MIT
  69. Listen
  70. Really listen
  71. Be generous Photo: Denise Jacobs
  72. Emotional Bank Accounts
  73. “Creativity is social…and comes out of small teams of twos and threes and fours and fives and sixes. Instead (of brainstorming) you need “magic circles,” small teams of people who trust each other, are familiar with each other, and play together.” - Bruce Nussbaum, Creativity Intelligence
  74. Get your Improv on
  75. Accept the offer, start where you are
  76. Use this structure
  77. Make your partner(s) look good
  78. Builds trust
  79. Collaborations get increasingly stronger
  80. Eating my own dogfood: Power-Push Writing Photo: Anna B. Scott
  81. Think of 1-2 tiny habits you will do to cultivate a culture of creative collaboration around you. Homework: Tiny Habit of Creative Collaboration
  82. Viva La Revolution!
  83. Yeah!
  84. Personal fulfillment (aka Happiness)
  85. “(Almost) everything we know becomes old and out of date.” - Dave Thomas, That Conference keynote, 2013
  86. Bigger than just yourself
  87. What we do is HUGE
  88. Team and company creating Betterness
  89. Eudaimonia = Human flourishing
  90. At this conference, with you
  91. Encourage the eco-system
  92. We canevolve creatively
  93. Only one way to go
  94. Make the switch
  95. ‘Nuff said.
  96. My articles for further reading four-secrets-enhancing- creative-productivity reigniting-your-creative-spark/ banishing-your-inner-critic/
  97. My books! The CSS Detective Guide InterAct With Web Standards My chapter: “Learning with the Web” Smashing Books #3 & #3 1/3 My chapter: “The Missing Element of Redesign: Story”
  98. I Speak, Write, and Evangelize Creativity! Photo used with permission:
  99. And finally…