BBT #2: Brainstorming 101

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There are many ways to plan and facilitate a brainstorm. This is one way to do it.

Given 8.29.2012 for a HuffPost Tech Brown Bag Talk

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  • BBT #2: Brainstorming 101

    1. 1. hi.
    2. 2. Plan
    3. 3. Plan > Who? The magic number is 5-10.
    4. 4. Plan > Who? The magic number is 5-10.•7 people
    5. 5. Plan > Who? Know your audience.•7 people
    6. 6. Plan > Who? Know your audience.•7 people•Editors
    7. 7. Plan > What? What do you want to accomplish?•7 people•Editors
    8. 8. Plan > What? What do you want to accomplish?•7 people•Editors•New directions for the Cats vertical
    9. 9. Plan > What? What do you need?•7 people•Editors•New directions for the Cats vertical
    10. 10. Plan > What? What do you need?•7 people•Editors•New directions for the Cats vertical•Post Its, Sharpies, whiteboard/bigPost It paper, snacks
    11. 11. Plan > How? How much time?•7 people•Editors•New directions for the Cats vertical•Post Its, Sharpies, whiteboard/bigPost It paper, snacks
    12. 12. Plan > How? How much time?•7 people•Editors•New directions for the Cats vertical•Post Its, Sharpies, whiteboard/bigPost It paper, snacks•2 hours
    13. 13. Plan > When? When will it be?•7 people•Editors•New directions for the Cats vertical•Post Its, Sharpies, whiteboard/bigPost It paper, snacks•2 hours
    14. 14. Plan > When? When will it be?•7 people•Editors•New directions for the Cats vertical•Post Its, Sharpies, whiteboard/bigPost It paper, snacks•2 hours•Week to prepare
    15. 15. Plan > Where? Where will it be held?•7 people•Editors•New directions for the Cats vertical•Post Its, Sharpies, whiteboard/bigPost It paper, snacks•2 hours•Week to prepare
    16. 16. Plan > Where? Where will it be held?•7 people•Editors•New directions for the Cats vertical•Post Its, Sharpies, whiteboard/bigPost It paper, snacks•2 hours•Week to prepare•Conference room
    17. 17. Plan > The FlowWarm Up 5-10 min.•7 people•Editors•New directions for the Cats vertical•Post Its, Sharpies, whiteboard/bigPost It paper, snacks•2 hours•Week to prepare•Conference room
    18. 18. Plan > The FlowWarm Up 5-10 min.•Apples to apples•Pass the ball•Bodystorming•Insert favoriteicebreaker here•7 people•Editors•New directions for the Cats vertical•Post Its, Sharpies, whiteboard/bigPost It paper, snacks•2 hours•Week to prepare•Conference room
    19. 19. Plan > The FlowWarm Up Activity 5-10 min. 15 min.•Apples to apples•Pass the ball•Bodystorming•Insert favoriteicebreaker here•7 people•Editors•New directions for the Cats vertical•Post Its, Sharpies, whiteboard/bigPost It paper, snacks•2 hours•Week to prepare•Conference room
    20. 20. Plan > The FlowWarm Up Activity 5-10 min. 15 min.•Apples to apples •Empathy hats•Pass the ball •Group competitive•Bodystorming analysis•Insert favoriteicebreaker here•7 people•Editors•New directions for the Cats vertical•Post Its, Sharpies, whiteboard/bigPost It paper, snacks•2 hours•Week to prepare•Conference room
    21. 21. Plan > The FlowWarm Up Activity How Might We 5-10 min. 15 min. 45 min.•Apples to apples •Empathy hats•Pass the ball •Group competitive•Bodystorming analysis•Insert favoriteicebreaker here•7 people•Editors•New directions for the Cats vertical•Post Its, Sharpies, whiteboard/bigPost It paper, snacks•2 hours•Week to prepare•Conference room
    22. 22. Plan > The FlowWarm Up Activity How Might We 5-10 min. 15 min. 45 min.•Apples to apples •Empathy hats •Big, but not too big•Pass the ball •Group competitive•Bodystorming analysis•Insert favoriteicebreaker here•7 people•Editors•New directions for the Cats vertical•Post Its, Sharpies, whiteboard/bigPost It paper, snacks•2 hours•Week to prepare•Conference room
    23. 23. Plan > The FlowWarm Up Activity How Might We Diagram! 5-10 min. 15 min. 45 min. 45 min.•Apples to apples •Empathy hats •Big, but not too big•Pass the ball •Group competitive•Bodystorming analysis•Insert favoriteicebreaker here•7 people•Editors•New directions for the Cats vertical•Post Its, Sharpies, whiteboard/bigPost It paper, snacks•2 hours•Week to prepare•Conference room
    24. 24. Plan > The FlowWarm Up Activity How Might We Diagram! Wrap Up 5-10 min. 15 min. 45 min. 45 min. 5 min.•Apples to apples •Empathy hats •Big, but not too big•Pass the ball •Group competitive•Bodystorming analysis•Insert favoriteicebreaker here•7 people•Editors•New directions for the Cats vertical•Post Its, Sharpies, whiteboard/bigPost It paper, snacks•2 hours•Week to prepare•Conference room
    25. 25. Plan > A few days before Test the activities•7 people•Editors•New directions for the Cats vertical•Post Its, Sharpies, whiteboard/bigPost It paper, snacks•2 hours•Week to prepare•Conference room
    26. 26. Plan > The Day Prepare the room•7 people•Editors•New directions for the Cats vertical•Post Its, Sharpies, whiteboard/bigPost It paper, snacks•2 hours•Week to prepare•Conference room
    27. 27. Facilitate
    28. 28. Facilitate Stay calm.
    29. 29. Facilitate Listen. A lot.
    30. 30. Facilitate Be engaged, but objective.
    31. 31. Facilitate It’s okay if something goes wrong.
    32. 32. Facilitate
    33. 33. Synthesize
    34. 34. Synthesize Collect and organize.
    35. 35. Synthesize Affinity diagrams are awesome.
    36. 36. Synthesize Know your product.
    37. 37. Synthesize Read in between the lines.
    38. 38. Synthesize Collaborate.
    39. 39. Examples
    40. 40. Examples > Warm Ups Bodystorming
    41. 41. Examples > Activity Many Hats.
    42. 42. Examples > HMW How might we revolutionize gaming on the tablet? How might we motivate our employees?How might we use motorcycles in our logo to improve our brand?
    43. 43. Examples > HMW How might we revolutionize gaming on the tablet? How might we motivate our employees?How might we use motorcycles in our logo to improve our brand?
    44. 44. Examples > Diagram
    45. 45. ?

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