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Cultivating Creativity to Cut the Competition Presented By Austin Baker President  EServ Benefits
Sophomore Year in College Formed EServ Benefits Started Cold Calling 1 st  Meeting Went to Monster.com Became a Recruiting...
High School Seniors 1 st  Grade Class
Roger Von Oech Author of  “ A Whack on the Side of the Head”  “ A Kick in the Seat of Your Pants” & “ Expect The Unexpecte...
'Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.' -William Plomer
'Creativity is one of the last remaining legal ways of gaining an unfair advantage over the competition.‘ Ed McCabe
More importantly What does Jack Have to Say about Creativity? =
Tools to Foster Creativity In order to connect the  ‘ s, you must have dots to start with -Dots
How to Get More Dots Read outside your  normal routine Ask More Questions Accept Failures Rest
How to Get More Dots Limit Judgment Journal about your Dreams Question Assumptions Learning Group
Tools to Foster Creativity Surround Yourself With the Right People  Keep a Tape Recorder Handy at all Times
Night Shift (1982)  Henry Winkler & Michael Keaton
Tools to Foster Creativity Right Soil- Encouraging Environment -Cultivate your Ideas Plant Model Plenty of Water- Encourag...
Tools to Foster Creativity How Many Different Uses can you think of for a balloon?
Tools to Foster Creativity - Mindmapping <ul><li>Visual Representation of Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Your Brain Works by Asso...
Tools to Foster Creativity - Sample of Project MindMap
Tools to Foster Creativity - Sample of MindMap www.imindmap.com
Tools to Foster Creativity - Sample of  personal MindMap
Tools to Foster Creativity How Many Different Uses can you think of for a balloon using a mindmap?
My Motto
Contact for Questions Presentation Available for Viewing http://www.slideshare.net/jaustin3 Austin Baker President  EServ ...
Dot Connector Credits Presentation Ideas Chris Crouch, DME Training- Balloon & Dot Exercises [email_address] www.Imindmap....
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Cultivating Creativity to Cut Competition

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It any economy differentiation and creativity will help you grow your sales. The presentation advocates several methods to cultivate creativity in you so that you can win!

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Cultivating Creativity to Cut Competition

  1. 1. Cultivating Creativity to Cut the Competition Presented By Austin Baker President EServ Benefits
  2. 2. Sophomore Year in College Formed EServ Benefits Started Cold Calling 1 st Meeting Went to Monster.com Became a Recruiting Hub
  3. 3. High School Seniors 1 st Grade Class
  4. 4. Roger Von Oech Author of “ A Whack on the Side of the Head” “ A Kick in the Seat of Your Pants” & “ Expect The Unexpected” http://www.creativethink.com/ Creative Whack Pack App for the iPhone What Happened from 1 st Grade to High School Senior? We set out in search for “ The” Answer
  5. 5. 'Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.' -William Plomer
  6. 6. 'Creativity is one of the last remaining legal ways of gaining an unfair advantage over the competition.‘ Ed McCabe
  7. 7. More importantly What does Jack Have to Say about Creativity? =
  8. 8. Tools to Foster Creativity In order to connect the ‘ s, you must have dots to start with -Dots
  9. 9. How to Get More Dots Read outside your normal routine Ask More Questions Accept Failures Rest
  10. 10. How to Get More Dots Limit Judgment Journal about your Dreams Question Assumptions Learning Group
  11. 11. Tools to Foster Creativity Surround Yourself With the Right People Keep a Tape Recorder Handy at all Times
  12. 12. Night Shift (1982) Henry Winkler & Michael Keaton
  13. 13. Tools to Foster Creativity Right Soil- Encouraging Environment -Cultivate your Ideas Plant Model Plenty of Water- Encouraging Friends & Mentors Lots of Sunlight- Clear Head Time to Grow- Patience
  14. 14. Tools to Foster Creativity How Many Different Uses can you think of for a balloon?
  15. 15. Tools to Foster Creativity - Mindmapping <ul><li>Visual Representation of Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Your Brain Works by Association </li></ul><ul><li>- Mindmap encourages non-linear thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Single Word Focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start with a Central Idea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add Primary Ideas- Use Key words & Images </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Tools to Foster Creativity - Sample of Project MindMap
  17. 17. Tools to Foster Creativity - Sample of MindMap www.imindmap.com
  18. 18. Tools to Foster Creativity - Sample of personal MindMap
  19. 19. Tools to Foster Creativity How Many Different Uses can you think of for a balloon using a mindmap?
  20. 20. My Motto
  21. 21. Contact for Questions Presentation Available for Viewing http://www.slideshare.net/jaustin3 Austin Baker President EServ Benefits 901-737-0123 [email_address] http://www.linkedin.com/in/jaustinbaker
  22. 22. Dot Connector Credits Presentation Ideas Chris Crouch, DME Training- Balloon & Dot Exercises [email_address] www.Imindmap.com Mind Map Images “ Mindmapping” by Joyce Wycoff Google Image Search- Fish & Flower Pics www.slideshare.com – 2 Influential Presentations - http://workincolour.com.au/- Fish Creativity- “Too Cool…” - www.tbenjaminlarson.com- Cultivating Creativity Presentation

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