Have lots of old newspaper, stickytape, scissors and string so that people
can experiment with making and describing their ideas.
Have lots of coloured pens and pencils around.
Give everyone a yellow piece of card to show if people are starting to become
Give everyone a green piece of card to show if people are starting to put
forward solutions which are too ordinary.
Use blindfolds for hidden suggestions.
Spread out some joke books to encourage laughter.
Get people to stand up instead of sitting down.
Get everyone to face the outside walls in their chairs instead of facing
Give everyone a personal tape recorder so no ideas are lost because of slowness
of writing .
From the above ideas you should be able to see that brainstorming styles and
techniques can be varied to keep a session alive and dynamic. Brainstorming
should not be a boring or static. Change it and see what happens!
about your own methods and techniques, we would love to know them.
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