More Brainstorming Techniques
There are ten brainstorming tactics or techniques listed in
the article by Bea Fields below. Some of them overlap with the
ideas presented on the page "How
to Brainstorm," and others, but we all express these
things in our own unique way. Maybe the way they are presented
here will make more sense to you, or trigger some new ideas that
are helpful. Enjoy.
Top Ten Brainstorming Techniques for Business Success
By Bea Fields
We experience creativity every time a fresh idea pops into
our minds. We recognize creative imagination in everything from
a pastel painting to a business plan. By trying these ten tips,
you will discover some amazing creative abilities that may surprise
1. Substitute someone else's perspective for yours. How would
a teacher, lawyer, actor, artist, explorer, journalist, psychologist,
engineer, homemaker, child, or accountant approach your idea
or subject? Don't know? Ask them!
2. Look at your idea through the eyes of a critic. For each
idea, make a list of all criticisms that may arise. Try to develop
as many solutions as possible for overcoming obstacles or repairing
weaknesses in your idea.
3. Connect your idea to other worlds or fields. Look at the
worlds of Politics, Art, Science & Medicine, Hollywood, The
Ice Age, Astronomy, Astrology, Ballet, Animation, The Army, Asia,
Teaching, Music, Europe, and the like. Can you make an analogy,
and what ideas can you draw upon from these fields and worlds?
4. Magnify your idea. What can you do to enlarge, expedite,
extend, strengthen, exaggerate, dramatize, or improve your idea?
5. Simplify your idea. Can you condense, trim down, compact,
minimize, or narrow your idea?
6. Change your idea. Modify the name, color, sound, shape,
form, function, smell, taste, and properties of your idea.
7. Make your idea meet the needs and wants of the masses.
Does your idea meet the basic needs and wants of more comfort,
money, food, shelter, time, space, convenience, attractiveness,
health, and beauty? If not, alter your idea to meet one if not
all of these needs and wants.
8. Add more value. What will add more value? Add extra features,
durability, safety, thickness, accuracy, guarantees, uses, and
9. Examine what others have done. Emulate professionals and
experts who have had great success with a similar idea or product.
Are you facing a problem that has already been solved? Use the
past as a tool for experimentation and learning.
10. Flip a coin. When you cannot make a decision, flip a coin.
Once the coin falls, use your intuition and gut to make a decision.
If you feel comfortable with the result, go with it. If you feel
uncomfortable with the coin toss, make the opposite decision.
About The Author
Bea Fields, Southern Pines, NC, USA; firstname.lastname@example.org
Bea Fields is an Executive Coach and a Certified Guerrilla
Marketing Coach. She is also a Consultant, Trainer, Public Speaker
and author of the Five Star Leader e-course. Her area of expertise
is that of Leadership Development and Marketing for Executives,
Managers, Small Business Owners, and Political Leaders.
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