You exercise your body to stay physically in shape, so why shouldn't you exercise your brain to stay mentally fit? With these daily exercises you will learn how to flex your mind, improve your creativity and boost your memory. As with any exercise, repetition is necessary for you to see improvement, so pick your favorite exercises from our daily suggestions and repeat them as desired. Try to do some mentalrobics every single day!
The goal of a Brainstorm is to come up with many different possible solutions to a problem. Be prolific! Don't dwell on any particular thought unless you are building on it. There will be plenty of time to think about the details of each idea at a later date.
The moderator should try to maintain the energy and pace of the meeting by keeping people on track and forcing them to go on to the next idea. If someone is going into a long-winded explanation of something, the moderator should interrupt them and ask for a one-sentence summary.
Having a quota for the number of ideas you want to produce is a good motivator for the group. Try for at least 100 ideas in a half-hour brainstorm.
Brainstorm Rule: Encourage Wild Ideas
Brainstorm Rule: Defer Judgment
Brainstorm Rule: Be Visual
Brainstorm Rule: One Conversation
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