Discover fresh innovation strategies that actually work in today's crazy, results-driven environment.
Katie challenges you to think of creativity as a serious skill that anyone to do. Bring her in to speak with your team at your monthly meeting when change is needed.
She's strong on content, engages even your most experienced creative thinkers and leaves your team ready to take action. Your team finally “gets” why they struggle with thinking creatively and leave with concrete strategies that they can use.
All Katie's talks and workshops are customized to your business. They're highly engaging because your team actually gets a chance to practice the techniques Katie talks about - proving that the strategies actually work. And, for maximum value, you may also want to consider pre- and post-workshop activities to cement the learning.
To maximize innovation sessions, you need to go into them with the right creative mindset.
Steal Ideas (Without Getting caught.)
Everyone always says you have to come up with your own ideas to be creative. Poppycock! Throughout human history, people have successfully gotten away with stealing the original ideas of others and passing them off as their own. In this presentation, Katie shares why you why you should forget about straining your brain to come up with your own ideas - and focus instead on using the ideas of others to get ahead. And, most importantly, how not to get caught!
Innovation as a Skill
Innovation has never been more necessary for companies to stand out in a global market. And creative ability has been ranked by CEOs worldwide as a more essential skill for leaders than dedication, ability to manage, integrity or vision. But what do you do in this desperate-for-creativity world if you don't have a creative bone in your body? In this session, Katie will teach you how to discover a creative style that works with your natural mode of thinking and give you specific tactics you can use to trick your brain into being creative.
Find the Good in REALLY Bad Ideas
Creativity experts like to say that all ideas are good. But those of us in the real world know that's simply not true. But, when you shut down a truly awful idea, bad things happen: people get defensive, creative energy drops and no one wants to volunteer new ideas. So how do you keep the creative energy going when someone on your team comes up with something truly terrible? In this fun workshop, Katie will show you how to use Ideas To Go's Forness Thinking to extract good new ideas out of really rotten ones. You’ll learn how Forness Thinking will help you push towards solutions, create a safe creative environment, encourage teamwork and save time. Best of all, you’ll learn a quick and simple technique you can take back to idea generation at your own company.
Other Topics Include:
- Creating a Culture of Innovation
- Beyond Brainstorming - How to turn the output of ideation sessions into usable ideas.
If you are interested in having Katie speak at your event, contact her at [email protected].