Whether you are in a brainstorm rut or not, SS has rounded up a few useful tips on how to make the most out of a brainstorming session with your team. This works especially for creatives who need to bounce ideas off of each other - we are big believers in team thinking. Keep reading for productive points on how to stay focused and get the most out of your creative brainstorm session:
Peace & Atmosphere
Make sure you are in a quiet space with no distractions - small interruptions can make someone lose a thought or deflect them in some way. Unless your team likes to jam and think to music, putting on some low level tunes can help as well - this is hoping you all have the same taste in music!
Absolute comfort. This includes everything from the way you are sitting, the way your items are spread out and organized on your desk to how it smells in the room. Bad odors can also disrupt a great brainstorm sesh. We suggest putting on a diffuser with Rosemary essential oils (if you are into that) which helps stimulate brain activity.
We heard once to never have an important conversation hungry. Here at SS - we are foodies and it is tough to have a convo without a full stomach! We recommend always having a hearty meal before a brainstorm session along with snacks, COFFEE, juice and water bottles for hydration.
Inspiration & Goals
Inspo - an absolute essential! Whether it’s a moodboard, images saved in your Instagram archives or words written down - inspiration is always vital for a great thinking session. You may remember certain topics to discuss or bring up with these kind of resources around you. Having a list of goals and topics is useful as well to check off any necessary items you may want to go over or accomplish during the session as well.
We hope we helped contribute to your successful coming weeks and future brainstorming sessions! We would love to hear any other tips you may have! Comment below :)