Posted December 3, 2017 in Creativity, Leadership, Uncategorized
The creativity gap between management and employees keeps getting wider. As a creativity keynote speaker I’m hired to get employees excited about creativity and innovation. By the end of the speech, which is a combination of creativity education, fun creativity exercises and interactive improv, I have accomplished what…
Posted June 20, 2017 in Creativity, Uncategorized
What do you think of when you hear the word genius? If you’re like most people, you think that person probably has a high IQ. But IQ test scores only measure problem solving and reasoning. It doesn’t measure creativity, and it doesn’t account for savants.
It’s been reported…
Posted April 24, 2017 in Creativity, Uncategorized
So, you’re sitting there in class, reading a book or listening to a lecture, and suddenly you find yourself on a tropical island beach sipping a pina colada as the waves caress your toes. Then, just as suddenly, you snap out of it when the teacher calls on you….
Posted March 16, 2017 in Creativity, Uncategorized
As a creativity keynote speaker I love seeing audience members jump up on stage and get out of their comfort zone with improv. Not that it’s easy to get them to do that. But once they find out how much fun it is, their creativity is unleashed. Because creativity…
Posted June 13, 2015 in Creativity
Aging, in general, gets a bad rap. Though it’s true that as you age your body slowly goes through changes and all vital organs begin to lose some of their function. A seventy year old may not be able to compete physically with a twenty year old in a…
Posted January 1, 2014 in Creativity, Innovation, Uncategorized
Today’s markets are so saturated that the only way to differentiate yourself from the crowd is through constant and consistent creativity and innovation. According to a recent Fortune Magazine poll, most CEOs say that innovation is their #1 priority. But the truth is that most companies don’t innovate until…
Posted February 6, 2012 in Creativity
A recent study on creativity showed that people who are highly creative tend to score low on tests of humility and honesty. After spending most of my life in the entertainment industry and being surrounded by creative people, I’ve run into plenty who thought highly…
Posted January 18, 2012 in Creativity
Okay, so kids think robots are cool. But it appears robots are now able to help kids be more creative. This is according to Latitude, an international research firm. They asked kids around the world to write and illustrate a story that answers the question “What if robots were…
Posted September 3, 2011 in Creativity, Innovation
As someone who’s been a victim of Chinese counterfeiters, I’m one person who wishes the Chinese were more creative and not just copycats. But it wasn’t always like that.
One of the most important innovations in history came from China. Ts’ai Lun, the inventor of paper is considered to be…
Posted May 11, 2011 in Creativity
Ahh, what did kids do before XBOX and Wii? What did kids do before computer games? Well, they probably had a much stronger imagination. And imagination is important to a child’s cognitive development. Studies show that children who have imaginary friends are more likely to be more creative and…
Posted January 8, 2011 in Creativity
Remember in school when you were told that you couldn’t color outside of the lines? I remember it vividly and got in trouble for even questioning why we couldn’t.
I understand the reasons for rules, especially as a kid when you seem most powerless against the all powerful adults who…
Posted December 28, 2010 in Creativity
I love to hear stories like this. Hope for Creativity was started by a teenager who recognizes how important creativity is, and that everyone should have access to the tools to make it possible. It doesn’t take much, but for those who are homeless, art supplies would be considered…
Posted December 21, 2010 in Creativity
A new study shows that happy people are better able to be creative:
Article by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) — People who are seeking creative inspiration should try to look on the bright side, the results of a new study suggest.
Canadian researchers used happy or sad video and…
Posted June 25, 2010 in Creativity
Working writers and other artists know that you have to “work” at being creative. Writer’s block isn’t an option when you are being paid to crank out scripts, novels, or articles. So you have to make creativity a habit every day.
It’s no different for entrepreneurs. Every day is…