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Change and Innovation through Brainstorming
Program length: 36:00 total running time

Change and Innovation through Brainstorming explores the most common myths and misconceptions that hamper effective brainstorming and challenges teams to accept and recognize the potential of every idea in their search for solutions.

Featuring the talents of John Sweeney, this workshop is a fun, highly motivational and entertaining program designed to kick off any team meeting and help employees approach change with a sense of energy and optimism. Contagious enthusiasm and eye-opening insights combined with an amusing visual style make this video a must for any team looking to find new solutions for a problem.

Change and Innovation Through Brainstorming - 15 minutes

John Sweeney takes viewers through the 8 Secrets of Brainstorming:

  1. Look at Change as Fuel
  2. Accept All Ideas
  3. Defer Judgement
  4. Reduce Status
  5. Avoid Idea Smashers
  6. Declare Your Point of View
  7. Say, YES and...
  8. Re-Discover Your Innovative Self

Bonus Video for Leaders - 12 Minutes

Whether it is doing more with less or finding the next great new product or service this program prepares and inspires team leaders for the critical challenge of facilitating a dynamic and productive search for innovation. In Change and Innovation through Brainstorming, John Sweeney demonstrates practical techniques to engage each team member and create a safe environment by increasing the fun and decreasing the status in the room. As an added bonus, the DVD includes 4 extended scenes of John’s team warm-up exercises.

Four Employee Warm-Up Exercises - 9 Minutes

Four exercises that the Brave New Workshop uses to help team members get out of their heads. This is business improvisation at its finest. See John Sweeney in action!

About John Sweeney…

John Sweeney is a comedian, national speaker and bestselling author of Innovation at the Speed of Laughter. He and his wife own the world-famous and oldest American sketch comedy theater, The Brave New Workshop based in Minneapolis. The BNW has seen many notable alumni grace their stages, including Louie Anderson, Penn Jillette, Cedric Yarbrough among others, as well as Tom Davis, one the original head writers for Saturday Night Live.

Also Available:
5 Questions Every Leader Must Ask
Free Radicals of Innovation
The Unified Team

Languages Available: English

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    Alex Piccard - Team Supervisor
I thought this was an interesting and clever program.  The host is engaging, if not a bit much at times, however he kept my interest with his stories and anecdotes.  The brainstorming role-play video will be a great tool for our next summit.

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