May 16, 2019
Brainstorm Facilitation Training for PR and Marketing Companies

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Here's what three savvy PR professionals at Purple Strategies had to say about Idea Champions' highly engaging brainstorm facilitation training: Conducting Genius.

"Our success as a firm depends on our ability to think about tough challenges in new and creative ways, often on short timelines. The Idea Champions Conducting Genius training gave us the tools to better unleash the full potential of our employees and clients. And we had fun while doing it! Thanks to Val and Mitch, we're challenging our assumptions, asking the right questions, and using creative thinking techniques to bring our best ideas forward." -- Natalie Giordano, Director

"In just a few weeks since we completed the Conducting Genius training, our facilitators have received numerous pieces of feedback from clients and colleagues saying that the training enabled us to extract more creative and strategic thinking from teams than had been the norm prior to the training." -- Diana Muggeridge, Account Coordinator

"Conducting Genius gave me the foundational skills needed to understand the underlying purpose of building and conducting effective brainstorms and how to apply those skills within my teams." -- Caroline Sage, Account Manager

Testimonials from other PR firms:
Blue State Digital
Mirrorball

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Interested? info@ideachampions.com

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May 13, 2019
Millennials in the Workplace

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May 11, 2019
WANT TO RUN BETTER MEETINGS? Ask For Permission to Facilitate

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Every day, around the world, there are millions of meetings. Maybe zillions. Many of these meetings suck. And if they don't suck, they underwhelm. One of the biggest reasons WHY is because many meeting participants, in various and sundry ways, undermine the facilitator. Unwilling to let go of control and have somebody else "run the show", meeting participants play out any number of passive/aggressive behaviors that erode the quality of the gathering. Maybe that's why so many of us resist going to meetings. Is there anything that you, as meeting facilitator, can do about this phenomenon? Yes there is -- and it only takes a few minutes as described in this 5-minute video by yours truly.

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May 02, 2019
The Case for Doing Nothing

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Fabulous article in the NY Times about the power and glory of doing nothing. Hooray! Thanks to Booth Dyess for the heads up.

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