The Golden Triangle of Inanity I’ve resisted the urge to write an enraged post about the inflammatory comments made in recent weeks by Ted Nuget, Sarah Palin, and Duck Dynasty guy, Phil Robertson. I call them The Golden Triangle of Inanity (GTA). Many writers and observers have responded to their words in kind, so, I guess that base is covered. I had the notion to take Ted Nugent’s recent statement (called Obama a “subhuman mongrel”) on word for word, and then I thought, it’s not worth the energy. Why spread around even more negativity? Suffice to say I think the recent statements of the GTA are crass, ignorant, and grossly inappropriate. If you believe that these celebrities are speaking outRead More..
I’ve written an article on Innovation in movies – Inspiring Innovation Films: a Top Ten List.
It’s been published on the Innovation Excellence portal — I’d be most grateful if you’d read it and comment over there. Today’s post is a value add to that article with some ideas on how to use creativity and innovation clips in projects and meetings.
If you’re an innovation educator, manager, or team leader you may want to consider using clips as training and/or stimulus tools. I’m a big one for keeping things entertaining no matter what you’re doing. Movie clips are a great way to do that.
Here are Ten Ideas on how to integrate film clips into an innovation project:
- Send out a clip a week to the entire company and make a pithy innovation point. Suggest action steps.
- Use a clip at offsite workshops as an alternative to a lecture or a PowerPoint snooze fest.
- Use them as daily or weekly stimulus for virtual idea generation.
- Use a short clip to prime an audience you’re going to pitch an idea or concept to.
- Finish a presentation with an emotionally resonant clip.
- Watch one every day to motivate yourself.
- Send a clip (keep it short) to a prospect to support a business idea or point.
- Play a compilation of clips during meeting breaks.
- Use a movie as a them for a meeting, then use clips as accents during the event.
- Use film clips to signal a new phase in a project, for example a clip that demonstrates bold action when you get into implementation.