Skool of Creativity

Become a more effective and innovative thinker and make a real creative change in your life and work.
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  • Lectures 34
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2013 English

Course Description

Become a creative genius! Enrol in the Skool* of Creativity and gain the ability to see things in new ways and come up with better and more impactful ideas.

Everyone is creative, it just takes a little directed focus and practice to harness creativity as a skill for truly succeeding in business and in life.

Here’s a run-down of the modules:

1- Kick the Habit. Break routine and invigorate your creativity.

2- Kill Your Internal Censor. Free your creative voice.

3- You’ve Been Reframed. Seek new meaning in your challenges.

4- Method in the Madness. Extract concepts to make any idea work.

5- I Did it My Way. Design thinking for better solutions.

6- Preconception is Mental Contraception. Destroy rigid thinking structures.

7- One Plus One Gives One. Combine ideas for new creations.

8- Use the Force. Go abstract for creative inspiration.

9- Fun and Mental is Fundamental. Harness provocative arrangements.

10- A Win-Whinge Situation. Evaluate ideas in a productive way.

There's a whole mix of content including video and narrated presentations. There are also assignments to put your skills to the test and 30 trigger cards to collect for when you need a rapid creative refresher.

*Yes, Skool is intentionally misspelled... but to be creative, you sometime have to break the rules, as you'll see!

What are the requirements?

  • Just an open mind and a willing to put creative skills to the test as you progress

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the creative process and role of the left and right brain
  • Overcome rigid thinking patterns
  • Recognise what holds back your own creativity and generate movement to get unstuck
  • Escape preconceptions and approach your challenges from different angles
  • Use concepts and associations to give rise to new inspiration
  • Understand the meaning and applicability of design thinking and recognise design opportunities that add new value
  • Alter assumptions and attributes to create reworked ideas
  • Use a variety of combination techniques to come up with new ideas
  • Understand the need to look outside your frame of reference for fresh inspiration and use random stimuli to force new ideas
  • Be able to reverse and clash situations to provoke your mind into finding new inspiration
  • Learn how evaluation can work alongside creativity effectively and be able to use use critical appraisal to recognise and improve flawed ideas

What is the target audience?

  • Business owners
  • Entreprenuers
  • Students
  • Writers
  • Designers
  • Sales people
  • Marketeers
  • Content creators
  • You!

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Kick the Habit (break routine and discover your creative genius)
What Creativity Really Means
Preview
06:57
3 questions

A simple quiz to test your own creative beliefs.

Quiz Summary
01:03
How Our Brains Work
02:05
Tapping into Your Creative Side
Preview
Article
Section 2: Kill Your Internal Censor (free your creative voice)
Overcome the Critical Voice in Your Head
Preview
04:02
Getting Unstuck
Article
Seeing Beyond the Obvious
Article
Section 3: You've Been Reframed (seek new meaning in your challenges)
Defining the Right Challenge
04:16
Gain Clarity with Analogy
02:24
How to Seek New Meaning
Article
Step into Someone Else's Shoes
03:21
Section 4: Method in the Madness (extract concepts to make any idea work)
Extracting Useful Concepts
04:59
Identifying Functional Concepts
Article
How to Make any Idea Work
04:15
Mind Mapping Associations
Article
Section 5: I Did it My Way (design thinking for better solutions)
Become a Design Thinker
04:48
The Design Thinking Process
Article
The Designer's Mental Attitude
01:37
Section 6: Preconception is Mental Contraception (destroy rigid thinking structures)
Breaking the Rules Leads to Innovation
04:50
Outside the Box Puzzles
Article
Assumption Busting and Attribute Listing
Article
Section 7: One Plus One Gives One (combine ideas for new creations)
Innovation from Combination
01:16
Inventing New Ideas
Article
Section 8: Use the Force (go abstract for creative inspiration)
Escape Your Existing Frame of Reference
03:27
New Insight Through Metaphor
02:33
Random Stimulation
Article
Section 9: Fun and Mental is Fundamental (provoke new ideas)
Comedy Breeds Creativity
03:23
Inventions from Reversed Logic
04:40
Clash of Context
Article
Section 10: A Win-Whinge Situation (evaluate ideas in an effective way)
Evaluation as Part of the Creative Process
04:52
Keeping Creativity Alive
Article
Section 11: Altogether Now (time for some creative writing)
Some Final Words of Encouragement
01:10
Creative Writing
Article
And Finally...
Article

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Instructor Biography

Simon Jack, Creativity trainer, communicator and consultant

I enable people to unlock more of their creative potential, think more effectively and generate better ideas.

I also design communications that provoke thought and change behaviour.

I've always had an ability to see things in different ways and a passion to help others break free from restrictive thinking.

I now run a creative agency but was formally a big-business consultant specialising in strategy, growth, innovation and change. It's this mix of inventive thinking and real world experience that enables me to achieve success when working with others.

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