Collaborative Brainstorming Exercise

A while back we had a post entitled Pencil and Paper about priming the writing pump. It’s a useful exercise to get words from the brain, down the arm, through the pencil and onto paper.

Teams collaborating on a blog can have similar roadblocks. But instead of using pencil and paper to write about anything, how about telling your blog followers something about your company or non-profit organization. Seth Godin made that suggestion on a May 29 post.

So if the team is stuck for topics to post, give them pencils and paper and ask each to write 250 words on one of the following. For example, number 1, how does your company or non-profit help clients avoid risk?

  1. Avoid risk
  2. Avoid hassles
  3. Gain praise
  4. Gain power
  5. Have fun
  6. Make a profit

Anyone tried this?

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About Bob McCarthy

Originally from the Northeast, I now call Southwest Florida home. I have been a professional copywriter and editor since 1979, both freelance and in house. I have had article published in regional, national and international magazines. Plus, a video for which I wrote the script won an industry award as Best Training Video.
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2 Responses to Collaborative Brainstorming Exercise

  1. ahamin says:

    I did… with my novels.
    It is actually a stimulus to my subconscious… once I start writing, it speaks to me… giving me the best ideas that a mind can form.
    Best thoughts come from the subconscious… since your conscious is too busy with reality.

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    • Bob McCarthy says:

      ahamin: Thank you for the reply. I have found the process to work with children, adults, students and clients. As you said, it stimulates the subconscious.

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