Creative brainstorm group?

Hello! I'm building quite a long course, and I'm finding that it really energizes me when I can brainstorm with other creatives or just anyone who's willing to throw out ideas on how to present content creatively.

My courses are about topics that are not always super fun to learn, so I'm using Storyline to bring engagement and interactive elements into the learning. I'm facing a lot of challenges with bullet point overwhelm and keeping things unique when I've already built out so much.

Does anyone have ideas on how I can find a small group of people to brainstorm with? Perhaps if we're both in the e-learning world, we can be mutually helpful? 

It's also possible that I may just have to hire someone, but I wanted to see if this was an option first.

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David Goodman

Add me to your list - creativity is a fun way to expand your mind and goals. So here is a small task to anyone who is interested in jumping into creativity. Add 2-3 lines to the the below story (yes, this is part of creativity). Think deBono.

"I was sitting on our red sofa in the living room, my arm resting on the top and my gaze was far off. I was looking past the opening into the dining room, looking at nothing specific, just the old blue wallpaper. My wife was across from me sitting on one of the chairs and she got up and came over to the sofa, the corner of the sofa and picked something off of the floor."

your turn to add some lines to the story...be creative.

Alina Nikishina

Awesome! I shall also send you a message.

I've never heard of deBono! Looks interesting - I'm going to look into the book. Ok, I'll play!

I was sitting on our red sofa in the living room, my arm resting on the top and my gaze was far off. I was looking past the opening into the dining room, looking at nothing specific, just the old blue wallpaper. My wife was across from me sitting on one of the chairs and she got up and came over to the sofa, the corner of the sofa and picked something off of the floor.

"I've been looking for this for weeks!", she said. "I wonder how this just magically appeared in front of the sofa! Perhaps I just didn't notice it before, and it's been under my feet this whole time? Or, maybe our cat Boots has been carrying it around the house?"

"What is it?" I asked curiously. 

Tag!

Cathy Ryan

I've never heard of deBono either.  I'd like to play too if I can

 

I was sitting on our red sofa in the living room, my arm resting on the top and my gaze was far off. I was looking past the opening into the dining room, looking at nothing specific, just the old blue wallpaper. My wife was across from me sitting on one of the chairs and she got up and came over to the sofa, the corner of the sofa and picked something off of the floor.

"I've been looking for this for weeks!", she said. "I wonder how this just magically appeared in front of the sofa! Perhaps I just didn't notice it before, and it's been under my feet this whole time? Or, maybe our cat Boots has been carrying it around the house?"

"What is it?" I asked curiously.

"It is the antique salt shaker we got from your great Aunty Muriel.  You know the one you don't like", she said.

"Oh great!  Can we give it back to the cat?  I dont think Aunty Muriel liked me very much.  All the others got nice gifts and I got a salt shaker" I replied a little grumpy.

Next thing my wife made a sound of surprise and turned to look at me.

"Take a look at this.  The bottom of the shaker has come off and see what is inside..."

Tag!