Creativity Speakers

Written by Will Baum
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Creativity speakers seek to unlock our inner genius. I recently attended a creativity seminar given by comedian John Cleese, someone you would imagine knows a thing or two about being creative. His co-speaker was a professor by the name of Brian Bates. Together, they've written several books and produced TV shows.

That day, these two rumpled creativity speakers were delivering information gleaned from wide reading on the subject. The book that had most struck their fancy was "Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less," by Guy Claxton. Claxton's premise is simple: We keep ourselves so busy and distracted in our day-to-day lives that our creative brain never gets a chance to operate.

Creativity Speakers Unlock the Imagination

Creativity demands calm, said Cleese and Bates, citing Claxton. In order to be creative, we need to set aside periods of the day without distraction. A good first step, they advised, is to turn off the radio when driving. Drive in silence and allow your thoughts to travel freely. Try to ignore the incessant list of chores and complaints. Let your "Tortoise Mind" take over. As the saying goes, "Slow and steady wins the race."

Cleese said his recent creative writing had been helped immensely by setting aside an hour-and-a-half at a time to do calm thinking. Ignore the phone, sit down, and work at being creative. He insists that this same approach can work in business, improving lives of workers and the success of companies. Creativity speakers have a wide variety of approaches toward unlocking the imagination. The Internet is a terrific resource for researching professional creativity speakers.


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