Creative competencies

Posted on: February 22, 2013

Dr Robert Epstein, a psychologist at Harvard, is well known as a leading thinker on creativity. He developed a simple model which identified the following important dimensions of creativity (creative competencies): Capturing This relates to how well you capture and preserve ideas as they occur to you. For example, artists carry sketchpads, writers carry notebooks and […]

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7 tips to being a great conference chair

Posted on: December 21, 2012

Agreeing to be the chair of a conference or seminar might be good for raising your profile (and that of your firm) and positioning you as an expert, but it can also be a bit of an own goal if you don’t get it right. There’s so much more to chairing than housekeeping, timekeeping and […]

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D&AD’s “The Art of Art Direction Masterclass” with Alexandra Taylor

Posted on: September 21, 2012

The annual D&AD Awards are recognised throughout the world – those famous yellow pencils which set the absolute standard for creative excellence in advertising and design. Alexandra Taylor has worked for Weiden & Kennedy and Saatchi & Saatchi and won numerous awards including “Agency of the year”, best overall ad at Cannes, 189 entries in the […]

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16 ways to remember names when networking

Posted on: May 20, 2010

Whenever I lead or deliver a training session on networking, the issue of how to remember names when networking always comes up (particularly amongst the legal profession). As it did at the webinar earlier this week. So I have blogged this older FAQ: I have long suspected that one of the reasons so many people […]

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