|How To Brainstorm Effectively|
1. Set a time limit of how long you will brainstorm for.
This will force your mind to come up with ideas through the pressure.
2. Set a quota of how many ideas you wish to generate.
This will allow you to consider all ideas, and not just the ones which you initially think are good. It therefore acts as a means to force your brain into an idea generating mode. Once you generate enough quantity, the quality will come.
3. If working in a group, ensure that they are able to express their ideas freely.
When there is no threat of ridicule or backlash, people will tend to come up with everything more easily.
4. Have a particular theme in mind.
For example, if your brainstorming session is very broad natured in subject, you can specialise and discuss particular and specialised elements. Alternatively, if it is a very niche area, you can broaden the theme to allow more ideas, and then overlap these with your niche area to gain the required insight.
5. Use brainstorming methods.
For example, there are 2 very good methods contained in The Complete Guide To Genius.
What To Expect
When you can brainstorm effectively, you are well on the way to generating the ideas you want for your goals. Brainstorming is therefore an invaluable tool that allows new ideas to come to the fore.