Sometimes the best ideas come to you during an afternoon stroll at the park, a walk at the beach or under the shower. The moment you least expect it, bam there it is! We are all aiming for that lightbulb moment, especially when in a room with our colleagues in a scheduled brainstorm.

But sometimes after a brainstorm people feel ‘unsatisfied’, and find the results below expectation.

When searching for the reason behind that. it is usually found in the lack of ‘preparation’.

After being in over more than a hundred brainstorms (of which some successful and others not so much, sometimes as a participant and other times as the facilitator), here are 13 take-outs that could be helpful next time you are given the task to organize one. Leave me a comment and I will send you a presentation with tips & tricks for a successful brainstorm!