Special Guest Jennifer Yaros on Creativity

Today’s guest, Jennifer Yaros, talked about creativity and the work she is doing with her new product BrainSpark. She came into the Training, Learning & Development industry by starting off her career in technical writing. She took a course in Instructional Design and realized that it’s very similar to tech writing and expanded her skill set into ID seeing herself as a knowledge transfer expert.

We also talked about working with subject matter experts, and audience analysis, and the importance of being empathetic in the work we do.

Creativity was a big part of our conversation. She has some great tips and tricks around nurturing creativity. 3 main things to improve:

  1. work on your body
  2. improve your thinking through divergent thinking
  3. let go of your ego through collaboration

Playing and thinking like a child by asking a lot of questions is another great way to be creative.
She also shared an example of “failing like a genius” using the story of the slinky and how it was invented.

Jennifer has a lot to share about #1 above because she is an ultra-runner, and yoga practitioner. She also recommends staying away from caffeine for being creative, but it IS helpful when after you’ve had a creative idea and need to execute.

She shared so much more!

Click here to access the recording: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/061218

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