Creativity Workshop in a Box. Minus the Box

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This week the world celebrated Creativity and Innovation Week. Just writing the word Celebrated feels awkward in these strange times. Many (if not most) of us are facing a new reality and with it so many personal and professional challenges. With all these challenges, I believe this is a perfect time to acknowledge the importance of Creativity and the impact it can have on our lives. And I am not talking about the global scale challenges. Innovation will clearly be required to come up with a vaccine, and the global economic situation also poses serious questions that will require creative solutions. These challenges are beyond the control of most of us, but this does not mean we should just sit back and wait. Our Creativity can help us turn our personal and professional challenges into opportunities. And that is 100% in our hands. More than a month ago, when it was already clear that we are going to face quite a few restrictions on our day-to-day operation, I had to put on hold our Creative Observation Tours. At the same time, many people around the world found themselves literally confined to their homes most of the time. Some of them … Read More

Five Tips for Leading an Amazing Workshop

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The first time I stood in front of a room full of people doing a presentation I was terrified. There were a few dozens of people in the audience, most of whom I didn’t know. I knew what I wanted to say, the presentation was ready, and I even had some cool props. Still, I had in front of me a room full of people and I had to make them (and keep them) interested for the next sixty minutes. And it was not trivial. Years (and presentations) later – enough to make me believe I know what I’m doing, I found myself in front of a group of fifteen people, but this time not as a presenter. It was a workshop, and I had to drive the participants to immediate action. I had to make them get up from their chairs, take an active part in the activities, hopefully do them with real intent (otherwise they won’t work), and have fun during this process, not feeling they are forced to do something they didn’t feel comfortable with. It didn’t matter how well I knew the plan, and how well I could present the key points. I knew that if the participant … Read More

Creative Boost for Photographers

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When people ask me what kind of a photographer I am, I find it hard to answer. I don’t like to define (or label) my artworks. So instead of defining my artworks, I describe what I love to do: I love wandering the streets just when the sun is rising, when the streets are almost empty and often the only sound I hear is the sound of my footsteps. The feeling is surreal, as if time is standing still. And if by any chance I find something I simply cannot ignore, everything becomes magical…