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Facilitator Spotlight: Ah Ha!

By |2018-05-14T19:50:11-05:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Consultants, Create, Creative, Creativity, Facilitator, Interviews, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Facilitator Spotlight: Ah Ha! What is Ah Ha! and what do you do? Ah Ha! has been facilitating insight and innovation for over 20 years! We are a facilitation and consulting company that works to inspire people, connect knowledge and illuminate possibilities. Our custom-designed, facilitated sessions can include qualitative research, ideation, design thinking and strategic planning. [...]

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Secrets of Storytelling to Grab and Keep Your Audience

By |2018-04-26T16:55:13-05:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Inspire, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When is the last time you heard a great story?  Was it an outrageous tale at a dinner party? A good ghost story told by campfire light?  An unexpected anecdote a business meeting?  Stories are all around us, and a good story can be an effective means of communicating in business.   Since they have a [...]

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Creativity 101

By |2018-04-26T16:55:13-05:00February 18th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Inspire, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At Catalyst Ranch, Chicago’s West Loop meeting venue, the word “creative” comes up a lot!  (Note the name of our blog!)  The meetings we host include brainstorming, lively discussions, and the development of innovative ideas.  We provide meeting attendees with plenty of stimuli and tools to foster creativity from projectors and flip charts to Play-Doh and [...]

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How One Idea Can Turn Into Millions

By |2018-04-26T16:55:15-05:00November 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Creative Spaces, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Today’s blog entry is guest written by Kristin Neperud Merz of www.unscribbled.com where she has been designing, branding and doing all things creative since 2000. Kristin also serves Catalyst Ranch as a Creative Strategist and is our designer of all things digital. You can see some of her fabulous work in our website redesign which is now live! She is also the [...]

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What are Catalysts for Creativity?

By |2018-04-26T16:58:21-05:00March 25th, 2009|Categories: Brainstorm, Create, Innovation|Tags: , |

I am sitting here trying to think up a name for a new product. It is funny that while I have performed this act a hundred times before --- never has an idea come while sitting down, looking at a blank page waiting for the name to just show up. I just isn’t going to happen [...]

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