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communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language." Here are a few unique icebreaker activities your team can use to kick-off a dynamic session: Swedish Story This activity is inspired by the world of improvisational comedy. Have your team split up into groups of two and designate one person as the storyteller and the other person as the word giver. The word giver will make up a title of a story and the storyteller will have to craft a narrative around that title. During the story, the word giver will call out random words that have nothing to do with the plot, and the storyteller will have to instantly incorporate the words into the story. This activity will have your team laughing and having fun. It will also start the creative process through the integration of disassociated words, which opens your mind to new possibilities. This or That Place a line in the middle of the room and ask people to pick a place to stand. Then call out two polarizing options. As each person hears the "this or that" they have to choose which side they prefer. For example, have team members choose between cats and dogs. Those who like cats more will walk to one side of the room, while dog lovers will walk to the opposite side. This is a great way to not only recognize how team members have different points of view, but also how they might have shared interests. 1, 2, 3 Have your team split into pairs, and tell them you want them to count to three as follows: Person A: 1 Person B: 2 Person A: 3 Person B: 1 Person A: 2 Person B: 3 And so on until the teams can quickly say the numbers. Once they've developed a good rhythm for stating the numbers, have them change to clapping their hands instead of saying 2. Let them practice several times before asking them to stomp their feet instead of saying 3. The final stage is to replace 1 with a snap of their fingers so that the exercise becomes all actions and no numbers. At the end of the exercise ask team members if they preferred the numbers, actions, or a mix of both. Finally, relate the game to the brainstorm about to take place. Let participants know that some elements of a brainstorming may seem strange or difficult at first, but the more everyone engages and collaborates the easier it will get. Whether your association is using a brainstorming session to navigate a challenge or explore new opportunities, the insights provided above will help you reach your goals. When you create an environment that combines trust, curiosity with a little fun, these sessions can ignite a powerful innovative process within your organization. Make creativity and innovation part of your company's culture to ensure your future success. Ken Malquist is the show director for Disney Event Group. He is responsible for the design of events from inception through production. He collaborates with the teams in every one of our departments, from scenic designers, and graphic artists, to digital specialists, costumers, talent scouts, photographers and florists. Using the vast creative resources of Disney, Ken builds events that effectively weave our client's key messages and themes throughout their entire experience. With a background in feature films and broadcast television, as well as professional theater in the US and abroad, Ken brings inspiring creativity to his work in the event industry. Using a wide range of theatrical techniques he finds the focus of his clients' message and brings their stories to life, transforming ordinary meetings into extraordinary events. His industry-first events have won awards and been recognized in industry publications. We understand that every association is unique Member FDIC ... so we focus on your association's unique needs. Call today to find out more about our banking services designed specifically for associations (916) 648-2100 THE BUSINESS BANK bankofsacramento.com 10692645_Bank.indd 1 T HE E XEC U T IV E - M A Y/ J U NE 2 0 1 5 Ca lSAE's for Greater Sacramento 24/05/14 5:24 PM http://www.bankofsacramento.com http://www.bankofsacramento.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Executive - May/June 2015

Innovation 101: Tips for Creating a Brainstorming Session within your Association
Spring Cleaning Your LinkedIn and Online Profiles
8 Tips for Booking a Meeting in a Seller’s Market
Disruption: It’s So Hot Right Now
Changes in California Law 2015: How Should Your Association Respond?
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Learning from Each Other By Jim Anderson, CAE
AT A GLANCE
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
DESTINATION Los Angeles
ADVANCING: Promoting Education within an Association
NEW MEMBERS
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Greg Golik, CAE
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS

The Executive - May/June 2015

The Executive - May/June 2015 - (Page cover1)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - (Page cover2)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - (Page 3)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - (Page 4)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Learning from Each Other By Jim Anderson, CAE (Page 5)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - AT A GLANCE (Page 6)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - CALENDAR OF EVENTS (Page 7)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Innovation 101: Tips for Creating a Brainstorming Session within your Association (Page 8)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Innovation 101: Tips for Creating a Brainstorming Session within your Association (Page 9)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Innovation 101: Tips for Creating a Brainstorming Session within your Association (Page 10)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Spring Cleaning Your LinkedIn and Online Profiles (Page 11)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Spring Cleaning Your LinkedIn and Online Profiles (Page 12)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - 8 Tips for Booking a Meeting in a Seller’s Market (Page 13)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - 8 Tips for Booking a Meeting in a Seller’s Market (Page 14)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - 8 Tips for Booking a Meeting in a Seller’s Market (Page 15)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Disruption: It’s So Hot Right Now (Page 16)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Disruption: It’s So Hot Right Now (Page 17)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Changes in California Law 2015: How Should Your Association Respond? (Page 18)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Changes in California Law 2015: How Should Your Association Respond? (Page 19)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Changes in California Law 2015: How Should Your Association Respond? (Page 20)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Changes in California Law 2015: How Should Your Association Respond? (Page 21)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - DESTINATION Los Angeles (Page 22)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - ADVANCING: Promoting Education within an Association (Page 23)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - NEW MEMBERS (Page 24)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - NEW MEMBERS (Page 25)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - INDEX TO ADVERTISERS (Page 26)
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