Today’s theme in Cannes can be described as nothing less than motivational.
4 Points of Conflict and How to deal: Learning to Embrace My Creativity
This workshop got me drawing, writing, questioning ad assessing. It made me think about why and how creative people like my self are different- and how difficult it can be to judge ideas that clients may be looking for.
Through today’s workshop I was also able to shed light on the problem areas in the creative process. For example how creative individuals perceive others, as well as how non-creatie individuals perceive creative minds. The session provided practical tools to help smooth out some of the bumpy blocks along the way.
Conflict Brings Creativity
The Four Points of Conflict
-Left Brain v. Right Brian
Every picture has a story. The Creative Minority: Learning some people are not wired to be able to make the connection.
Abstract v. Concrete. Learning at times we creatives can be too clever…Your idea of fun and mind are not the same.
The Wood Vs. The Trees. Present the idea rather than the execution
What you want to say and what your client wants to hear are not the same. Learning Empathy. Say “yes” and rather than ‘no”, say “but”
The Three Tools for Coping
-The 10 Key Questions. Fire Ready…Aim
-!0 Great Goals. Subjective versus rational responses
-The 10 Best Creative Ideas of All Time: Knowledge and taste are connected
A Chat with Dough Zanger- “Don’t be Impressed, be Impressive”
A conversation with Doug Zanger
I had the pleasure of sitting down one on one with a great voice-over actor and Advertising Mogul. He gave tips on the industry and what it means to be an entrepreneur as a young person in the grind of all of. He offered some solid advice about never losing yourself for money and finding happiness in a midst of a world where there really is no balance between personal and business, It is one entity.
There is nothing like the feeling of feeling overwhelmed with a wealth of new knowledge. Even after a full day of seminars and full night of networking, it makes it all worth it when I came back to the hotel and reviewed the business cards from all the industry leaders I had connecting conversations with. Now that’s MOTIVATING!