If you’ve read my Blogs, you know that one of my major themes is the value of collaboration. In my experience, ideas and creativity flow more freely in a small group discussion than if someone is searching for inspiration on their own.
This past Tuesday, I did my Marketing 101 presentation for about 15 members of the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce. During the presentation, I asked people to share what marketing ideas have worked well for them, and I encouraged people to talk about what produced results for their business.
At least half of my presentation consisted of listening to the wonderful ideas suggested by those who were there. The members in the audience also responded to each other’s comments, and there were some lively, positive exchanges.
It was obvious to me that energy was generated by people sharing with each other, and I could feel the camaraderie building as the meeting continued.
At the end, I got a lot of compliments on my presentation, but I really felt like complimenting all who were there willing to share their ideas.