TED Talks For Creativity

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TED Talks For Creativity

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As a blogger, photographer, or creative, there is NOTHING WORSE than having a blank creative slate. Though going for a walk or powering through a brainstorming sesh can usually help, there are those (unfortunate) days when your brain can’t seem to stop hitting the same brick wall of ideas. You might think that some people are just naturally gifted with a creative mind (OK, some probably are), but did you know that you can actually train your mind to come up with more creative ideas?

As a part of our January TED Talk series, we put together a list of videos to help you spark that next creative idea and how to go about changing your entire creative mindset.

So, get out your notebooks and do a little stretch, as we’re sharing our 5 favorite TED Talks for Creativity to help you find that next innovative spark!

1. Your Elusive Creative Genius – Elizabeth Gilbert

“Eat, Pray, Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert toys with the idea that instead of a select few people being creative “geniuses,” that we all have a little genius within us! Learn how to unleash your inner genius in this hilarious TED Talk.

2. 4 Lessons in Creativity – Julie Burstein

Ever wonder how to come up with a creative idea in the face of hopelessness? Julie Burstein interviews creative people for a living and gives us a little insight into their creative minds.

3. Where Good Ideas Come From – Steven Johnson

Some say that their best ideas come from an “ah-ha!” moment, but history argues otherwise.

4. Creative Thinking – Giovanni Corazza

Ever heard of the Why/Which/How/Where/What/When Experiment? Yeah, we haven’t either. Learn how to use it to spark your creativity.

5. Where Does Creativity Hide? – Amy Tan

Where does your creativity come from? Childhood? Job? Friends? Self-reflect on your creative tendencies with Amy Tan.

As a part of our January TED Talk series, we put together a list of videos to help you spark that next creative idea and how to go about changing your entire creative mindset.