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Brainstorming

A usually informal meeting in which participants try to think of ideas to solve a problem or accomplish a goal. The idea behind brainstorming is to come up with as many suggestions as possible, in hopes that one of them will stand up to scrutiny and become the solution. Criticism is discouraged during brainstorming, and participants are encouraged to discuss unusual proposals and to build upon what others say. This is a common and useful way to solve problems both in business and in other situations.

brainstorming

a technique for generating ideas in which members of a group express ideas as they think of them. The object is to compile a list of ideas which can subsequently be considered and evaluated in greater depth. It is often recommended as a means of stimulating creativity when a group is experiencing difficulties in generating new ideas or solutions to apparently intractable problems. However, it is uncertain whether the ideas so generated are of any greater value than those arising in more conventional discussions. See DELPHI TECHNIQUE, NOMINAL GROUP TECHNIQUE.
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This is a fully digital conference space that will enhance corporate functions, from training seminars and brain-storming sessions to product launches and board meetings," said Bob Vanech, founder and president of Eureka Broadband.
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SINN Fein members were last night gathered at a secret location in the west of Ireland for a brain-storming session on the peace process.
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Cardella said, was to organize a brain-storming session.
The Minister assured the members of all possible help from the Ministry of Culture in this brain-storming session.
We are keen on this outstanding initiative since it was first launched, and today we are proud of the unprecedented welcome it received, which resulted in the largest world-wide brain-storming session with an outcome of more than 65,000 idea to develop two very important sectors -- health and education.
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ISLAMABAD, September 29, 2011 (Frontier Star): Politicians from all shades, will gather here on Thursday for a brain-storming session to review the serious challenges to national security and will evolve a strategy to counter threats at all fronts.
ISLAMABAD, September 29, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Politicians from all shades, will gather here on Thursday for a brain-storming session to review the serious challenges to national security and will evolve a strategy to counter threats at all fronts.
The discussion initially began with in-depth, brain-storming sessions with Gary Ingle, (then President) Gail Berenson and Phyllis Pieffer, who continued to work closely with us throughout the process.