Thinking Out of the Box Set
During last night's lecture in the Creativity for Business course, the conversation shifted to story-telling as a means of getting in touch with your creative side. We're all story-tellers, whether we know it or not. Every time we create a PowerPoint presentation or write a status report, we're really telling a story. One of my favorite blogospheric story-tellers is Valeria Maltoni. Maybe it's her Italian heritage or maybe it's just her natural self... whatever it is, each of her blog posts weaves a fascinating story, allowing us to see the fabric of her soul as well as the business point she's making.
One of Valeria's posts from last November continues to jump around in my mind. In it, she describes some of her favorite musicians from her native region in Italy. I loved her introduction to her post:
"Each conversation follows a rhythm. There are the exchange of the speaker's tempo, which includes pauses, the listener's attention range, and the pitch of the words to the tune this rich combination stimulates. When we connect with someone, the rhythm seems effortless as we are immersed in the flow together. Every so often, there is a special someone who manages to arrange a different kind of experience and the result changes us forever."
Anyway, back to last night's class. As we talked about the role of story-telling, I asked my students if their life were made into a movie, what would the soundtrack sound like? What artists and songs would be included? My personal soundtrack CD cover might look like this:
The next point really surprised them. What would happen if they were asked to create a sound track for their project? For their department? For their division? For their company? What songs would be included? What genres? What artists would they select to represent their culture?
I'm not going to tag specific people and make a new meme virus. But I'd like to challenge a few of my fellow bloggers to track-back to me and share with their readers their personal or their project soundtrack.