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Brainstorm

Ideas - Opinions - Facts - Actions - Options

MeetingSphere Brainstorm

Use the Brainstorm workspace to

  • Generate new ideas
  • Gather opinions, questions or facts
  • Sort contributions into folders

MeetingSphere Brainstorm 

  • produces many more original ideas faster
  • lets you provide anonymity: people speak out and keep an open mind
  • lets you and your team
    • sort ideas easily
    • comment on ideas
    • prioritize folders, ideas or comments with sticky dots
  • is self-documenting. Press a button for the Word report or export to Excel 
Woman brainstorming

Generating ideas

For a list of ideas, you simply ask the brainstorm question and open the workspace for participants. Participants post their contributions via the input box which makes them immediately visible to all.

Anonymity and interactivity enable flow which is hard to achieve in traditional brainstorming sessions and impossible in conventional web conferences. Participants fire away and build on one another's ideas.

MeetingSphere Brainstorm is extremely productive: To post, participants need not wait their turn. With anonymity, they need not consider personal consequences of offering a thought. It is also much easier to keep an open mind when ideas, opinions or facts stand for themselves. 

Which is why, by default, contributions to Brainstorm are anonymous. Tagging by 'team' or 'contributor' is possible.

Collecting opinions, questions or facts

Brainstorming is not only for fresh ideas. If you want to learn what people think of a certain situation or option, simply ask their opinion. If you want to understand the facts before reaching a conclusion, it's usually a good idea to ask for them.  

With Brainstorm, you'll get everybody's answer. Fast. With anonymity, responses will be honest and to the point.

LEARN MORE ON ANONYMITY

Commenting

Everybody knows that, during brainstorming you mustn't comment. Fortunately, with MeetingSphere this is no longer true: Simply turn on the commenting feature and participants can offer their comments on the ideas already on the list.

This captures useful information and doesn't interupt anybody or anything. It also saves participants from offering ideas which are only slight variations of existing ideas.

With MeetingSphere Pro, commenting can be stuctured by 'prompts' to make sure relevant aspects are covered. 

Sorting

Sorting

When the contributions are in, you can sort them into folders with your group.

Since everybody helps, sorting is very fast turning a long list of contributions into more digestible chunks.

With MeetinSphere, you can even 'merge' ideas by dropping one on another. This is great for eliminating duplicates or aggregating information where one idea is actually a comment on another.

With MeetingSphere Pro, Facilitators can color-code folders for more advanced use cases.

    Sorting

    Prioritization with sticky dots

    If you do not require a full fledged rating for prioritization, use sticky dots for that.

    Quickly define up to 3 (MeetingSphere Pro: 5) sticky dots by

    • color
    • quantity
    • meaning

    and specify whether participants shall mark up folders or ideas or comments. The allocation of sticky dots can occur in private or as a joint activity where participant see the choices of others directly.

    Sorting

    Follow-up

    The results of brainstorming are often copied to a Rating sheet for prioritization.

    Automatic documentation - Export

    Like all MeetingSphere workspaces, Brainstorm is self-documenting.

    Brainstorm is, of course included in the meeting report which is available instantly as a Word document. For follow-up processing other applications, export the data as an Excel file.

    MeetingSphere Pro

    The Brainstorm workspace of MeetingSphere Pro offers additional features for professional workshops such as

    • Prompted commenting: Structure the commenting panels of ideas with 'prompts' to ensure that relevant aspects are covered
    • Filtered views: Restrict participants (temporarily) to seeing only their own contributions or contributions of their 'team'
    • Color coding of folders: Color-code categories as your methodology or purpose requires
    • Editing privileges: Control the editing privileges of all participants at a granular level
    • Content editor: Delegate full editing privileges to named participants
    • Sticky dots: Specify up to 5 sticky dots instead of 3
    • Numbering: Apply advanced numbering schemes such as hierarchical numbering or the preservation of numbers on paste
    • Time stamps: Tag contributions with time stamps

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    Tool up!

    MeetingSphere One

    49 /month
    Dynamic web conferencing with results
    • Featured for dynamic business meetings
    • Personal Meeting center
    • Unlimited meetings and participants
    • Brainstorm workspace
    • Discussion workspace
    • Rating workspace
    • Presentation workspace
    • Voice conferencing
    • Screen sharing
    • Automatic Word report

    MeetingSphere One

    $ 49 /month
    Dynamic web conferencing with results
    • Featured for dynamic business meetings
    • Personal Meeting center
    • Unlimited meetings and participants
    • Brainstorm workspace
    • Discussion workspace
    • Rating workspace
    • Presentation workspace
    • Voice conferencing
    • Screen sharing
    • Automatic Word report

    MeetingSphere One

    £ 39 /month
    Dynamic web conferencing with results
    • Featured for dynamic business meetings
    • Personal Meeting center
    • Unlimited meetings and participants
    • Brainstorm workspace
    • Discussion workspace
    • Rating workspace
    • Presentation workspace
    • Voice conferencing
    • Screen sharing
    • Automatic Word report

    MeetingSphere Pro

    99 /month
    Professional and dynamic online workshops
    • Featured for professional facilitation
    • Personal Meeting center
    • Unlimited meetings and participants
    • Brainstorm Pro workspace
    • Discussion Pro workspace
    • Rating Pro workspace
    • Presentation Pro workspace
    • Voice conferencing
    • Screen sharing
    • Automatic Word report

    MeetingSphere Pro

    $ 99 /month
    Professional and dynamic online workshops
    • Featured for professional facilitation
    • Personal Meeting center
    • Unlimited meetings and participants
    • Brainstorm Pro workspace
    • Discussion Pro workspace
    • Rating Pro workspace
    • Presentation Pro workspace
    • Voice conferencing
    • Screen sharing
    • Automatic Word report

    MeetingSphere Pro

    £ 79 /month
    Professional and dynamic online workshops
    • Featured for professional facilitation
    • Personal Meeting center
    • Unlimited meetings and participants
    • Brainstorm Pro workspace
    • Discussion Pro workspace
    • Rating Pro workspace
    • Presentation Pro workspace
    • Voice conferencing
    • Screen sharing
    • Automatic Word report