How To Put On Your Cape-abilities
In this blog post, you’ll continue to find strategies that you can use to shake up your thinking and unleash your innovation superpowers. Each post defines a tool you need, gives you a summary of what that tool can do for you, some questions that stir your thinking, and an exercise to get you started using the tool. You can either use the tools from start to finish to understand all the tools in your toolkit or you can pick up any tool — play around, use it, and discover how it works for you.
The next ability in our Cape-ability series is … Believe-ability!
Vocabulary.com definition is “The quality of being believable or trustworthy.”
Gert’s definition is “Bringing your ideas to life in order to get ownership and excitement from other people.”
How might you get people to believe in your ideas like you believe in them? It’s all about the creativity behavior of Realness.
To take your ideas from idea to realness, you must make them believable. Bring your ideas to life by prototyping, the process of testing and trying out your ideas. Use other methods such as pictures, videos, demonstrations, and storytelling.
Appeal to each of the thinking styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. Visual people need pictures – give them something to look at (even if it’s just naked, bald stick figures). Auditory people love words and sounds. You must give them sexy descriptions with sensory details that they can bring to life in their minds. And those kinesthetic people in your life (your pen clickers) need to touch something. They are tactile so make a prototype of your idea to get their buy in. When you appeal to each of these three thinking styles, you can garner believe-ability.
“The truth will set you free; believability will give you credibility.”
Provocative Q’s to ask yourself:
Exercises to help you explore believability:
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