Creativity Keynote Address

Ideas Like Shoes

In this Creativity Keynote Address Debra Langley makes an innovative use of red shoes to highlight some tried and tested ideas to help you come up with big ideas. Idea men get ahead in life! But it is the daily practice of slipping on different thinking shoes that make ideas happen.

As Charles Clark highlights in his book Brainstorming: How to Create Successful Ideas “The one quality which turns the ordinary into the extraordinary is ideas.” It’s the ideas that make the difference!

Ideas Like Shoes Talk Highlights

Anyone can be creative and come up with an inspirational idea that can change the world.  You might have the next “Harry Potter Story” inside your head as JK Rowling did. You might have an idea that will change the way we do things at work making us more productive, efficient or saving us money. You might be inspired to upload a You Tube video with a difference that can turn viral or perhaps even an idea for another million dollar TV show.

So where exactly do you find these ideas? Research shows that anyone can be creative and have great ideas. Is this true?

Debra Langley has been researching the topic of creativity for many years and has used it in both her professional and private capacity. Once tasked with a single school fundraising event and part of the driving team to raise R475 000 in 24 hours breaking the Guinness World Record for the most people to swim a 24 hour relay event. To do this you need to be innovative and have some great ideas. She has also developed the Think-Speak Innovative Reading Program, written a book called Ideas Like Shoes , edits the www.think-speak.com website which is a treasure chest of totally random sparks to help accelerate your thinking and fast track the process of creative thought.

In a 30 min creativity keynote address Debra shares the six thinking shoes that help make you more creative.

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Creativity Keynote Testimonials

"Despite being a High School teacher, and thus very judgmental when I heard the start of the story of the 3 little pigs, your talk was both entertaining and informative. It was also applicable to all of the teachers who attended – from Pre-Prep through to the FET. Thank you for sharing the 5 tools to pack in my tool box – I try to remember them in class, every day." Kate Hundermark (Teacher: Grade 9 – 12 Accounting)


"As an educator needing motivation and a Head needing to provide inspiration for my staff, it is oftena “hit and miss” finding a speaker who is both relevant and practical in providing both motivation and inspiration. Debbie Langley addressed our staff according to our 2014 theme of “Think, Create, and Educate” and did so with great gusto. Her use of a story and suitable voice changes kept everyone engrossed in her talk, which was both inspiring and motivating. Our staff loved the practical concept of a creativity toolbox and the comments after the presentation were all positive. One staff member mentioned that she would rather listen to Debbie Langley speak 20 times over rather than some of the guest speakers who have presented at our school and conferences in the past." Carmen Weir (Preparatory Head Tyger Valley College)


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