He believes that creativity is a habit – something you can evolve and improve upon. He had some great insights on boosting creativity, and I can’t wait to bring his ideas back to the X team. The keynote speaker of the night was Sam Harrison, a well-known author and motivational speaker on creativity and a fellow Southerner. Sam is a firm believer that determination fuels inspiration and that our choices make us. I made paper airplanes, threw confetti in the air, danced to music, and screamed “Be the best you” at the top of my lungs within five minutes of this presentation. So I would say it was pretty successful. After the last speaker of the night, they had the grand opening of the HOW exhibit hall, which had booths from all sorts of print and design related vendors – from paper companies to stock photo suppliers. And I can honestly say, I have never experienced anything like this. I go to the New Orleans Jewelry show at least twice a year, so I am proud to say that I can handle my own when it comes to these types of situations. I’ll push anyone out of the way to get a good deal (I’m kidding… or at least, I should say I’m kidding.) But tonight was pure madness! The exhibit hall doors opened, and it was a fight to the death between designers seeing who could leave with the most paper samples, free t-shirts, and other goodies. Being that I’m always up for a challenge, I put my fighting face on and braved the crowd, coming out on top with 3 new t-shirts for me and goodies for the office. Woop Woop!
Today has been an amazing day – inspiring, rejuvenating, and creativity-boosting, and it’s only day one. I can only imagine what the rest of the conference will hold.
- Tiffanie | @tiffaniepitre