There are three primary brainstorming methods:
1. Round robin
Each has advantages and disadvantages that the group or discussion leader will have to weigh before determining which one would be best to accomplish desired results. In some cases, the best method may be a combination of the various brainstorming methods. For instance, the brainstorming session may start with a round robin or slip method and move into a free-wheeling method to add more ideas.
Round robin. Each group member in turn contributes an idea as it relates to the purpose of the discussion. Every idea is recorded on flip chart or board. When a group member has nothing to contribute, he or she simply says "pass." The next time around, this person may offer an idea if they wish or pass again. Ideas are solicited until no one has anything to add.
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