How Transcribing Brainstorms Help Capture Eureka Moments

How Transcribing Brainstorms Help Capture Eureka Moments
Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy


Business fatigue happens in all industries. No matter how much experience you have in business, there are times when you will get a mental block and will need new ideas to keep your company on momentum to growth.

Holding brainstorming sessions is a great way to inject fresh ideas in your company’s routine and get the spark and energy to achieve your goals.

However, eureka moments of your brainstorming session can be lost before you get the records of the session. Business transcription can prove its usefulness there and help capture those eureka moments and eventually, lead you to bring them to reality.

Follow the guidelines below to use the valuable service of business transcription that will help you carry out your brainstorming sessions effectively and meet its full potential.

Transcribe Your Brainstorming Sessions

Brainstorming sessions can come up with great ideas. However, you can miss eureka moments if you don’t record them. If you record the discussions with a voice recorder, then you can have them transcribed so that you go through them later.

This way, you can have a clear view of the different ideas that were presented, some that you may have missed.

Exciting ideas can come up during the brainstorming sessions. However, it is easy for the ideas to get lost because they are not given more thought or other ideas dominate over them.

To ensure you don’t miss any eureka ideas that are proposed, you can record the discussions. You can use a compact hand-held voice recorder to record everything discussed during the brainstorming sessions.

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How to Conduct an Effective Brainstorming Sessions

A brainstorming session can only be as healthy as the persons involved in them. Ideally, you should gather a group of 4 to 7 employees to brainstorm. If you are looking for solutions all across the company, get members from the major departments to brainstorm with you.

Creating synergy among different departments can improve efficiency in the business and improve your bottom line. For your brainstorming session to be successful there is the need for organization. Before the session begins, one of the members should be appointed as the leader.

Moreover, the matters to be brainstormed should be known beforehand. A good practice is to send a memo a few days earlier so that everyone can look over them.

Generally, try to keep the sessions between 30 and 60 minutes. People tend to get tired when sessions go over an hour. Moreover, the quality of ideas decreases substantially when sessions get too long.

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Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy is the Cofounder & President of GMR Transcription Services, Inc., a California-based company that has been providing accurate and fast transcription services since 2004. She has enjoyed nearly ten years of success at GMR, playing a pivotal role in the company's growth. Under Beth's leadership, GMR Transcription doubled its sales within two years, earning recognition as one of the OC Business Journal's fastest-growing private companies. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids.