Constant inspiration for creative thinking

A one-day session that shows the habits and techniques that will help you continually come up with fresh ideas and approaches.

The brain is a processor. It deals with the input it is given. And if that input runs dry, the thinking starts to stagnate and the ideas become harder to find. Because information doesn’t help you if it’s not in your head.

This session looks at how to gather the most valuable kind of input that will help you generate ideas. And how to retain that information for when you need it.

The result is the ability to come up with ideas you wouldn’t normally have and less time spent staring at a wall waiting for inspiration to strike.

Constant inspiration for endless ideas

A one-day immersive training session that feeds your mind and amplifies your creative thinking.


When you’re focused on your output, it can be easy to neglect your input. And that’s what leads to creative ruts and uninspired thinking.

It’s also possible for an obsession with the industry to lead to derivative thinking and ideas that don’t push the envelope.

That’s not very helpful in the world of marketing. Thankfully, this session is the antidote to that.

It teaches habits and techniques that will fill your mind with inspiration. It teaches how to improve your judgement. And it will inspire you to do better work.

Who wouldn’t want that?

The practical takeaways that this course gives the attendees can be immediately put into action. And will quickly have an impact on the quality and variety of ideas you can expect from your team.


What You'll Learn

  • How to have a constant stream of inspiration
  • How to break your thinking out of standard approaches
  • Techniques to get to ideas more effectively
  • Habits that will transform your output
  • How to judge ideas more effectively


How you'll benefit

  • A broader variety of ideas across the department
  • A better understanding of what makes an idea good
  • Ongoing habits that will improve creative abilities
  • Ideas on a live brief (if you choose) 
  • Copies of my book ‘How To Get To Great Ideas’

This workshop is designed for 8 to 15 attendees. That’s the best size for maximum benefits.


If you’re serious about this opportunity, I can help you beyond the training course.
Here are more ways I can make an impact on your business.


I can work on a longer-term basis with agencies that are committed to elevating their creative skills. I advise on every aspect of the business that has an impact on people’s ability to have great ideas.


I often get called upon to help companies run idea-generation sessions when they’re working on important projects. I’ve done this for all kinds of agencies in the past. We always get a batch of good ideas.



I have a number of other training sessions that can help your business.  I teach strategy, presentation skills and how to manage teams for great ideas. Some agencies also ask me to train their clients.



I have a number of talks that demystify creativity and innovation. As well as being entertaining and informative, they always leave audiences with practical takeaways they can apply to their day job.

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Each of these sessions is run by author and educator Dave Birss. Dave is a former advertising creative director who picked up lots of awards for his work over 20 years in the industry. Over the last few years, he’s worked with dozens of companies across lots of sectors to help them get more impactful ideas out of their teams.

Dave’s best known for teaching, speaking and writing books on creativity and innovation. But he also consults for companies to help them benefit from creative thinking..

Dave is a Visiting Professor at Kingston School of Art and has taught at universities from London to New York, Santiago to Singapore. He recently launched a couple of courses on LinkedIn Learning and is working on another four courses for release later in the year.

Having a ridiculous surname makes him very Google-able. Have a go and see what dirt you can find.


“I don’t know anyone who’d be better at this than Dave. We’ve worked with him for years and love the way he helps people get to better ideas.”

Reuben Webb, Stein IAS

"A big thank you for facilitating three days of engaging, confidence building and thought provoking training. Early polls suggest a landslide success"

Angharad Irvine, Havas Health&You, NY

“A positive force in any organisation and someone I would highly recommend. He was also great fun to work with."

Stuart Leach, Barrister

"The feedback so far has been great and people are still talking about how great the sessions were."

Jose Franca, Edelman

“Dave knows what good ideas are. And how to get to them. Whatever industry you’re in, you’ll benefit from working with him. We certainly have."

Rob Morrice, Stein IAS

"Listen to Dave. He's usually right. He's also the second nicest person after your mum you'll ever meet."

Piggy Lines, Carnage Films

"The work he's done has been outstanding and he's able to communicate with clients and peers in an approachable and friendly way. I certainly hope to work more with him in the future."

Jason DaPonte, ex-BBC

"Dave is Premier League. If you get a chance to work with him, grab it and learn."

David Russell, Blue Latitude Health