Speaker, writer and creativity evangelist Denise Jacobs will speak at the University of Miami School of Communication  this Thursday, November 21, at 6:25 p.m. Her talk, titled “Get Unblocked,” is  open to the public.

As a creative, you need ways to work better so that you can create more, but what do you do when you hit a seemingly insurmountable mental wall? You need to get unblocked: to bust through that barrier to allow creativity to flow. Combining the neuroscience of creativity, productivity hacks, and practices that spur innovation and synergistic collaboration, we’ll discover techniques and tools to get past the mental barriers that keep you stuck (or at least slow you down). Beware: this session challenges the standard norms around concentration, focus, productivity, and may change how you work…for the better.

Denise R. Jacobs is a Speaker + Writer + Creativity Evangelist who speaks at conferences worldwide and consults with companies and individuals, teaching techniques to make the creative process more fluid, methods for making work environments more conducive to creative productivity, and practices for sparking innovation. Working in Web Design & Development since 1997, she is an industry veteran and regarded expert on many things web. Denise is the author of The CSS Detective Guide, the premier book on troubleshooting CSS code; and co-authoredthe Smashing Book #3: Redesign the Web and InterAct with Web Standards: A holistic guide to web design, and was nominated for .Net Magazine’s 2010 Best of the Web “Standards Champion” award.

Denise has presented at events and organizations worldwide such as South By Southwest Interactive, the BBC, The Future of Web Design, Paris-Web, FITC: Future, Innovation, Technology, Creativity and TEDxRheinMain. From her own experience of embracing and expressing her creativity as well as helping hundreds of people do the same, she is passionate about evangelizing ways to enhance the ways we develop and execute ideas to make them tangible. Through her work, Denise shares big concepts that challenge the status quo and lead to “ahas” that translate into immediate actions, practices and skills to transform all aspects of people’s work lives with focused creativity.

Time & Location:

Thursday Nov. 21st 6:25PM

University of Miami School of Communication
5100 Brunson Drive, Room 2055
Coral Gables, FL