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Run a brainstorm session, even remotely
Facilitate brainstorm sessions where everyone can participate regardless of their location.
The best ideas often arise when you give them a little breathing room. Miro's infinite canvas is up to the task, offering teams the space and tools they need for blue-sky thinking.
Why Miro is the perfect brainstorming tool
Uncover the best ideas
Democratize creation and discover the best ideas with anonymous voting. Stay organized and ensure nothing falls through the cracks with keyword search, tagging, clustering, and mind mapping.
Your idea management platform
Maintain a single source of truth and understand the “why” behind decisions. Keep your brainstorming board as a reference for future ideations, and improve processes and planning.
Become an advocate
Steer the ideation process across the organization. Facilitate workshops where everyone can participate. With Miro's brainstorming tool it’s easy to capture physical boards in seconds with Stickies capture and convert them to fully editable digital sticky notes.
Move and track ideas through the pipeline from concept to execution. Use our free brainstorming tool to visualize ideas, draft your action plan, and follow up on the next steps.
Get team members moving, sharing, and generating ideas quickly with Miro’s Stickies Packs template.
Work collaboratively and build agreement when implementing changes and making decisions with your team.
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More than your regular brainstorming tool
Miro is a visual collaboration platform that lets you ideate plans, co-create solutions, and take action. Run your brainstorming sessions efficiently and boost idea generation and creativity across your organization.
Online sticky notes
Miro's digital collaboration tool is a visual workspace where you can work with sticky notes online — and so much more.
Give ideas structure, share them across teams. The quickest, easiest way for teams to capture, organize, and map out their ideas.
Use Miro's concept map to link key concepts to get a big picture overview. Bring structure to concepts through visual collaboration.
How we work has changed. Your tools should too. Experience seamless collaboration, no matter when or where you work, in Miro.
How to run an online brainstorming session with Miro
Select a template
Choose from our vast brainstorming template collection. Use it as a starting point for your brainstorming session.
Give structure to your brainstorm
Organize your board by dividing it into sections or adding frames and having a clear structure for your virtual brainstorming to ensure everyone stays on track during the session.
Collaborate and co-create
Invite your team to join you on the board and have them add their ideas using sticky notes.
Refine your ideas
Start a discussion and refine your ideas until you have a clear action plan. By the end of your brainstorming session, you should have drafted a plan that everyone is on board with.
Brainstorming tool FAQs
Is Miro's brainstorming tool free?
Yes, 100%, and it doesn't require a credit card to sign up. After you sign up for Miro, you can add the Brainstorming Tools Template from the template picker, invite as many team members as you need to your board for free, and start collaborating with your team.
What tools are needed for virtual brainstorming?
You only need a few tools for a proper virtual brainstorming session: a video conferencing app like Zoom or MS Teams and an online whiteboard tool like Miro.
What type of brainstorming tools are there?
When it comes to brainstorming, many tools can help generate ideas and encourage creativity. One popular tool is mind mapping, which involves visualizing ideas and how they relate to each other. Another option is free writing, where you jot down any ideas that come to mind without worrying about structure or organization. Additionally, group brainstorming sessions can be effective, allowing team members to bounce ideas off of one another and build on each other's thoughts. Online brainstorming tools, such as the one in Miro, also facilitate sessions among distributed teams. Using a combination of these tools makes it easier to innovate and come up with solutions to many challenges and problems.
What type of questions should one ask during an online brainstorming session?
There are many questions you can ask during your online brainstorming. Try to pose questions that boost creativity and critical thinking. Thought-provoking questions like “what if” could spark a conversation, or associative questions like “what does this remind us of?” might create new connections. If you have a particular topic, focus on specific questions, such as “what’s the goal for the project?”. If you need more inspiration, access Miro Templates Library and select one of the many ready-made templates to run your brainstorming session quickly.
How do you lead an online brainstorming session?
You can lead an online brainstorming session in two ways: individually or as a group. Individual sessions are good if you need to generate many ideas since there is no risk of group thinking or egos coming into play. Group brainstorming sessions are more energetic and fun, often leading to productive discussions and actionable plans. Remember to do it with an open mind no matter how you want to lead your virtual brainstorming.
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