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Listening Lesson: Build your Creative Confidence

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Are you creative? Do you think people can learn to be more creative or is creativity just something you are born with and can't be taught.

Creativity is the ability to come up with new ideas. It is an important skill in business because fresh ideas can help an organisation stay competitive.

Often, people think of themselves as being creative or non-creative. This talk argues that everyone has the ability to be creative and that it is only fear that stops people from being so.

This is a good video to watch especially if you have ever wondered why children are more creative than adults.

Listen to the talk and try to answer the true or false questions below. I hope it inspires you.

Now dedicide if the following statements are true or false:

  • 1. The speaker's friend Brian made a cow out of clay when he was little.

  • 2. Many people stop thinking of themselves as creative during childhood.

  • 3. People who do not think they are creative can surprise themselves when they stick to a difficult task.

  • 4. The speaker and his psychologist friend focused on the phobia of flying.

  • 5. 'Guided mastery' is the process of overcoming your fears through a series of small steps.

  • 6. The MRI scanner was completely reinvented to help children overcome their fear of it.

  • 7. The speaker’s goal in life is to help people to find their creative confidence.