Cutting to the chase and asking questions that open up possible directions and ideas that might have been overlooked.
Defining the challenge to work towards, yet being aware that this could change course during a workshop.
Who do we need in the room to offer valuable insights? How might outside perspectives help with generating unique ideas?
Create a space that will foster creative ideas. Music, supplies, lighting, table setup, etc… they all play a huge role in the creative process—yet most people over look this.