NATIONAL SWAP IDEAS DAY
National Swap Ideas Day, which is observed annually on September 10th, encourages us to share a creative or helpful idea with someone and trade them for their thoughts in return.
Swapping ideas today does not have to be done on a one-on-one basis. Often, groups of people with similar interests gather with a common goal in mind. The meetings are usually a social gathering. However, on occasion, groups with different skill sets, design talents, and ideas gather. They bounce sketches, eureka moments off each other, and suddenly a new idea develops.
This observance urges sharing concepts and sparking ideas. Many of us are passionate about our careers, hobbies, or special projects. However, sometimes, we require the additional magic that happens when a community of people joins forces to bring a plan to fruition. Maybe it’s only a suggestion of an idea, but when it’s paired with another, a bigger and more tangible impression evolves. Swapping ideas does that.
Not only that, but groups of people benefit from the skills of others. And the energy of brainstorming compounds the efforts of the entire team. Often an idea shared by one person generates two or even three new concepts within the group, creating opportunities for everyone.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalSwapIdeasDay
Throughout the day, make sure to swap your ideas with others. Swap at work, organizations, clubs. Generate ideas that lead to solutions or new products. Perhaps one of your ideas will inspire a new technology or a genre of fiction. Swap your ideas using #NationalSwapIdeasDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL SWAP IDEAS DAY HISTORY
Our research has found that Robert Birch created National Swap Ideas Day. Mr. Birch also created Lumpy Rug Day, Trivia Day, and Nothing Day.
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