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Visual representation Mind Map


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Visual representation Mind Map by Paul Foreman …

Visual representation Mind Map by Paul Foreman

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  • 1. Visual representationHere is a mind map highlighting how you can turn words into images to create a visual representation of the word, whenmindmapping. A simple, yet effective idea - illustrating part or all of a word. You can draw “parts” of words, by noticingwords within words, or connecting, by imagination, an alternative image from a similar meaning.Examples include:Worldwide – flattening the globe comes to mindCombat – has a comb and a bat or bothWebsites – perhaps use eyes looking at a spiders webBusiness – has a busLegacy – the leg sticks out here!Organisation – an alternative way to represent this word might include an image of an organSeesaw – eyes looking at a sawAdded – taking imagination further you could draw an adder (snake)Investigate – contains a vestFlagship – has a flag and a shipCapture – you might extract the cap and illustrate part of this wordSlim-line – breaking into two words you can represent slim and lineFundraising – you could illustrate an arm holding a piggybank up in the airBrain – seeing rain in brain might conjure up an image of a brain, raining thoughtsThese words were extracted at random from my files of pencilled mind maps – I chose words that I felt I coulddemonstrate this idea well with.
  • 2. This technique is useful particularly when you add a word to a mind map and cannot think how to illustrate it – bybreaking down the word and/or considering an alternative meaning you can conjure up new methods of visualrepresentation for the word.Visual representation allows for humorous associations and gets you thinking in ways that a cartoonist might think,instead of confining yourself strictly to drawing the normal expected version of a word.For more drawing tips check out my E-Books:Drawing Tips For Mind Mapping E-Book - The beginners guide to creating simple cartoons and illustrations I drew my Mind Maps E-Book - The follow up; Learn how to take your drawing to the next level also:Visual Communication Mind Map I feel Visual Thinking Works
  • 3. To see more Mind Maps by Paul Foreman visit theMind Map Inspiration Website and Subscribe to the Mind Map Inspiration Blog to receive new Mind Maps, plus creativity and drawing tips. Blog at Mindmaps ® were invented by Tony Buzan They help us progress from "linear" (one-dimensional) through "lateral" (two-dimensional) to "radiant" (multi-dimensional) thinking. For more information see his books and visit the following website: (Affiliate link)
  • 4. E-Books available from including:In this E-Book I share how I create ideas and help guide you towards the land of infinite possibilities. Never be stuck for an idea again! Contents Includes the following Mind Maps: 5W1H Idea Creation Why simple is often best Topical Ephemeral or Practical Immortal Fresh ideas Theory of the Brain Use thinking – don’t let it use you Idea Lifespan of an idea Planning Ahead and the Bigger Picture Simplicity of an idea Sparking Ideas Everything stems from a thought What is Original?Planning ahead and the bigger picture Thinking Styles Sparking ideas Thinking styles template Random thinking styles Creativity Toolkit Mind Map Creativity Toolkit Planetary Thinking Outside the box outside the box 360° Thinking Ideas don’t dry up – thoughts do Creative Focus Constant Daily Learner Odd Combinations Land of infinite possibilities Thinking outside the Box Thinking outside the Box Checklist Curious Brain Constant Daily Learner
  • 5. Beginners guide Learn how to take your drawing to the next level Colour wheel and use of colours in my second E-Book and discover the secrets of Suggested Equipment Drawing Fish "How I drew my minds" Drawing Cats Drawing Books Including: Using Stencils & Templates The thoughts behind the maps Drawing Hats Mind Map structure Mind Map Templates What products I use Drawing Curves & Shapes Tips and tricks for drawing Detailed breakdown of “Fantasy Mind Map” Colour placementEnhancing Creativity through Thought Reduction Image placement Drawing Speed Tests Detailed image analysis Drawing Faces Illustration walkthrough step by step Lettering Fast sketching Photo to Cartoon transfer Idea generation Drawing Tips and Tricks From a simple line and curve to an image Doodleboards Overlap and 3D Mind Maps Plus a few surprises!
  • 6. “Happiness Beyond Thought” 85 Page illustrated E-Book - Including Mind Maps £5.99 Includes: Happiness is your primary state Stop Thinking Happiness is inside youDiscover true happiness and inner peace Go Within Meditation Learn how to stop incessant thinking Organisation – Inner & Outer and take control of your thoughts Coming back to now (Present Moment Awareness) Learn how to meditate, relax your Includes the following Mind Maps: mind and body and foster inner calm Happiness is your primary state How to stay in the present moment Stop Thinking Tips Happiness is inside you How to let go, find simplicity and Go Within transform your life for good Meditation Organisation Simple tips and strategies for Present Moment Awareness a harmonious and stress-free life Positive Acronym Your Name Letting Go Plus a Bonus Mind Map
  • 7. “Mind Map Game Boards” 46 Page E-Book Plus 8 Large JPEG Image Set £5.99 Choice Maker Game Board Theme Maker Game Board Use the Choice Maker Game Board as a Random Choice Create ideas and storylines from the images within the Selector for idea generation, fun and more Theme Maker Game Board Choice Maker Blank Version “My Favourite” Mind Map The Blank version allows you to create unique Choice Outline your personal favourites for a snap shot of your Maker Game Boards of your own unique personality Boredom Buster Game BoardSelect random hobbies, ideas, pastimes and interests; for Bonus Mind Maps occasional daytrips, days out, or lifetime pursuits Two Bonus Mind Maps Chore Choice Game BoardAdd a fun element to sharing out or selecting chores using the Chore Choice Game Board Mind Map Game Board Image Set (8 Individual Large Size JPEG Images) Positive Thinking Game Board You can print the images out in whichever size you wish Enhance your mood and create a positive thinking and even laminate them for longevity environment with the Positive Thinking Game Board