Mind mapping how to maximize your brain’s potential

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Mind mapping how to maximize your brain’s potential

  1. 1. Mind Mapping:how to maximize your brain’s potential
  2. 2. Mind MappingTony Buzan
  3. 3. Why Mind Map?• Organize thoughts when brainstorming• Effective method of taking notes• Harnesses the full range of cortical skills – word, image, number, logic, rhythm, color and spatial awareness• Aid creativity, memory, and specifically the recall of information
  4. 4. Mind Maps Use: Color Lines ImagesSymbols
  5. 5. 7 Steps1. Start in the center of a blank page turnedsideways. – Give your brain freedom to spread out in all directions
  6. 6. 7 Steps2. Use an image or picture for your main idea. – An image helps your imagination. It is more interesting and keeps your focused helping you to concentrate.
  7. 7. 7 Steps3. Use colors throughout. – Colors are as exciting to your Brain as are images. Color will add energy to your creative thinking.
  8. 8. 7 Steps4. Connect your main branches to the centralimage etc. – Your brain works by association. It likes to link two (or three, or four) things together.
  9. 9. 7 Steps5. Make your branches curved instead of straightlined. – Having nothing but straight lines is boring to your brain.
  10. 10. 7 Steps6. Use one key word per line – Single words give your Mind Map more power and flexibility. Tree Nest Bird
  11. 11. 7 Steps7. Use images throughout – Each image, like the central image, is worth a thousand words!
  12. 12. Brainstorming Words Happiness
  13. 13. Hmmm………How many words will be the samefor everyone?How many will be common to allbut one member?How many words will have beenchosen by only one person?
  14. 14. My Results ShoppingSpring Happiness Friends
  15. 15. Let’s Compare!
  16. 16. Brainstorming Images
  17. 17. My House!
  18. 18. MY HOUSE!
  19. 19. Verbal Mind Mapping ShoppingSpring Happiness Friends
  20. 20. Mind Mapping ShoppingSpring Friends
  21. 21. Mind Mapping Software• Project Management• Knowledge Management• Running meetings more effectively• Enhancing team collaboration MindJet MindView 5 Business MindGenius Business 4 iMindMap6 MindMapper http://www.mindmapping.com/mind-mapping-software-review.php

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