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Basics of Mind Mapping for Business
            and Beyond


                                          November 10, 2009




     Copyright 2009 Shelley-Ann J. West
Agenda


a)   Visual thinking




                       Copyright 2009 Shelley-Ann J. West
Agenda


a)   Visual thinking
b)   How can mind maps help you




                         Copyright 2009 Shelley-Ann J. West
Agenda


a)   Visual thinking
b)   How can mind maps help you
c)   How to create a mind map




                         Copyright 2009 Shelley-Ann J. West
Agenda


a)   Visual thinking
b)   How can mind maps help you
c)   How to create a mind map
d)   Mind maps in Business




                         Copyright 2009 Shelley-Ann J. West
Agenda


a)   Visual thinking
b)   How can mind maps help you
c)   How to create a mind map
d)   Mind maps in Business
e)   Mind maps in Personal Life




                         Copyright 2009 Shelley-Ann J. West
Agenda

a)   Visual thinking
b)   How can mind maps help you
c)   How to create a mind map
d)   Mind maps in Business
e)   Mind maps in Personal Life
f)   Tools available for creating a mind map




                            Copyright 2009 Shelley-Ann J. West
What   is
                              Visual Thinking?




Copyright 2009 Shelley-Ann J. West
Using pictures to solve problems
Visual Thinking =                  Thinking about complex issues
                                   Communicating effectively




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You don't have to be an artist




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How your           brain works


 Left Brain                                            Right Brain
• logic                                                • big picture
• numbers                                              • rhythm, color
• words                                                • imagination
• details                                              • daydreaming
• sequence                                             • spatial
• linearity                                            • gestalt (global)




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The brain is a radiant thinking machine


• Five major functions
   – Receiving
   – Holding
   – Analyzing
   – Outputting
   – Controlling




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How creating mind maps can help you?




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Whole brain thinking




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Brainstorming new ideas




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Collaborate more
    effectively




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Plan a
party


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The list goes on and on…




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For a list of            100
                    uses of
          mind maps

     Visit the Mind Map Inspiration Website




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Definition of    mind mapping

       A mind map is a visual form of note taking used
           to represent words, ideas, tasks, and items
                  linked to a central key word or idea.




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How to create a
                               mind map




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Draw it




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It   doesn’t have to be perfect!




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If you prefer, use                  software




          Copyright 2009 Shelley-Ann J. West
Start with drawing a central topic/idea




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add new topics




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Refine your             ideas




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10 Key Elements of a Mindmap




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Here’s the starting point for a Goals for 2010 map




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Mind Maps in Your Business Life


•   Weekly Planner
•   Control time management
•   Project Management
•   Meeting Notes
•   Plan presentations
•   Plan an event
•   Brainstorm ideas for corporate blogs
•   Create your resume
•   Plan a website




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Weekly Planner




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Résumé




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Decision Making




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Marketing Strategy




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Mind Maps in Your Personal Life


•   Explore your strength
•   Prioritize your goals
•   Manage your day/month/year
•   Manage household projects
•   Plan your life




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Exploring Strengths




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Setting priorities for a specific month




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Daily to-do list




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Tools available for creating
        mind maps




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Types of software




1.   Desktop for Mac/PC which are bought
2.   Web Based – free or by monthly subscription
3.   Mobile – iPhone/iPod touch, Pocket PC and Blackberry
4.   Open Source Mind mapping for Mac/PC




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Desktop Software


•   Mindmanager (PC/Mac)
•   Visual Mind (PC)
•   SMART Ideas (PC/Mac)
•   ThinkGraph (PC)
•   Topicscape (PC)
•   VisiMap (PC)
•   NovaMind (PC/Mac)




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Web Based Mind Mapping


•   MindMeister
•   Bubbl.us
•   Comapping
•   Mapul
•   Mind42
•   Mindomo
•   SpinScape (beta)




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Mobile Mind Mapping


•   iPhone/iPod Touch
     – iBlueSky
     – Mindmeister
     – MindManager
     – iThoughts

•   Blackberry
     – Mindberry

•   Window Mobile
     – Pocket Mindmap (Pocket PC)



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Free Open Source Mind Mapping Software


•   Freemind (PC/Mac/Linux)
•   Dropmind
•   Edraw MindMap
•   XMind (PC/Mac)




                          Copyright 2009 Shelley-Ann J. West
Resources
•   Mind Map Inspiration Blog
•   Mindjet Corporate Blog
•   Mind Mapping Software Blog
•   Biggerplate - Mind Map library
•   Mappio – Mind Map library




                            Copyright 2009 Shelley-Ann J. West
Thank
                      You

Copyright 2009 Shelley-Ann J. West
Email: info@shelley-ann.com
                                                 Twitter: @sajwest
                                    Website: www.shelley-ann.com
Signup for information about future events: http://bit.ly/sjwSignUp




                  Copyright 2009 Shelley-Ann J. West
Photo Credits


The images on slides 8,11,14, 18, 21, 37 & 44 are licensed from
iStockphoto.com for use within this document. If you wish to use them you
should purchase a license from iStockPhoto.com.




                           Copyright 2009 Shelley-Ann J. West

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