We can only grow our impact and influence through others. That’s one of the core themes of The Impact Equation: Are You Making Things Happen or Just Making Noise?, the excellent new book by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith. But how can you grow your network of contacts and interact with them in meaningful and sustainable ways? This networking mind map can help.
Archives for October 2012
To help readers of The Impact Equation to assess their current level of progress, I created a helpful “radar chart” diagram.
Here are 16 powerful ways mind mapping software can help you to elevate your performance and make a bigger impact in your work.
A new book, Mind Mapping with FreeMind, aims to help people get started managing common visual thinking tasks using the popular shareware mind mapping program.
I was recently excited to learn that CS Odessa has released an app in its Solution Park called Note Exchange that enables users of ConceptDraw MINDMAP program to send part or all of their mind maps to Evernote – my favorite writing platform and personal information capture tool. Unfortunately, it fell short of my expectations.
If you want to create visuals that communicate clearly, then you must use elements such as lines, shapes and colors consistently, warns graphic facilitator Brandy Agerbeck. While she is talking about an important principle of graphic facilitation – recording the important points of a meeting on large sheets of paper with colored markers – the same principle applies to mind maps.
One of the most intriguing new features of the new Mindjet 11 is its new auto-calculation feature, which makes it possible to do forecasting and project resource management in a simple, visual way that a spreadsheet just can’t equal. In this latest Mind Mapping Insider report, I provide a video review of this new Mindjet 11 feature, and explain some practical ways in which it can be used.
Several weeks ago, Mindjet announced that it has integrated all of its desktop, web, mobile and desktop mind mapping and collaboration products into a single offering, with a per-user subscription fee to cover its entire tool set. Not all of its users are happy about this move.
A “force field analysis” is a little-known but powerful creative problem-solving technique that can help you to deconstruct your current challenge into its strengths and weaknesses in – and to focus on those that will help you ensure a successful outcome.
The Mind Mapping Software Product Showcase is a new e-newsletter that is designed to alert you to new and notable mind mapping products and services.