Like most tools, mind mapping software is only as good as the skill of the person using it. Here are 6 practices you can usevnow to dramatically improve the effectiveness of your mind maps.
In recent years, blogger, book author and avid mind mapper Roger C. Parker has developed a strong, professional-looking brand for his mind maps. I recently interviewed him to learn how he developed their distinctive look and feel.
Here are 10 powerful ways mind mapping software can help you get unstuck and build some much-needed momentum in your work and life.
Did you know that mind mapping software can be a powerful tool for planning and outlining your writing projects? You can not only use it to visually outline your next report, white paper, book or other large writing project – you can also export it to Microsoft Word, saving you many hours of time.
Farnoosh Brock’s excellent instructional mind map on career mistakes to avoid “breaks” several rules of mind mapping, but that’s OK. It communicates a mini-lesson very effectively.
One of the techniques that the late David Bowie used to inspire unique songs and lyrics was to randomly arrange newspaper and magazine headlines and other short bits of text. You can do the same thing today using a visual thinking tool called Mural.ly.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to spice up your PowerPoint presentations, why not give the popular cloud-based web graphics application Canva a try? Canva not only contains numerous ready-made design templates, but also a flexible, easy-to-use set of tools if you want to “roll your own.” Here are some tips on how to use it to create supporting images for your PowerPoint slides.
To give you a preview of the mind mapping software training I’m offering to you, I’ve decided to convert my Mind Mapping Software QuickStart e-course into a free training program.
Mind mapping software can help teams do a more effective and comprehensive job of create a work breakdown structure (WBS) – a key project planning document that is pivotal to project success. Here are 12 ways it can supercharge project planning and execution.
In today’s world of accelerating innovation, new ideas are more valuable than ever. Most ideas don’t come from bolts out of the blue but by connecting previously unrelated bits of information together in creative ways – “connecting the dots,” so to speak. That plays to several of the strengths of mind mapping software, making it an excellent creativity tool.