Tris Hussey, in his Pimp Your Work blog, recently added a post that addresses a valuable application of mind mapping software: mapping the content of a meeting. Here, he briefly explains how he uses MindManager to do this:
"I really like to map the agenda, send it around (as a PDF or something) and then I take notes right there on that map… so when I sent it out people are already familiar with it. And if you organize it all nicely, export the map to Word and bam you have meeting notes for everyone in a couple minutes. Getting the action items and notes out to everyone who was at the meeting (and people who couldn’t make it) helps you take advantage of the momentum you created in the meeting."
He also mentions that Mindjet’s Map Gallery contains a template that you can utilize to manage your meetings, if you’re a user of their MindManager software.
Managing meetings is also a topic that I covered back in April in this blog, in this post. Basically, mind mapping software can be used to manage your meeting all the way from all of the front-end planning to taking notes during the meeting and distributing notes and/or minutes to participants afterward. Pretty cool!