Blogger Eric Mack and Gyronix principal Nick Duffill are collaborating on a new series of podcasts, entitled Mind Mapping for Results. The first installment is now available for download from Eric’s blog, and is focused on how to utilize Gyronix’s popular ResultsManager application with MindManager. The basic focus of this podcast is that Eric wants Nick to tutor him on how to utilize ResultsManager effectively. But in the process, they cover a lot of valuable principles of successful visual mapping, including:
- The importance of creating learning/knowledge maps, where you can log what you’ve learned and questions to which you need answers.
- Remembering to focus on the outcomes you want, not the tool you’re using.
- The importance of thinking about the intended audience of your map, and how you’re going to collaborate with them or communicate the content of your map to them.
- Software-produced visual maps as a new paradigm of communication and collaboration.
Eric and Nick have a fascinating and engaging conversation. I don’t know much about Eric, but I have talked to Nick on several occasions, and when it comes to mind mapping software, the guy is positively brilliant! There’s only one problem with this podcast: Eric and Nick left me wanting more. Here’s hoping that they will continue to expand the knowledge base of visual mapping for the rest of us through this informative and entertaining series of audio presentations!