Social Media Chat is an online community that is devoted to discussing social media and how it can be applied to business. The group runs a Ning forum, as well as a weekly 2-hour chat via Twitter. Yesterday, the group focused on “mind mapping 101,” and I was the invited guest expert.
The discussion was fast and furious, with many threads of discussion going on simultaneously (there was an agenda, but participants had many questions about mind mapping). Imagine being in a room where 30 people were all talking at the same time, and trying to keep up with all of those conversations and answer as many questions as possible. Whew!
The 2 hours went very quickly, and there was a lot of excellent discussion. The people who participated in this Social Media Chat weren’t all current users of mind mapping – but everyone seemed to grasp its awesome potential as a business tool. A number of participants preferred hand-drawn maps to those produced using mind mapping software, and they brought a slightly different perspective to the group.
If you would like to view the raw transcript of the “tweets” from this session, please click here. Also, here is a list of links to the wealth of websites and resources that were mentioned in the course of the chat (you’ll have to scroll down to the last post in the discussion thread to see this list). I also understand that one of the participants is in the process of summarizing the key points of the chat in – what else – a mind map! I’ll let you know when I have a URL for that.
Thanks to Social Media Chat organizer Chris Jones for inviting me to this chat. It was a great experience, and I look forward to doing it again. Also, because social media is another area of interest for me, I’m sure I’ll be participating in more of these weekly confabs!