A couple of days ago I posted a message on computer mind mapping and hand drawn mindmaps on the website. I received a number of personal responses via email on this topic.
People love to create computer mindmaps, but they were hesitant to get started, because mind mapping on a computer could be difficult… or so they thought…
There are a couple of tips I want to give you to make computer mind mapping as smooth as possible.
I’ve been getting a number of questions lately regarding mindmaps. Many people want to know what they are. After they know that, they want to know what mindmaps can do for them.
For me, mindmaps are tools to get a different perspective on your information. Because you get a different perspective/view on the information, you get new insights and better understanding. For me a mindmap is using words and colors and adds highlights to important information. Most of the time, my mindmaps don’t include images (the map itself is an image after all).
Now here’s my question for you.
WHAT ARE MINDMAPS?
I know that for most people a mindmap is not the same as Mr. Tony Buzan says they are. Yet they still work for you, so you are doing a good thing .
Please answer my question using the comment field below or by emailing me.
I look forward to your answers and to reading your insights.
Last week my wife and I became the proud parents of a wonderful baby boy. This entire week has been all about not-working, and everything about caring. It completely turned my world and life upside-down, yet also learned me a number of valuable self management lessons .
When looking at this new life, I began to wonder… For him his world is all about warmth, sleep and food. It won’t be long before other things become more important.
In my understanding his brain is like a “clean” sheet which will learn things and look at the world. Of course he will learn how to mindmap from me .
This made me think… Read more
One of the most heard questions I receive I am telling people about mindmaps is this one:
I understand that mindmaps can help with presentations, notes and meetings. But what does it really do for me?
This is a very important question, and it needs to be addressed because you deserve an honest answer.
So let’s go.
When speaking with avid mindmap creators, you will probably hear one answer to this question. You should mindmap all your information! Although this is possible, I urge you to think about this. There is no one solution for all your information management needs. That is why today I will discuss this question by addressing all three areas.
What Can You Mindmap?
The easy answer is that you CAN mindmap just about everything you want. I don’t think it is smart to mindmap everything however. Here are the main things you can do with a mindmap in a nutshell. You can:
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When people think about mind mapping, they think of drawing overviews of information with lots of pictures and colors. Yes, these are the drawings you only think children create, right?