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3 ways to use iMindMap for effective meeting management

There are good meetings and bad meetings. Bad meetings drag on forever, never seeming to get to the point and you leave wondering why you even attended. Effective meetings leave you feeling accomplished, energised and eager to take the next steps.

By adopting the Mind Mapping technique, you can plan and lead meetings with precision to ensure that you utilise information, time and resources to their full potential. Here are 3 simple ways you can use Mind Mapping and iMindMap to make time-wasting meetings a thing of the past…

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3 ways a Time Map View workflow will streamline your business activities

A well-structured workflow will seriously boost your productivity. It is a breakdown of the processes and tools you need to streamline your work activities. Whether you are managing a large team, planning a group project, or simply looking to organise daily tasks, a workflow showing the steps and tools required will transform chaos to clarity.

iMindMap 10 Ultimate’s Time Map View provides a unique take on the typical workflow diagram. Time Map View will help you keep track of every part of a process by creating a visual snapshot of responsibilities and actions along a vibrant timeline. Here’s how to bring clarity to a busy process using the Time Map View…

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Solve complex problems with a Six Thinking Hats Mind Map

Mind Mapping 6 Thinking Hats

When it comes to solving problems, your perspective only provides one view of a situation, limiting creativity. The Six Thinking Hats technique encourages you to switch between thinking styles to consider a problem from different angles and generate a variety of ideas and possible solutions.

You may be familiar with this technique already, but have you tried it with Mind Mapping? A Mind Map’s outward radiating branches and keywords prompt you to make associations between your thoughts and generate more ideas. With an overview of your ideas, you will easily spot the gaps in your analysis and can devote more attention to those areas.

Adopt a thinking style one-by-one, adding to your Mind Map as you go. During this exercise, you will have to review previous sections to complete another. A Mind Map’s structure doesn’t require you to think ‘in order’, so you can jump back and forth to build on different areas when needed.

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Organisations #lovetoMindMap to stimulate business growth and accomplish more

Valentine’s Day is officially upon us. With people all over the globe sharing their feelings of love and appreciation, we wanted to inspire some too! Today we’re launching a competition – and to be in with a chance to win a free iMindMap 10 Ultimate license worth £149 | $235, you just have to let us know why you love to Mind Map using the hashtag #lovetoMindMap on Facebook or Twitter. Find out more and read the competition terms and conditions after the article below.

 

How is iMindMap helping start-ups to multinationals flourish?

Hear from the organisations themselves, from booming start-ups to global heavyweights, how they are using iMindMap to organise and implement projects, set and manage goals, generate ideas and much more. We talked with individuals and teams within four organisations, to find out how they use iMindMap to help their company thrive…

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3 unusual uses for Mind Mapping to enhance your performance at work

Mind Mapping is a world-renowned technique for brainstorming, organising, studying, presenting, managing projects and much more. Mind Maps are infinitely versatile and have many applications, even some that are less obvious. Here are three less common ways to use Mind Maps in the workplace that you might not have considered.

1. Remember every detail of your phone calls

We’ve all been there – trying to keep up with our phone conversation whilst scribbling down important details on our notepads. If you can’t keep up with the flow of the discussion and you’re missing key points as a result, you need a method for capturing information quickly. Next time you make an important call, Mind Mapping your conversation will help you to remember every detail and record vast quantities of information with ease.

Phonecalls

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Transform your iMindMap creations into resource hubs with the insert feature

One of the biggest advantages that computer based Mind Mapping and brainstorming have over their hand drawn counterparts is the ability to insert items. In iMindMap Ultimate, you can pretty much insert anything, from images and icons to web links and audio notes. Combined, these all work together to turn your work into a large resource hub on one screen, without compromising its brevity. You can obtain all of your information in one accessible place.

Text Notes

Text Notes

Insert text notes on your branches in Mind Map View, sticky notes in Brainstorm View and bubbles in Fast Capture View, to add more detail to your creations. Notes remain hidden until clicked on, to keep your workspace uncluttered. You can even copy and paste whole pages of text from the internet without having to worry about spoiling the concision of your work. Creating a presentation? Adding notes to your branches in Mind Map View will automatically convert into slide notes when you switch to Presentation View.

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Don’t struggle with hard decisions. Try Mind Mapping a SWOT Analysis.

Mind Mapping

Trying to start a fresh project or new business venture? Unsure of your new idea?

To make the most informed decisions you must consider every possibility, utilise every strength, seize every opportunity and avoid any potential threats. Sounds like a lot of hard work, right? Making important decisions can be an easy, enjoyable process if you create a SWOT Analysis using a Mind Map. In this article, we will show you how Mind Mapping can enable you to complete an effective SWOT Analysis, using Apple as an example.

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4 tips to become a remarkable content writer with iMindMap

Become a better content writer with iMindMap
Have you ever felt uninspired? Do you struggle to get your content to flow? Maybe even starting to write is turning into an uphill battle. Proven to boost creativity and improve productivity by 20%, it makes sense to try Mind Mapping for any of your writing efforts, from blog posts to essays. Improve your content writing with these four, easy Mind Mapping tips:
 

1) No more blank page

Fast Capture View

Writer’s block is your worst enemy as a wordsmith. That blank page can truly cause panic to set in. But you have a piece to write and a deadline to write it by. Well fear not, iMindMap’s Fast Capture View is on hand to capture any ideas you might have to get you started. Get any possible ideas down without distraction – the bubbles organise themselves so you can leave the structuring and refining for later.

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iMindMap – manage multiple projects simultaneously

Mind Mapping has been a critical element in successful project management for years, providing an easy and effective way to delegate and track tasks.

This case study celebrates the simplicity of iMindMap in the workplace, with Craig Schiller giving an insight into how Mind Mapping has benefited the Rocky Mountain Institute. The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is an independent non-profit organisation, with offices across America and in Beijing. Its primary goal is to create a clean and secure low-carbon future. Mr Schiller is an Associate within the company, whose work focuses on scaling energy efficiency within the commercial building sector.


“I was looking for a programme that didn’t hinder my work, didn’t require a large learning curve, and that was simple and fun to use.”

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How to break out of the summer slump

During the summer months, things tend to slow down and it’s easy for a little brain fog to cloud up your thinking. With everyone taking annual leave for holidays or to take care of children off school, you can slip out of your usual routine. You may have spent your time fantasising about weekend plans outside in the sun or counting down the days until your well-earned holiday. But now autumn is just around the corner, and with the new season comes a chance for you to get back into the swing of things, re-motivate yourself and ramp up your creativity.

Get into character

If you want to reignite your creativity and generate some fresh ideas to boost business, this simple exercise will help you change your perspective and produce some creative solutions. This technique is an enjoyable and easy way to give your imagination a jolt and open your mind to other possibilities. Using a pen and paper or Mind Mapping software, such as iMindMap, this technique will help you map out your ideas quickly, without interrupting your trail of thought.

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