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6 ways to get exam ready with Mind Mapping and iMindMap

 

Right now, the pressure is on as university, high school and college students are in the middle of the exam period. For students who need a helping hand juggling revision schedules or remembering key information, Mind Mapping is a proven method for boosting organisation, focus and recall ability. Follow these 6 smart studying tips with Mind Mapping and iMindMap to help you combat exam stress and perform at your best.

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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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4 ways to conquer information overload with Mind Mapping

 

According to a recent survey, a shocking 94% of knowledge workers have at some point felt overwhelmed by information to the point of powerlessness. A 2012 study by the University of California suggests that current data levels are the equivalent of everyone consuming 12 hours of information each day. In practice, that means that three quarters of our time is spent receiving information – no wonder we are all getting overwhelmed! Too much information can significantly diminish our attention span and focus, not to mention hinder our ability to be creative. The impact on individuals varies from simple time-wasting to serious stress. For organisations, this can result in a damaging loss of productivity. But fear not. You can transform crushing quantities of information into something meaningful and give your brain the freedom to think using our Mind Mapping technique.

Here’s how…

1.Cut down clutter to find the facts

Add keywords to branches

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Get back-to-school ready with Mind Mapping

Move over summer, a new school year is coming. Students and teachers, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. Plan for the busy days ahead using a Mind Map to turn last minute mayhem into blissful efficiency. Read our Mind Mapping tips to help keep your assignments, activities, plans, tests and notes in order and set yourself up for a stress-free school year.

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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.

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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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Improve your teamwork with iMindMap’s flowcharts

Improve teamwork with iMindMap's flowcharts

iMindMap Ultimate has powerful brainstorming, Mind Mapping and presentation features, but it also has another secret weapon; flowcharts. The flowchart feature offers another creative way for you to capture, consolidate and organise information.

Flowcharts in iMindMapCreating flowcharts in iMindMap is simple. Drag and drop your flowchart shapes from the Properties Panel on the right hand side, drawing relationship arrows as you go. To draw relationship arrows, simply hover over a shape and drag your arrow to the shape you want it to connect to.

Flowcharts are an invaluable tool to improve your teamwork. Below, we explain why you should use them within iMindMap to highlight the responsibilities of the individuals within your team and plan projects to perfection.
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Read this before you brainstorm

If there’s one thing you learn this week, make sure it’s the most effective way to brainstorm. When it comes to company growth, brainstorming is your starting point. It promotes the generation of new ideas for improving your organisation’s products and services to drive your business forward. For this reason, it’s crucial that you know how to get the most out of it.

With its very own built-in Brainstorm View, iMindMap 8 Ultimate will guide you through the whole creative process, step by step, and turn conventional brainstorming on its head. Discover the most effective way to brainstorm with the 4 step brainstorming process below and iMindMap.

Perform the perfect brainstorm with iMindMap

1) Harness your creativity individually

Brainstorm ViewDefine the objective and let your team brainstorm individually at first. Group brainstorming stifles creativity and productivity; some may fear offering ideas in case they are criticised or others may sit back and let others take control. Fire your ideas into iMindMap Ultimate’s free-form Brainstorm View without worrying about space or structure.
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Master project planning with Mind Mapping

Plan projects with Mind Maps

Businesses know all too well what it is like to see initiatives that are over budget and behind schedule. So, what can you do to stop your project plan going astray?

iMindMap is the perfect tool to help you visualise your project plan and streamline your tasks; making lengthy, manual and time-consuming project planning a thing of the past. iMindMap can be used by individuals and across entire organisations for collaborative work, to help optimise, plan and execute successful projects.
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