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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.

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7 everyday challenges Mind Mapping can help you to overcome

Mind Mapping can be applied to any task to help you think with clarity and boost your understanding and performance. When you use Mind Maps on a daily basis, you will find that your life becomes more productive, creative and stress-free on every level. The number of uses Mind Mapping has are endless. Here are seven everyday challenges that Mind Mapping can help you to overcome.

1. Remember every detail

If you’re struggling to remember key information, useful ideas and important facts, try using a Mind Map to give your memory a boost. Through the use of short, memorable keywords, Mind Maps chunk information into core themes, which trigger connections in the brain to help you remember more. To recall specific pieces of information in your Mind Map, make them stand out using colour. Changing the colour of the branches links the visual with the logical and creates mental shortcuts to boost your memory. Adding images will also improve your ability to recall information. They’re processed instantly by the brain, so you’re more likely to remember them than long sentences. Personalising your Mind Maps with images and colours strengthens your connection with its content to help you remember every detail. Read more.

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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

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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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4 steps to get you back on track after the summer slowdown

During the summer months, most of us become accustomed to the inevitable summer slowdown. With everybody taking annual leave for holidays or to care for children – projects stall, routines slip and lethargy creeps in. With autumn fast approaching, why not use the last few weeks of summer as an opportunity to get your goals back on track for the rest of the year by dreaming big, setting goals, and planning better than ever before. Here’s how to create a mid-year personal review using Mind Mapping software, iMindMap, in just 4 steps…

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4 steps to perfect project management with iMindMap

Managing big, complex projects can be daunting. With external and internal factors to consider, deadlines to meet and budgets to adhere to before you reach your end goal, it’s no wonder we get overwhelmed.

iMindMap has a workspace to suit every stage of the project management process, from the initial brainstorming to executing. Each workspace offers a unique way to visualise the information surrounding your project. They will help to ensure you consider all factors, plan thoroughly, prioritise effectively and ultimately streamline your project management. Read on to find out how to make unclear, poorly communicated and time consuming project management a thing of the past.

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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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iMindMap 9 Coming Soon: Read The First Reviews Here

“The first look is WOW!”

iMindMap 9 Feedback

 

With the new brain-friendly Fast Capture View, and an additional three views to take your pick from – Brainstorm, Mind Map and Presentation ViewiMindMap 9 has transformed into an all-encompassing, intuitive workspace. With that being said, our first reviewers have been busy putting iMindMap 9 to the test and here’s what they had to say…

“Just when you think perfection can’t be improved, or ‘Mind Mapping’ can be made any easier, the team at iMindMap have taken it to a whole new, revolutionary level that will blow your mind.”

Noel Hawkes, Account Manager, Zeelandia

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Spotlight: New Outline Panel in iMindMap 9

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Displaying your work in a linear format, the Outline Panel is available in Brainstorm, Fast Capture and Mind Map View, adding a new organisational element to iMindMap 9.

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iMindMap 9: Extra features to make your life easier

Latest Feature Reveal

Over the past few weeks we have been announcing some of iMindMap 9’s new and updated features. From our Fast Capture View, the fastest way to capture ideas, to integrations including Google Drive, Evernote and Dropbox, there’s plenty to talk about. Adding to the advancements, this week we have even more features, which came from user suggestions.

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