Using Mind Maps Magazine Issue 35

Editor’s Note

By Faizel Mohidin

'...When Biggerplate mentioned that they have more members than the Cayman Islands and Monaco combined, I simply had to Google it. It turns out that they are right!

Congratulations to Biggerplate on achieving the 100,000 member mark!…'

Biggerplate Reaches 100,000 Members, and They’re Just Getting Started!

'...Earlier this month, Biggerplate.com reached a rather significant milestone: the online mind map library, established by founder Liam Hughes back in 2008, acquired its 100,000th member. 100,000 mappers from all over the world sharing and downloading mind map examples and templates covering everything from Productivity to Politics, Marketing to Music and much more!...'

Creativity: Why you must elevate your thinking now (and how mind mapping software can help)

By Chuck Frey

'..Mind mapping software is a powerful tool for savvy executives who want to improve their creativity, impact and effectiveness in their work. No software tool is better suited to help you think deeply about your work and to increase the value of your contributions to others in your organization.

“Ideas are the currency of the 21st century.” – Carmine Gallo

Whether you are trying to position yourself for the next promotion within your company, or if you’re trying to sell your ideas as a consultant to a prospective client, the quality of your thinking matters like never before…'

HOW TO USE VISUALIZATION TO ACHIEVE ANY GOAL

By Adam Sicinski

"To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan… believe… act!" - ALFRED A. MONTAPERT

'...Have you ever tried visualizing a goal? Or how about visualizing a desired future event? For a great many people visualization is simply a process where we create our future in advance in our mind’s eye. However, visualization is also so much more than this.

Visualization is about inner transformation that leads to the realization of outer results in the real world. It’s very much a creative form of thinking and/or imagining where you consciously create and shape your life with purpose. It’s akin to our very own movie making studio where we as the Director hold the power to manifest a world of our own choosing. And the best part is that this inner world doesn’t rely upon events of the outer world. In fact, it’s only dependent on the power of your own imagination...'


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Distilling, Organizing Text

by Hobart Swan

'...I conduct a lot of interviews as part of my business creating content for technology and technology marketing companies. After each interview, I send my audio recording to a transcription service to have them turn it into a text document. A typical 30-minute interview creates about 15 pages of copy...'

The Teacher's How-To Guide to Group Mind Mapping

By MindMeister

'...How to keep students engaged and productive within group activities is a never ending challenge for even the best teacher. Ok, it looks like we stated the obvious, but what is the solution? Mind mapping. Mind what? Mind mapping. An easy to learn online tool that builds effective structuring right along with students hand-on participation and collaboration. The bottom line? It is a proven and extremely successful method to develop a number of life’s essential skills while retaining more information, increasing productivity and tapping into inner creativity. A whole new way of student teamwork setting them up for success...'

The Appreciative Inquiry Model

By Tarek Fahmy

"All leadership is appreciative leadership. It's the capacity to see the best in the world around us, in our colleagues, and in the groups we are trying to lead David Cooperrider" - Professor of Appreciative Inquiry at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University

'...Appreciative Inquiry Model was developed at Case Western Reserve University's department of organizational behavior, starting with a 1987 article by David Cooperrider and Suresh Srivastva…'

The best way to communicate in a crisis

iMindQBlog

'...The press meeting of Maria Sharapova is a text book case how to deal with a crisis. And many businesses can learn from her how to communicate in a crisis.

Rapid, proactive, factual, honest and even with humor. Sharapova (watch the video in the interactive mind map) tells the press that some thought she would announce her retirement."If I was retiring, it wouldn’t be in a downtown Los Angeles hotel with this ugly carpet.”...'

Introducing MindMeister Mind Maps for Confluence

By MindMeister

'...At MeisterLabs we use mind maps for a hundred different things, from taking meeting minutes to project planning to voting on which board games we should buy for our. As power mappers we also know how quickly great ideas can be forgotten if they’re buried in an unused map somewhere deep down in our folder structure.

Mind maps are meant to be used, that is, shared, presented, reviewed, updated and simply included in your overall workflow. That’s why we’re always looking for new ways to integrate MindMeister with other tools and formats such as the, and our, to name just a few. Today, we’re extremely excited to announce our latest integration, which lets you embed mind maps directly in your Confluence pages!...'

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