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Using Mind Maps, Issue #031 - Preparing for 2013
December 02, 2012
In this Newsletter...
1. WelcomeDo you wait until January, or even later, to plan for the new year?
Don't wait until then. Start now. You will notice the difference.
2. ProductsFree OpenSource Mind Map Software (Xmind) has served us well and is still our preferred software, but as mentioned before, iPad Mind Map Software is becoming a big contender, as you always have your iPad (Or any other tablet you prefer) with you.
So don't delay. Download Xmind today and start Mind Mapping!
You could also download the basic edition of iMindMap, which is also free. iMindMap is the official Mind Map Software endorsed by Tony Buzan, the inventor of Mind Mapping, and creates beautiful, organic, colourful Mind Maps. You could then explore his Mind Map Principles more easily and decide for yourself what you would like to use.
This product is priced under $10, as it is intended to introduce you to the concept of Learning with a Mind Map Tutor. As a by-product, you also learn about how to improve your brain power. Use the Mind Maps to explore the Ebook, or use the Ebook to explore the Mind Maps. Add your own thoughts, ideas and resources to put yourself in the centre of the learning process.
Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest, and one of his most complex, plays. It is also his most popular one. Based on our success with Othello, we have decided to continue with the Shakespeare legacy.
Learn Hamlet in an interactive, intuitive way and add your own notes and thoughts directly in the Mind Maps.
So, if you are a student, or teacher, of Hamlet, get hold of our Mind Map Tutor now and explore Hamlet like never before.
This is our most popular product and provides a Ten Step Program divided into Four Sections that gets you learning faster and easier. The program takes you through four important stages:
Having a good knowledge of English Grammar is essential for all learners, if your learning medium is English. If English is not your mother-tongue, then this is also a great guide for you. The Interactive Mind Maps allow you to add your own examples and thoughts, making you the centre of the learning process, which is the best way to learn.
The first of our Shakespeare series, which allows you to learn Shakespeare in a unique, holistic and visual way, providing you with everything you need to know about plot, background, characters, themes and more...
3. Associate AuthorsIf you are a subject matter expert and think you have the ability to produce a set of Mind Maps on your subject, we can sell it and market it for you using our Associate Author Program.
By sharing your knowledge, you can grow personally, help others, and even create a permanent passive income stream.
Take advantage of our growth and expertise in the Mind Mapping Marketplace. We are one of the top ranking Mind Map Websites on the Internet. You can take advantage of this and earn a solid passive income.
The concept is simple.
Watch out for our new launch coming soon!
4. Mind Map Tutor BlogOur Blog, www.mindmaptutor.com, keeps you updated with what's happening so that you can learn faster and easier with regular updates.
You can follow our blog by subscribing via RSS Feed, Email, Facebook, or Twitter to get regular updates. Most of the topics are also highlighted on our Facebook Page, where you can comment instantly and get great feedback from us and others.
You can now also comment on our blog using Facebook comments.
And lot's more...
www.mindmaptutor.com Visit our Blog now for more inspiring articles on using Mind Maps.
5. Facebook pageVisit Using Mind Maps on Facebook and become a part of our Social Network by simply 'liking' our page.
Facebook is great for updates, as it is unobtrusive and you can give immediate feedback.
Please promote our Facebook Page to you friends and family.
It is a great way for them to stay updated with the latest information on everything you need to know about creating and using Mind Maps to learn faster and easier.
All updates to our site, as well as our blog, are posted to our Facebook Page, so you will always be informed of what's happening.
Make learning and using Mind Maps a part of your Social Experience. In this way learning and growth becomes a natural part of you life and stops being a laborious effort.
As information on Facebook is fed in bite size chunks and you only read what catches your eye, you are in complete control of the situation.
6. TwitterYou can follow me via my Twitter account.
I am very active in the online Mind Mapping community, you will get updates and links to important information as I come across it.
Twitter is the fastest way to get information into the market. If you haven't tried Twitter yet, give it a go. The great thing about Twitter is that you only have to read what you want to, as it just gives you the headlines. The information also comes to you, so you are only receiving information that you want to receive.
If you don't like the source - kill it, and it's instantly removed.
Twitter can be a great time saver to give you the information when you want it and how you want it.
We publish all of our Blog feeds to Twitter so that you can simply browse the headlines and only visit the page if you like what you see.
7. Focus of the month - Preparing For 2013...Now is the time to prepare for the new year. Don't wait until January to plan. By then you must already be in the execution phase of your plan.
So, while you are in the festive spending spirit, take a small amount and invest it in your personal growth and development.
But, if you feel you don't need them, at least put some development plan in place. Think of one new thing that you would like to learn, or expand your knowledge in, and set some targets and milestones for 2013.
By setting milestones along the way, you will be able to measure your success. As the saying goes, 'What you can't measure, you can't manage...'
I am also busy with my plans for next year. I have some lofty ones, but that's ok; if I fall short, I will still have achieved a lot. That is the nature of ambitious goals. If you only achieve 70-80%, you still achieve a lot. So set them as high as possible, but still within your reach.
You could also create a Mind Map of your roles in life and set goals for each of your roles. This will give you a holistic plan.
Whatever option you choose, be proactive and start working on it now before the holiday season is in full swing.
This is most likely my last newsletter for 2012. Simply committing to one newsletter a month is already quite a challenge, but the feedback I get is tremendous and keeps me going forward, as I know I am making a positive contribution to many lives.
So, don't wait any further, start putting that development plan in place!
Use our Contact Form to send in your questions.
My goal is to help you use Mind Maps more effectively at work, in business, in education and in your personal life.
There should be enough free information on our website and blog for you to understand the concepts and principles. I only charge for our Mind Map Tutor products, which are in-depth Mind Maps of selected topics and act as guided tutorials.
8. What's coming...Keep a look out for free information on our Website, our Blog , Facebook and Twitter. Be the first to get updated information as it arrives.
9. Communicating with usWe would also love to hear from you, so let us know how your Mind Map efforts are going. You can contact us via our Contact Page, or you can even write your own story and be published on our website.
You can also comment on any of our blog posts using Facebook comments. The choice is yours.
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