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Using Mind Maps, Issue #029 - Mind Maps, Motivation, Memory, Processes and More
October 07, 2012
In this Newsletter...
1. WelcomeMind Maps may be the 'Swiss Army Knife' of the brain, according to Tony Buzan, the inventor of Mind Maps, but your system or process of using the tool can be the difference between success and failure...
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 - Mind Maps, Motivation, Memory, Processes and More...Mind Maps have often been described as the ultimate brain tool. Tony Buzan, the inventor of Mind Mapping, aptly calls it the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of the brain.
But, like any tool, it is how you use it that makes the difference. When it doesn’t work, it is not the tool that’s at fault. As the saying goes, ‘A bad worksman blames his tools’.
Being a Systems Person, I naturally want to make things work systematically. I therefore asked myself how I could use Mind Maps as part of a learning system. It is with this in mind that our Learning Management Program was developed.
On our website, I explain exactly what steps I think are important in developing a learning process, or system. Each step is a discipline in its own right and you could spend a lifetime on each step.
Take the time to think about each step and how proficient you are in each one. Also ask whether it is relevant to you. Some may not be relevant, but I think most should be.
Once you’ve done this, think about putting together your own system and applying it, or get ours and save yourself hours of work.
Whatever approach you use, you owe it to yourself to improve your learning methods. In the current knowledge economy, you can give yourself a huge competitive advantage by learning how to learn faster and more effectively.
Mind Maps can make the whole process fun, yet be more effective than traditional learning methods. We tested this on both school children and adults and found that even though kids take to Mind Mapping quicker, adults that adopt it, really thrive and become passionate Mind Mappers.
So, if you are not a Mind Mapper, use the tips and advice on our Website to try it out. If you are already a Mind Mapper, start investing in a systematic way of working. Use your own system, or by all means, try ours.
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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