In this Newsletter...
- Associate Authors
- Mind Map Tutor Blog
- Facebook Page
- Focus of the Month
- What's Coming
- Communicating with us
1. WelcomeOur February 2012 edition introduces you to another new product, our Hamlet Mind Map Tutor, which was done by an associate, Barbara Wellbeloved. We are very exited to deliver Shakespeare in a fun, interactive, visual way. Read more about it below.
Our focus of the month is on doing work that matters.
2. ProductsFree OpenSource Mind Map Software (Xmind) has served us well and is still our preferred starting point for 2012, even though the iPad is becoming quite a serious contender.
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.
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.
Learning Management Program
A ten step program divided into Four Sections that gets you learning faster and easier. The program takes you through four important stages:
Most successful people know that it is the process that makes them successful. Whether you are a golfer, tennis player, business person or learner, a good process separates the amateur from the professional. So 'Go Pro' with your learning by applying a good learning process.
- The Skills Needed
- Application of the Skills
- Keeping Sharp
English Grammar Mind Map Tutor
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.
Othello Mind Map Tutor
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 Authors
If 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. If you are interested, please feel free to drop us a note using our Contact Form and we will get back to you with the details.
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 and Learning marketplace and start your own online business with hardly any capital outlay.
The concept is simple.
We welcome any feedback and comments. Please do this via our Contact Form. We will really appreciate your comments, as it enables us to improve both our free and premium products.
- You create the Mind Maps according to our strict criteria.
- We market and sell it.
- You earn immediate passive income.
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 almost daily 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.
Some highlights from our Blog last month:
Using Mind Map Vision Boards
Create a better future by using Mind Maps for your vision boards
Using Mind Maps to innovate
Creativity and Innovation occur more naturally with Mind Maps
And lot's more...
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 - Use Mind Maps To Do Work That Matters
Whether you use a summarized resume, a full blown, detailed curriculum vitae, or a simple slide presentation, you need to ensure that you present yourself to prospective employers, clients, or even potential financiers in the best possible way.
Seth Godin, in a recent blog post, asked the question: ‘Can I see your body of work?’
In other words, are you leaving a trail of what you have accomplished? He goes on to say that you should note down what you produce in some kind of log or find some other way to keep track.
Mind Maps are a great way to keep a record of what you have to accomplish in a structured, visually appealing format. This is the easy part.
The difficult part is whether you are producing work that is worthwhile tracking and sharing.
If not, you better start doing better work.
Use Mind Maps to explore your passions and plan what you would like to produce in the coming weeks, months and years. Then use the Mind Maps to keep a log of what you have achieved.
You could even start a blog, which could later become a full blown website. That’s how I started. You will soon realize that it’s not only about the money. (But the money will come).
I wrote an article on our website on how to increase your net worth by simply increasing your knowledge in your current field. Use this as motivation to improve yourself and produce better work.
Use Mind Maps to plan what you want to learn and then use them to track what you are learning and producing.
Once you have this, you can put together a means to share it with relevant people by choosing a medium that suits you. Some of the options are:
The important lesson though, is to produce work that matters. How you share it is up to you.
- One on One sessions
- Public Speaking
- Books (Ebooks or Physical Books)
- Guest Posts
Until next time - Do Work That Matters...
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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