In this Newsletter...
  • Welcome
  • News
  • Mind Map Tutor Blog
  • Facebook Page
  • Twitter
  • Focus of the Month
  • What's Coming
  • Communicating with us

1. Welcome

Welcome to the July 2011 edition of the Using Mind Maps Newsletter; The Newsletter that helps you with using Mind Maps in your daily life.

Can you believe that the first half of the year is already over?

Are you on track with this year's goals? Whether you believe in New Year resolutions or not, it is the wise person that sets goals and plans to achieve those goals.

This month's topic focuses on Learning in the Workplace and shows how important learning is, whether you are a beginner, or a 'seasoned pro'.

2. Products

Our approach to use Free OpenSource Mind Map Software (Xmind) continues to prove successful. It puts Mind Maps and Mind Mapping into the hands of many more people.

So don't delay. Download Xmind today and start Mind Mapping!

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:

  • Preparation
  • The Skills Needed
  • Application of the Skills
  • Keeping Sharp
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.

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 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.

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.

  • You create the Mind Maps according to our strict criteria.
  • We market and sell it.
  • You earn immediate passive income.
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.

4. Mind Map Tutor Blog

Our Blog,, 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:

A Hand-Drawn Mind Map on the iPad

I experimented with a freehand Mind Map drawing on my iPad, using black and white and then colour. Note the method that I use to differentiate branches on the black and white version.

Are Mind Maps Mainstream?

Despite overwhelming evidence that using non-linear methods and both sides of the brain can stimulate creativity, memory and problem solving, Mind Maps are still not prevalent.

Career Planning - Increasing your self-worth by investing in yourself

Part of the Mind Maps at work series, enabling you to get ahead and stay ahead in your career.

On Creativity and Success

Overview of a good article linking success and Creativity.

And lot's more...

5. Facebook page

Visit 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. Twitter

You 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 - Learning and teaching in the Workplace

The last two months focused on a Mind Map Learning Portal and Mind Maps at Work. This month, I would like you to take a look at combining the two concepts by creating a Learning Portal and focus on your learning process at work.

Whether you are starting your career, or a 'Seasoned Pro', lifelong learning in the workplace should be a part of your strategy, as we are living in the most rapidly changing period the world has ever seen.

I demonstrated in a recent article on increasing your net worth, how easy it is to become a leader in your field. Once you are a leader, it is always a good thing to teach others. Stephen R. Covey, in his book, the 8th Habit, says that the first seven habits were to help you find your own voice, the 8th Habit is to help others find theirs - you do this by teaching.

The use of a Mind Map Learning Portal - putting one together for yourself, and then helping others to do the same - will establish you as a leader in your field over time.

By constantly learning and teaching others, your career will flourish and you will be among the leaders in your field.

8. What's coming...

We are in the process of upgrading our E-Learning Website. Keep a look out for online training and courses to help you learn faster and easier.

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 us

We 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.

Till next time... Continue learning and teaching in the workplace! is built with Site Build It!




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