In this Newsletter...
- Associate Authors
- Mind Map Tutor Blog
- Facebook Page
- Focus of the Month
- What's Coming
- Communicating with us
1. WelcomeI can't believe that I am already writing our March Newsletter. The first two months just flew by for me. It just shows how we must use our time wisely and effectively.
We focus this month on using Key Words on your Mind Maps. Many swear by them and others curse them. What are your thoughts?
2. ProductsFree OpenSource Mind Map Software (Xmind) has served us well and is still our preferred software, but as mentioned last month, 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.
Hamlet Mind Map Tutor (New!)
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
This is our most popular products 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:
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 (New launch coming soon!)
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.
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.
This offer is not for everybody though. You must be willing to produce a good quality Mind Map Tutor on your subject. Each request is personally vetted and only those that meet our strict criteria will be able to take advantage of our Marketing and Sales Engine.
- You create the Mind Maps according to our strict criteria.
- We market and sell it.
- You earn immediate passive income.
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 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:
Are you afraid to be creative?
Creativity is often suppressed in Organisations and Learning Institutions.
When your creativity needs a little push
Use Mind Maps to get those creative juices flowing again.
Mind Maps can fix your poor Brainstorming Results
This blog post was inspired by the New Yorker stating that Brainstorming doesn't work.
Solutions to your Learning Problems
We DO sell solutions to your Learning Problems.
Mind Maps, Left-Brain, Right-Brain and Innovation
If you believe in the right brain...
The benefits of sharing
The most secure people are prepared to share everything.
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 - Key Words on Mind Maps
I am focusing on Key Words this month and have just published an article on Key Words on our website, titled 'Key Words on Mind Maps - Friend or Foe?'
While Tony Buzan, the inventor of Mind Maps, insists on one Key Word per branch, most Mind Maps out there do not conform to this principle. This has resulted in a term 'Buzan Mind Maps', to differentiate Mind Maps based on his principles from the rest.
This opens up the door to what a Mind Map is, and what a Mind Map isn't.
As explained in my article, I struggle with always using one Key Word per branch and often break the rule. I has not stopped me from using Mind Maps and has actually made my Mind Maps more useful in many cases.
I would like to hear your opinion on the matter. Read the article and give us your feedback. You could use our Contact Form, or even publish your own story on our website.
Until next time - Think about those Key Words...
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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