In this Newsletter...
- Associate Authors
- Mind Map Tutor Blog
- Facebook Page
- Focus of the Month
- What's Coming
- Communicating with us
1. WelcomeThis month I would like to focus on adding more value to you. Have a look at the article below and see how you can get more value out of me...
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.
Improving Your Brain Power (New!)
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 Mind Map Tutor
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 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:
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 regular updates.
Some highlights from our Blog Last Month:
iPads, Mind Maps and Education
I've been using my iPad more and more for learning. Is this a sign of what's to come?
Are Mind Mappers More Creative?
I think they are. What are your thoughts?
Using Mind Maps to Inspire Greatness
I use Mind Maps all the time to come up with new ideas. This articles gives some great tips to inspire greatness.
Reclaiming Our Creativity With Mind Maps
This article questions whether ordinary schooling erodes creativity. Mind Maps have definitely helped me reclaim my creativity. See how it can do the same for you.
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...
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 - Adding Value: What would you like to know? I have been using Mind Maps for more than two decades and the passion for Mind Maps has not wavered once. It is this enthusiasm that drove me to create the online infrastructure to bring Mind Mappers and potential Mind Mappers together. My goal is simply to add value.
I recently read a blog Post by Seth Godin (Multiplying or Dividing), which touched on this subject with references to mailing lists. It prompted me to think about my own mailing list. I send out a monthly newsletter each month and I give some tips on using Mind Maps so that you can be more successful, as that is the core theme of my website and my passion in life.
I do not try to sell too much and only put in some standard links to our products, our blog and our social media activities.
In other words, I try to add value.
The common use of a mailing list is that of a ‘sales funnel’. In a sales funnel, a large number of subscribers are attracted with a free product, or some other item of perceived value. They are then put through a sales process that continuously tries to sell products of increasing value.
Each campaign attracts new subscribers, but also loses a lot of existing ones in the process. As long as the numbers are large enough, and the conversion rates are high enough, the bills get paid.
My decision is not to do this. Make no mistake, I will occasionally sell you something that may be of value to you in your quest for using Mind Maps to learn faster and easier and to be more successful. But the main purpose of my communication is to add value to my subscriber base.
In the next few weeks and months, I will be tweaking this newsletter to become more focused on adding value, rather than going down the selling route.
I am therefore asking you what you would like to hear about, or what areas are you struggling with. I will then do my best to answer your questions and create more value by publishing some articles on our website.
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.
Whatever you are doing in life at the moment, you have to get the balance right between adding value and making a living. Do you have the balance right?
Until next time - Focus on Adding Value...
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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