Using Mind Maps Magazine Issue 23

In this Issue...

The Great Brains

Tony Buzan, the inventor of Mind Mapping, has a great quiz in his Mind Map Book, called the Great Brains Quiz. He gives a series of notes taken by so-called ‘great brains’ and asks us to guess the author.

If you have the book, take a look at it, it’s quite interesting.

This was the inspiration for my series of ‘Great Brain’ covers, which features people that I consider to be great brains. It started with Albert Einstein. Last month was Leonardo da Vinci, and this month it’s Sir Isaac Newton...

How to Mind Map and the Benefits


Mind mapping is a simple concept, yet many people just don’t know where to start.

There are basically two types of mind mapping: Paper-based and computer-based, but both follow the same core idea of starting from the center of the page or screen with one topic and breaking it down into sub-categories using branches, colours and other visual support...

How to Improve Self-Esteem

Adam Sicinski

This article is part of an 8 part series to help you develop more confidence in the pursuit of your goals. keep a look out for the rest of the articles in the series...

...Are you lacking the self-confidence and self-belief you need to make your own way in this world? Is this destroying your spirit and preventing you from moving forward in the way you had once imagined?

There are many people who suffer through periods of low self-esteem, and often for many different reasons. If you are one of these people, then you probably recognize the fact that you tend to judge and/or evaluate yourself negatively...

Why Mind Mapping is an Excellent Tool for Sales Organizations


Being unable to move things forward in a systematic and organized manner is something that afflicts most of us at some point in our career, especially if you’re in sales. You might have a formalized sales process already, or you might be struggling with mechanizing that process in the first place. Maybe you’re just finding it hard to seal the deal lately, or maybe your leads just aren’t hitting.

Either way, every sales person has been in a rut at some point or another. In order for you to get back on track, something needs to be done to increase sales and protect your job — mind mapping might be the answer...

Why Do I Need to Plan?

Brad Egeland

Why do we need to plan out our work?  Isn’t it easier to just do what seems most important today, then move on to what seems to be the next most important task, and so on and so on?  Raise your hand if you do this even when you are being organized and following a plan.  I know I do.  We all do – it’s in our nature.  I’m all for not multi-tasking too much.  I think it’s counterproductive much of the time.  So I’m a firm believer in figuring out what is most critical now and do it, then move to the next task...

Randomize mind map topics to reveal creative combinations

Chuck Frey

What do Scrabble, sticky note and index card brainstorming and mind mapping software have in common? All four benefit from randomizing elements, which can help us to see new patterns, opportunities and ideas...

The Conscious Competence Learning Model

Tarek Fahmy

Think of the following questions:

  • Are you learning a new skill?
  • Do you know what you don’t know?
  • Do you know the different stages you will go through to get to the effectiveness stage?
  • As a coach/manager, do you know what style of coaching is needed to an employee who is learning a new skill?
  • As a coach/manager, do you know what do to when employee’s learning gets tough?

These are all questions that should be answered. The answers are clear once you understand the Conscious Competence Model also known as “Four Stages for Learning Any New Skill”

Documenting a Process

Jamie Nast

Kirk Garrett is the Director of Safety for Laurens Electric Cooperative, Inc. He created this idea map using MindManager to visually show others in the organization the process to follow when a safety incident occurs. 

His creative use of floating topics makes it easy to determine what to do during an accident or safety infraction...

Mind Maps in Action: Using mind maps to support disabled students.


In this edition of our Mind Maps in Action series, we talk to Assistive Technology tutor, Martyn Stahl, about his use of mind mapping software to help disabled students at Portsmouth University achieve their full potential...

And More...

Present and share your ideas with the world through interactive mind maps...

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