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There are Lots of Ways to enhance your Mind Map.

  • Color
    • The lines and objects can be color coded.  This makes it easy to differentiate between the different sections of you Mind Map.Master Mind Mapper - Fred E. Miller
      • For instance, I use the following coding for many maps
        • Blue – Personal
        • Red – Problem Areas or Potential Problems
        • Green – Opportunities (Green – the color of money!)
        • Black – Business
      • That simple coding has served me well for many years.  It allows me to see those four large aspects of each day on one map. Read More→

I understand.
Don’t Give Up on Mind Mapping!

Unless you develop your own, participate in making one,Master Mind Mapper - Fred Miller
or watch one being developed, it does seem confusing.

One of the great things about Mind Mapping is that each person can develop their own style.

Often, the person developing the Mind Map is going to be the only person using it.  It may not be something that is going to be presented to others.  (Ever take notes when you were in school?  Could anyone who borrowed them decipher and benefit from them?)

I learned this the hard way.  I was giving a presentation at a sales lead group. Before starting I handed out a Mind Map of what I was going to cover.  For some of the attendees, they were thoroughly confused from the get-go.

I had done several things wrong. Read More→


Putting those Great Ideas into ‘Parents’

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Put those Kids (Great Ideas) with their Parents!


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Group your ideas by placing them into ‘Parent’ categories.

One of the great things about Mind Mapping with software is that it is very easy to ‘Pop’ – ‘Pop’ – ‘Pop’ ideas related to your central (main) subject.

One of the downsides of this activity is that it sometimes so many ideas get onto the map that it can seem, at first, overwhelming.

That’s OK, because generating lots and lots of ideas and solutions, to opportunities and challenges, is one of the prime reasons to use Mind Mapping software.

The next step, and solution to being overwhelmed with ideas, is to group them into categories, or ‘Parent Boxes’.

As an example, I am writing and book about Public Speaking.  Mind Mapping ideas on marketing that go beyond just writing the book and ‘putting it out there’ is one of my goals.

Above is an example of what I’ve come up with.

There’s a lot of stuff here, and kind of hard to follow and prioritize.

However, there are two distinct themes emerging: On-Line and Off-Line.  Look at how they line up now. Read More→

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How To Mind Map / Step by Step

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This slideshow is a short, step by step guide to Mind Mapping.

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Develop your own style

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If you look at other people’s Mind Maps, some will make perfect sense and others will make you dizzy!

The hand drawn maps will probably make you more dizzy, but mapping on the computer, while usually more clear, can also be confusing to look at.

The point is this: Develop your own style!

The Mind Maps you make are usually for your use, and your use only.

Don’t spend a lot of time making it ‘neat’ if it’s only for you.

It’s true that revising, editing and ‘cleaning it up’ will reinforce the meaning for you, and make retention easier, but know when to stop.

If the Mind Map is to presented to others, it’s an entirely different story.  I’ll discuss this in another blog.

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