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Archive for Uses of Mind Mapping

Jun
17

MasterMindMapper Video

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Consultants
If you’re a consultant, with on-going client projects, Mind Mapping can be a great addition to your tool box.

It is one of the best ways to literally illustrate the present situation, and all options, to the client.

Each option, and everything associated with it in terms of: human capital, time, materials, money, etc. and possible outcomes, can easily be explored.

Since everything is displayed on one screen (or sheet of paper), missing important ideas and solutions is less likely.

Because the only constant is change, the client mind map can, and should be, regularly revisited.

New market conditions, product developments, competitive activities, personnel changes, and everything else that might necessitate ‘adjusting the rudder’ can be added to the original mind map.

If the consultant isn’t familiar with mind mapping and available software, a good option would to bring in someone trained, experienced and proficient with mind mapping theory and current technology.

Jun
12

Mind Mapping a Speech

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Mind Mapping a Speech

Mind Mapping a Speech

Basic Speech Template / Click to Enlarge

A Mind Map is the perfect tool for developing, practicing and delivering a speech.

Here is a Mind Map of a basic speech.

When it’s available as a template in a software package, as this one is, it’s

easy to ‘fill in the blanks’, edit, and update.

It can be ‘customized’ with graphics, colors, key words and other things that will remind the speaker of their message.

Instead of having your speech on notecards or key words highlighted on several pieces

of paper, your entire speech can be on

 

one sheet of paper!

It is then very easy to see the components of your speech, making delivery far easier and effective than merely looking at w-o-r-d-s!

For more on Developing, Practicing and Delivering a Speech, with “No Sweat!” go to
No Sweat Public Speaking!”

Jun
08

Links in a Mind Map

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Links

One of the neat things about Mind Mapping software is that it gives the ability to have links in your map.

You can link:

  • websites
  • email
  • documents
  • other mind maps
This feature greatly enhances the flexibility of mind maps.
By linking things, you can save a great amount of time and add great value to your map.
If using the map in a presentation, most things you want show can be centralized on the one ‘Master Presentation Map’.
(I know you’ve never searched and search for a document to show someone, but I admit, I have!)
Sometimes maps can get very crowded and hard to follow. This is especially true if it’s not your mind map.
Linking to another map can cut down on the congestion and make presenting much easier.

Uses of Mind Mapping

Mind Mapping has many uses, both business and personal. Some of the things I’ve used Mind Maps for personally are:

  • Shopping
  • To-Do Lists
  • Trip Planning
  • Household Projects
  • Vacations
  • Home Inventory
Jun
07

Mind Mapping an Agenda

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One way I’ve used Mind Mapping effectively is for making the template of a Meeting Agenda.

It was very helpful in Toastmasters to have a template that I could update each time I was to lead a meeting.

Starting with the Gavel at 12:00 and going clockwise, I could easily see where I was in the meeting and what was next.

Meeting Agenda / Click to Enlarge

Meeting Agenda / Click to Enlarge

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Template For Selling
One of the neat things Mind Mapping software allows you to do is to make Templates.

If you offer a variety of products and services, one idea is to sit shoulder-to-shoulder with your prospect, with your template open on your laptop.

Explain, “This is everything we offer.  Not all of it may be a fit for you.  Maybe none of it.”

“I don’t want to overlook anything, so this is why everything is on one screen.  What do you want to talk about first?”

You may find out that your agenda is not where their interest lie.

With the template, you can eliminate the products and services they don’t want to discuss right now, and concentrate on their interests and solving their problems.

Of course, when you email the prospect, you can include a map of the services they passed on for now – planting seeds for future sales!

One of the cool things about using mind mapping software for a sales template is that links to urls, documents, and other mind maps can be built into the template.  This can greatly help the sales process by literally and figuratively having everything available for the client/prospect at the click of a button.

The first question to always ask the prospect is. “What’s changed?”

Aug
20

Mind Mapping a Vacation

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Mind Mapping a vacation is a very practical use of this tool.

On one sheet of paper, you can have:

  • ‘Don’t Forget’ Items
  • Flight and Locator numbers
  • Arrival and Departure times
  • Car Rental Reservation Authorization Numbers
  • Hotel Reservation Numbers

The map can add details to each of the sub-topics.

Details like:

  • Listing those ‘Don’t Forget’ Items
  • Frequent Flyer Number
  • AARP or AAA Membership Number
  • Important Phone Numbers
Suggestion:  Make two-three copies, giving one to your traveling companion!
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Jul
06

Purpose of this Blog

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Purpose of this Blog:
I’m setting up this website and intend for it to be a resource for many ideas, examples and resources for Mind Mapping.

Mind Mapping is the‘Swiss Army Knife for the Brain.”

We will explore best practices for using this great tool!

Keep coming back for Great Stuff!



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