What’s Mind Mapping
We’re going to talk a little bit about Mind Mapping. Before we begin, let’s see what the definition is.
Main entry: Mind Map
Definition: a diagram used to represent ideas or information branching from a central key word or idea and used as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, decision making, and writing
mind map. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com’s 21st Century Lexicon. Dictionary.com, LLC. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/mind map (accessed: August 12, 2009).
How I learned about it
Up until a month ago, I had never heard about Mind Mapping. While watching a video on YouTube, I came across a YouTube suggested video that talked about Mind Mapping. Since, I didn’t know what a Mind Map was, I decided to watch the video. I was busy at the time, so I filed it away for future reference.
|Mind Maps Video by Tony Buzan
||Mind Maps video from HMSTeacher
What’s it good for
Mind Maps suggested uses
- Note Taking
- Book studying
- Business Planning
- Presentation Planning
- Goal Planning
- Increased Creativity
- Project Management
- Improved Memory
It kind of sounds like a cure all for constipation of the mind. I have decided I will be using it for organizing my thoughts on present and future projects. From what I’ve seen so far it looks pretty promising.
Some articles on the subject:
- Mind Mapping: Visual Thinking by Vic Gee
- Mind Mapping Clarifies and Strengthens Your Business by Gideon King
- Grow your business using Mind Mapping by Gideon King
- Research and mindmapping to kickstart your writing by Dr. Maxine E. Thompson
Till next time, I’ll be reading the software offerings for Mind Mapping