Archive for mind mapping

Are You a Visual Thinker?

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Do your memories often consist of a picture in your mind?  Where were you?  Who else was there? What did the scene look like?

 Maybe you can even feel the warmth or coolness of the air around you.  Maybe you remember how you reacted.

If you are a visual thinker it would be natural to use drawings or mind maps to visualize a topic, a plan, or a presentation.  If you don’t think you are a natural visual thinker, it is worth learning to use drawings , diagrams, stick figures, and mind maps to visualize and to help your brain.

Mind Maps are easy to draw and use to organize a topic.  You can learn more about them from my Ted talk (https://youtu.be/5nTuScU70As). You can also suggest how I can help you with this topic by commenting or sending me your questions. 

How would it help you if you were good at mind mapping?

Why take a Mind Mapping course?

There are so many good things that happen when you learn to use mind mapping that I had to make you a mind map to show them all…and there are even more than the ones that I listed.

I’d like to hear the reasons it would be helpful to you. Would you like to learn to pay attention and take notes better when listening to someone speak, or when you are reading a book or article? Would you like it to be easier to review notes you made instead of laboriously rereading all of the sentences? Would you like to be able to have collaborative meetings with others over Zoom or another online shared meeting? An that could be just the beginning of the advantages of learning to mind map.

What would be your reasons or interests in mind mapping? Let me know.

Insatiable Curiosity

Mind Map of CuriosityWhen you hear someone say something with which you disagree, instead of immediately giving your opinion, start asking questions.  Help me understand how you reached that conclusion?  Where have you seen this happen?  What resources did you use? Could there be any other viewpoint we could look at?  Could there be some examples from other industries, countries, or cultures?  How can I learn more about this topic?  Are there some authors who write about this topic?  Who are they?

What or where can we explore to understand more about this topic?

Sometimes a topic or opinion is not that important or doesn’t seem to have enough depth to explore.  Even then questioning may also lead to great new insights and important related topics.

If it is important enough to have disparate opinions maybe it is important enough to explore through a mind map.