Mind Mapping For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 5, 2012 - Education - 238 pages
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Unlock your brain's potential using mind mapping

Mind mapping is a popular technique that can be applied in a variety of situations and settings. Students can make sense of complex topics and structure their revision with mind mapping; business people can manage projects and collaborate with colleagues using mind maps, and any creative process can be supported by using a mind map to explore ideas and build upon them. Mind maps allow for greater creativity when recording ideas and information whatever the topic, and enable the note-taker to associate words with visual representations.

Mind Mapping For Dummies explains how mind mapping works, why it's so successful, and the many ways it can be used. It takes you through the wide range of approaches to mind mapping, looks at the available mind mapping software options, and investigates advanced mind mapping techniques for a range of purposes, including studying for exams, improving memory, project management, and maximizing creativity.

  • Suitable for students of all ages and study levels
  • An excellent resource for people working on creative projects who wish to use mind mapping to develop their ideas
  • Shows businesspeople how to maximize their efficiency, manage projects, and brainstorm effectively

If you're a student, artist, writer, or businessperson, Mind Mapping For Dummies shows you how to unlock your brain's potential.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Mind Mapping The Swiss Army Knife
7
Visualising Information
21
Generating Mind Maps
29
Why Mind Mapping Works
41
Traditional Mind Mapping in Practice
51
Handling Text with Mind Mapping
61
NoteTaking in Talks Lectures and Meetings
73
Exploring ThinkBuzans iMindMap
133
Advanced Strategies for Mind Mapping
149
Mind Mapping Reading Techniques
151
Learning and Preparing for Exams with Mind Mapping
161
Project Management with Mind Mapping
169
Knowledge Management with Mind Mapping
181
Mind Mapping for Creativity
189
The Part of Tens
203

Mind Mapping Software
83
Taking a Tour of MindMapping Software
93
Introducing Mindjet MindManager
113
Exporting and Processing
126
Almost Ten Tips on How to Make Mind Mapping
215
Index
223
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About the author (2012)

Florian Rustler is a licensed Mind Mapping trainer based in Munich, who trained with Tony Buzan. Within the last six years he has given more than 300 Mind Mapping seminars. Some of the organisations he has worked with include Bosch, MTU, Siemens and Volkswagen as well as various trade chambers and universities.

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