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How to Mind Map Online Course is FREE

From best selling author and Inventor of Mind Mapping, Tony Buzan

How to Mind Map, ThinkBuzan's online course - access for free

It is ThinkBuzan’s mission to spread the enormous benefits of Mind Mapping, so we’ve decided to make our online course, How to Mind Map from Tony Buzan, available for FREE.

Whether you’re using a pen and paper or Mind Mapping software, ThinkBuzan’s How to Mind Map online course will guide you through everything you need to know to develop the essential Mind Mapping skills and techniques.

Click here to access How to Mind Map for free – no sign up necessary

How to deliver memorable lessons with Mind Maps

In education today, teachers face the challenge of keeping tech savvy, information overloaded students engaged. So, how exactly can you ensure your students remain attentive throughout the lesson, and retain the information after they leave the classroom? Mind Maps will drastically improve the way you deliver lessons and present concepts, making them highly engaging and truly unforgettable.

Mind Maps present concepts in a clear and concise manner. They’re capable of consolidating large amounts of data on to one page, and bringing the key facts into focus. This gives your students a clear overview of the topic and helps break down complicated information into easily digestible chunks.

Delivering Lessons - Dracula - Overall Map

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The Heartbleed Bug: Memorising complex passwords from Tony Buzan

Image of The Heartbleed BugThe Heartbleed Bug is the ultimate web nightmare; our online lives exposed and vulnerable to attack. Suddenly, the name of our first pet can no longer protect us, even if we put a number 1 at the end. We must now change all of our passwords for online accounts. Not only that, the passwords all have to be different and complex.

How can we possibly remember everything? What if every day is a constant cycle of forgotten passwords and security questions?

In a recent interview with the BBC, inventor of Mind Mapping and founder of the World Memory Championships, Tony Buzan, shared his tips on memorising complex passwords. Here’s what you need to know…

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8 Ways to use iMindMap at Work

Integrating the iMindMap software into your daily routine allows you to streamline your workload, save time and condense and organise vast quantities of information, all whilst boosting your productivity. Here are just eight ways that iMindMap can be utilised to help you get ahead at work.

1. Present

Presentation feature on iMindMapiMindMap gives you the perfect platform to plan and deliver presentations with style and leave a lasting impact on your audience.
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Expand and Collapse as a revision tool

Expand and Collapse

Using Mind Mapping to study for an exam? How about learning a new language? Or simply testing your memory? If so, in iMindMap, you can use the Expand and Collapse feature to hide and reveal branches to test yourself.
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Chris Griffiths talks about Mind Mapping with Zet

Chris Grifftihs interview with

ThinkBuzan CEO, Chris Griffiths was recently interviewed by Marek Miler, from Studio Zet in the Czech Republic about how Mind Mapping can change the way you think in everyday life and in business.

Click here to listen to Chris’ interview

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Mind Mapping in Leadership with Justin Miles

“Mind Maps break down the most complex of problems into core components. That’s why it works so well for businesses where there are usually multiple factors to take into consideration. With Mind Maps, you can add layers, importance, details and consider tangents and consequences in greater depth.”

Justin Miles: Leadership and Mind Mapping

In this guest post, we’re speaking again with Justin Miles, who featured in ThinkBuzan’s blog post ‘Taking Mind Maps to the Arctic and back’ in February 2013.

Justin is a professional explorer who uses his expedition experiences as a backdrop for his work in the corporate arena where he is a management consultant, specialising in organisational behaviour and marketing communications.
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Mind Mapping for Force Field Analysis

Force Field Analysis is a decision making technique used and developed by Kurt Lewin during his work as a social psychologist. It provides a framework that helps identify the factors that influence a situation, originally applied to social situations. His theory was then broadened by John R. P. French, a Professor Emeritus in Psychology, who related it to the workplace.

How does it work?

The technique is used to gain an overview for a potential organisational change, and the reasons for/against it, to aid the decision making process.

First of all, any factors of the decision that might affect the business must be identified, whether they are for it or against it. Then, each factor will be assessed and scored based on its impact on all aspects of the business.

The purpose of the technique is not only to decide whether or not to go ahead with the decision, but also to increase its chances of success by strengthening the factors supporting it and weakening those against it.

Force Field Analysis Overall Map

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iMindMap Tricks – Presentations

Welcome to the first post in a new series of ‘iMindMap Tricks’. If you don’t know me, I am Owen Hardy, Senior Trainer at ThinkBuzan and long-time user of iMindMap (starting all the way back with Version 1 of iMindMap). Through years of trial and error, playing with features and helping in the development of the software, I have learnt a variety of tricks that I am going to be sharing with you that I hope you will find useful.

This week we are going to look at how you can use the box-branch feature to enhance your presentations. If you have lots of existing PowerPoint or Keynote presentations that you have created over the years, I will show you how using the box-branches within iMindMap is a quick and easy way to combine your existing PowerPoint slides into your Mind Maps.

It’s really visual for the audience, easy to do and will save you time as you can re-use your existing presentation slides.

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The secret to successful project planning

ThinkBuzan Project Planning article

Businesses know all too well what it is like to see initiatives that are over budget and behind schedule. So, what can you do to stop your project plan going astray?
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