iMindMap 6 has brought a host of great new features – but how do you know how to get the most out of the new tools on offer? Well, with the opening ceremony for the world’s most renowned sporting event on Friday, we thought we’d take some tips from the heroes of the stadium…
1. Dazzle the crowd
A little razzle dazzle is a sure-fire way to win over an audience and make them sit up and take notice. The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, may have caught our attention with his record-smashing speed, but he kept it thanks to his vibrant personality, humorous celebrity collaborations, memorable celebrations and that signature pose.
For us mere mortals, the crowd tends to be more in the meeting room than in the stands but the principle still applies! Using iMindMap 6’s 3D maps can have the same attention-grabbing effect when used in meetings or presentations. Wrap your winning ideas in something cool, fun and different to boost their impact and you are guaranteed a much warmer response!
2. Be the tortoise, not the hare
A glorious victory in the 1500m is not won by sprinting flat out from the starting line. It’s about knowing when to hold back and pace yourself, and when to give it everything.
The same can be said when preparing a presentation. Don’t subject your audience to a bombardment of bullet points, slide after slide; ramming every point you have onto that screen.
Instead, know when to hold back and just reveal a keyword, throwing the focus back on you to talk around it, and when you need to give it your all and dazzle them with statistics, images, examples…
An iMindMap 6 Presentation gives you the flexibility and control to perfectly pace your presentation and vary the visuals or level of drama in the animation.
A runner’s energy is limited and so is your audience’s attention span – spend it wisely!
3. Learn from history
All good athletes will study past events to figure out what worked, what could be improved, what’s changed. They make mistakes and they learn from them. They build on past successes.
Become a history buff yourself with all-new WayBack*. Cast your eye over all previous versions of your maps to see what’s altered and revert back if you were onto a winner.
*iMindMap Freedom subscription required for full functionality.
4. Shake things up
The golden rule when training is to constantly push yourself and change your routine. Getting stuck in a rut and repeating the same exercises in every workout will not increase your fitness. European Champion diver, Tom Daley, combines a rigorous regime of weight training, tennis, trampolining and gymnastics alongside his pool work. If you’re serious about getting in peak physical condition you will mix a variety of exercises to keep your body on its toes and working hard.
Do the same with your thinking if you want to develop an agile mind. Mind Mapping is a fantastic radiant thinking tool, but start shaking things up to be even more effective and experiment with the new iMindMap 6 Flowcharts. Add variety to the way you are capturing information by moving back and forth between Mind Mapping and flowcharting on the same canvas.
5. Healthy body, healthy mind
Every good athlete knows they need to get their head in the game, as well as their body. Focus, determination and confidence are as much behind every gold medal won as sculpted muscles and agile limbs.
Well, it works both ways. If you want your brain firing on all cylinders, you need to pay attention to your body as well. The brain needs oxygen to function properly and the more physically fit you are, the more oxygen you can deliver to it.
You aren’t going to get that promotion slumped at your desk – so get up, get moving and get thinking. Take a walk and capture ideas when they strike with iMindMap on your mobile.
If you haven’t already, put iMindMap 6 through its paces and download a free trial today. Plus, don’t miss out on the exclusive launch offers available until August 10th.← Tony Buzan’s Charity Row with Sir Steve Redgrave iMindMap 6でチャンピオンになる 5 つのTips →