Industry: Productivity Software
Headquarters: San Francisco, California
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Mark Williams is Head of Physical Education at Stamford American International School in Singapore. He has been using Mind Maps in education for the past two years; here he explains how he and his department use the technique, from curriculum planning to the assessment process.
“When I initially started looking into the use of Mind Maps within my department and my own teaching, I was unsure about how they could aid the curriculum planning process, and how they could be used to show that students were building on their existing knowledge. This led me to look at the use of Mind Maps in two different ways…
“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.”
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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“In 2013 alone more than 300 people attended our two flagship programmes for iMindMap and Mind Mapping.”
ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor, Keith Usher, has a career spanning 25 years as a Management Consultant and Trainer, ranging from international based consultancy with Zurich Group to setting up Insight Learning Organisation, a specialised management consultancy and training operation in the Middle East and Africa.
Keith grew up in Kenya, and went on to study for his BSc Honours degree in Psychology at Surrey University. In addition to his work as a Management Consultant and Trainer, Keith is passionate about wildlife conservation and spends up to 3 months each year in Africa where he qualified as a FGASA Field and Trails Guide. He enjoys photography and volunteer work, as well as developing his knowledge of African wildlife and conservation.
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“The opportunity to train with the inventor of Mind Maps, my mentor, Tony Buzan became an exciting prospect. I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to train with Tony and his fantastic team.”
ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor: Don Taylor first discovered Mind Mapping in Hong Kong in 2007 when he came across “The Mind Mapping Book” by Tony Buzan in a book shop. Don works as an English teacher as well as a Mind Map instructor.
ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor: Tarek Fahmy
Accredited: Dubai, 2012
Profession: Senior Manager at General Electric
ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor, Tarek Fahmy has more than 15 years experience in different roles within Sales, Marketing and Business Development. Tarek is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
‘It is fantastic to be a part of the international ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor family and to know that every one of us is working towards the same target; “setting people’s minds free!”‘
ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor: Mücahit Aköz
Accreditation: Bangkok, Thailand 2013
Profession: Trainer & Psychology student in Istanbul Bilgi University
In this guest post, ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor, Mücahit Aköz shares his experience of delivering iMindMap workshops around Turkey.
Ever allow meaningless tasks to drain your productivity and take over your time? You need to master the art of prioritising. It’s the cornerstone of solid time management. You want to start by being strict with your time and tackling the highest priority tasks first, but is this easier said than done?
In this blog post, Trent K., Risk Analyst at NASA, explains how he uses Mind Mapping software, iMindMap, in conjunction with Stephen Covey’s 4 Quadrants theory to manage his workload at NASA.
Due to his demanding workload, Trent has found that it is easy to become buried under the endless tasks in the queue. It takes preparation, organisation and analysis to ensure that his schedule is continually maintained and his time efficiency improved. Trent uses iMindMap to help him to do this.
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