Day 1 of your Personal MindMap Training

MINDMAP TRAINING DAY 1

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Welcome friend

Welcome friend to your personal training black belt mindmapping. In this training, I will write to you in a personal way. This means that my writing will not be formal. This makes the writing more clear and easier to read. I am here to assist you in experiencing mindmapping. This means that in a few days (hopefully sooner) you will say: MINDMAPPING IS FUN!

Black Belt MindMapping teaches you mindmapping in 5 days. Every day has its own color. We go from yellow to orange to green, blue to brown. You receive the black belt after sending in the completed final assignment. You receive this assignment at the end of day five (brown).

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WELCOME TO DAY 1 OF YOUR PERSONAL BLACK BELT MINDMAP TRAINING

Friend, when did you first hear about mindmapping? I vividly recall when I first heard about it. That was during a speed-reading training (photo reading). The idea alone, working with pencils and connecting words was not something I looked forward to. How could this be effective? Did I pay good money for that? What was the advantage of drawing? I was soon to find out... After a (brief) introduction to mindmapping it was as awkward as thought. You I had to change pencils all of the time, but that was just something you had to get used to. It was even fun to do! That's right, in less than a few hours I had changed from being opposed (resistance to change is no stranger to me either) to a passionate user! One of the reasons that I changed my attitude towards mindmapping is because I like short effective pieces of information. There is not always a need to write long stories. Hard things can always be broken into multiple easy parts. MindMapping places a lot of emphasis on this, and you may draw! That `did it for me. And I can still see the impact of that decision today. After this introduction to mindmapping it was time to use it. One of the assignments we had to do was: make a mindmap of all your speed reading experiences. I work a lot with computers. When I got home, I used the Internet to find a software tool that could make a mindmap for me (lazy? I call it practical). I downloaded some mindmap tools and evaluated them. One of the products, MindMapper, was at that time the right tool for me. I contacted the company that produced it (SimTech). They had no contact in the Benelux. I applied for this and became the contact for the Benelux.

My goal

At that time, I had a company aimed at making websites. This was changed, literally in one day, to a company aimed at mindmapping. You can say that I got the mindmap flu. The MindMapper software was translated by me and a website was made for selling it. We also gaveadvice to people who were interested. A new chapter in my life had started. Besides selling software, I am active in introducing and training people in mindmapping. This is done together with NLP trainers. You might say that we are spreading the message of mindmapping to everybody who wants to here more.

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A lot of people can use mindmapping as a very good addition to their work and/or study. I think that everybody can use the techniques. Unfortunately, it is expensive to join a mindmap training course. Most people can not afford this. Prices over 100 Euro are standard rather then exception. I developed this training for everybody who can't leave their house, doesn't have a lot of money to spend or people who want to get a high quality training when they like to. You have the following advantages: Get a personal training, have personal contact with an experienced instructor; start the training the moment you want to; and learn mindmapping for a friendly price. The Internet has the future for learning and training. You can probably think of a lot of applications for this. This training makes mindmapping easy and personal. Everyday you receive one part of the training. You read this from your desktop, laptop of perhaps you print it and read it from paper.

Advantages

Do you know what I love about training is this way? You can start at any time of the day! And you want to do the training again? Just do it! Take it 10 times! It is all up to you. Of course you can send me a message with questions or comments. It is personal and I am here to assist you. And you know what is also nice? If you read this training 10times, the price is still the same! Speaking about the price: we made sure that everybody can take the training. At this moment, this is the only online personal mindmap training available. The most exciting thing is that the low price does not mean that it is a low quality product. We made sure of that!

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What to expect (and what not)

Now you know why I developed this training and what my experiences with mindmapping are. I think it is good to know what you can expect and what NOT to expect. What you will NOT get is: Boring, long, dry stories on uninteresting issues.; deep psychological talk on the human mind; language that is impossible to understand. What you will get: Material that is easy to use and read and aimed at the practical application of mindmapping; examples; real life experiences; tips that make mindmapping easy to integrate in your own situation; ideas that make your mindmaps more powerful. In this training you will get information on how mindmap . Today you will not to see a mindmap. This is intentional. First, you receive information on mindmapping and the human mind. The next couple of days you learn how to mindmap. So please be patient, the training is developed in such a way that everything has a reason. You will receive the information you need at the right time..

Questions?

Do you have questions? Contact me! My email address is: mindtraining@terhoeve.com My phone number is: 0031 6 1254 7858. If I can not answer it, please leave a message. I will get back to you as soon as possible. Ok, enough about this training course and my own situation. Here we go: Let's start mindmapping! Have lots of fun and success!

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Today

What you need to know
The most important thing for today is that you read the material and think about it. We will start slowly and you will learn some basic things. So, like it is with many new things: keep an open mind. Being skeptical is very good. But keep it healthy. Think about what you learn today. This makes learning easier. You will make the material your own faster this way.

Your learning goals for today
What is learning and the history of mindmapping, the most important things; what are the advantages of mindmapping and how can you use it fully; what are the disadvantages; who uses the mindmap technique? Some famous names.

On the right place...

As with lots of things the following can be said about mindmapping: you already know a lot of these things. The training makes sure that you have all the information in the right place. This enables you to use the full power of mindmapping. Mankind has always used parts of the mindmapping technique in their lives. Since the early 70s this has changed. To find out more about the learning techniques we have to get back in history. There are some interesting things that are (also) used in mindmapping. In the Western World the Greeks were the first who showed us the possibilities of the human mind and our memory. In the rest of the world there were (of course) the Chinese, Aboriginal, and Indian. They also thought us some remarkable ways of using our mind.

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History

The Greeks were fascinated with the nature of the human mind and how it fitted in the world. The Chinese show us this in their Yin-Yang principle (all is part of the whole and vice versa). All is related to everything else. It is therefore not very strange to hear that the Greek 'invented' associative thinking. A nice example of this is: If I ask you to think of your house, what do you see? Perhaps you see a picture of your current house, perhaps your parental house. Some people see one particular room. All of this is possible. Nothing is wrong! It is all connected to your picture of your house. Can you imagine how many connections there must be in your head? These give you access to a huge amount of information stored in your head. After the Romans became the dominant civilization in the Modern West, they build on the knowledge of the Greeks. This lasted until the great religions in Europe were introduced. When this happened, the development of the human mind stopped. The most common reason for this is the limiting actions of the Church. People did not have to think. People did not have to be creative. The most important thing in life is to do what God wants you to do (e.g. life your life according to the ways of the Church). And so people did, until

A new Era

In the 15th century there were some scientists who took a closer look at mankind in relation to the world. One of them was Copernicus. He literally pushed mankind out of the centre of the universe. His book, Little Commentary, explained that we are not the centre of the universe. This was, in an all Catholic world, not a very wise observation. It lead to a rebirth of human interest in science and thinking. Mankind entered the era that is called the Renaissance. The influence of the Church on thinking diminished and memory techniques blossomed again. . One of the most remarkable and well known techniques of that time is called the Major system. This system gives us the opportunity to translate words into numbers and numbers into words. Image the possibilities of this technique! You can transform your account numbers, phone numbers and all sorts of numbers in words and recall them very easily.

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MindMapping, renewed acquaintance

The next big step in the development of the human mind was in the early 1970s. A man called Tony Buzan gave the world his ideas on enhancing creativity, learning faster and better and reading faster. Mr. Buzan examined the way people learn and write down information. The concept behind mindmapping is actually very simple. And this simplicity made it so easy, clear and effective to use. He wrote that when he was a child he liked to draw with crayons and use many different colours. This is probably something we all can related to. During his studies, Mr. Buzan researched ways of taking notes and writing them down. His biggest shock came when he was lecturing a group. He did what other teachers also did! His way of teaching was similar to others. And wasn't he the one who studied this subject? Do you know what he did? He read his text from a piece of paper.; he used a monotone voice; he didn't look towards the group; he used linear notes and sheets. His group used his way of taking notes and developed their own linear system of taking notes. This has to change, he thought. His knowledge of the brain and the way people communicate resulted in MindMapping as we know it today. The most important things on how people think we can learn are:

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People like to study only for a short period of time
Image this: you have to study some material. There are two ways of doing this. The first one takes ten minutes of your time, the other one two hours. Both methods teach you exactly the same things. Which method do you choose? Probably the first one! You might also think: can that be done? Can you learn as much in ten minutes as in two hours? The answer to these questions is YES! You know that mankind has been trying to find out how best to study for a long time. The result of this long study is available to everybody. MindMapping uses this information.

People like to read small portions of information.
Choose again: I have a way of putting the information of one book on two A4 sized sheets. You will not get two A4 sheets and a magnifying glass, just two sheets of paper you can read. The other thing you can choose is a book of 200 pages. Which one will you choose? Probably the first. You will say: Give me those 2 sheets of paper, I will return them shortly.

People do not think linear
Your mind jumps from subject to subject. One moment, you are thinking about work, the next you remember that you have to get the groceries, the next moment Why should you take notes in a linear way? By presenting information in a non-linear fashion, you will gain more insight in your way of thinking. More information on the subject later.

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Boring stuff is not fun to learn
Or to say it in a different way: it is fun to learn interesting things. Are you interested enough in the study material? Is it presented to you in a good manner (not monotone, colorful, etc)? You can probably imagine that children love reading a comic over a normal reading book. Why? Because there are pictures in it and it's in color! Can you remember your high school study books? There were long pages of text with an occasional picture (hardly any color). If you take a look at a study book today you'll be amazed! Lots of pictures, preferably with CD-ROM, lots of color! It is great to study and read these books. And remember this: It is the same information as in the past! So learning has become a lot more attractive. You have to remember that your brain is a lazy organ. A good day for your brain is a resting day! You have to stimulate your mind to go to work. Long and boring content is difficult. It makes a whole lot of difference it you study Goethe or read a Donald Duck comic book. The last one is much more attractive to start reading. Now you can say: I will learn a lot less from Donald Duck (and I can't graduate on him). That could be right. But what would you say if the same Goethe information was presented in the 'Donald Duck' way, in pictures and color? It would be fun to read, wouldn't it? In The Netherlands, there is an owner of a large chain of stores (Blokker) who published his 2003 annual report in comic book form. I can tell you that I wouldn't mind reading it. It looks like fun to me. Another example of this is a Chinese book on acupuncture. They translated it in a comic book form. I bought this booksome time ago. It is a very nice way of learning more about acupuncture. Traditionally Chinese books are very boring (long lines of text ). In the comic book style you remember the information more easily. When you want to recall information, you only think back at the pictures, and the information pops back in your mind. These are the most important pillars of MindMapping. Now you can say the following about the mindmap: A mindmap is pure information presented in a logical, non linear form Tomorrow you will receive more information on this and you will be thought in detail how to make a mindmap. Also focus points will be shown. As was said in the beginning, today is a day of gaining more insight in things like learning, development of mindmapping and the human brain. So let's get started on the human brain.

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The human brain, and how we learn

The brain is divided in two parts, a left and a right side. The left side is the logical part. This is the academic, rational side of the brain. Calculus is situated in the left side. The right side of the brain is the emotional side, which allows you to feel and enjoy life. The fun part is that both sides can learn. You can say that 1+1 equals 2 and the Capital of the USA is Washington DC. On, literally, the other side you can say that it is better not to put your hand in fire. This will gain the least pain. You can also say that a piece of movie is really fun. Why? Well, it feels like that to you. You get an emotional reaction doing that or seeing that. Can you recall a childhood memory that was really painful? You probably can. It is stored in the right side of your brain. Everybody heard of the intelligence quotient (IQ). This is not the only intelligence there is. Most people can tell us about the Emotional Quotient (EQ). This is described by Daniel Goleman. Do you know that there are at least 5 other forms of intelligence? All these are hidden in our brain. Some say there are also some outside the human brain Ok, here we go: 8 different forms of intelligence. Of each one there are examples. I want to challenge you to find extra people on every one. This stimulates your brain (and you will be using it the next few days).

1. Verbal > Linguistic
People who are verbally very strong can talk easily and stimulate others to do things they never believed they could. People: Clinton, Gandhi and Hitler.(you probably never thought seeing these three in one sentence)

2. Visual > Spatial
Visual people have a strong special insight. You can put architects in this category and Johan Cruijff. He knows were every player is on the field AND he can pass the ball to them without looking!

Kinesthetic > Physical
Think of athletes. They control their body perfectly. Think of Michael Air Jordan, Shaolin monks. Often these people also have a strong spatial intelligence.

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4. Logical > Mathematical
They see the logic behind things. They can also develop the most beautiful theories for this. Examples are Einstein and Niels Bohr.

5. Rhythmic > Music
Using music, these people can made you emotional. Put someone like Mozart behind a piano and he knows how to play the instrument. Examples: Mozart and Paul McCartney.

6. Naturalistic
Quickly see similarities and classify things. You can think of Dr. Vogel.

7. Interpersonal
These people enjoy working with others. They feel what the other wants and adjust to this. People working in healthcare are an example (e.g. social workers).

Intrapersonal
They love peace and quietness. If they are alone they gain strength. People who have a strong intrapersonal intelligence are thinking a lot about their experiences and their own thoughts. Everybody has all the intelligences mentioned above. Everybody has a dominant intelligence. Place these eight intelligences in order for yourself. Start with the one that is most applicable to you and end with the one you can hardly find in yourself. Do that now! You will probably see a strong visual intelligence. This is not that strange. Most people have that. At the moment you are learning a very visually focused technique (mindmapping is all about pictures and connections). If you must learn new things the list you just made is very important to you. You learn easy and fast if you use the most developed intelligences on the list. Do you want to start learning a new language? Use the intelligences. Use the visual, auditory and other aspects of learning. Are you kinesthetic? Use movement in your learning process. This ensures that you learn faster than ever before.

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What are the advantages of mindmapping?

Now we reached the part that is probably easy for you. What are reasons to start mindmapping? You have your own reasons. Just write down the most important one. Do that now! Keep that reason (on paper) with you. After some time, read it again and see if it was the real reason or not. Here are the most important reasons listed for different people to start mindmapping. This list is compiled from interviews I had with people on the subject of mindmapping

Insight and overview
This is normally the first reason why peoplestart with mindmapping. This is my number one reason as well. You gain so much more insight in your work and life when you make mindmaps! Even small schedules get better when using a mindmap. What I do is simple. Every morning I make a plan using a mindmap. On the fourth day you will see a list of applications and some mindmaps for this.

Gain time
Think about the amount of time you can save if you take notes in the form of mindmaps. Think about replacing text with a single picture. The efficiency of your notes will increase so much! The result will be: more time to really listen or work or do what you want to do.

You are a visual person and like to use pictures instead of words.
Pictures are more fun to look at than words. Would you go through a holiday brochure is there were only words and no pictures in it? Wouldn't you rather look at a nice white sandy beach, a blue ocean, palm trees, drinks with sun umbrellas, etc? Can you almost see the picture that I described? Most people get a picture in their head (or at least a feeling)

Study
You always wanted to learn a new language? Your work requires you to study a lot? You are a student? Please tell me if I am wrong, but you would like to study as much as you can in as little time as possible. MindMapping can assist you in this. Learning will become fun again! You are focused more on what you are studying. You get the essential information from text or presentations. This ensures a better understanding of the material.

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Review material faster
You remember a picture much better than words. The result: Spend less time in countless rehearsal.

MindMapping is the natural way of learning
Your brain works with a left and a right side. Left is Logical. This means lists, analyzing, no color. Right is color, rhythm and images. Combine these two and you will enter a world of possibilities. Let me illustrate this. You hopefully possess a fully functional body. This means that you walk using both you legs. Why should you walk using only one leg? You have two! It is (of course) possible to use only one leg. But youwill go faster and reach your goals if you use both. Why don't you do this when studying? Why take notes in a dull, linear way on paper? A mindmap brings you into a whole new world. You will combine the power of both sides of the brain (left + right) to make sure you remember better and easier! Why? Because it is a natural way of learning. You use both sides for one goal!

You have to think about what you're learning
You only write down the information that is needed. This starts the process of remembering the moment you are taking notes.

Learning becomes fun again
If you are reading the previous reasons for mindmapping, this one should be true. When I tell you to remember a few pages of boring text you can perhaps do this. You will probably love it when the information is in color. The same applies for people who are reading information out to you. It is even better to listen than to read (if your dominant intelligence is not the visual one). Even better is it when people make a show of bringing the material to you. Boring entertainers = bad. Good entertainers = good. One reason why mindmapping works is because of the way it fits to the natural way of learning of the brain. People normally do not think in words. They think in pictures. Tomorrow you will learn more about this. Think about it: 'Your brain thinks in pictures'. For a lot of people it is very important to quickly absorb information and remember it. MindMapping offers a very powerful method for this. It is also a very good tool in brainstorming sessions. More and more (large and small) companies start using MindMapping. What is your reason not to mindmap?

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It enhances creativity
By making mindmaps you will combine the power of both sides of the brain. You give more colour to your work and probably your life. This changes your view on things. By making mindmaps you will probably see connections that youdid not see before.

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What are the disadvantages of mindmapping?

No one will deny that mindmapping has disadvantages. It must have them. Not everybody can find in MindMapping the ultimate learning technique. People are all different. Now I want to tell you more on a number of reasons why not to use the technique. These were collected during training sessions. I have taken the liberty to give a reason for every disadvantage why you should use MindMapping.

It is childish, it looks like a drawing match
You are absolutely right. Someone can think this. How would you feel if you are in the middle of an important conversation and your partner is drawing on his sheet? You will probably think the same: 'who is this person?', 'is he or she listening?'. Using mindmapping in important conversations is good. As you can remember, you write down the key information. By doing this, you have less to write and more time to listen. You might want to tell your partner this ;)

You can not write and listen at the same time
Why not? It is proven that men can not do the same number of things at the same time as women. This does not mean that youcan only to one thing at a time. When you are writing, some of the listening attention is gone. But again, you write down only key information. This leaves you more time to listen carefully.

I cannot determine which setup to use
In the beginning you can be a little uncomfortable with determining which branches to make. This is only so in the beginning. This soon disappears. Some people find within minutes that this is a very natural way of working. Your current way of taking notes, writing letters etc. is also acquired by learning. You did not start writing from left to right. You parents told you to do this! Have you ever tried to takes notes from the bottom of the page upwards, and how about from right to left? There are a lot of people who write from right to left (the whole Arabian world!). There are even people who write top to bottom right and than right to left. Do you know who do this? Chinese people! When you read a Chinese news paper, articles can be read in the Western style, but also in their own manner. That's an efficient way of using space! So, structure is only an acquired way of working. The only thing you need to change this is simple: an open attitude! Later on you will get more information on how to setup a mindmap.

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I like to read my notes and have plenty of time
Sure, if you have bookshelves full of notes and no hurry feel free to work in the way you want to. Unfortunately we live in an age where time is one of the most valuable things we have. An often heard remark is: Here is a 20 page report. I had no time to write it shorter. And at that moment you may use your time on it as well! Image how much time you will gain if you structure your notes and write them in a compact manner. You need less time to view the information and have more time for other things.

You can never put enough information in a mindmap
A normal reading book gives you 7 to 15% new information. This means that it could be at least 6 times thinner. If you leave out all excess information you can make a book 10 to 20 times thinner. And you are wondering how mindmap of a 2 sheets can represent a 200 page book? Are you surprised? Just write down this thought. In about one week you know that you can do it yourself! Well, these are the most important reasons for not using the mindmap technique. Fortunately they are also reasons for starting to mindmap! There is one more reason not to keep using the mindmap technique.

My own way of taking notes works fine
Do you knowthat this could be true? Still, in the long run (maybe even in a few weeks) I think it could be wise to start mindmapping. I want to illustrate this with an example. The manager of a company I worked for could type pretty fast using only 2 (sometimes 3) fingers. I type with 10 fingers. When I asked him if he wanted to learn how to type with 10 fingers he told me that he had no intention in doing this. It would gomuch slower with 10 than with 2 fingers. He was probably right! It will go slower. This decrease in speed will not last long. After learning it, he could gain much speed. This phenomenon is shown in many things. If a technique is more effective (and mindmapping is) you will gain a lot in the future. An important lesson from this is: give it a chance and try it. You will never learn anything else or reach something if you hold on to your current way of working. You started a new experience by learning how to mindmap. Now the only thing to do is persist and create a new habit. To give you some extra inspiration, below are some famous people who use mindmap (like) techniques. I don't say that they are what they are because they mindmap. The only thing is that they changed their thinking.

(Many) words give more structure
Words give structure. That is true. It gives more structure if you connect information just like in your head (remember association?). You do not need many words. More information on this will be in tomorrow's material.

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Famous people who use mindmaps

To show you that you are not the only person that is about to mindmap I wrote some information on people who mindmap below. They show that if you have determination and change your way of thinking you can reach beautiful things.

Tony Buzan
Of course! He is one of the most famous persons who mindmaps. He has not written on mindmapping only. He is also the founder of the Mind Sports Olympiad. You can say that this is the Olympic Games for your Brain. The participants are masters in the area of creativity and mind control. One of the things they do is remember a deck of cards! In one minute! Of course mindmapping and speed reading are a few of the games. If you want more information, have a look at their website: www.msoworld.com

Picasso
Another famous person is Pablo Picasso. He is, like many other painters, someone who takes his notes in a non linear fashion, using pictures, text and lines. This results in true works of art.

Leonardo Da Vinci
The true master of all time. He is voted to be the most creative person who ever lived. He used his brain to do the most remarkable things. This genius did it all: painting, sculpting, writing, developingfuture machines (sub marine) and much, much more. He is the best example of a person who used his left and right brain in harmony. Did you know that he could write with his left and right hand? He was ambidextrous. When he was sculpting and his one hand was tired, he switched hands! I have been trying to learn how to write with my left and right hand. It is hard, but it is getting better and better. The only thing you have to do is have faith that you can do this. How long do you think it will take to learn how to write with both hands the same? Try it yourself!

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EXERCISES :

To make sure that you learn how to mindmap it is very important to do the exercises below. Please do them before you start with the material of the second day. These exercises are developed to make it easier to learn how to mindmap and enhance the mindmap experience. You will gain the experience that you need in the rest of the training.

Exercise 1: Advantages and prejudice
Take a sheet of paper and make 2 columns. In the left column write down all the reasons why you want to learn how to mindmap. In the right column write down all your prejudice. Compare there two columns and place today's date on the sheet. File the sheet. You will need it later.

Exercise 2: Taking notes
You probably have a study that requires you to take notes from. Use your own way of note taking to do this.

Exercise 3: Associations
Take a new piece of paper. Write on the top of the paper the word: WORK. Now take 10 to 15 minutes to write down all the things you think of when you seen the word work or what pops up in your mind.

Exercise 4: Preparation day 2.
Make sure you have a set of pencils or crayons with different colours. Also buy a special notebook for your mindmaps and exercises. You will need this

This was the material for the first day. I know it was a lot of reading. It is important to read it all to make sure you have a solid base for the next days. Tomorrow you will make your first mindmaps. Again, do all the exercises. Think about what you learned today. We will see each other tomorrow.

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Additional information:

Mindmap links:
Mindmap for The Netherlands: http://www.mind-map.nl MindMap software:http://www.mindmap-software.com MindMapper Benelux: http://mindmapper.terhoeve.com

MindMap training:
For everybody who wants mindmap training in their company, please contact us at: training@terhoeve.com

MindMap software: Feedback:
All your remarks and ideas on the training are most welcome. Mail us at:
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MINDMAP TRAINING DAY 2

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Welcome friend

Day 2: Mindmap Theory

Here we go! This is what you have been waiting for! Today you will learn about (traditional) MindMapping. This means MindMapping on paper. Remember I asked you to look for pen and paper? Well today you will use them. MindMapping is, according to me, one of the best things people can learn to keep up with the ever increasing flow of information flow. I often think how much easier it would have been if I had known these things when I was at high school. MindMapping is by far the best technique to gain insight, take notes and learn that everybody can learn.

What you need to know
Yesterday you read about the human mind and what the advantages and disadvantages of MindMapping are. If you read all that material and took time to understand it, you are ready to start with todays training.

What will you learn today?
Today the rules (I rather call them directions) of MindMapping are explained. To make powerful, successful and above all nice mindmaps there are some rules that you need to know of. Well, this was the last time I wrote rules. I think it is better to call them directions. Everybody has their own way of working. Some directions work better for you than for other people. Choose theones that work best for you. It is important to develop your own style. Like with anything you learn you need to follow the directions closely in the beginning. After a while these can be used more loosely. NEVER start with your own directions. You will miss a lot of the benefits of MindMapping that way. The moment you are comfortable with MindMapping, you might think about changing things. BUT REMEMBER: these directions have been researched and have proven themselves.

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Continuing the Introductino

Since you have to learn the mindmap directions, you will not see hand-drawn mindmaps today. The reason for this is that you will be influenced by this and you take over someone else's. Very important:

use the directions and apply them a lot (and I mean a lot!)
Yesterday you learned that MindMapping is a technique that resembles the natural way of thinking. Before you start learning about the directions, it is important to learn more about the theory behind them In the development of MindMapping a number of things have been investigated. The standard way of taking notes was reviewed thoroughly. It was striking to see that people normally place everything below each other. They write long sentences and sometimes they numerate. Why do people do this? They probably do not do this by nature. It is an acquired 'skill'. Nearly all text is brought to you in long pieces (just have a look at this training ). I think you prefer that all information is delivered on one sheet of paper or one screen. No matter how convenient this is, you will probably not dothis yourself (don't worry, most people don't). Most of the time other people don't understand a system that you developed yourself, so you will be discouraged from using it.

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A comparisment

Now it is time to LEARN A NEW TECHNIQUE. There are some distinct differences between the Traditional ways and MindMapping.

Traditional Top to bottom Long sentences Single colour Static Double work Lots of reading Left side of the brain Few graphs Lots of work Difficult Radial Keywords

MindMapping

At least 3 colours Dynamic MindMap = ready Only read mindmap Both sides of the brain Lots of drawing Simple Fun

friend, suppose you have to take notes for your work, school or club. Most people I know (including myself) would rather let someone else do this. Why? Well, normally it goes something like this: you take notes, go to your computer and write the report, read it, change things, etc. Then after some time (hours maybe), it is ready for distribution. And most people don't read it then. You wasted time that could be used for better things (you never get wasted time back!). If the notes were for yourself, the writing up afterwards would take less time ('I know what was said'). Some time after the meeting you find that your memory is not as perfect as you might think. You lose information. You are ready to hit yourself then for not taking the time to rewrite your notes This brings us back to the note taking task. Write all your notes in mindmap form. You use the same information, but fewer words. The mindmap has therefore a higher information density! You on the other hand will be more focussed on the speaker(s) and miss less.

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Mindmapping, art and science

After the meeting, your notes are ready. There is no need to rewrite them (you can do it of course). People could say that rewriting it is some sort of reviewing and you remember more. That could be true. If this is your way, go for it! Do you miss information? Write it in the mindmap. There is probably no need to redraw/write the mindmap So you see, it takes you less time, and you are more focused on the material. The mindmap itself makes sure that the information stays with you a longer time. This is perfect team play of the left and right side of the brain! This brings me to a short story of Leonarda Da Vinci. He contributed significantly to the combination of arts and science. He was a master in both areas. It was only natural for him to combine the two. He said: 'Study the science of art and the art of science' This can only be done if both brain sides of the brain co-operate. The highest level of creativity originates in team play between Left (logical) and Right (emotional).

It is a pity that our society places the highest value on the left side of the brain. Schools teach people lots and lots of facts and calculus. If your right side of the brain is more developed, you will have a pretty terrible time in school. People say that you have a learning disability. Why? Because you are not focussed on logical things but on colours and emotions. And this co-operation of the left side and the right side gives the best results! Try it for yourself. Use both sides of your brain when studying to get maximum result. Take facts and fun and the creativity will help you in all your studies. You will see results right away! This concludes this part about your brain and taking notes. Now the real thing will start!

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The Mindmap Top 10

You will learn the most important directions for MindMapping. They are explained for you so you know why you need do them just like that. It is very important to that you understand the 'why' behind the directions. If you don't get it, read it again. If you still have difficulties, contact me. It is important that you know (left side) and feel (right side) why you have to do this, especially in the beginning.

1. Put your paper horizontal (landscape)
Your eyes look into the world with a wide screen view. Why do you think widescreen televisions are so popular? It fits our natural way of way of looking at the world. The reason for not making wide screen televisions right away is because it was not technically possible. Price tags on products in a store are normally used in the same manner. This is done so more information fits on it. Below are a couple of examples of situations that show it is easier to have a horizontal view. As you can see in these pictures, it is easier to look at them like this (or is it an acquired way of looking?). Would you rather have a look at a clock from top to bottom? Perhaps windows in a car that are installed upright? We prefer a left to right view over a top to bottom view. Perhaps if we were birds it would be better to have a circular paper, when we were living in trees a vertical paper This alignment is also important when you have a look at direction number 2

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2. Place the subject in the middle
Normally the subject of notes, stories, brainstorm sessions etc is placed at the beginning (top) of a sheet. The sheet is used in portrait (vertical) view. The mindmap technique shows us that it is better to use the sheet horizontal. You already know the reason for this. To make sure youhave every opportunities to add information to the mindmap, you do NOT put the subject at the top of the sheet. Because than there is only space below the subject then. Put the subject in the middle. All other information can be placed around the subject! Quite simple actually. This way you keep your focus (centre) on the subject. Another advantage of this setup is that you can add information easily. You can add information anywhere around the subject.

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3. Work radially
This next direction is very important. A lot of mindmaps (in software or on paper) have an alignment to one side. This can be good, but it is better to work from the centre outward. This means information is going from the centre to the left, right ,top, bottom, everywhere! You will put all the information around the centre subject. You brain is made up of neurons. These are helping you in your thinking. A neuron is a cell core (nucleus) surrounded by a cell body. To communicate, the neuron uses 'tentacles' which are calleddendrites. The signals flow from one cell to another cell via these dendrites. To make this a little bit clearer have a look at the picture of the neuron. The technical terms may (of course) be forgotten. Neurons want to make connections with other neurons no matter what! Why? This is because information will move faster in your brain and you get ideas like only a genius can have! By training your brain (playing chess, crossword puzzles and learning) you stimulate the dendrites, and thus increase the number of connections. All this is necessary if you want to use your brain fully. ***: By the way, did you notice that a neuron works from the inside out? It is almost a mini mindmap! To fully utilise a mindmap you need to make connections between the information. This is done by working around the subject. It is recommended to work with a fixed structure. It is advised to work clockwise. Start at the top and work your way around. An additional advantage of this is that you can make a map very fast. Try making a mindmap of your day later on. You start above the centre and put your (daily) tasks clockwise around the subject. Have a look at the mindmap below for an example: Make sure all you have to do that day is in the mindmap and your planning is done! Perhaps this gives you so `much insight in your tasks that you can reschedule.

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4. Connect the information
friend, as you saw in the daily planning mindmap with the clock lines are used to connect the 'hours' to the subject. This way you can see what information belongs together. The line from subject to 'hour' and further is called a branch. All the information on one branch is related to each other. Normally the sentence is the connecting factor, now a branch is. What more do you see in the mindmap? There are two other things that may draw your attention. The first one is that a lot of colours are used. In the summary you saw before, you could see that mindmaps have at least three colours. This is to make sure that information is 'glued' to your memory. It is easier to remember colours than black and white information. You can say that the brighter the colours are, the better you remember it. The second thing is that the branches are not straight. There are some short parts that are only slightly curved. This is intentional. Your brain has a problem with straight lines. Try to find straight lines in nature. You probably will not find them The only straight lines you find in nature are men made. My advice to you is therefore: usecurved lines. Please do not take this into the extreme and drawcurled lines that are like claws. Make the lines natural. Make the branches clear. Do not use curved lines because you have to. Besides, try drawing a straight line without any aid. This is impossible ;) Connect information using lines - branches. Make sure that you use at least three colours (preferably more). This gives your mindmap a clear and better structure Right about now you know the structure of a mindmap. What you need is the information that you put in the mindmap. That is what the next part deals with.

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5. Use pictures and symbols
When I ask you to think of a car, what do you see? Do you see the word C-A-R spelled out? Do you see a picture of your own car, a classical car? It is likely that you don't see a word. You see a picture. That is very normal. (Most) people do not think in words. You might hear yourself talk. Youdo not see the words. Most of the traffic in your head is in pictures and feelings. Imagine the following. Think of love. What do you see? This can be quite different for people. Some think of their spouse, children, parents, perhaps you old-timer(!). The striking thing in this is that all these thoughts have one thing in common. They bring out a feeling. It is no coincidence that you get these images in your head. They express love for you! Now try something different and more difficult. What is the smell of strawberries? Difficult, nuh?! You know what it is, but you can not describe it without referring to the original strawberry. You will probably say something like: Well, it smells like... It looks like... It reminds me of...

One thing I know for sure. During this, you did not think of the word 'smell' or the word 'strawberry'. You saw pictures of strawberries, perhaps squashed ones. You made pictures and images to replace the smell. A different way of using pictures is symbols. They allow us to say a lot with a little. They are pictures but are drawn in such a way that you understand them without explanation. Have a look at the examples on the next page. Do you know what they mean? These are just some examples. When you look around you will find lots and lots of symbols. Take your remote control. There are probably dozens on it. They need no explaining. You see them and can figure out what they mean. The saying: A picture paints a thousand words is truly valid! And to bring this back to mindmaps you can see how this increases the power of your mindmap. Think more on the saying I often use 'A mindmap says more than a thousand pictures'

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The use of pictures and symbols is a very powerful way of putting information in a mindmap. You will be able to put information straight into theright side of your brain. Often you understand a picture very fast, without seeing the translation or hearing the spoken language. It gives you information very fast. By the way: do you know what information goes straight into the brain, without translation? Smell!

Advice:
Use as many pictures and symbols as possible. Write this advice down. I am certain that you will use words very soon and skip using pictures. Most people use pictures for a few mindmaps and start using word (only). Even the subject will become a word for them! This concludes the use of symbols and pictures in mindmaps. Now we reach the second type of information in a mindmap.

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6. Use keywords and abbreviations
We discussed pictures, symbols and clip art. As you can see this method of information is mentioned before this one. This is done on purpose. A lot of people make mindmaps consisting of words only. This is ok. What is better is using pictures. Your mind can remember this much better (MUCH BETTER!). Besides, the mindmap will be a lot more personal that way. You noticed that pictures are recorded by the brain very fast and hardly need any translation. Words need translation. Why? We talked about the word C-A-R before. You learned that you quicker see thepicture of some car than the word itself. There is something extra It is unlikely that the person who is (re)viewing your mindmap has the same associations with the word car. Perhaps they see this: 1 Their own car (A small car or a huge Mercedes?); 2 A bus driver might see his bus; 3 A race driver sees his racing car; 4 A mechanic from the auto club sees a broken car on the side of the road; 5 A car dealer sees the latest model. What is the real car? Which one did you mean? You could be a mechanic in the elevator business. A car for you is an elevator! Who is right and who is wrong?

This is the good and the bad thing about mindmaps. Everybody is correct! Mindmaps are personal creations. You can think of it completely different than someone else. If you want to exchange mindmaps with other people, you have to use pictures. These can prevent misunderstanding. In practice these misunderstandings will not occur all that often. They can happen. Therefore, make sure you use clear images that raise the same emotions and images in the reader's mind. We all have a gigantic database of images that enable us to make an infinite number of connections. As you know these connections can give us images, sounds and smells and they are called associations.

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You know that these associations are also made in your brain. More connections mean the ability to recall more information and increase your creativity. Many people will be happy to hear that the size of your brain does NOT matter. Many geniuses from the past had normal brain sizes. The number of connections is much more important. And do you know what the best thing is? You can train your brain and increase the number of connections! Your can see your brain as a powerful muscle. Train the muscle and you can have lots of fun using it. Neglect it and you should not expect it to work for you. We are talking about associations. The better the association, the more you can recall. For instance, what did you do on September 11 You probably do not even ask me which year. You mind automatically associates this date with New York and Washington and the attacks that took place then. Do you know why? The emotional impact, images you saw and the media coverage made such an impact that it is engraved in your memory. My guess is that when you first saw this page you made the association directly with the words in orange. In your own live you probably had moments that were this powerful (or even more powerful) yourself. Where were you during these sad, happy, successful and festive moments? Advice: If you do want to use words, please make sure that you use STRONG words that describe you feelings/thoughts on that subject. Would you like to make a mindmap of a book? Do not draw a simple book. That's much too general! Think of bigger pictures: parchment scrolls with a huge goose feather for writing. Draw yourself behind a desk with the feather in your hand. Make associations! Make strong connections! This will give you powerful mindmaps that guarantee success. Besides, what is easier to remember during study? By the way, pictures are association as well One last tip on keywords: when you draw your own mindmaps, write in clear handwriting. The best thing to do is not to connect letters. Use capitals. Make sure you change the size of the capitals. You start big in the centre and outward you use a smaller capital size. Have a look at the following example:

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7. Every word/picture on its own node
As you have seen before, MindMapping is all about associations. The stronger the association, the more impact the mindmap has. You have to find that one word or picture to describe your thoughts. The first advantage of this is that you really think about the use of the picture/word. The second advantage is that your mindmap uses all the right information and not too much. Many people put way too much information in an assignment, report or minutes. What would happen if you had to summarise the information to the bare minimum (and telephone text message for instance)? In Europe, one message can contain 160 characters. The information would be limited to the utmost core! Most of the time it should not have to result in information loss. I would recommend that in a mindmap the use of words is restricted. Use a maximum of 1 word per node. Sometimes this can not be done. Then use the minimum amount of words you need. A lot of people have problems writing short messages. Keep in mind that one word is most of the time enough. When you think of Football, how would you make your mindmap? Have a look at the example below:

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This is a good way of making amindmap. You have your colour, you have 1/2 word(s) per node and you have accents. The only thing is that you have a limited use of pictures. For now that's ok. The point is the words. You can rearrange this mindmap in such a way that the content is the same but you use fewer words. Have a look at the rewritten example below: As you can see it shows the same content as before. What happened is that the word FOOTBALL is used as the basis of other words. You can probably think of different words (stadium, fan, referee, etc). Do you see the advantages of using short, specific words? Can you see that the mindmap is easy to extend? Next to the word SHIRT be different sizes, clubs, etc. The can same applies to SOCKS and SHOE.

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8. The branch is under the entire picture/word
Right about now you have an insight in MindMapping and why and how you do things. These final directions are aimed at making the impact of your mindmap as strong as possible. You know that the power of the mindmap helps you in remembering the information and enhancing the 'fun factor'. Make your mindmaps look good (neat, clear, etc). If you do this, your mindmap will be easier to remember. Isn't it like this: It takes more energy to find something in a messy room than in a well organised room. When you are making mindmaps during a meeting or lecture, try to make the final mindmap straight away. Make a good layout for the mindmap. Should you not be able to do this redraw the mindmap straight after the meeting. An additional advantage is that you have your first repetition! You will remember the information much better. The mindmap should be neat and have lots of colour and pictures. As you know, you use capitals. Pictures and words have to be on branches, more specifically on nodes. This makes the mindmap neat and clear.

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9. Use colour
In the beginning you learned that your brain likes colours. You should make mindmaps with lots of colours. My advice to you is that you use a minimum of three colours. Sure you can use 10 or 15 different colours. Pictures are more fun to draw if they have lots of colour. Have a look at the two mindmaps below. Which one it more attractive to look at of study? You probably like the bottom one better . When you are drawing mindmap on paper, use three distinct and bright colours. You can choose a blue, red and green pen. These are different colours. I bought one of those pens with 5 different colours in it. I even saw one giant with 30 colours! This way you only have to carry one pen and can change colours unnoticed;)

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10. Use emphasis
Accents, emotions, crazy things. They all have the advantage of making your mindmap easier to remember. I can remember one participant making a mindmap with a huge purple elephant (you can't forget that if you see it ) How do you make mindmaps that have the best impact? Use colours in all parts of the mindmap. Swap bright colours with 'normal' colours. Change fonts for the words you are using. Think of something extraordinary (purple elephants???). For more inspiration, have a look at the mindmap below: As you can see it can be quite refreshing to make mindmaps with different font sizes, colours, styles etc.

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Develop your own style
This is probably the most important direction of the day. Use the directions I gave you for a while (the first 100 mindmaps or so). After this you get a better feeling for the techniques. MindMapping is effective because of the way it is organised. You will see that you do not use all directions as well as any other. This is not strange. Some suit you better. For instance, in the beginning people will make a lot of drawings. After a while this will diminish and words will be used. After a while you remember drawing and will do that again. If I may give you three golden directions these are (in order of importance): 1. Use at least three colours (I can't emphasize this enough 2. Use simple pictures instead of words. Use only one per node. 3. Make a clear and neat mindmap Make sure you follow that last direction. A mindmap must be clear and neat. This makes remembering and reviewing a pleasant experience. I made a summary of the mindmap directions especially for your training. You can download it from the following page: Mindmap Training Download page You can download this file and print it. If you print it correctly, youcan put this small piece of paper in your wallet and take it everywhere you go. Tomorrow you get more information on computer MindMapping. This is done more and more. There are lots of things to know about how to use them, what you might need and what to look at when you are buying a tool You get the best tips on working with mindmap software tools. Besides this you get information to find the tool that is best for you.

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I will see you tomorrow!
(have fun and success doing the exercises. You should do these before starting the next day!)

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The Exercises:
Here we go. Today we start making mindmaps! One last remark for today: USE COLOURS AND PICTURES!!! I know that I wrote it many times before. This is all done purpose. Most people will make on mindmaps with lots and lots of text. Be aware of this. Use more pictures and words. This makes the mindmap brain friendly.

Exercise 1:
Yesterday you made some notes from a piece of work or study you had lying around. Take that same piece of material and make a mindmap of it. After this, put the two next to each other and compare them. What is better to look at and review?

Exercise 2:
Today, make 5 mindmaps of things yFou are workingon. This gives you a way of practising the techniques and gaining inspiration for future usage. No words, many pictures, right? Try the following for a change: Make a mindmap with words only Make a mindmap with pictures only Make a mindmap with one colour Make a mindmap with at least five colours What is the best to look at and review?

Exercise 3:
Think about the possibilities of MindMapping you see. You heard about MindMapping being used as a teaching and memory aid. What other applications can you think of? If you have mindmaps that you made and would like to share, please send them to me. Perhaps I may use them in my training and/or on the website. You can mail them to me at: info@mindmap-training.com . Thanks in advance!

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Mindmap links:
Mindmap for The Netherlands: http://www.mind-map.nl MindMap software:http://www.mindmap-software.com MindMapper Benelux: http://mindmapper.terhoeve.com

MindMap training:
For everybody who wants mindmap training in their company, please contact us at: training@terhoeve.com

MindMap software: Feedback:
All your feedback and ideas on the course are most welcome. Mail us at:
mindmapper@terhoeve.com

And you know: MindMapping is a registered trademark of the Buzan Organisation

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MINDMAP TRAINING DAY 3

Copyright WuZoO BV 2001-2004 All rights reserved. This material may not be used without written permission of WuZoO BV, This includes for example copying, uploading or forwarding in any form (electronically, mechanical, etc)

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Welcome friend

Day 3: Computer MindMapping

WELCOME ON DAY 3 OF YOUR PERSONAL MINDMAP TRAINING

Computer MindMapping. It may sound strange after making mindmaps on paper. Nevertheless, today you will learn how to make mindmaps on your computer. After today's lesson you will know exactly how to make mindmaps on a computer (even if you have never seen a mindmap tool, don't worry: you will get some experience).

What do you need to know?
You read the information of yesterday and did the exercises; You know how to use the Internet and know how to download and install software.

What will you learn today?
What is computer mindmapping and what are the biggest advantages and disadvantages; MindMapping on a computer: 8 mindmap directions; What are things you need to know before buying a mindmap tool; A collection of available mindmap software; What makes a computer mindmap powerful?

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Inleiding

INTRODUCTION
In the last couple of years, I have gained a lot of experience in computer mindmapping. This has resulted in the writing of a book on computer mindmapping. Parts of this book are used in these lessons. All this knowledge is practical knowledge. I like to share practical things. This is important in MindMapping. I need to make sure that you can make mindmaps, not talk about the subject. A software tool can be of great service when making mindmaps. Computer mindmapping is not very old. The first tools are around 10 years old. Before that, there were some tools that did something like mindmapping. In my opinion they cannot be classified as MindMapping tools. The reason for this is that computers in those days were text based. When Apple and Windows started to be accepted by the public the computer became a visual machine. From then you could work with a mouse and edit and use pictures.

From then on companies started to introduce the mindmap technique for computer users. The next couple of years the mindmap software evolved to tools that were pleasant and easy to use. More and more features made tools more than just standard mindmap tools. You can think of planning features. Some parts of the mindmap could be used in planning. The computer gives you the ability to plan your activities. This planning is shown in a separate window and not in the mindmap itself. Nowadays, we all like to exchange information with other software tools in different formats. Examples of this are Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook, etc) and PDF and today XML. Personally, I think that using PowerPoint to show your mindmap is not really necessary. It is better to use the mindmap tool to give a presentation. You use a mindmap tool or you don't ;) Of course there are advantages and disadvantages to computer mindmapping. I like to call these disadvantages the 5 big pitfalls. Following is a review of those 5.

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The 5 pitfalls of computer mindmapping
I like to start with the disadvantages. This gives you a clear picture of what not to expect and shows the possibilities for future mindmap tools (and users).

You mindmap on a computer
Do you have to make a short note on something sometimes? You have a splendid idea and you want to make a short note. What do you do next? Do you go to your computer and turn it on (and wait, and wait ), start your text editor and start typing? I DON'T THINK SO! You get a piece of paper, use your hand and start writing. You don't go thru the entire process of waiting. You want to remember your great idea NOW and want to write it down NOW! This is the same with computer mindmapping. Themoment you have your idea and you are sitting behind your computer it is all ok. My advise to you if you are not using a computer is: do your mindmap on paper! The use of handhelds is a totally different thing. A handheld (like Palm or PocketPC) is working when you press the on button.

Not personal
When I ask you to drawa mindmap with certain information you this in your do own style. On a computer you use the computer's style. It normally places all the branches automatically. Someone else will make a mindmap that looks like your mindmap when using the same tool. This does not make the mindmap a personal thing. Yesterday you learned that this is the power of mindmapping: making personal things. Please pay close attention to this. At the end of this day I have placed a note that helps you not to fall into this.

Too many words
Ok, you make a personal mindmap. You finally booted up your computer. You are ready to start mindmapping. Do you know what you will probably do? That's right, you will (only) use words. Did you remember the pictures and how important they are (sorry for repeating this very important thing)?

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USE PICTURES AND SYMBOLS IN A COMPUTER MINDMAP! You have access to a virtually unlimited number of pictures. Clip art can be downloaded by millions for free. What are you going to do with them?? Nothing! I know how easy it is to make mindmaps with words only (I have done this many times). But, nothing is more challenging and fun than use pictures

Computer mindmapping is not creative
It is true that when I draw my own mindmaps on paper I have my own pictures, my own way of drawing branches my own this and my own that. This is very understandable. It requires some adjustment to make powerful computer mindmaps. This doesn't mean it is impossible. You do not need to be a graphical designer to make computer mindmaps. This only thing you need is some creativity (left side of the brain + right side of the brain = unlimited creativity), patience and an eagerness to learn. The first one you definitely have. The last two are also within your reach. You showed me that you have interest in something new and challenging! Aren't you studying mindmapping 5 days in a row? The key element in learning how to make computer mindmaps is (like for almost everything in life) a piece of determination. Isn't the first one a beautiful piece of work? Then make the next one alittle bit nicer and or better. Be as creative as you want to be. You will get the hang of it. Really!

Not enough freedom
Many mindap tools do not have the freedom place the branches freely in the to working area. Luckily this is changing the lately. It is true when you say that there is not that much freedom, but hey, on paper you are also limited to the piece of the paper. The advantage of computer mindmapping is that your piece of paper is unlimited in size! If that isn't enough freedom Luckily placing branches freely around the working area is getting more and more normal these days. That solves one of the pitfalls in this training. One down, a few others to go friend, you saw what I call the 5 pitfalls. As you can see it only takes a little adjustment, creativity and determination to make mindmaps. Reading the information you would almost think that computer mindmapping is limiting you. That is not correct. Some areas give you less freedom than you have with traditional mindmapping. Other areas open up a world of possibilities. These will be discussed below.

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The advantages of computer mindmapping
After all these disadvantages it is time to look at the advantages (and believe me there are many). They will probably give you that many possibilities that you forget about the disadvantages.

Work fast
Making a mindmap on a piece of paper may take some time. You need to have different colours and swap them when drawing. Using a computer does give you the ease that a computer does this for you. That's right, a computer changes the colours for you. You can be focussed on putting the information in the mindmap. You donot have to worry about placing branches. All is done automatically. Many people tell me that they do not know where to put the branches on paper. They don't know how many branches there will be. How do I make a powerful and beautiful mindmap without knowing where to place the branches? Using a computer this problem is history. Is an extra branch needed? Is one branch too large? No problem! Your computer aligns the mindmap for you. You don't have to worry. It always fits. Making a mindmap fast is really fast mindmapping. You just give the information and you are ready. One keyboard replaces a hand full of pencils.

Exchange
Have you ever made a mindmap and wanted to share this with a colleague, study-buddy or a friend? Computer mindmaps do this the easy way. Just mail the mindmap to this person and he or she can view it directly. Sometimes this can be done by mailing a picture made of the mindmap of even sending the entire mindmap (and give them the possibility to change it). Most tools offer a free viewer. People can not change the mindmaps, but they can view it this way. Do you have a network? Some tools even offer network possibilities. A group of people who are not close by can work on the same mindmap. This is perfect for brainstorming with people that are not near

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Save and make a copy
You can save your mindmaps that you made on your computer. This is very logical for working with computers. Saving a mindmap on paper takes a little bit more time. You have to store this in a drawer of file. Where do you put them? Just in a drawer? How do you file them? A computer saves your mindmap where you want it and gives it the name you want to give it. They are easy to find back. And even taking all your (may 1000s) mindmap with you is easy. Just use a CD-ROM. A computer mindmap can be copied and changed very easily. Do you want to add information to the mindmap? Just do that! It only takes a minute

Adjust
I briefly mentioned changing the place of the branches. You can probably remember that a computer does this for you. If you want to you can do this yourself as well. On paper you would think twice when you want to do the following: Suppose you have two branches that you like to rearrange. In these branches is a lot of information. On paper you would probably have to rewrite that part (or more) of the mindmap. A computer doesn't matter and does this for you. You simply grab one of the branches and reposition it where you want it to be. Below you find an example of this:

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friend, you will probably believe me that it took me less than two seconds to replace the branch (and that it took me 100 times that long to make a screenshot and place it in the training). You don't want to do this on paper! This example is with words only. You don't want to replace pictures on paper This is an example of adjusting the mindmap by changing the structure. As you can adjust text with a word processor, so you can do the same with a mindmap. Is your picture or word not powerful enough? Adjust it!

Real multimedia
Now we enter the area that is impossible to enter for normal/traditional mindmaps. All of the things before could be done you want to. But now listen if to the following : Tony Buzan told us that you need lots of colour and emotion in a mindmap to make it as powerful as it can be. Unfortunately paper will be paper and is limited in its use. To really make full use of a mindmap you have to give all your senses something. They all need stimulation. This can be done with spoken information or inserting music. A mindmap will be a lot more attractive by doing this. Using a video clip really enhances the mindmap experience! If you make a mindmap of your family and the centre is a video clip WOW!!! Connect your mindmap to other documents, pictures and for example Internet pages. Your mindmap will be a real experience this way. And please be honest. You want to make learning, remembering, gaining insight and getting ideas as fun as possible, don't you? For Everybody who has the possibility to have a look at your mindmap this is a really cool experience. We all know the (sometimes boring) PowerPoint sheets that people make for giving presentations. What do you think what happens when you use a mindmap (yes just one) for your presentation? I do this all the time. Using just one mindmap can be enough for a training of 2 days! People know what you told them and know what to expect. Your audience will get a lot of structure from you mindmap. You will get a grateful and listening audience. Advice: Try it for yourself. Give a presentation using a mindmap software tool.

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Computer mindmap directions

You learned that making powerful paper mindmaps is done by following the right directions. This is also true for computer mindmaps. You need to know some basic things. Each one of these will be discussed below. I want to challenge you to read them and adjust them for your own personal situation. A mindmap must be a personal creation. This can be tricky on a computer (as you read). A computer does not give you the same freedom as paper does. Please make sure that you, to keep creativity and your own style alive, keep the following things in mind:

Use a legend.
Every respectable mindmap software tool has a legend. This enables you to put small notes in a mindmap. In the picture to your left you see an example of a legend. The legend is very easy when making a planning. Did you point to a task in your planning? Use the legend to make a note of this. Do you have a phone number of a contact, a meeting with him or her or an email address? Use the legend. Most tools offer the possibility to adjust the legend and for example draw new ones. TIP: friend, do you use MSN? Remember the smilies? Use them!

Place notes and ideas in a separate window
What do you do with information on the branches in a mindmap? How many words do you put on each node? Preferably only one, not more. Do not fall in the mind trap of using a computer mindmap as a text editor. You don't want to put whole sentences in a node. You will lose the power of the mindmap this way. Every good mindmap tool offers a notes window. You can use this to add extra information to a node that doesn't fit in the mindmap. You can write your notes, thoughts and other information in there. As long as you remember to put it in there and not in the mindmap. Do you have a lot of information? Why don't you extend the mindmap?

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Use your own photos and pictures in the mindmap to make it more personal
When you make a mindmap on paper you think twice beforeputting a drawing on paper. A mindmap software tool normally has a lot of pictures and photos onboard. Unfortunately these pictures have been drawn and/or collected by someone else. He or she knows the emotion behind the picture. Most of the time they are just a normal picture for you, nothing more, nothing less. They do not tickle your brain This is why I want to encourage you to use your own photos and pictures. Do you have a digital camera? Shoot pictures and use them in you own mindmap tool! Do you see interesting pictures when surfing the Internet? Save them for later use! This way you build your own library of pictures. And you know: pictures that bring back an emotion for you inspire you to remember the information. Is it fun looking at a mindmap of strange people and pictures that don't do anything to you? Probably not! It is much more fun to look at a mindmap with you, your friends, your house and your favourite things. To make mindmaps more attractive and better, you can put (computer) drawings in it. It doesn't matter is they are drawn by hand of mouse, or if they are collections of other pictures. Do you make drawings on paper and is computer drawing not your forte? Scan the drawings you make. Imagine this: your personal drawings in a computer mindmap. This is very personal and the information is it worth remembering! Advice: Start collecting pictures when surfing the Internet. You might need them in the future when you make computer mindmaps.

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Make templates
When making a map of writing minutes you do not need lots of creativity or originality. The mindmap must be clear and give a good overview. Your schedule has the same layout for every day. This is clear. Make some templates in your mindmap software tool. This enables you to make some standard mindmaps fast! By the way, you can create a template from every computer mindmap for later use. Just try it. Add music, video and spoken text to your the mindmap What makes paper mindmaps personal? I would say that it would be your handwriting and drawings. MindMapping on the computer adds some additional extras to this. Adding photos and drawings you made is the first step. Think of the following possibilities:

Music
On the first day you learned that people study differently. Many people learn by looking at something. Other people learn by listening. Even smell is very important in learning. Particular smells can give a strong emotional reaction. Do you remember how it smelled in you parental home, or even the smell in your grandparent's home? Some researchers say that finding your (life) partner is done on the basis of smell! Unfortunately smell is not yet included in mindmap software. That is why you have to do it with music. Everybody has a special piece of music that invokes lots of feelings. This can be used when learning. A lot of people do this. They play their song when studying and learn faster. Do you work like this also? Music can be very personal. Much more personal is adding spoken text. This is not very hard to do. A good mindmap software tool has the feature of adding different file types in a mindmap. Add an audio clip to the mindmap. Record your own voice and voila! You're ready. It may be strange to hear yourself talking, but you'll get used to it. Isn't this a personal way of making a mindmap?

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Video
Learning goes much faster whenstimulating the different senses. Video clips of you or your favourite moments make a mindmap much more personal. These extensions of the mindmap will probably be used by you when you start making a project on some subject. It is a little bit overdone when making a normal planning or notes mindmap. Are you making a presentation? Use the video of audio options! There is no need to use them all, just know that you can start the clips from your favourite mindmap tool. This looks very professional. A company that I know of uses these extra features to make a book-of-life. They do this for people who have a physical disability. The main thought behind this is that people who meet the owner of the book can read the book and help the owner much better. The book contains information on: Who am I; What do I like; What is my favourite music; What food do I like; How to contact me; And many other things... This information is stored in different mindmaps which are connected to each other. Favourite music and video clips can be started directly from the mindmap. Isn't this a wonderful way of using mindmaps?

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Make connections to other documents and mindmaps
Do you have a separate book for your mindmaps? If you don't I would recommend you to get one. It is very handy to collect all the mindmaps that you make. It also is good to keep all your mindmaps together and not lying around your house. I bought a few folders in our local book store. One is an A4 sized book, another on A6. One is all the time in my coat pocket when I go out. I have some pencils with me and this way I am always ready to start mindmapping. My book keeps all the mindmaps together. You computer does this as well. Please make sure that you put all your mindmaps in one directory. This way you never have to search for your mindmaps. When you first start making computer mindmaps you will use many words. It is difficult to find new pictures that describe your feelings or association. Your mindmaps will grow fast this way. The best thing to do then is to split them up in multiple separate mindmaps. To make sure that you keep all information together, make a connection from one mindmap to another. This so-called hyperlink can be used to make a net work of mindmaps (later more). Do you know what is funny and powerful at the same time? Linking to other documents than mindmaps. Are you busy making a book report? Use your tool to collect Internet links. Press the link and the needed page opens. Do you have a Word document? Connect it to the mindmap and give the reader the possibility to get more information. Lately, I make lots of connections to Excel. In the mindmaps I make you can see Excel sheets! This is great for tables and making graphs. Try it yourself!

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Put one link to another document on one node
As you know one picture or word is placed on a node. This one word has the strongest association. Making connections to other tools should be done the same. If you connect to another tool., use one connection. Do you want to add more hyperlinks? Do this if you like to. Keep in mind though that you will probably lost some of the clearness of the mindmap.

Make your own master mindmap and network of mindmaps (later more)
You are the proud owner of all your mindmaps. They are very personal You have a lot of neurons in your head. These want to make connections for you, preferably as many as possible. To make your mindmaps more powerful you should let them connect to other mindmaps. This is done by making a master mindmap This master mindmap is sort of a portal to a lot of knowledge. Make your mindmap in such a way that it looks like a neuron, getting connections to other neurons (mindmaps). It is good to start with this process as soon as possible. This way you can add a new mindmap easily. Another advantage of this is that you get a good summary of your work.

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The future of mindmapping
There has been a wonderful development in the mindmap software industry that makes it much more personal. Until now branches were placed by the software. Now some tools offer the possibility to freely place the branches and nodes. You are no longer obligated to follow the computer. Do you want lots of space between the branches? Doit! You can see anexample of this below (a flexible and traditional mindmap).

To make your mindmap more personal, please note the following: MindMapper has installed a tool in version 4. 0 a tool that makes it possible to change the normal (boring) shape of the branches. You can now choose to change the colour, thickness and styles of the branch. Below you find an example of a mindmap with normal branches and curved branches.

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A different application of personal mindmapping can be found in MapIt. This tool has the ability to put text on curved lines. Have a look at the differences below.

Developments in this industry are moving quickly today. In my opinion it will remainimportant to make mindmapping tools. Most tools move to business tools that also can mindmap. This is a bad development for the real mindmap fan! A new development that is emerging is making mindmaps on a PDA (Palm, TabletPC etc.). The current tools will give you the feature of drawing in the mindmap. This way mindmapping will become more and more like it is done on paper now.

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What is important to know when buying a tool?
The last couple of years I worked in the mindmap software field and saw a lot of interesting developments. In the beginning there were only a few suppliers that had some high quality products. Nowadays almost all mindmap software tools are the same. It is good to see that the companies from three years ago are still here. These are usually the companies who show what new features are possible. Whether it is about exporting to XML of PDF, inserting curved lines showing or the freedom of a mindmap, it all is the same: bringing the real mindmap experience to the computer. Many people ask me what to look for and what to know when buying a mindmap tool. They do not want to spend a lot of money. There are a couple of (important) things that you can do to find the fool you need.

How do you want to use it? Professional of personal
This can be very important for the user. I am not even talking about the difference in price for the tool right now. Today you learned that there are tools that have the option to export to and import from MS Office documents. The professional tools are normally the ones that have this option. You make a mindmap and export it to MS Word to edit it. The advantage of this is that you instantly have the outline of your document. This is the way I develop my training material. First I start with the outline in a mindmap. Then I export it and write the rest. So: mindmap first, then work out the rest. Now for the difference in price I wrote about earlier. It can be quite substantial. Some tools have a difference of more than 100 Euro. So please check if you need the export and import functionality. You don't need it? Save yourselves a lot of money!

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A mindmap tool or a tool that can mindmap
There are a number of software titles that first were mindmap tools that could work with MS Word for instance. It is a shame to see that their focus shifts from a mindmap tool to a business tool that can make mindmaps. You can say that they chance from mindmap tool to project planning/control tool. Fortunately most tools do not change like this. Lately a lot of new mindmap tools have been released. This year alone there were 5 big releases! It shows that the mindmap market is a very dynamic market with lots of developments. Most of the tools are (in my humble opinion) developed because current tools are not complete yet. This is a good development for us, the users. TIP: Determine if you want a mindmap tool or a tool that can make mindmaps, you might want to buy/try a graphics tool ;)

Sharing mindmaps with others?
Do you want to share your mindmaps? How do you want to do this? Some tools can build an entire website out of the mindmap (by only a few actions). This can be interesting. Other people want to make beautiful pictures out of their mindmaps to place on their website. Please determine what you want before buying a tool. You can miss out on some good software if you want (or don't want) to build a website.

Do you know how to mindmap?
I don't have to ask you this. It is important though. The question could be: do you want a tool that follows the mindmap directions closely? Not all software does this. This can be annoying for people who are very precise.

What is your budget?
There are some free mindmap tools. Other tools are well over 500 Euro (per license). Which one is better? It depends on a lot of factors. It is difficult to give an answer to this question. It all depends on what you want to do with it. Remember that you can buy a good mindmap tool for 80 to 120 Euro. They even allow you to connect to MS Office! So, know what you want! Advice: Do not let your budget determine the tool. Better safe than sorry when buying a tool. It has to be right for you.

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Do you want to make mindmaps while on the road??
The latest thing for the mindmap fan is mindmapping on a handheld (on a Palm or PocketPC). Using this software, you can make mindmaps wherever you are! The best thing is that you can transfer them to the desktop computer and continue working on them You probably understand that the pictures on a handheld are not that impressive. That doesn't matter. It is the structure of the mindmap that counts here. Soon there will be opportunities in this. Handhelds are getting better and better. I wouldn't be surprised if handhelds will make use of pictures you take to include in the mindmap. The only limitation with today's handhelds is memory, and this is changing rapidly Do you know what tool you like to use? You can always check out our website at: http://www.mindmap-software.com All tools mentioned above are listed there. You can download and try them. You have to download a number of tools. Why? I like to tell you more on that in this last section..

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Which tool feels right?
For most people this is an important question. You need to know if you can use the tool without much learning and if it is fast enough for you. The main thing in using a tool is that the information has to flow from your head to the screen without much computer interference. When I first came in contact with mindmap software I downloaded three tools. There were three questions that had to be answered for me: Is it easy to mindmap with this tool? What extra features has the tool? How much do I have to invest? The first question is especially important. You have to make mindmaps just like on paper. There are tools that use the mouse or a keyboard combination to make a new node. Honestly: YOU DON'T WANT THAT! You want a tool that gives you the chance to type, and only think about the subject. For me it is very important that the tool makes a new node when I start typing. I don't want to hit keys first, No! I want to start typing. For you this might (of course) be less important. It is my experience that people need to make mindmaps fast and without learning (for hours) how to use the tool. Please keep this in mind when looking for a tool that you like.: Information has to flow from your head to the screen, without much interference Every extra activity distracts you from thinking.

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Mindmap Software Tools
These are the most important tools of today:

Tool MindMapper MindManager Visual Mind MapIt VisiMap MindGenius Inspiration NovaMind Concept Draw SmartDraw Freemind SoftNeuron Lowrie Web D. Explorer HeadCase

Description extensive mindmap tool business tool based on mindmapping solid mindmap application interesting new extras good mindmap tool solid mindmap tool tool aimed at education all Apple tool several drawing tool good piece of software free Java tool Java tool good and cheap great/easy tool very professional o my god, this is cool!

Operating System Win Win Win Win Win Win Win/Apple-Mac Apple-Mac Win/Apple-Mac Win All OS with Java All OS with Java Win Win Win

Because of the rapid developments in this field the tools will not be discussed here. What I want to ask you is to go to our website: www.mindmap-software.com and read what is said about each tool. Should you have any questions, please contact me. You will receive an answer as soon as possible.

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The two most important directions for a powerful computer mindmap
You learned quit a bit on computer mindmapping today. Please make sure that you follow the directions. This way you can not go wrong. The only thing you need to know now to get a powerful computer mindmap is:

USE PICTURES
This is so incredible important that I keep nagging on and on about this. The second important things is:

Make sure you use more colours than you use on paper. Let your mindmaps draw attention from the other side of the room! It has to jump from your screen and stay in your mind all day. Because you did not draw this mindmap, use more colours than on paper: at least 10! For now, have lots of fun and success with the exercises. I hope to meet you tomorrow. We will continue our exploration into mindmapping by looking at different applications of mindmapping. I think you will recognise a lot of these things tomorrow because you practised a lot already. I'll see you tomorrow!

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The exercises for today: Here are the exercises for today friend. Make sure you do them. You are learning a new habit. This can only be done by doing it every day. The faster you do this, the more you gain from it!

Exercise 1:
Ok, mindmap software. Download a tool from our website www.mindmap-software.com. Do you want a Dutch tool? Please visit: http://mindmapper.terhoeve.com Install the tool and play with it. See what you like and what you don't like. What would you do with this tool (planning, presentations, brainstorming etc)?

Exercise 2:
Download a second (or third) tool. Have a look at the differences regarding information input and usage of the mindmap directions you learned on day 2 and 3

Exercise 3:
If you have some, send me some mindmaps. I love to see what you created. If it is ok with you I will post them on our website.

Exercise 4:
Do not forget to make your paper mindmaps. Do you have some tasks? Make a mindmap of it! A summary needed? Mindmap it!

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Mindmap links:
Mindmap for The Netherlands: http://www.mind-map.nl MindMap software:http://www.mindmap-software.com MindMapper Benelux: http://mindmapper.terhoeve.com

MindMap training:
For everybody that wants a mindmap training in their company, please contact us at: training@terhoeve.com

MindMap software: Feedback:
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MINDMAP TRAINING DAY 4

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Welcome friend

Day 4: Mindmap Applications

WELCOME ON DAY 4 OF YOUR PERSONAL MINDMAP TRAINING You almost have the black belt in MindMapping. There are only two more days to go. Do you already have the feeling that mindmapping can give a valuable contribution to your life? I hope it can. The goal of today is to learn many different applications of mindmapping.

What do you need to know?
You know how to mindmap. This can be on paper or using a computer. You are aware of the limitations of mindmapping. You also know that the different techniques are very powerful You have read all the previous days and did all the exercises.

What is today's programme?
10 applications of mindmapping Where to use mindmapping in your life Examples of computer mindmaps that may inspire you more How to make a MASTER Mindmap

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10 applications of mindmapping
My passion (ok, you could call it work also) allows me to meet and talk with lots of different people. This can vary from students to directors of large companies to teachers. When you finally have a conversation with someone on mindmapping they find it an unusual technique (hmmm, how come ). A question often heard is: What is your target market? Usually I can give an answer that would make many companies jealous. I would say: the world is my playground. It doesn't matter who you are, where you're from or what you do. MindMapping is a technique that helps everybody. Whether it is studying, gaining insight or brainstorming. All of this can be done using the mindmap techniques. Even people who mindmap for many years (and probably know a lot more on the subject then me) are interesting for me and my company. Another question often heard is: Ok, everybody a prospective client. But what can they, and especially I, do with it? That is what this training day is all about. What can you do with the knowledge you gained in the first three days. You will see 10 different applications of mindmapping. Some are very obvious, other less so. All are worth thinking about. Here they are.

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Taking notes.
Right in the bull's eye. This is, according to my humble opinion, the best application for mindmapping This is usually also the first application people can think of. And doesn't is all start with taking notes (for studying, reviewing, etc)? Do you remember that I asked you on the first day to take notes from a study you still had to use? The next day you made a mindmap from that piece of work. How was that? If you made sure that you used many pictures and few words you can probably see the power of this technique. Traditional note taking is very good in some situations. In a conversation I had recently I had to write down some contact information. You can make a mindmap of this. If you ask me if I did that (and will do) I would say NO. You don't need to make mindmaps all of the time. Before entering a conversation with a person I would use it. My notes would give me structure. Questions I have for that person, my side of the story, possible scenarios, all that is written down. I only have to add some short pieces of information to the mindmap. This allows me to have my focus on the conversation. Try it. Make a mindmap of a future conversation. Write down the goals and useful information. It is simple and very effective. Apart from this way of taking notes, the technique is very helpful in making minutes. More on this now. The fun way of taking notes and making minutes this way is that you can add relationships easily. All it takes is just one stroke of your pen. Normally the information density is much higher with mindmapping. How come? Yes, that's right! Pictures, symbols, icons, associations, keywords. I knew you were thinking about this. Note taking: A very powerful application of the mindmap technique.

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Studying, Reviewing, Repetition.
Suppose you have material that you just have to learn. Normally learning is a matter of repetition. Mindmapping takes this (often boring) repetition away. After taking notes it is very simple to review the material. Repetition is done by looking at the mindmap. All the information is structured logical and hierarchical. This makes reviewing a simple process. The second advantage is what I like to call the one-view principle. Since all the information is on one piece of paper you have an overview of all of the material at once. This is one of the biggest advantages over traditional mindmapping (which puts everything below each other).

Organising - Gaining insight
Do you ever have the feeling that you can't figure out what is best to do right now? I often use this application myself. A mindmap has the big advantage that you can put structure to the material. All actions I have to do are placed in the mindmap. The information is putting them in order. The mindmap then reveals what is best to do now and what can wait. I met a few people who learned more about themselves by mindmapping than they would have expected. They took some pretty major decisions. They started making a mindmap with their current situation with questions like: what I do now and what I don't like but still do... They gained beautiful insight in what to do. These were used to move into (often) completely different directions in life. Please understand me that I do not say that you should make a mindmap to find the meaning of your life. I can however give you an extra impulse in finding your true purpose and give insight as well. Besides this, mindmapping for insight has another positive impacts. Wewill talk more on this later, but I want to tell you that it can save you time (lots of time).

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Planning
Every morning I make a mindmap of my tasks for that day. I organise the tasks in a mindmap, plan the day and add additional information. You will notice that this way of working gives you an overview of your tasks. Your new knowledge (insight in what to do) may tell you that you perhaps have to switch tasks to get a better workflow. This is not the end of this subject. Please do remember to make a mindmap of the week, month, year and longer. This way of planning isvery powerful. You will see all your goals on one sheet of paper. You will see where you are and where you are going. This will help you to create your own path in life.

Communication
Communication is very important in today's society. A clear conversation is much more important. Why don't we just do this? Most of the information in books and reports is not even necessary. Writing short and to the point is almost a virtue. Do you know what the most terrible consequence of this is? The receiver of the information is not looking forward to this information. That's why you can say that the 'art' of optimal communication is neglected. Perhaps you know of the statement I heard on a training course: Sorry, I had no time to write a concise report of one page so I just wrote 20 pages. A mindmap is a very direct formof communication. Unnecessary pieces of text are left out. On day one you could have read that mindmapping is information which is structured. Remember this and you have a very powerful way of communicating.

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Presentations
This is a very powerful, 2 way application of mindmapping. Suppose you are about to give a presentation. To prepare the best you can you read every book on the subject. You make a lot of 'traditional' notes (long sentences, information below each other, etc). You have exactly one hour for the presentation. You divided your presentation in subjects and sub-subjects. To make certain you will not go wrong you decide to write the entire speech onpaper. These pieces of paper can be useful and you put them in front of you when giving the presentation. The day of the presentation ishere. You start reading it to the audience. While reading, some people ask you questions. Unfortunately you see that after 45 minutes, that you are only one third from where you should be. You have to start determining what is do-able and what isn't. You are getting nervous. The paperclip holding your sheets together jumps away. Sweat is dripping from your head. People in the audience start mumbling. And then . you wake up screaming. What a nightmare. Everything that could go wrong went wrong. You totally blew this presentation. Fortunately you are not organised the way your dream character was. Sure, you prepared, you have your notes. Your notes are summarised in a compact mindmap. It has seemingly less information. But you know better. It looks this way, but is has the outline for your presentation. Do you remember the mindmap with the clock in the centre? Each one of the hours was used. This mindmap was build the same way. You know how much time each heading takes. You reached the subject at the bottom of the mindmap? That means that you have 30 minutes for the rest of the mindmap. You will look very calm and in control to the audience. The audience knows by the way you look and your mindmap handouts exactly what you are talking about. Are there a lot of questions from the audience? It doesn't matter. You know what could be interesting for the crowd and skip other things. Because of the clock you know what takes how much time. Also, all information is on one sheet. You have total control The mindmap is not only a planning tool this way. It helps you remembering the key subjects and key point. Your mindmap shows (of course) more detail than the handout. You read the keywords and make the presentation from these. You know your subject and give a perfect presentation.

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The example above could be a little bit exaggerated. The truth is that many people use mindmaps in presentations everyday and really think it is a 'life saver'. Try it yourself: use a mindmap when giving a presentation. You will see that this is not only for you but also for the audience a very positive experience.

Visualise
You know that you brain works with and thinks in pictures. By showing mindmaps (= a picture) to your brain you stimulate it and you will get more ideas than normal. This visual effect of mindmaps stimulates your brain to think in other ways. In addition, you will see different things.

Brainstorming
In many organisations people do brainstorm sessions. This can be small sessions with only two participants, or company wide sessions. The simplicity and speed of mindmapping ensures that ideas are easily captured. And that's what it is all about. Every participator gives keywords that are placed in a mindmap or that he or she puts in the mindmap. A very good idea of Tony Buzan is the following: Put a number of blank branches in the mindmap. This will trigger your mind in filling up these branches. I know that they will be populated By making extreme mindmaps you will get super strange ideas. And you know that this can be good. The best things have started as extreme ideas. You are looking for new things, so go for extreme mindmapping! Take the path least travelled. You have to do this if you want to get the best and brightest ideas. Think crazy! Think absurd! Think outside the square or outside the box! Put crazy pictures in the mindmap! Put dozens of empty branches in the mindmap.

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Meetings
Just like with presentations you have a good help using mindmaps in meetings. One example is finding the outline for the meeting. A very effective way is the following:

Everybody who attends this meeting can add information to the subjects/nodes. You do this using a computer tool. As you can see there is a lot of space available for points 1 and 2. And the beauty of it is that it won't run short of space. This is extra space for additional (mindmap) notes. Did you ever have to make minutes? Often this task is done by a different person each time. Why? Because normally most people don't like doing it. This is because you have to write, and write, and write. What if you used your new mindmapping skills. It would be a lot simpler. You write down the keywords. If you are smart you do this in a computer tool. This way you won't get short of space. After the meeting you normally have to write the minutes. This is time that you could work (expensive time!!!). So you take your mindmap. Have a look at it and send it to everybody who needs to get it. DONE! You don't have to rewrite it over and over again. Once you are ready, you're ready!

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Training courses
A training course combines teaching and presenting information. In fact, mindmapping is one of the best (if not the best) tools in teaching. Often you don't see this form used. Why? I think this is because a lot of teachers are not familiar with mindmapping. I use the tools and techniques in my training. It gives the participants structure and insight in the material that might have remained hidden.

And so you see, it doesn't matter what you use mindmapping for. You can use it for so many things. Whether it is for insight in past, present of future things, business or personal: MindMapping is your way of finding answers that might have been unnoticed.

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A summary of computer mindmap examples
I am, as you already know, a mindmap software user. The examples below are all mindmaps made by different computer tools. They are made by the tools that you could have downloaded yesterday. The reason for only showing computer mindmaps is that you must make your own hand drawn mindmaps. I have seen many people take over the style of the person that thought them mindmapping. Remember:

All your mindmaps are good!

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Try making every mindmap you make better, prettier, with more colour and more exciting than the last one. This way of working will give you the best results and shows the real power of mindmapping. The mindmap technique is used in many countries. MindMapping alone is not sufficient. In this knowledge driven world you need other tools. These can be speed reading, speed learning, goal setting etc.

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For everybody who wants to learn more, save more time extend their skills and we developed extra online training courses. Just contact us if you want more information. I think you will like them. Every time we release a newcourse, you will be notified. This way you keep up to date.

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Enough about this. Here are some facts on mindmapping. MindMapping must be taught in schools I think (more than now). Some countries are advanced in this, Sweden for example. Do you know that the grade average goes up for students who use the mindmap techniques? Many hundreds of students reported this A very good example of this is of a young girl. Her name is Lana Israel. She learned mindmapping at a youngage. By talking to people about this and showing what it can do she accomplished a lot. She wrote books on the subject for children. She is now in hear twenties and travels the world to tell people about mindmapping. Do you know how she learned? She drew mindmaps of her school material. Big mindmaps on large pieces of paper. Every time she learned more on a subject, she expanded his mindmaps. Her mindmaps were in her rooming, hanging on the wall. When it was time to learn, she sat down on a chair in front of her mindmaps and studied. This saved her time and got her high grades. Isn't that cool! Wouldn't you, if you had the change, do it like that? Make mindmaps of your courses, expand them, learn from them and study fast?

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And now?
You know about mindmapping, computer mindmapping and you have seen examples, applications and know what the pitfalls are. Tomorrow is the last day of our journey together. At this time, I want to tell you something very important. You MUST have the intention to make at least one mindmap each day. Make sure that this mindmap is a little bit more beautiful, exiting and challenging than the one from yesterday. It normally takes 6 weeks before something becomes a habit. You have made mindmaps for three days now. Only a few more weeks and you have started a new habit. This habit gives you: More creativity; More insight; Faster and better learning skills, and Brings the fun back in learning. A nice way of doing this iswith you partner, friend(s) or family. Do you have to make plans for something? Make a group mindmap. Do you need to make an invitation? Make a mindmap!

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The MASTER Mindmap
We spoke on this subject before. This time the intention is a little bit different. The MASTER mindmap is a mindmap with lots, and lots, and lots of information. This course is almost 100 pages. Makinga mindmap of this course should not be very hard. Even fitting it on one piece of paper (A4 size) should not be difficult. You could make a Master Mindmap of the training as an exercise. The ideas and directions are the same as with a normal mindmap. Use pictures and colours. To show you what the possibilities are, I want to show you some nice examples of Master Mindmaps: At General Electric about 20.000 employees put all their knowledge on the GE products in a gigantic mindmap. IBM made a Master Mindmap that was several meters long (WOW!) People made Master Mindmaps of their hobbies. All the training I attended is stored in large mindmaps Did you read any good books? Make a mindmapof the entire book. It seems difficult (more info tomorrow), but it is quite simple. Really! You can fit a book with 200 to 400 pages on 1 piece of paper. This is excluding encyclopaedia and dictionaries. Companies are putting their entire mission statement and goals in mindmaps. Can you think of an advantage of these mindmaps? One is that you have all the information you need at hand. The best way of speed learning is building (and learning) the Master Mindmap.

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The exercises of today: Exercise 1:
Make at least 2 mindmaps today. Do this every day. Since I first learned about mindmapping I do this everyday. You saw a lot of applications of the technique. Use this knowledge, mindmap!

Exercise 2:
Did you already make a computer mindmap? Write down your experiences. Use lots of pictures of symbols.

Exercise 3:
Make a Master Mindmap of a book you recently read.

Exercise 4:
Make a Master Mindmap of you hobby. Save this mindmap and expand it later. All your computer or traditional mindmaps that you like to share are more than welcome. You can send them to me at info@mindmap-training.com

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Mindmap links:
Mindmap for The Netherlands: http://www.mind-map.nl MindMap software:http://www.mindmap-software.com MindMapper Benelux: http://mindmapper.terhoeve.com

MindMap training:
For everybody that wants a mindmap training in their company, please contact us at: training@terhoeve.com

MindMap software: Feedback:
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MINDMAP TRAINING DAY 5

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Welcome friend

Day 5: Additional information

WELCOME ON DAY 5 OF YOUR PERSONAL MINDMAP TRAINING

What is the required knowledge?
The last couple of days you made a lot of mindmaps. You learned about traditional and computer mindmapping. I assume that you completed all the previous training material and did all the exercises.

What will you learn today?
An easy to use method for remembering people, and more How to use mindmapping in reading Mindmap a book in one hour How to use mindmapping in learning

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MindMapping in your head

A useful tool for mindmapping in your mind
Dear friend, imagine the following: Everyday you make mindmaps. You even have a small booklet in which you write your mindmaps and notes. Than, all of a sudden you meet someone. It is quite interesting and you are looking for your note book. Unfortunately it lies on your desk. Now what? We all were in a similar situation before. You want to remember things and there is no way of writing down notes. It would be very easy to make a mindmap of the situation. The person we spoke (mister Post) tells you a story about his company. The main activity is development of accountancy software. Management consists of two persons. There is quit a number of people working in the company. There are 5 software developers. They are working on a very important project. Bookkeepers can add spoken language to their database. Five other people are designers of the product. Sales has three persons working on an incredible sensitive deal. The ministry of agriculture wants to buy the product. There are working three people on the legal department. They are working on taking out the last wrinkles for a takeover of a competitor: Closet Company. This is not a very complicated story I think By the way: We will be making a mindmap in our head later. Do you still remember what is important in making mindmaps? Please write the three most important ones down. ............. ............. ............. I truly hope that you mentioned that pictures are very important. Colour is also very important. The last thing that you could have written down is keywords or 'craziness'. A mindmap has to be strange in order to stimulate the brain (remember the pink elephant?).

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Questions...

There are two reasons why I asked you to do this short exercise. The first reason is that you had a chance to test yourself. The other reason is that you were busy with something else than the story. You will probably have not much trouble answering these next questions (without looking back): How many people are working in this company? Answer: .............. What departments are there? Answer: .............. What is the most important part of the new software? Answer: .............. What is the name of the company they want to takeover? Answer: .............. What is the name of the person you spoke? Answer: .............. The answers are on the next page. First try to do the exercise yourself. After this have a look at how many questions you answered correct.

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... and answers

How many correct answers do you have?
1. There are working 18 people in the company 2. They have the following departments: Legal, Sales, Software Development, Design 3. Adding spoken language to the client database 4. They want to takeover Closet Company 5. Mister Post How many questions did you answer correct? I hope all (or at least many). If you answered them all correct: Congratulations! If you didn't ace the test: no worry! You are about to learn asimple yet effective way of remembering and learning without aids like paper etc. This is mister Post. He will be the centre of our mindmap on this company. In reality you will see the real mister Post. You should dress him up as a mail man (in your mind of course). Perhaps he has a mail bag in your mind He is the owner of the company and has a board of two persons. We make him a two headed person. The other thing is that the main activity is developing accountancy software. You have to connect a picture of a accounting software tool to the heads. Please choose simple and powerful pictures. This makes remembering easier. You could imagine a large computer on the heads. The computer is filled on the left side with bills and transcripts. On the right side a book is generated. This is easy to picture in your head. On the right you see a (static) example of this. Make sure you have a strange picture or movie in your head (2 heads on one person???). Imagine the computer on their heads Have you ever seen a computer making a physical book? You continue this way with the rest of the information. Put on his right hand side the legal department (like reading your rights). There are 5 people on this side, one for every finger. They are working on the deal with Closet. Imagine are rope in the hand that is pulling a closet.

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The left hand is the Sales department. Only three people working there. The left hand sold two of his fingers for much money. That is why these THREE persons are represented by THREE fingers. They are working on a deal this the ministry of Agriculture. The left hand is pulling a pig along. Software Development is represented by the leg of mister Post. They are very important work doing (base of the company - base of the body), software that can talked to. This is very important. You could also say that they are the Achilles' heel of the company as well. Connect a mouth to the heel. Design has 5 employees. They are connected to a beautiful leg. The foot has five nicely polished nails. Your picture may look something like this:

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MindMapping and more

As you can see you can connect the information quit easily to a person. Do this often. You might connect names of people. Just make sure that all the pictures are funny and strange. You must make it good material to remember for your brain. Advice: Try it yourself. As you can see the co-operation between the left and the right brain is stimulated, again. The next time you meet someone, stick information on them. It takes some training in the beginning. Certain concepts are hard to translate into pictures.

Mindmapping and reading
Yesterday you read information on practical mindmap applications. Mindmapping and reading was briefly mentioned. Today I want to give you a practical strategy for this. Suppose you have to read a book for your studies or work. There are no summaries of this book available. You have to do it all by yourself. Most people grab a book and start reading cover to cover. In the meantime they take some notes on paper or in the book itself. After reading the book the notes are used to make a summary. This way they find the best information the fastest, according to them. What are the advantages of reading a book like this? You read the entire book By reading the entire book you read everything. Every small detail that seems to be important will end up in your summary. Your notes are in the same order as the book is. You will find information from your notes easily in the book

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A huge disadvantage is that you read the entire book. This takes so much time!. Most things in a book that you read are familiar. If this is not so, you are reading a book that is way to advanced for you are way to simple. My point is: books are filled with information that you already know and can be skipped. USE THIS ADVANTAGE!

A nice detail is: publishers do not like to publish a thin book. Do you know why? People rather buy a thick book. A thin book is assumed to be filled with few facts and information. A thick book has more information in it and price doesn't matter than. Besides, people like to have a huge book on the bookshelf. This looks better A cheap book is also presumed to be uninteresting. When you summarise this you can say: Thick book + Expensive book = Wanted book The opposite is also true: Thin book + Cheap book = Uninteresting book

Isn't this strange!
People that think like this do not like mindmapping in the beginning, I guess. All information of this training could be summarised in one mindmap! Be honest. Would you have paid the same price for the training if I had sent you 5 mindmaps? Or perhaps one? Be honest? One you are no stranger in mindmapping youwill have pity with everybody that can't summarise a book on 1 piece of (A4) paper. Seriously, the last sentence is perhaps a little over done. It only shows that you now own a method that can save you so much time! Not only when taking notes, but also when studying. But before you start summarising book in mindmaps, you need to learn how to use reading and mindmapping together. Here are some tips.

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Make a clear mindmap with a good structure. The best thing is putting the name of the book in the centre. Draw a picture; perhaps draw the cover of the book.

Here is the tip for making a summary of a book in less than one hour!
Start by reading the table of content. Put all the chapters in you mindmap as branches. All sub-chapters are also put in the relevant branches. In this way you took the outline of the book and made a mindmap from this. Every chapter should be a picture in the mindmap! Now go thru every chapter. Normally every book shows important information by writing in bold, underline etc. You can (or should) place these words in the mindmap. Try making pictures as often as possible. Do NOT READ parts in the book. Only go for the highlights. If you see many diagrams, formulas and definitions: Draw small pictures. Use many colours, especially with formulas. This stimulates your brain. I know that it may sound strange now, but perhaps you can mindmap a book in less than one hour. Try it! Later, when studying, you take this mindmap and determine which parts need more information. This method is useful when you want to learn more on a subject fast! Here are some short tips for reading. I think you like to know more on this. Know what you read. When you are reading a book, start with the cover and the table of content. Maybe you already know most of the content of the book. This saves you a lot of time. You will gain much insight by reading like this. All of this helps you in making a mindmap. Oh, one other thing: when you read a book, go thru the entire book in a few (max) 5 minutes. This will help you as well.

When you are reading the book, make sure that you keep going thru the pages. Do not stop and most definitely do not re-read parts more than a few times. Much information is explained in books many times. Underline keywords when reading. When you are making a mindmap after reading, you find the correct information very fast. As you see, I write that you should make the mindmap after the reading is done. Do one thing at a time. First read, then mindmap. This is much better. When you use these tips, you will be making mindmaps of entire books very soon. You will learn much faster then :)

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Mindmapping and learning

Why use the mindmap technique? You probably can answer this question yourself. Hopefully you see more applications for mindmapping then yesterday. I truly hope that you are enjoying mindmapping more each day. But mindmapping is not a goal. It helps you reaching a goal. Yesterday you saw the applications. One of them is learning. Today, you will get some directions to maximise the results. You just read on mindmapping and learning. I assume that you build a beautiful mindmap with lots of colour, emotion and pictures. Now use it for learning. The most important thing in learning is understanding what you do and learn. This way you remember it better.

Learning is NOT about repetition.
Maybe you are surprised because of this statement. Did you study by repetition? Hours and hours of repetition? I remember that I spend many hours in my room repeating French words. Hearing this should not be very nice to you (as it was for me). What was better to do then? I know now what I should have done. That's why I use the techniques now and learn faster and better than in the past. Ok, repetition is not the best thing in learning. What is the best thing you can do. It is learning the correct, brain friendly, material at fixes times.

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Do you have a mindmap of a book close by? Do you see enough colour, emotions, and pictures? Then this mindmap is good study material. You can learn this information very fast. You can put this picture in your head. A very interesting thing about your brain is that it has unlimited storage space. You can put as many pictures in it as you like. So please do not be afraid that it reaches its storage limit. The only thing is that the pictures will fade. A fixed repetition in time will enhance quality of the picture(s) and/or information. Repetition of information is studying the mindmap you personally made. Read this. Be focused. Look at the pictures, relations, connections etc. Know, understand and feel why things are the way they are. Advice: Keep your mindmap a living piece of material. This means add information to it if you think this is needed. Learning is looking at the mindmap. This is best done when you can see the mindmaps as often as possible. Keep them within reach. All the mindmaps I need for projects and training hang on the wall. This way I have a look at them daily. I add information and mark things I completed. Try to do this with your studies. Hang them on the wall, have a look at them and adjust them. Integrate the material with you brain.

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Extra training
I would like to give you some extra information on other training we can deliver. I love my work. I love training people to be the best they can be. This is my goal in life. More and more time is spend on training people lately. A lot of people asked me if I could share my knowledge on learning, reading, goal setting, time management and optimal performance. That's why we offer the following courses:

Speed reading
Which methods are used How to use these methods Speed vs. comprehension What is possible

(Speed) Learning
What learning techniques are there? How fast can I learn and how to do this What is possible? What is my personal learning strategy?

Goal setting
What are goals? How to accomplish them? What can be done and what can not be done? Pitfalls Success stories

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Time Management
What is time? How to manage and control time? 10 easy time savers The best time management tips and tricks If you want to receive more information on these courses, please contact me at info@mindmap-training.com. You will receive an answer as soon as possible.

EXTRA TIPS: Use lots of pictures and colour in your mindmaps Make mindmaps everyday Buy a dummy book and draw/write your mindmaps in this book Start learning to make mindmaps in your head Make a planning of every day you live

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The exercises for today: Exercise 1:
Grab your notes of the first day. What about the advantages and prejudice you wrote on mindmapping? Is this still correct? Are there changes? Why?

Exercise 2:
Next to your daily glass of milk at breakfast or brushing your teeth you must make a new habit. Make two mindmaps a day, at least. You can think of a planning or taking notes.

Exercise 3:
Teach yourself to make mindmaps in your head. They can be very simple and small mindmaps. They will probably be expanded in time. If you have mindmaps that you like to share with me and other people please send them to me. You can send them to: info@mindmap-training.com.

The Final Exercise
To receive the Black Belt in Mindmapping you have to make a final mindmap and send this to me. The assignment is: Make a mindmap with the following information What are your experiences? What did you learn? What are things you must remember? What do you use mindmapping for Please make sure that you use colours and pictures. You can send the mindmap to info@mindmap-training.com I will look at every mindmap personally. You will receive the certificate in one day and this will be accompanied by tips.

I wish you SUCCESS and FUN using your new MINDMAPPING knowledge!

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Mindmap links:
Mindmap for The Netherlands: http://www.mind-map.nl MindMap software:http://www.mindmap-software.com MindMapper Benelux: http://mindmapper.terhoeve.com

MindMap training:
For everybody that wants a mindmap training in their company, please contact us at: training@terhoeve.com

MindMap software: Remarks for us:
All your remarks and ideas on the training are most welcome. Mail us at:
mindmapper@terhoeve.com

Remember: MindMapping is a registered trademark of the Buzan Organisation

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