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    Hey all, I just wanted to share my notes on Mind Mapping. Most of it from Tony Buzan's Writing and parts are from David Allen. I hope you pick up some new tips/tricks !

    Mind Mapping Notes

    1.No judgment, challenge, evaluation, criticism

    2.Go for quantity, not quality

    3.Put analysis & organization in background

    1. Start in the centre with an image of the topic, using at least 3 colours.

    2. Use images, symbols, codes and dimensions throughout your Mind Map.

    3. Select key words and print using upper or lower case letters.

    4. Each word word/image must be alone and sitting on its own line.

    5. The lines must be connected, starting from the central image. The central lines are thicker, organic and flowing, becoming thinner as they radiate out from the centre.

    6. Make the lines the same length as the word/image.

    7. Use colours - your own code - throughout the Mind Map.

    8. Develop your own personal style of Mind Mapping.

    9. Use emphasis and show associations in your Mind Map.

    10. Keep the Mind Map clear by using Radiant hierarchy, numerical order or outlines to embrace your branches.

    Represent concepts with keywords *

    Make associations *

    Organize into hierarchy

    * Visualize concepts using images

    * Stimulate your brain with colors and symbols *

    Order and emphasize according to importance The major benefits from the use of Mind Maps are:

    * Images, colors, and associations stimulates creative thinking. *

    Mind Mapping forces you to think actively about the things you learn. *

    Efficiency in making/taking notes. *

    Learning is simply more fun!

    One word per branch


    Left Side: Words, numbers, lines, logic, lists

    Right Side: Colour, rhythm, imagination, day dreaming

    Always add images to Mind Map

    Organize, remember, compare, connect

    "Whole Picture"

    Place Symbol/Image in center of Mind Map

    use codes and symbols throughout

    Single Words per line


    Geometrical Shapes

    Artistic three dimension


    The relative importance of each idea is clear indicated

    More important idea will be nearer to the center

    less important ideas are far away

    The links between the key conpscets will be immdeialtey recongniable because of there promixty and connection

    Recall and Review will be effete and more rapid

    words are all in capital letters

    10 Characteristics
    Life Goal
    Giant !
    See into the far future

    Persistence and comment to that vision
    Make sure it come true
    Persistence is the power
    Focus on the vision
    Know of their subjects
    10,000 Hours of work

    Mastermind Group
    People around them, build towards their vision
    Challenge each other
    Comprehensive Positive Attitude
    Learning from their mistakes
    Knowledge about their brain, and its function
    Energy at multiple levels

    Whats is Mind Mapping ?
    Colours of Nodes
    Connection between nodes
    Reflection of mind
    non-linear note taking

    Verbal Intl
    Expand Verbal knowledge
    Range of knowledge

    Note everything in Mind Maps
    Colour Code
    Which colours mean what ?
    Key Areas
    3D Image Code
    Mini Mind Map
    10 Keywords
    Helps Organize
    Chapter Headings



    logic + imageation + association

    Energy +/= Memory = Creativity

    Pictures: number: words : associations

    Focus + time + daily improvement = genius

    Use an image for your central idea

    Brain works by association

    Think radiantly

    Allows you to develop detailed organization of your subject

    Insert images into main nodes

    Associations : with everything

    Fluency, Flexibilty, Originality,

    quickly learn something about a given topic.


    “We store words and images in different portions of our brain, and if you can mix the two together, you know, left brain and right brain, you have that perfect cohesion,”

    Lliinsky states, “One of the most important benefits of visualization is that is allows us access to huge amounts of data in ways that would not be otherwise possible.”

    Data visualizations can be incredibly effective in expressing, capturing, and conveying information because they crystallize trends and impacts in a way that nothing else could. Tomorrow felt that by giving nonprofits a ready-made platform that makes it easy for them to create well-designed data visualizations, they could much more effectively showcase their vital stats and work. As Brink observes, “Stylized infographics are effective for making complex stories accessible and engaging.” The platform is versatile, allowing data to be shown in any number of ways--a pie chart, a trending graph, etc


    43 Intricate Mind Map Illustrations

  • #2
    Cool! Thanks.


    • #3
      Great website, love the mind map examples


      • #4
        greate notes.........thank you ........the chaotic world needs organizing ..and it begins from right here...


        • #5
          good stuff!

          Thanks, Tado!

          I'm going to print that out and go through it as part of my next weekly review.

          I use a lot of mind maps these days and I find that, well, colors confuse me. It takes too much time to figure out why those things are green, and those things are red, and why did I use those two colors in the first place?

          So, for my little brain, I use black Micron pens which come in a variety of widths. The width give me a quick visual sense of the importance of a particular chunk of text. And sometimes I will use one color or a yellow highlighter but that's usually when I review the mind map at a later time.

          And, yes, the Micron pens come in different colors, too, but I mostly use those for artwork, ironically.

          Good, good stuff, Tado!