27 Aug 2015

How to break out of the summer slump

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During the summer months, things tend to slow down and it’s easy for a little brain fog to cloud up your thinking. With everyone taking annual leave for holidays or to take care of children off school, you can slip out of your usual routine. You may have spent your time fantasising about weekend plans outside in the sun or counting down the days until your well-earned holiday. But now autumn is just around the corner, and with the new season comes a chance for you to get back into the swing of things, re-motivate yourself and ramp up your creativity.

Get into character

If you want to reignite your creativity and generate some fresh ideas to boost business, this simple exercise will help you change your perspective and produce some creative solutions. This technique is an enjoyable and easy way to give your imagination a jolt and open your mind to other possibilities. Using a pen and paper or Mind Mapping software, such as iMindMap, this technique will help you map out your ideas quickly, without interrupting your trail of thought.

So let’s get started…
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18 Aug 2015

Mind Mapping training: an insider’s look at what happens after the course

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Raimon Samsó – Director of the Institute of Experts

Developing high impact and innovative training schemes as Director of the Institute of Experts, Raimon Samsó is well-versed in Mind Mapping techniques. As such, it was no surprise that Raimon set taking a ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor (TLI) in Mind Mapping course as one of his goals for 2015. Having successfully completed the course and now as an accredited TLI, Raimon kindly shared his experience during the course earlier this year.

“Being there was a dream come true and it will change things in my future. A great investment.”

Across 4 days, the ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor course provides delegates with the opportunity to amass Mind Mapping tips and techniques celebrated globally. In addition to this, the course covers an array of versatile and creative skills. Learning from the leaders in the Mind Mapping field, the ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor courses offer an unparalleled platform to learn new skills, make new contacts and have fun!
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14 Aug 2015

How iMindMap can help with autism and epilepsy

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“Mind Mapping has done so much good for my brother and I. Solving problems, planning and overcoming some of the barriers of autism.”

iMindMap is frequently talked about as a digital platform for project management and organisation, but the techniques inherent to its features are not limited to these alone. A good example of this is the way in which iMindMap can act as an aid for autism and epilepsy. Vix and Chris contacted ThinkBuzan to tell us how Mind Mapping is helping them and we wanted to share their story with our readers on the blog.

“My brother and I both have high functioning autism and I have uncontrolled epilepsy too. Learning through mnemonics has never been so much fun for us and the Mind Maps help us plan out our daily routines without stress.”

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14 Aug 2015

A glance at iMindMap’s use in academic research and project management

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Dr. Luc Smolders DVM, PhD – Post-Doctoral Researcher and Veterinary Surgeon
Supervising 20 projects on small animal surgery and coordinating 15 veterinary researchers, Dr. Luc Smolders sought a digital platform that could help with structuring research projects as well as the various demands of his team. With the research group undergoing remodelling and new project ideas arising all the time, iMindMap was selected to streamline his effective project management.

“iMindMap is an outstanding tool to organise, explain, and create strategies, plans, and brainstorms.”

Example Project Management Map

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05 Aug 2015

Transform your Mind Maps into one big resource hub with the insert feature

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Inserting in iMindMap
One of the biggest advantages computer based Mind Mapping has over its hand drawn counterpart is the ability to insert items. In iMindMap Ultimate, you can pretty much insert anything, from images and icons to web links and audio notes. Combined, these all work together to turn your Mind Maps into a large resource hub on one screen, without compromising its brevity. You can obtain all of your information in one accessible place.

Text Notes

Text NotesInsert text notes on your branches to add more detail to your Mind Maps. Notes remain hidden until clicked on, to keep your Mind Maps uncluttered. You can even copy and paste whole pages of text from the internet without having to worry about spoiling the concision of your maps. Creating a presentation? Adding notes to your branches in Mind Map View will automatically convert into slide notes when you switch to Presentation View.
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29 Jul 2015

Improve your teamwork with iMindMap’s flowcharts

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Improve teamwork with iMindMap's flowcharts

iMindMap Ultimate has powerful brainstorming, Mind Mapping and presentation features, but it also has another secret weapon; flowcharts. The flowchart feature offers another creative way for you to capture, consolidate and organise information.

Flowcharts in iMindMapCreating flowcharts in iMindMap is simple. Drag and drop your flowchart shapes from the Properties Panel on the right hand side, drawing relationship arrows as you go. To draw relationship arrows, simply hover over a shape and drag your arrow to the shape you want it to connect to.

Flowcharts are an invaluable tool to improve your teamwork. Below, we explain why you should use them within iMindMap to highlight the responsibilities of the individuals within your team and plan projects to perfection.
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08 Jul 2015

Read this before you brainstorm

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If there’s one thing you learn this week, make sure it’s the most effective way to brainstorm. When it comes to company growth, brainstorming is your starting point. It promotes the generation of new ideas for improving your organisation’s products and services to drive your business forward. For this reason, it’s crucial that you know how to get the most out of it.

With its very own built-in Brainstorm View, iMindMap 8 Ultimate will guide you through the whole creative process, step by step, and turn conventional brainstorming on its head. Discover the most effective way to brainstorm with the 4 step brainstorming process below and iMindMap.

Perform the perfect brainstorm with iMindMap

1) Harness your creativity individually

Brainstorm ViewDefine the objective and let your team brainstorm individually at first. Group brainstorming stifles creativity and productivity; some may fear offering ideas in case they are criticised or others may sit back and let others take control. Fire your ideas into iMindMap Ultimate’s free-form Brainstorm View without worrying about space or structure.
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07 Jul 2015

3 tips to become a remarkable content writer with iMindMap

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Become a better content writer with iMindMap
Have you ever felt uninspired? Do you struggle to get your content to flow? Maybe even starting to write is turning into an uphill battle. Proven to boost creativity and improve productivity by 20%, it makes sense to try Mind Mapping for any of your writing efforts, from blog posts to essays. Improve your content writing with these three, easy Mind Mapping tips:

1) No more blank page

Brainstorm ViewWriter’s block is your worst enemy as a wordsmith. That blank page can truly cause panic to set in. But you have a piece to write and a deadline to write it by. Well fear not, iMindMap’s Brainstorm View is on hand to capture any ideas you might have to get you started. Get any possible ideas down on the digital corkboard canvas, and leave the structuring and refining for later.
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09 Jun 2015

Say hello to iMindMap 8.1 – available now

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Create inspired brainstorms, dazzling Mind Maps and captivating presentations

iMindMap 8.1 out now
At ThinkBuzan, we are continuously fine tuning our software to make sure your iMindMap experience only gets better. Today we release iMindMap 8.1 – full to the brim of feature enhancements, with clever advances to the Brainstorm View at the forefront.

Take a glimpse at the latest productivity-boosting features in iMindMap 8.1…
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14 Apr 2015

What is iMindMap Cloud & Mobile?

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iMindMap Cloud & Mobile