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Mind Mapping For Dummies

Florian Rustler, Tony Buzan (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-1-119-94376-1 January 2012 292 Pages


Unlock your brain's potential using mind mapping

Mind mapping is a popular technique that can be applied in a variety of situations and settings. Students can make sense of complex topics and structure their revision with mind mapping; business people can manage projects and collaborate with colleagues using mind maps, and any creative process can be supported by using a mind map to explore ideas and build upon them. Mind maps allow for greater creativity when recording ideas and information whatever the topic, and enable the note-taker to associate words with visual representations.

Mind Mapping For Dummies explains how mind mapping works, why it's so successful, and the many ways it can be used. It takes you through the wide range of approaches to mind mapping, looks at the available mind mapping software options, and investigates advanced mind mapping techniques for a range of purposes, including studying for exams, improving memory, project management, and maximizing creativity.

  • Suitable for students of all ages and study levels
  • An excellent resource for people working on creative projects who wish to use mind mapping to develop their ideas
  • Shows businesspeople how to maximize their efficiency, manage projects, and brainstorm effectively

If you're a student, artist, writer, or businessperson, Mind Mapping For Dummies shows you how to unlock your brain's potential.

Foreword xvii

Introduction 1

Part I: Mind Mapping: The Swiss Army Knife for the Brain 7

Chapter 1: Introducing Mind Mapping 9

Chapter 2: Visualising Information 21

Chapter 3: Generating Mind Maps 29

Chapter 4: Why Mind Mapping Works 41

Part II: Traditional Mind Mapping in Practice 51

Chapter 5: Preparing Talks and Lectures Using Mind Maps 53

Chapter 6: Handling Text with Mind Mapping 61

Chapter 7: Note-Taking in Talks, Lectures and Meetings 73

Part III: Mind Mapping Software 83

Chapter 8: Software versus Traditional Mind Mapping 85

Chapter 9: Taking a Tour of Mind-Mapping Software 93

Chapter 10: Introducing Mindjet MindManager 113

Chapter 11: Exploring ThinkBuzan’s iMindMap 133

Part IV: Advanced Strategies for Mind Mapping 149

Chapter 12: Mind Mapping Reading Techniques 151

Chapter 13: Learning and Preparing for Exams with Mind Mapping 161

Chapter 14: Project Management with Mind Mapping 169

Chapter 15: Knowledge Management with Mind Mapping 181

Chapter 16: Mind Mapping for Creativity 189

Part V: The Part of Tens 203

Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Working Effi ciently with Mind Mapping 205

Chapter 18: (Almost) Ten Tips on How to Make Mind Mapping Your Everyday Working Tool 215

Index 223