How To Create A Mind Map.
Back in the 1970’s a gentleman by the name of Tony Buzan, developed the concept of mind mapping and it had been the secret weapon for many of the most successful people on the planet ever since. After you learn how to create a mind map you will be able to see how it enables you to organize a project more clearly, you will be amazed how powerful this tool really is and you will wonder how you ever lived without mind mapping. Are you intrigued?
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Have you ever created presentation and as you went along, planning it out, you found little bits and pieces you forgot and then you had to pull out the eraser, only to find something is in the wrong category and out comes the eraser again. This can be a very frustrating experience, not to mention all the wasted time and energy editing your presentation or project, it’s enough to get you to pull all of your hair out, I guess that’s why I’m bald!!!
Mind Map to the Rescue.
The mind map is really a great tool, it allows you to create an outline, and then you can create endless sub categories in a visual format so you can really take a good look at your organizational outline. It is also a phenomenal way to organize speeches. When used to create PowerPoint presentations, is a dream come true, you can actually use the mind map text as content on your PowerPoint slides.
Once you learn how to mind map, you will find yourself mind mapping for wide variety of projects form organizing your weekly activities to complex sales presentations.
There are 2 ways I like to mind map, one is to just lay out your mind map on a piece of paper and the other is to us software applications. Mapping is really simple once you learn how To create a mind map.
All you have to do is make a circle in the middle of a piece of paper and put the central theme of the map in the middle of the circle, let’s say family. Then create a branch away from the circle and let us call it Wife, then create a couple of other branches, say work and hobby. And then branch from work, call it saleswoman and the separate branch from hobby, we’ll say fishing and working out and so on for everyone in the family.
A great piece of software is a product called FreeMind, again it is free, you can Google it and for making basic mind maps it is the perfect solution. There are other paid software alternatives but unless you are experienced at mind mapping, stick with the free version of FreeMind.
So give mind mapping a try, I believe it will be a great addition to your marketing tools arsenal.