Mind Mapping & Creative Thinking

September 22, 2009

Advantages of Mind Mapping

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Mind Mapping is a simple, practical tool for improving your creative-thinking, planning and problem-solving abilities. It will help you:

Generate more ideas: Mind Mapping allows you to start quickly and generate more ideas in less time. You don’t have to edit or order your thoughts; just start with a creative doodle in the center of your page and begin printing words on lines emanating from the center as you think of them. The free-ranging format — adding words to one branch one moment, then skipping over to another branch the next — increases your chances of generating new ideas.

Make new connections: Mind Mapping allows you to represent a tremendous amount of information in a relatively small space. You can have all your notes for a topic on one piece of paper, with your ideas arranged in a way that encourages you to see relationships between them. Mind Mapping helps you see connections among things that may have seemed completely separate.

Improve your memory: Remembering your material becomes much easier. Colors, images and key words — three central ingredients of Mind Maps — are much more engaging to the brain than sentences. A well-made Mind Map is almost impossible to forget!

Use your whole brain: Half a mind is a terrible thing to waste. Mind Mapping helps you strengthen your analytical left brain by training you to look for the most essential key words. At the same time, it stimulates the right brain by encouraging you to use colors and images.

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  1. UK Mind Mapping, Management and Personal Skills Development Training Company – Illumine Training – have just launched a competition to win places on their Mind mapping e-learning course – msee the press release at at http://www.illumine.co.uk/blog/2011/03/illumine-supports-learning-at-work-day-2011-by-launching-its-online-mind-mapping-competition/

    Comment by Richard Evans — March 4, 2011 @ 10:30 am

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