Quick and easy presentations with iMindMap

September 15th, 2015


iMindMap’s Presentation View is your go-to resource for building captivating presentations in no time at all. A far cry from the standard form of presentations, with Presentation View you can create vibrant presentations that will dazzle your audience and make sure you get your point across.

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iMindMap – manage multiple projects simultaneously

September 10th, 2015

Mind Mapping has been a critical element in successful project management for years, providing an easy and effective way to delegate and track tasks.

This case study celebrates the simplicity of iMindMap in the workplace, with Craig Schiller giving an insight into how Mind Mapping has benefited the Rocky Mountain Institute. The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is an independent non-profit organisation, with offices across America and in Beijing. Its primary goal is to create a clean and secure low-carbon future. Mr Schiller is an Associate within the company, whose work focuses on scaling energy efficiency within the commercial building sector.

“I was looking for a programme that didn’t hinder my work, didn’t require a large learning curve, and that was simple and fun to use.”

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How to break out of the summer slump

August 27th, 2015

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

August 18th, 2015

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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How iMindMap can help with autism and epilepsy

August 14th, 2015

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

August 14th, 2015

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

August 5th, 2015

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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Improve your teamwork with iMindMap’s flowcharts

July 29th, 2015

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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Read this before you brainstorm

July 8th, 2015

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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3 tips to become a remarkable content writer with iMindMap

July 7th, 2015

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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