Mind Mapping For Dummies

Mind Mapping For Dummies

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By (author) Florian Rustler, Foreword by Tony Buzan

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 234mm x 16mm | 662g
  • Publication date: 13 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1119969158
  • ISBN 13: 9781119969150
  • Edition: 2
  • Sales rank: 197,929

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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.

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Florian Rustler is a licensed Mind Mapping trainer based in Munich, who trained with Tony Buzan. Within the last six years he has given more than 300 Mind Mapping seminars. Some of the organisations he has worked with include Bosch, MTU, Siemens and Volkswagen as well as various trade chambers and universities.

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The key to unlocking the power of your mind Mind Mapping is a powerful, structured visualisation technique that can dramatically improve clarity, focus, memory, productivity and creativity in all areas of your personal and professional life. In Mind Mapping For Dummies, Florian Rustler explains how the system works and walks you through proven Mind Mapping techniques for everything from project management to maximising creativity; improving memory to studying for exams. Organise the chaos in your head - learn simple pen-and-paper techniques for organising information in books, during meetings and while preparing talks and lectures Get cybernetic - find the best Mind Mapping software for you and discover how your computer can magnify your Mind Mapping abilities Go for academic gold - learn how Mind Mapping can enhance your academic performance by boosting reading comprehension and recall and by helping with exam preparation Open the book and find: Heaps of Mind Maps - in full colour How to organise and structure information with Mind Mapping The most effective way of using Mind Mapping branches How to develop your own Mind Mapping style Explanations of different Mind Mapping software Tips on choosing the right colours and graphical style Inspiration to help you become more creative Proven Mind Mapping techniques for storing and retrieving information Learn to: Unlock your brain's potential with powerful Mind Mapping techniques Maximise your creativity with Mind Mapping Prepare for exams and improve your memory Make sense of Mind Mapping software

Table of contents

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