Posts Tagged ‘mindmapping software’

IQ VisualMapping Conference: Mindmapping Thought Leaders Converge

June 14, 2008

Some of the major Mindmapping Thought Leaders will be presenting and sharing mindmapping best practices at the upcoming IQ Visual Mapping Conference this October.

If you are interested in Mindmapping or think you would be interested in Mindmapping you should attend this conference!

Here are the details:

Date: October 2-3, 2008

Location: College of St. Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 USA 

Presentations at the conference will include:

  • Project Mapping: Visual Thinking in Project Management
  • Utilizing Visual Mapping for Personal and Professional Motivation and Goal Setting
  • Increasing Personal and Business Productivity through Visual Mapping Strategies
  • Visual Mapping as a Systematic Framework for Business Improvement
  • Visual Mapping Software- Tools of the Trade
  • Using Visual Mapping Tools for Marketing Your Business
  • Using Visual Mapping Tools in Academia

And if that isn’t enough to entice you to go.  Chuck Frey, a Mindmapping Thought Leader and Author of the Mindmapping Manifesto, on his blog site gives you 10 more reasons: 

Here are the top 10 reasons why this is a don’t-miss conference:

  1. It’s an opportunity to increase your value to your employer by becoming a more visually-oriented thinker, decision maker and problem solver.
  2. Learn how to take your company’s information management strategies to the next level of effectiveness.
  3. Discover how to use visual mapping as a systematic framework for business improvement.
  4. Learn how visual mapping can help you to streamline your business processes and procedures.
  5. Learn about the latest trends in visual mapping software.
  6. Discover how to develop a comprehensive and effective marketing plan utilizing visual mapping
  7. Network with and learn best practices from your fellow visual mappers.
  8. Realize your information management potential and conquer information overload.
  9. Reframe your understanding of information and knowledge capital.
  10. Become a superior information manager who can utilize and integrate linear and non-linear information models in your research, reports and projects.

To Register click here.


What is Mindmapping? And Why is it Important?

June 6, 2008

Wikipedia defines a Mindmap asa diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged radially around a central key word or idea. It is used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, decision making and writing.”

I personally started using mindmapping techniques to take notes at work in 2001.  As I learned about various mindmapping software programs that allowed me to mindmap on my computer, a whole new world opened up for me.  A world where I could dynamically organize all the information in my life – whether that be business or personal.  

Since 2001 the mindmapping software has only gotten better.  In fact, today’s mindmapping software handles the simple and complex with ease.  It allows you to see the high-level and then quickly drill-down to the details.  It is truly extraordinary in its ability to handle the multifaceted.

As we all grapple with vast amounts of information in our work and personal lives, we need an effective way to manage that information. 

As Chuck Frey, Mindmapping Thought Leader, Blogger, and Author of the groundbreaking E-book entitled The MindMapping Manifesto, states: “What’s needed is a new paradigm for managing ideas, information, data and knowledge – a software tool that enables users to manipulate these assets with greater flexibility, and which helps you to see new connections and possibilities.”  He goes on to say, “One set of tools that meets these requirements amazingly well is mind mapping software.”

Time is a finite resource for all of us.  So effectively capturing, organizing, managing, and sharing information becomes extremely important when you want to get a lot done with the time you have.

To help me effectively manage my time and energy while getting a lot done, I use mindmapping for both my personal and professional life.  I use it for managing meetings, managing projects, brainstorming, taking notes, and managing files, folders, and URL links on my computer.  So to say I’m an avid user is an understatement.  

Given the benefits of mindmapping and the rapid pace of its acceptance by millions of people around the world, I wanted to create this blog site to capture and share mindmapping best practices in the areas of business, education, and personal life. 

It is my hope that this blog site helps people leverage the power of mindmapping.