What is Mindmapping?

According to Wikipedia, a Mindmap “is a 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.”

Today, however, with the wide array of mindmapping software (desktop and web-based), mindmapping has become a great deal more than the Wikipedia definition.

People all around the world are now using mindmapping for project management, presentations, strategic planning, brainstorming, content management, and team collaboration.

More and more people are learning about the power of mindmapping and leveraging it for greater success in business, education and their personal lives.

To help you understand mindmapping and the impact it can have on your personal and professional life, I’d like to share three videos with you:

Video 1: Overview of Mindmapping by Gideon King, founder of NovaMind, a major mindmapping software company.

This video gives you a sort of “Mindmapping 101” look at mindmapping.  It illustrates many of the core benefits of mindmapping:

Video 1

Video 2: How Mindmapping Can Help You Overcome Information Overload by Gideon King

With all of us dealing with large amounts of information everyday, this video illustrates how mindmapping can help you manage information more effectively – no matter the amount.  Also, it features successful businessmen and a few national leaders who leverage the benefits of mindmapping, including Al Gore and Bill Gates:

Video 2

Video 3: Linear Thinking vs. Visual Thinking by Mindjet, a major mindmapping software company

This fun and creative video by Mindjet, the maker of the top-selling MindManager mindmapping software, illustrates the power of visual thinking and collaboration with mindmaps:

Video 3


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