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How to Mind Map

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Here is the Official Buzan Mind Map on the laws of Mind Mapping  

Quick start Guide:7 steps to better thinking

  1. Set your purpose/goal.
  2. Start in the CENTRE of blank paper turned sideways.
  3. Quickly sketch an IMAGE of your focus in the centre.
  4. Use at least 3 COLOURS, for emphasis, structure, texture and creativity.
  5. Draw curved lines, radiating from the centre (thick to thin) CONNECTING main branches to central image and at each level.
  6. Use one key word or image per line for more power and flexibility in thinking.
  7. Use images throughout as a picture paints a thousand words.

When you start your Mind Map let your thinking flow freely, don't edit or pause too much.  Then once your initial Mind Map burst is complete, consider doing a second version a little slower,with more thought, energy and colour.  

Transfer key words from your initial Mind Map, change words and images as needed, drop information not needed and add whatver is.  For this reconstruction considering using Mind Mapping sofware such as iMindMap.

To learn more about Mind Mapping attend a Mindwerx Mind Mapping program as a Public Course or in our Online Academy.  And see the examples of Mind Maps under Resources in the Mindwerx Creativity Corner.

You can also train to become a Buzan Licensed Instructor in Mind Mapping with the Buzan Centre: Australia/NZ

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