One-day in-house workshop
Mind Maps are powerful tools for absorbing information and organising large volumes of facts. The principal thought or idea is drawn in the centre, with major branches radiating outwards. Further levels of thought, expressed in terms of key words or images, are connected to the main branches with thinner lines. It’s important to make your Mind Maps visual – because colour and images are a powerful means of expressing ideas. You’ll also include key words and associations to trigger other thoughts, reinforce the memory and organise ideas.
Many people have found that Mind Mapping has revitalised their whole approach to thinking and note taking. But more than that, Mind Mapping is a tool for boosting confidence and personal growth.
Is it for me?
This course is for anyone who wants to realise more of their potential for storing and recalling facts and ideas. Its aim is to help you to learn how to improve your memory and how to use Mind Maps for thinking and note- taking.
During this course you will learn:
Why so many people find it hard to think creatively and remember effectively
How the mind works – and how to use this information to create Mind Maps
How to read a Mind Map – identifying key features and characteristics
The main laws of Mind Mapping
The uses and benefits of Mind Maps
How to use Mind Mapping for organising and recalling information
How to use Mind Mapping for planning and creative thinking.
Word Smiths training events are highly interactive events. This means our workshops work best with a group of between 10 and 15 participants – although we can of course deliver the same content in a lecture hall or as one-to-one session.
Welcome and introductions
Your problems and goals
What is a Mind Map?
How the mind and the memory work
Using associations and imagination to construct a Mind Map
Uses and benefits of Mind Mapping
Memory principles and systems
Using Mind Maps for improving the memory
Transforming written or spoken material into a Mind Map
Mind Mapping practice
Planning the next steps
By Jane Smith
Jane’s audio books, which are all available from Audible at the links below, incorporate many of the key points, tips and techniques from Word Smiths’ training workshops.
More information and samples of these audio books here.