For Mind Mapping to quickly become your indispensable tool and for you to work efficiently with the technique, bear the following helpful tips in mind:

  • Start as quickly as possible with small, simple areas of application.

  • Try out the technique on non-critical situations.

  • Create real Mind Maps and not just a mixture of Mind Maps and continuous text.

  • Generate Mind Maps clockwise, starting in the one o’clock position and adding branches to your Mind Map in this direction.

  • Have your basic Mind Mapping working materials to hand, such as different coloured pens and white paper.

  • Make your Mind Maps look as attractive as possible.

  • Decide soon on a software package to avoid duplicated structures.

  • Learn the most important key combinations used in Mind Mapping software.