Tips for Using Mind Mapping Quickly and Efficiently - dummies

Tips for Using Mind Mapping Quickly and Efficiently

By Florian Rustler, Tony Buzan

Part of Mind Mapping For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

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.