During one of my interviews for the role of Buffer’s first Content Crafter, Buffer co-founder Leo asked me how much content I thought I could produce in a week. I thought about the kind of content he’d been producing for the Buffer […]
5 Online Tools for Boosting Productivity
We all know that arriving back at your desk to a long list of to-dos can be a daunting task. Luckily there are a number of apps which can help. Here are our top 5 tools to help break up large tasks […]
12 Things You’re Doing Every Day that Can Be Automated
Running your own business is, most of the time, pretty damned hard work and consequently, time consuming. And I’m not just talking here about managing daily administrative tasks and keeping track of your employees’ work schedule, or monitoring your expenses and handling customer complaints. I’m talking about all those “little things” that you must perform day in and day out, and that can take hours out of your working timetable. Read article “12 Things You’re Doing Every Day that Can Be Automated”
Running Effective Meetings with Mind Maps (Tutorial)
Meetings take up a huge chunk of work time, and too often the results of those hours of discussions and brainstormings have no actionable outcome. In this article, we’ll introduce you to a system that ensures more effective meetings, using our online mind mapping tool MindMeister. Read article “Running Effective Meetings with Mind Maps (Tutorial)”
Strategic Planning with Mind Maps (+Free Templates)
Mind maps are a great tool for strategic planning as they enable you to conduct all kinds of analyses and evaluations of your company, your products, and the market. A SWOT map will quickly show you strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats; with a […]
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Effective Note Taking in Lectures and Class Using Mind Maps
In this article we’ll introduce you to an effective note taking system that will enable you to take fewer, more meaningful notes; recite, review and reflect upon your notes regularly; and memorize the information stored in them longterm. Read article “Effective Note Taking in Lectures and Class Using Mind Maps”
From Collecting Dots to Connecting Dots: Using Mind Maps to Improve Memory and Learning
Mind maps can improve memory and learning by helping students transition from collecting dots to connecting dots. This post—which was adapted from a talk given by Toni Krasnic at Biggerplate Unplugged 2016—examines the importance of learning how to learn. It provides a short overview of principles of memory and learning and effective learning techniques, and demonstrates how students can use mind maps to become more effective learners. Read article “From Collecting Dots to Connecting Dots: Using Mind Maps to Improve Memory and Learning”
The Teacher’s How-To Guide to Group Mind Mapping
How to keep students engaged and productive within group activities is a never ending challenge for even the best teacher. Ok, it looks like we stated the obvious, but what is the solution? Group mind mapping. Mind what? Mind mapping. Read article “The Teacher’s How-To Guide to Group Mind Mapping”
Applying Agile to Non-Software Projects
If you’ve heard about Agile project management, you’ve most likely heard about it in the context of software development. True, a first look at the Agile manifesto might have you convinced that the Agile approach is strictly for development experts. You know, […]
Why Mind Mapping?
Ideas matter. When the term “mind mapping” was coined by Tony Buzan on the BBC’s Use Your Head in 1974, the ways in which we take notes, brainstorm and study changed forever. We look at what makes this technique so special, which mind mapping technique you should choose, and what the benefits of mind mapping are.
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How to Create High-Value Content with MindMeister and Your Kindle
With so many blogs out there competing for thought leadership, it can be hard to create one that stands out. By using MindMeister and your Kindle or a similar e-book reader, you can put together high-value content that’s sure to be heard through […]
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Problem Solving with Mind Maps (Tutorial)
Problems are an inseparable aspect of our lives and business relations. If you want to start a business, you’ll inevitably run into several complex problems, such as: How do you found a profitable company, how do you make it stand out among the […]
When Subordinates Procrastinate – Are You to Blame?
Have you run the numbers on the cost of replacing an employee? The price of recruitment, employment, and training of new personnel is now estimated to be between 40% and 150% of the former employee’s salary. It’s an expensive proposition to replace […]
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How to Improve Collaboration Within Research Teams
Dialectics is an important consequence in our human brain’s evolution. You must have noticed that our ideas and decisions are never the result of one single thought. We tend to think various lines of thought simultaneously, with each line again branching out, often clashing with a few others before, eventually, […]
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Follow Through with New Year’s Resolutions Using 4 Simple Steps
We’re all pretty good at making new year’s resolutions, but following through with those grand promises is another thing entirely. Most of us suck at it. In fact, research suggests that only about 8% of people setting out with some intentions for […]
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5 Best Tools for a Successful Start into the New School Year
It’s the first week of school—the last thing you want to do is learn how to use a new tool. However, just as lesson planning over the summer saves you time and sanity in the fall, learning these new tools now will […]
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5 Reasons Why Every Blogger Should Use MindMeister
This is a guest post by Emily Dumas. Emily is a social media consultant and aspiring blogger from Massachusetts. You can follow her on Twitter or check out her new blog at www.emilyriane.com where she writes about social media, lifestyle and trends. […]
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Top 8 Edu Resources for the Next School Year
Make the next school year your most successful one yet, with these fantastic 8 edu resources we’ve put together. Learn how to finally tackle that social media addiction, improve your reading comprehension, memorize vocabulary more effectively, and more! 1. How to Tackle Your Facebook Addiction […]
5 Tech Tools to Encourage Critical Thinking
Critical thinking is an important aspect of learning. Understanding something is more than repeating facts, it’s being able to apply what you know in different forms. The practice of getting students to do this requires a shift from learning by receiving information to […]
8 Inspiring Examples of Educational Mind Maps
If you’re looking for inspiration in the classroom, check out these beautiful educational mind maps. You can maximise the maps to view them more easily, play the presentations embedded within them, and even clone them to your personal MindMeister account if you […]
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The Benefits of Online Mind Mapping in Education
This article was updated on October 8, 2021. Most teachers are already familiar with mind mapping and similar brainstorming techniques and know about their use in facilitating creativity and the free flow of ideas. However, in contrast to regular paper mind maps, […]
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6 Tips to Improve Your Creativity
Who doesn’t know the feeling: You need to come up with a great idea, solve a finicky problem or create an inspired design, but your creativity seems to have gone on vacation — without you. Everyone faces this problem at some point, […]
Project Planning with Mind Maps (Examples)
Mind maps are an invaluable tool when it comes to project planning. They foster a free flow of ideas, which is ideal for creative brainstormings; they structure information visually and thus provide a great overview of all project-related data; If you’re using MindMeister, […]
How to Learn a Second Language Fast – with Mind Maps
In this article we’re going to show you how mind mapping science can help you learn a second language and memorize all its rules and vocabulary effectively. First, let’s take a look at what mind mapping is, and why this format works […]
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Drinking Our Own Champagne
Originally known as “Eating your own dog food”, “Drinking your own champagne” is a slang term first used in 2007 by Pegasystems’ CIO, Jo Hoppe, which describes the practice of a company using its own products, either to test drive it before […]
Mind Mapping for Children with ASD: Uses and Benefits
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face many challenges in life. Their symptoms include difficulties in communication, social impairment as well as repetitive and stereotyped behaviours. Even those with what is called high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome have many special needs that […]
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Mind Mapping for Lawyers: How to Organize Information Effectively
Winning a case is about information, and there’s no better way to collect, organize and present information than a mind map. If you’re looking for a more effective way to prepare for depositions and get an overview of the most important aspects of […]
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The Top 7 Reasons Not to Mind Map
Over the years we’ve talked to quite a large number of people about mind mapping, and based on what they told us, we’ve put together a list of the top 7 reasons not to mind map. If you’re thinking about giving mind […]
Mind Mapping in My Classroom with MindMeister
This blog post has been created by Jennifer Carey. Jennifer is a student and teacher, as well as a self-confessed long time lover of technology and of all its possibilities in the classroom. Reposted from: Voices of the Learning Revolution and IndianJen.com Mind […]
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Online Collaboration in the Classroom with Mind Maps
Online collaboration has become very popular in both education and business. We now have the ability to easily and freely share all file types using different cloud-based platforms. People working collectively on a project or assignment no longer need to be in the same room or even in the same country for that matter. Read article “Online Collaboration in the Classroom with Mind Maps”