I love mind mapping, I find it a great way to organize thoughts and ideas into a logical, free-flowing structure. There’s just something about how you can start with one idea and branch off into related topics, allowing things to develop almost organically. Before you know it you have a comprehensive list of ideas, or tasks organized in a logical structure.
In fact, much of the planning for Easy Training Tools was started using mind maps. We used them to develop strategies from product development, to marketing, to customer relationship management.
If you’re not familiar with mind mapping, it is defined as a visual method of taking notes. You start with a central idea or topic, and you draw branches to other related topics. Each sub-topic can have further branches coming from it.
This free Mind Mapping tool, will quickly explain it and you’ll be creating your own maps in no time.
Online Tools for Mind Mapping
If, like us you don’t always work in the same office as your colleagues, there are some great online mind mapping tools out there. One of my favourites is Mind Meister as it allows multiple people to collaborate on mind maps.
Try it out and let us know how you get on.