Archive for the ‘How to’ Category

26
April

Build A Product Presentation With Concept Mapping

 

Let’s say you need to do a product presentation, the first thing you do is a sketch, right? So, why not use concept maps from the beginning? This way you will get a visual display of the whole story in one single page.
First step: identifying the main idea. This will be the title of your ‘message map’, so keep it short if possible. Our example is a strong line to point out the product’s good quality/price report.

Second step: find a few main ideas that branch out of your central idea, same as you would do with a statement when you need to support it with arguments. At this point you’ll give a frame to your presentation and, in the same time, you’ll give more details about the product. From our example you can see that Edifice is a sophisticated, first-class watch, using an advanced technology.

Third, to every main section you should  link concrete examples, data, graphics. We briefly explained what makes Edifice’s  design so special, its quality so reliable and its technology so outstanding. That’s how you’ll manage to communicate the benefits of your product in a way that’s simple, clear, and  concise:

If you have any other ideas on how your marketing strategy can benefit from the use of concept mapping, feel free to share them with us in the comments section below.

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

 

26
August

Keeping your mind maps organized

If you have been mind mapping like crazy, and your friends and colleagues also shared their maps with you,  you might want to know how to put everything in order.

A handy solution is to organize your maps into folders.
This way you can classify maps according to their importance (e.g. separate work-related maps from personal development maps).
Also, you can put your shared maps into folders, a folder for each person that has been sharing maps with you.

Check out this video about this time-saving feature, then try it and let us know how it works for you.

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

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31
July

Quick Tip: Copying Branches Between Maps

Normally, when you copy a branch, Mindomo copies the plain text outline format of the branch.
If you want to fully copy a branch with all its links, images, notes and other resources, follow these steps: 

1. Click on the branch you wish to copy
2. Press CTRL+C
3. In the lower left side, you will see a popup panel with tips. Select ‘Click here’.

4. Press CTRL+C again

 

5. Go to other map, and select the branch where you want to paste the content.
6. Press CTRL+V

 

There you go! Easy like a Sunday morning! 😀

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

13
February

Using Mindomo Courses In Your Classes

If you use mind maps for lesson planning and delivering the learning material, but you also want students to create maps of their own, you should definitely try Mindomo Courses. Here’s WHY:

1. You can give students written instructions on each mind map assignment.
Students often feel that mind mapping is difficult because they don’t know where to start. If you make suggestions on how they should structure their maps and what elements to focus on, you will make it easier for them to build their maps.


2. You can add resources like mind maps, documents, videos, and photos.

The more you add brief, visual resources, the more you can help students understand their learning material and work on their assignments.

3. You have a section especially dedicated for notes. This way you can also ensure an in-depth exposition of the material you’ll be covering.

Give it a try and let us know if this works better for you than simple mind mapping. If not, tell us what went wrong. We’ll soon give you more info on creating mind map assignments within a Course.

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

 

 

5
February

Getting Things Done in a World of Rapid Change

Our world has been experiencing change since the beginning. We are used to changing schools and work environments. We meet new people and face new challenges almost every day.  Change is natural. And it had a natural pace until the beginning of the 20th century. Since then, change is speeding up.
Today’s unanimous anxiety, mostly caused by the emerging technological advances, is that you seem to have difficulties keeping up with everything you need to learn and do.

The pressure of overload can be tremendous at times. Rupert Murdoch’s quote inspired us with a possible solution to this problem: “the world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.”

What if you began thinking and working faster?

Would this help you save time for personal enlightenment? We at Mindomo certainly think so, that’s why we use 3 easy but efficient tricks:

  1. Rely heavily on The Focusing Question – “What’s the ONE Thing I could do, such that by doing it everything else would be easier or unnecessary?”.
  2. We avoid “false hustle”  as much as we can. This helps us pursue our weekly/monthly/year end goals.
  3. Save time and energy by making lists.  That’s how we see the clear steps for resolving any complex challenge, and how each step should connect with the next.
You should find the strategy that works best for you and speed things up.
In the meantime, for all of you who use Mindomo on a regular basis, we have some great news. We updated our mobile app so you can get things done more efficiently:
Mind map faster. We redesigned the UI from scratch.  Clean, open spaces for maps; bright colors and intuitive, easier-to-reach icons will make mind mapping feel more natural than before.Sync maps with cloud faster. You are now 2 clicks away from moving your local maps to your online account.

Log in faster. If you are logged into Google, Facebook or Yahoo, you can automatically log into Mindomo.

If you have any tips for improving productivity or feedback on our new mobile app, feel free to share this with us in the comments section below.

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team