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7
January

Kick-Start 2015 By Increasing Your Productivity

Happy 2015, everyone! We hope you enjoyed your winter holidays, we sure did. Nevertheless, time flies, and now we find ourselves getting back into work mode.
Here’s our recipe to keep our high spirits and start the year fresh:

- we begin by kicking off our 2015 goals. We already went through our future projects and started assigning tasks within the team.

- organizing and structuring our January activities

- joining a book challenge that we hope will stimulate us even more in our work. Naturally, we’ll start with a book on project management. This book just might be a real helper for those who work on personal or professional projects: teachers, planners, parents, executive leaders, entrepreneurs, business analysts, and people who want to become more productive at work.
Apart from its insights on efficient time management and thoughtful production, the book has an easy-to-follow style, and it also shows you how to use mind mapping to structure your management activities.

- last but not least, we’ll have lots of cups of hot cocoa and share some holiday funny stories.

This is how our first week at the office looks like. What’s your secret to a productive, fresh start in 2015?

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Keep it smart, simple and creative!

The Mindomo Team

25
February

Mindomo 7 Beta Testers Wanted

We’re about to release Mindomo 7, and we can proudly say that our last few months of hard work will bring you a lighter, faster, simpler and more intuitive version of Mindomo.
We could really use your help to add the final touches, so we’re launching a closed beta testing today where you can participate in.

This is your chance for a fresh, streamlined experience, where you can test this new version’s functionality and report any existing bugs. Consider these guidelines to complete the bug report:- what you were attempting to do/view within the app;

- what happened instead;
- error messages (make print screens/ copy and paste them if it’s the case);
- the operating system and browser versions you are using;
- any suggestions regarding product improvement before it goes officially into use.

If you are interested in becoming a Mindomo 7 beta tester, please apply by sending us an e-mail with your username at support (at) mindomo (dot) com.  Apart from our deepest appreciation for your help, we will be also rewarding you with a 90-day free Premium membership.
We’re looking forward to your applications.
Have an awesome day!

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

17
July

Communicate Strategically with Mind Mapping

As a visual tool, mind mapping helps you have a better understanding of different concepts, processes, projects as well as data.  When collaborating with others, it’s very useful and efficient to use mind mapping as a communication tool.  Some of the best ways in which you can use mind mapping to communicate strategically are:

  • Defining a concept

Any concept that is associated with an image has a higher chance of being better remembered and understood. For this reason, icons, symbols and images have an essential role in visually representing specific concepts.  The same is happening when defining a concept through mind mapping:

18
June

Optimize Grant Seeking Skills with Mind Mapping

 Every research project that focuses on funding resources, grants and programs requires specific tools that can be used for content curation, selection and organization.  Gathering all online resources in one place is the most challenging part of funding research.  This however can be made easier and quicker by sending links and text summaries directly to Mindomo through Mindomo Bookmarks plugin.

The following example refers to organizing various online resources related to the European Small Business funding opportunities in the following sectors:

  • Innovation, research and technology
  • Environment, energy and transport
  • Human resources

27
May

Getting Organized is about Having the Right Mindset

How do you handle all the information that comes your way these days?
What does it mean to manage information effectively? Is it more important to keep the information or yourself organized?

An organized mind guarantees that thoughts and ideas are organized as well.  Keeping a mind organized is a matter of will, time and skill.

Translated into more practical steps, to stay organized you have to:

  • maintain your desire to be organized

  • be committed on a daily basis to plan wisely

  • train your mind to stay focused

  • identify the tools that work best for you