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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:

Are you surprised that mind mapping is like taking a break?

Most definitions and explanations we are providing when talking about mind mapping focus mainly on brainstorming, organizing, managing, creating, and structuring ideas, concepts, information and projects. Other times, these explanations focus on gaining a new perspective on things or adopting a new way of thinking. All these explanations are a truthful reflection of what mind mapping is. However, there may be more to it than organizing and managing. Our mind is continuously engaging in the daily grind or should engage in one, if it hasn’t already done so. Should this always be the case though? Should we never take a break from our “daily grind”?

Improving writing skills doesn’t have to stop once you’ve earned your college or university degree. However, college may be the best time to learn and develop your writing skills. There are still many writing tasks and jobs within the professional world, where good writing skills are in high demand and this should be a good motivator for you to get started. Keep in mind that writing is a creative tool, so before you start, you need to identify your writing task:

  • writing an essay

  • creating a project

  • analyzing a novel

  • creating an outline for a debate

If your writing task is to create an essay, then the following steps will be a good starting point to help you better structure your essay writing:

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

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