note taking


How do I do that?

Mind maps can serve many functions, from organizing and planning to brainstorming and problem solving. But did you ever think to use a mind map for note-taking? It is not just a student’s habit to help him/her learn their courses. Even if you didn’t think about it, everyone uses note-taking in various situations: at work, school, or home. For example, you may take notes for a shopping list, in business meetings, making to-do lists, setting reminders, research, etc. We start to take notes early in life, when we are in school. Certainly, in academic, business, and personal contexts it’s essential to be able to take effective notes. Unfortunately, we were not taught to do it properly, even if it is an invaluable skill. We only learned to use the linear…

As you are reading this blog, I trust that you are familiar with Mindomo’s Online Mind Map program. It is a great tool. I also suspect that it is not much about the theory behind mind mapping you know. Not to worry. Below I will give a brief intro to the history of mind mapping, some mind mapping rules of thumb, teach you how to utilize both sides of your brain and how to increase your memory by using mind maps. A brief history of Mindmapping Nowadays, Tony Buzan is recognized as the guy who took the mind mapping thinking and made it mainstream. But mind mapping stems from a long tradition of alternative thinkers, including Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein and many more. What they all had in common…

If you are eager to get the most out of your at-a-distance collaborations or Skype meetings, make sure you have a good grasp on the information that is delivered to you and clear understanding of the communicated terms and conditions by taking notes on a mind map.

Real time collaboration is about making sure that communication is transparent, fluent and accurate.   Therefore, the following steps should come in handy as you lead or are involved in an online meeting with a potential collaborator or business partner: