Do you still struggle with information overload?

The information age causes an overload of media that reach us daily. Everyday we have to make decisions based on using that info. As Clay Shirky says: “It is not information overload, it is filter failure!” Tony Buzan (the originator of mind mapping) developed a note taking, memory and reading technique based upon how the brain functions. Two important drivers are: association and imagination. This organic and radiant way of structuring information uses hierarchy (main and subtopics along branches), colors, images, icons, relationships and links to sources. Information is noted in main and subtopics which makes it possible to filter.

You can apply mind mapping for personal effectivity such as an overview of goals, projects and tasks. Use mind mapping to organize information to make an article, rapport, presentation, business case or or study. Boost your facilitation skills by applying mind mapping in your next meeting, strategy or brainstorm session. Harvest information of live events and boost engagement.

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Mind Mapping examples

Inspiration of mind maps I have created. Some are facilitations at events (talks), brainstorm sessions.

Live Mind Mapping Infographics Congress 2014
On March 14, 2014 LiveMindMapper Alexis van Dam was present at the Infographic Conference 2014 in Zeist, The Netherlands. The theme for the 7th edition of this annual event was Visualizing Me: about quantifying yourself in the age of big data. The creator’s signature touch is visible in all infographics.
Created as Lead Visual Facilitator/ Live Mind Mapper @ Connection of Minds.
Battle LiveMindMapping vs Sketchnote
LiveMindMapper Alexis van Dam went head to head with Tyra van Mossevelde. The battle consisted of 3 rounds (talks/ presentations), in which Tyra and Alexis both took notes their own way. Tyra used Adobe Ideaz on her iPad and sketched the contents in drawings. Alexis used 4 different mindmap software tools and tested these n the fly to find out which software is best to make live mindmaps. After each round they both showed their visualisation of a predetermined talk to the audience. The audience could decide which form of visualisation (sketch or mindmap) was best.
Line-up of speakers Infographics Conference 2014
1 Nicholas Felton: MindManager fileMindMeisterPDF
2 Professor John Grimway: MindManager filePDF
3 Yael de Haen: MindManager fileMindMeister & PDF
4 Stefanie Posavec: iMindMap filePDF
5 Thijs Niks: PDF
6 Renato Valdes: MindManager filePDF
7 Jelle Kamsma: MindManager filePDF
8 Moritz Stefaner: PDF
9 Geert Rozinga & Frederik Ruys: MindManager fileMindMeister & PDF