Creating a Mindmap in 4 easy stages
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Step 1: Start With a Central Image
Use a large piece of paper (A4 or better still A3)
Position the paper in landscape format
Pencil a central image that represents your subject
In this example, a Mind Map on Motivation, I have used the familiar notion of a horse chasing a carrot
Step 2: Adding Branches and Expanding
Add key branches and expand using one word per line
The number of key or first branches should ideally be between 7 and 11 or the Mindmap will be crowded and memorising becomes more difficult
Use curved branches which are easy on the eye and lines the same length as the word, so that the eye can travel easily to the next level
Allow free and rapid mind flow
Step 3: Add Graphics
Add graphics to enhance the Mindmap, which aid recall and make the Mindmap more pleasing to view
Pictures assist memory recall - use space wisely
Step 4: Ink and Colour
Ink in and colour your Mindmap - the more colour you use the more appealing it becomes and it will be easier to recall your information
There are dozens of examples available for FREE download at http://www.mindmapinspiration.co.uk
You can also use Mindmap software if you prefer
Mindmaps ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ® were invented by Tony Buzan - see his many Books for more details or visit his website at http://www.imindmap.com
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