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Better Note Taking for Business and to Brainstorm Ideas

Create Graphical Notes (Mind Maps ®) and improve your note taking in business and Use to Brainstorm new business ideas
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1,524 students enrolled
Created by Sean McCammon
Last updated 5/2015
  • 42 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

Are you fed up with trying to decipher your notes after a meeting, brainstorming session or just when working on some research? Linear notes can sometimes look confusing and cluttered; even if you wrote them.

There are better ways to take notes for yourself and others. Notes that are easy to read. Notes that look neater, less cluttered and easy to add in sections without re-writing or making them look confusing. I have created this course to show and teach you how you can use a better way to take down notes in all situations. Maybe your taking meeting minutes; brainstorming or writing you todo list; you can use this technique for all.

Graphical note taking (ofter refered to as Mind Maps® which is a registered trademark) will improve the flow of ideas and take you in new directions. It can help improve your productivity. It can help you choose new ideas and routes while doing things such as brainstorming. You can throw in random ideas and it can help generate new ideas. Its amazing how powerful the mind can be if given the write stimulation; stimulation in easy to read and understand written notes..

This course takes you through what you need to know to use this technique. I removed all the fluff. Instead of taking too many lectures explaining the history behind and so on; I get down to the nitty gritty of the technique and then show you multiple examples of how to use this. Its a graphical note taking technique so learn by example rather than too much background.

Take this course today and use it today (not tomorrow)..

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone looking for a better way to take notes
  • Anyone who needs a better way to take notes in brainstorming
  • Anyone looking to get a better flow of ideas in sessions
  • Anyone who is fed up with trying to decipher their notes
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What Will I Learn?
Understand how to map your notes graphically
You will be able to use this technique in every day life
You will be able to use these in Brainstorming sessions
You will be able to create better notes and over come problems in your sessions using this technique
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  • No priory knowledge or requirements are needed to take this course
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 13 Lectures Collapse All 13 Lectures 42:05
Introduction to Mind Maps
1 Lecture 02:33

Course introduction

What is Graphic Note Taking
3 Lectures 19:32

Just what is graphical note taking? In this lecture we start to discuss and explain what a mind map is and what they are used for

What is Graphical Note Taking

In this lecture we discuss a little on why you would use this method of note taking

Why use This Method of Note Taking

Lets take a look at creating our first graphic notes, then you can follow these instructions; attempt it and then look at the example later

Creating your first Notes
Some Examples of Note
6 Lectures 15:07

Lets look at some examples

Lets Look At Some Examples

Example 1 - Plan a webpage with Linear List

How to use these notes to plan a webpage

Example 1 - Plan a webpage Using graphic notes

You can use this technique to create shopping lists, just as in this example

Example 2 - A Shopping List

Planning your week is made easy using this technique

Example 3 - Planning Your Week

Example 4 - Brainstorming An App
Further Design Ideas
2 Lectures 03:36
Ideas for creating you own style

Using shapes in your notes could work well

Using shapes
Thank You
1 Lecture 01:17
Thank You
About the Instructor
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Software Engineer, Webpage Developer and Scrum Master

Developer, Video Creator, Podcaster and Mentor. Just 4 titles that could describe me and what I do.

I’ve been working in the IT industry for 18 years now and have worked as a Developer, Scrum Master and Team Leader. I’ve also been a student of many as well as mentored many others during that time.

I’ve created video content on YouTube; some popular and some not so. This helped me in gaining the experience to creating good video content for my training courses.

I’ve also spent some time creating podcasts over the years; more recently with a new podcast related to ‘Geekz Talk’(just a plug). – giving me yet more gain and experience on giving content to people and providing more for everyone who is looking for extra content.

I’m here to give to you my experience; my industry lesson learnt and my voice to help you move forward in the subject you want to learn.

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