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iMindMap for Business Productivity (Mind Mapping)

Learn how mind mapping with iMindMap can help to manage and improve your productivity at work!
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What Will I Learn?
Understand the principles of effective mind mapping
Use key iMindMap functions, and apply them in practical contexts
Use iMindMap with confidence to manage tasks and time
Capture, Prioritise, Plan, and Progress tasks effectively using mind maps
Create fantastic professional mind maps using iMindMap
Use a single 'Dashboard' view to stay in control of ideas and information
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Get productive in your working world using mind mapping!

Learn how mind mapping with iMindMap can help you take control of your business productivity, and manage your time and tasks more effectively! We'll take you from basic to confident use of iMindMap, working through 4 key steps to create your own productivity dashboard mind map!

Biggerplate is the world's leading resource for mind mapping templates, examples, and learning. This course is based on our own experience of running a global mind mapping brand for nearly 10 years, combined with the extensive learning and insights we have gathered from our worldwide mind mapper community of approximately 100,000 members! The result is a course that aims to provide you with practical guidance that is grounded in the real world, and to help show you how and why thousands of people around the world use mind mapping software to help take control of their productivity!

Who is the target audience?
  • Business professionals of all levels
  • iMindMap users of all levels (including new users)
  • Small business owners and startup businesses
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 17 Lectures Collapse All 17 Lectures 02:35:13
Getting Started
3 Lectures 30:02

In this opening session, we'll give you a bit of background on your instructor, and an insight into what's going to be covered during the course!

Preview 07:53

In this lecture, we look at mind mapping principles that can help you get the most out of mind mapping software.

Preview 16:05

In this lecture, we'll look at what we mean by "business productivity", and why the challenge of 'Information Overload' may be bigger than many people realise!
Business Productivity Overview
Step 1: Capture
3 Lectures 26:24
In this session we'll look at why it's important to start by capturing all of the ideas, tasks, and information you can think of in your mind map, and why the focus (at the moment) is on quantity, not quality!
Preview 05:14

In this section we look at the fundamental features within iMindMap that will enable us to capture ideas and information, and start building our mind map dashboard.

Preview 09:44

In this session we'll start to build up the foundations of our Dashboard mind map, by Capturing key ideas and information, and organising it into groups. We'll use the innovative 'Brainstorm' mode within iMindMap to get started, and then transfer into our normal mind map view.

Creating a basic dashboard mind map
Step 2: Prioritise
3 Lectures 23:09
Now it's time to start thinking about ways to prioritise all the tasks, ideas, and projects that we're dealing with on a daily basis. In this session we'll discuss the importance of prioritisation, and the value of lining up your priority planning with the overall business objectives.
Time to prioritise!

In this short session, we'll introduce the Icons feature within iMindMap, which will help us to make our priorities more visible and visual when we build up the next stage of our dashboard mind map.

Introducing mind map icons

In this session we focus on identifying the priority items within our dashboard mind map, and ensuring they are marked visibly to provide us with clarity around where we should be focusing our efforts. We'll also be using the very structure of the mind map to organise our priority items around the clock-face, and top to bottom throughout the dashboard.

Prioritising your dashboard
Step 3: Plan
3 Lectures 26:56

In this session, we'll start looking at how we can use our mind map to move along numerous projects and tasks at any one time, focusing on progress across multiple areas.

Planning principles

In this session, we'll look at some of the features within iMindMap that can help us with planning out the what, when, and who information within our dashboard mind map.

Let's get planning!

In this session we'll start to add some of the 'what, who, when'

information to our dashboard map, using the notes and task information options within iMindMap!

Dashboard development: Action planning
Step 4: Progress
4 Lectures 44:46

In this session, we'll start looking at how we can use our mind map to move along numerous projects and tasks at any one time, focusing on progress across multiple areas.

Progress principles

In this session we'll quickly review the use of flag icons to mark items that are moved or unmoved, and the additional use of the progress/completion icon to clarify the current progress on particular tasks.

Moved & Unmoved Markers

In the final stage of our dashboard building, we'll look at getting that 'glance access' view of our current workload, and ensuring we remain focused on moving the most important things forward.

Dashboard development: Moved/Unmoved

In this session, Liam shares his own mind map dashboard with you, to illustrate how he is using the principles and features discussed in the course to manage his own daily working!

Liam's productivity dashboard
Conclusions and Next Steps
1 Lecture 03:56
Conclusions and Next Steps
About the Instructor
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The home of mind map learning!

Biggerplate is the largest mind mapping library and community in the world, and our aim is to show you how real people around the world are using mind mapping every day to improve their working and learning!

Our free mind map library features thousands of mind mapping templates and examples, shared by users from around the world, and free to download and use yourself! We believe mind mapping is the missing link and a must-have tool for modern workers in business and education, and we want to help you understand why. Take one of our online courses to see how mind mapping software can be used to take control of your working world, and increase your productivity at work, through a series of short, practical video lectures here on Udemy!

Launched in 2008, Biggerplate has become one of the world's leading resources for all things mind mapping, and our training courses are built on many years of experience delivering training workshops around the world, as well as learning and perspectives from our global mind mapping community. We hope you enjoy the courses we provide here on Udemy, and please feel free to contact us with your questions, comments, and feedback!

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