iThoughts for Business Productivity (Mind Mapping)
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iThoughts for Business Productivity (Mind Mapping)

Learn how mind mapping with iThoughts can help to manage and improve your productivity at work!
4.1 (92 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Last updated 6/2016
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use iThoughts with confidence to manage tasks and time
  • Capture, Prioritise, Plan, and Progress tasks effectively using mind maps
  • Create great looking mind maps using iThoughts
  • Use a single 'Dashboard' view to stay in control of ideas and information
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  • Download and install iThoughts

Get productive in your working world using mind mapping!

Learn how mind mapping with iThoughts 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 iThoughts, 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. The contents of this course are 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 who want to deal with information overload and getting things done
  • Highly suited for entrepreneurs and small business owners
  • Suitable for people with no prior knowledge of the subject
  • iThoughts users of all levels, including new users
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
Getting Started
3 Lectures 22:54
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 07:26

In this lecture, we'll look at what we mean by "business productivity", and why the challenge of 'Information Overload' is bigger than many people realise!
Preview 04:36

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

Preview 10:52
Step 1: Capture
4 Lectures 34:33

In this session, we'll start looking at our 4 stages of productive working with iThoughts, and begin with the idea of capturing as much key information as possible in a mind map.

Why capture everything?

In this session, we'll show you how to use some of the core features of iThoughts to 'capture' key information in a mind map, including the use of Notes and Hyperlinks to add an additional second layer of information to your mind map.

Capture: iThoughts Features

In this session, we'll take what we've learned so far and begin the process of building our own 'dashboard' mind map which will help us to capture and manage all of our key information, ideas, tasks, and projects in one easy to navigate place!

Capture: Dashboard Building

In this session we'll show you how to Capture additional information in your mind map without cluttering up your map, using the Hyperlinks and Notes features within iThoughts.

Capturing extras: Hyperlinks and Notes
Step 2: Prioritise
3 Lectures 26:00

In this session, we'll start to look at the importance of identifying priorities within your mind map dashboard, and why it is important to use methods like a 'TOP 3' to ensure you remain focused.

Why prioritise?

In this session, we'll show you how some of the simple features in iThoughts can help you clearly identify and mark your priority items within a mind map.

Prioritise: iThoughts features

In this session, we'll show you how to apply the lessons learned in the previous 2 lectures to your own dashboard.

Prioritising your dashboard
Step 3: Plan
3 Lectures 15:31
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 iThoughts that can help us with planning out the what, when, and who information within our dashboard mind map.

Planning with iThoughts

In this session, we put some of these latest iThoughts features into use to illustrate how we can start planning within our dashboard mind map.

Dashboard development: Action planning
Step 4: Progress
5 Lectures 37:02

In this session, we consider the key principles behind our 'progress' stage. 

Progress principles

In this session we'll show you how to use certain icons/markers within iThoughts to make your progress more visual and visible. We'll also look at how you can use the powerful filtering tool to help you get clear on key areas for attention quickly and easily.

Progress Markers and Mind Map Filter

In this session, we'll start using the flag icons to illustrate the tasks and items in our dashboard that we have (or have not) moved forward, and combine this with the iThoughts filter to help us quickly assess where we should focus our attention next. 

Dashboard development: Moved/Unmoved

In this session, Barney will show you the dashboard map he uses every day to manage his own priorities and workload at, in attempt to show how all of the learning from the course can be rolled into one!

Barney's productivity dashboard

In this short final session we reflect on the topics we've covered in this course, and leave you with a few suggestions for what to do next!

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!