Extraordinary Learning: Mind Mapping Mastery
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Extraordinary Learning: Mind Mapping Mastery

Learn to capture information and ideas with the technique and become a Mind Mapping Master!! A Step by Step guide......
4.4 (49 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.
925 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2014
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to use Mind Maps to boost thinking, learning and remembering to previously unimagined levels
  • Take effective notes from the spoken or written word in a way that will make it easy for you to understand and remember them in the future
  • Improve the effectiveness of your working so that you get more done, do it better and avoid wasting time too!
  • Learn how to excel in exams by learning MORE effectively in LESS time
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  • No prior knowledge of mind mapping is required, but people who have used mind maps previously will also find the course extremely valuable.

Mind Mapping is the brilliantly effective thinking and learning tool devised by Tony Buzan. I've been using Mind Maps for well over 30 years and have been fortunate enough to teach others how to use Mind Maps all over the world since 1996.

I'm delighted to be able to share my understanding of this uniquely effective technique on this course. I devised the course as a hands-on, practical introduction to Mind Mapping. There are 12 separate videos along with exercises that will get you Mind Mapping effectively right from the start.

I've included enough theory to explain how and why Mind Maps work, but kept the emphasis on practical ways to benefit from the technique - to help you to think, work, organise, learn, create, communicate and study more effectively. And more enjoyably too!

If you've ever been frustrated that your brain feels like it's stuck in second gear, this course is for you.

If you've always wondered about how to get the most from Mind Mapping - you are going to love this course.

In a career that has included working at Chief Finance Officer level in the computer industry, a long stint with the world's largest consultancy practice and starting and running a successful training organisation, I've come across hundreds of techniques to improve personal effectiveness. But Mind Mapping is the only technique that I use every single day. And I do so, quite simply, because it works.

I look forward to introducing you to this unique way of working so that you can start to benefit from Mind Maps too!

Plus your will have unlimited access to our FREE resources.

Who is the target audience?
  • Everyone can benefit from mind maps and everyone can benefit from this course - students, people in work, people not in work
  • Anyone who feels that they sometimes (or often) work inefficiently or ineffectively
  • Anyone who would love to tap into their natural ability to understand and remember
  • Anyone who has previously glimpsed the power of Mind Maps but has so far been unable to tap into that power themselves
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
Introduction and Objectives
1 Lecture 02:51
Introduction and Objectives - In this first part, I introduce the subject of Mind Mapping and set out exactly what this course covers.
Preview 02:51
Getting Started
2 Lectures 06:43
Right from the start, I show you the basic process of mind mapping and invite you to have a go for yourself.

Preview 03:58

After you've had a chance to try out the process for yourself, I go over the key points of mind map structure and hierarchies.
Preview 02:45
1 Lecture 08:12
Here I demonstrate the whole process in more detail so that you can see how mind maps build organically.
Preview 08:12
How the Brain Works
1 Lecture 11:20
Mind Maps are highly effective because they are based on our understanding of how the brain works. Here I go through some of the key aspects of how our brains work and relate that to the structure of Mind Maps.
How the Brain Works - and why it matters for Mind Maps
Maximising your Memory
1 Lecture 05:43

Using a simple but powerful example of a Mind Map, you will discover for yourself, exactly how powerful mind maps are as a memory aid. If you haven't used them in this way before, prepare to be amazed!

Maximising your Memory
Uses of Mind Maps
1 Lecture 03:40
A quick look at some of the many uses of mind maps, for learning, business and personal applications.
Uses of Mind Maps
How to Mind Map
1 Lecture 06:56
 I get into some detail in this lecture about the rules of mind mapping and how to get the most out of the technique.
How to Mind Map
Improving Thinking and Learning
1 Lecture 09:37
Mind Maps are a great aid to thinking and working far more effectively - if they are used properly. In this lecture I will explain exactly how clear and effective thinking is often compromised - and how to use mind maps to avoid this happening.
Improving Thinking and Learning with Mind Maps
Developing the Skill
1 Lecture 04:14
The key to developing the skill of mind mapping is practice. Here I introduce a unique 'check map' that I've developed to help you get - and stay - on track.
Developing the Skill of Mind Mapping
Bonus Modules - Studying and Exams
2 Lectures 21:23
Here I will explain how to take notes, using Mind Maps, in lectures and and from books and other written material. I will also introduce my unique strategy for effective reading -INSEAK - the Intelligent Strategy for the Effective Acquisition of Knowledge. More details about INSEAK can be found here.
Studying and Exams with Mind Maps - Part 1

In this second bonus module, I take you through how to use mind maps to revise, prepare for and take exams. I also explain exactly how forgetting occurs - and how to avoid it!
Studying and Exams with Mind Maps - Part 2
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About the Instructor
Illumine Training Ltd
4.2 Average rating
57 Reviews
1,071 Students
2 Courses
Extraordinary Teacher, Speed Reader & Mind Mapping Master

Speed Reading and Mind Mapping since 1978, and teaching thinking skills since 1996, Clive has unparalleled experience of teaching advanced and accelerated learning skills to people at all stages and ages of life.

He has taught thousands of people how to become extraordinary learners - read faster, take effective notes, understand better and remember more. His knowledge is unique and his enthusiasm infectious.

Director of Illumine Training Ltd where we have been working within the professional development and management training industry since 1996. We offer a unique range of training programmes focused on the development of leadership skills and personal skills. We run Leadership, Management and Development all over the world and have an ever growing reputation as the ‘go-to’ training company in many different industry sectors.