MindManager for Business Productivity (Mind Mapping)

Learn how mind mapping with MindManager can help to manage and improve your productivity at work!
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Get productive in your working world using mind mapping!

Learn how mind mapping with MindManager can help you take control of your business productivity, and manage your time and tasks more effectively! We'll take you from basic to intermediate use of MindManager, 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, and this course aims to show you why thousands of people around the world use mind mapping software to help take control of their productivity!

What are the requirements?

  • Download and install MindManager (Recommended)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn key MindManager functions, and how to use them in practical contexts
  • Use MindManager with confidence to manage tasks and time
  • Capture, Prioritise, Plan, and Progress tasks effectively using mind maps
  • Create fantastic mind maps using MindManager
  • Use a single 'Dashboard' view to stay in control of ideas and information
  • Understand the principles of effective mind mapping

Who is the target audience?

  • Business professionals
  • MindManager users of all levels (including new users)
  • Small business owners and startup businesses

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Getting Started

In this opening lecture, we'll give you an overview of what to expect in this course, and a little bit of background on Biggerplate.com.


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!


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

Section 2: Step 1: Capture

In this lecture, we look at the first phase of our productivity process: the Capture stage, where we first look at the principles behind capturing our ideas and information, and then the basic features within MindManager that will help us to do this effectively.


In this lecture we'll lay the foundations for our productivity dashboard, by focusing on the capture of ideas, tasks, and projects that we want to move forward in our daily working.


In this session, we'll show you how to add a second layer of information to your mind maps, while keeping the surface level clean and clear. Using the Hyperlinks and Notes features within MindManager will enable us to capture and retrieve key information quickly and easily from within our dashboard mind map!

Section 3: Step 2: Prioritise

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.


In this short section, we'll look at two key features within MindManager that we'll then put to use in the following session. We'll be reviewing Icons/markers, and the auto-numbering functionality that can help us when identifying and sorting priority items within our mind map dashboard.


In this session, we return to build further on our mind map dashboard, and start to review and re-organise the map contents based on our priorities, using the priority markers, and auto-numbering to ensure we are constantly able to action what matters most.

Section 4: Step 3: Plan

In this short session, we introduce the planning part of our four stage process, and consider why plans may become redundant, but planning remains invaluable.


In this session we'll start to add some of the 'what, who, when' information to our dashboard map, using the Task Info options within MindManager that we demonstrated in the previous session.


In this section, we start to build out our plans within our mind map, using a couple of simple features within MindManager that can help us identify the who, what, and when for any task in our mind map.

Section 5: Step 4: Progress

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.


Here we'll look at two essential features to help us ensure we can keep things moving, using the Progress Markers within MindManager, and the extremely useful Power Filter function.


In this session, we'll not only put our progress markers and power filter to use, but will be taking a look at all that we've created within our dashboard mind map, and how we might start to use this on a daily basis to make progress on tasks and projects, using all of the different techniques and features covered through the course.


In this session, we'll look at the mind map used by Liam every day to manage the Biggerplate business, using the same 4 steps we've explored, and many of the same MindManager functions that have been demonstrated in the course.

Section 6: Conclusions and Next Steps

In this short final session, we wrap up with a quick review of what we've covered, and outlined some suggested next steps for those who have completed the course!

Section 7: FAQ & Extras

In this extra session, we'll show you some of the additional formatting options not covered during the core course content, including changes to your line colours, topic shapes, and adding images to your mind maps.

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Instructor Biography

Biggerplate Academy, 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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