MindMeister for Business Productivity (Mind Mapping)
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MindMeister for Business Productivity (Mind Mapping)

Learn how mind mapping with MindMeister can help to manage and improve your productivity at work!
4.9 (25 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.
77 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2016
Current price: $15 Original price: $20 Discount: 25% off
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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?
  • Understand the principles of effective mind mapping
  • Learn key MindMeister functions, and how to use them in practical contexts
  • Use MindMeister with confidence to manage tasks and time
  • Capture, Prioritise, Plan, and Progress tasks effectively using mind maps
  • Create fantastic mind maps using MindMeister
  • Use a single 'Dashboard' view to stay in control of ideas and information
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  • Set up a basic user account (free) with MindMeister
  • Sign up for a basic membership (free) at Biggerplate.com

Get productive in your working world using mind mapping!

Learn how mind mapping with MindMeister 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 MindMeister, 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
  • MindMeister users of all levels (including new users)
  • Small business owners and startup businesses
Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
Getting Started
3 Lectures 33:37
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 08:49

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 07:19

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

Preview 17:29
Step 1: Capture
3 Lectures 26:22

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 05:46

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

Preview 09:05

In this session we'll begin the process of creating our mind map dashboard, by capturing some initial ideas, grouping them together, and starting to build out the information further.
Creating a basic dashboard mind map
Step 2: Prioritise
3 Lectures 21:56

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 look at a couple of great features in MindMeister that can help us clarify our priorities, and make them more visual and visible within our dashboard mind maps.

Marking priorities in MindMeister

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.
Dashboard building: Identifying priorities
Step 3: Plan
3 Lectures 21:48

In this session, we're looking at some of the key principles to keep in mind as we start to do our planning in MindMeister.

Planning principles

In this session, we'll show you how to use the Task Information feature within MindMeister to assign key Who, What, and When information to topics within your mind maps!

Planning with MindMeister: Task Information

In this session, we'll put the Task Information feature into action within our mind map dashboard, to illustrate how you can ensure you have all key information at your fingertips within one mind map. 

Dashboard development: Action planning
Step 4: Progress
5 Lectures 46:09

In this session, we look at the key principles for the 'Progress' stage of our productivity process.

Progress principles

In this session, we'll show you how to use the MindMeister icons to visually signal your progress on tasks, and how you can use the search function within MindMeister to quickly and easily find/identify tasks according to their status.

MindMeister Features: Progress markers and search

In this session, we'll put the moved/unmoved markers into our Dashboard map, and see how this can help us keep a clear visual picture of where we need to focus our efforts. 

Dashboard development: Moved/Unmoved

In this session, Liam will share his MindMeister dashboard with you, to illustrate how all of the features and approaches covered in this course are being put to use on a daily basis at Biggerplate!

Liam's productivity dashboard

In this final session, we'll recap some off the key content covered, and suggest a few next steps for you!

Conclusions and Next Steps
About the Instructor
Biggerplate Academy
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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!