Mind Mapping for Smart Speaking: Plan, Rehearse, Deliver

Use Mind Mapping to quickly prepare, rehearse, and deliver a lecture, speech or podcast. No script, No autocue
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  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

Can you present confidently to an audience without notes?

Do you need to present effectively in front of a camera with a conversational style? Would you like to quickly construct audio recordings like podcasts for example?

Do you need to reduce the time it takes to prepare and learn a new speech or present a new workshop?

This short course shows you how to plan a talk, lecture, podcast or webinar in record time. It also shows how to deliver any presentation without reading from a word-for-word script or without reading from slides or flashcards. 

The course shows you how to massively reduce your preparation time, overcome writers block, and if necessary memorise your talk, all using one simple technique on a single sheet of paper.

In the course you'll be following a case study where the author takes us step by step through an easy-to-use and effective process to plan, rehearse and deliver a lecture. Plus there are two short projects that give you an opportunity to put your learning into practice.

What are the requirements?

  • A desire to explore a different way to plan and deliver your lectures using Mind Mapping
  • If you don't yet know what mind mapping is (or you don't know how to use it effectively) but you'd love to know about a quicker way to plan and deliver lectures, then this course shows you why you should learn it NOW
  • If you already know how to create effective mind maps, this course will show you how to get started very quickly using the process of mind mapping to help you deliver great lectures

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand how Mind Mapping can be used effectively to plan, rehearse, and deliver a confident lecture
  • See how Mind Mapping can also be used to commit a talk, speech or lecture to memory
  • Demonstrate the power of this technique for yourself through delivering a short lecture without using a script or notes

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who regularly delivers lectures but finds the preparation process very time consuming and would welcome a quicker and more effective way
  • People with skills and knowledge that they'd like to share with a wider audience but are having difficulty scripting what they want to say
  • A potential new or existing course instructor who has a great course in their head but is having difficulty structuring it or writing it down
  • This course meets the needs of students who want to explore faster more effective ways to prepare a speech, lecture or course
  • This course is not intended for instructors or trainers who already plan and deliver lectures using mind mapping

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Why this Course?

In this lecture Barry Mapp tells us how most people use one of two ways to prepare a course or lecture and very few consider using mind mapping for this task. Mind Mapping can be a great time saver and will help you deliver a lecture in an engaging and conversational style. Mind Mapping was originally devised as a memory tool, so once you've got your lecture as a mind map, it becomes quite easy to memorise it.

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In this lecture there are tips to help you navigate the course quickly and effectively. There are different recommendations depending on whether you are a novice at mind mapping or whether you are an experienced mind mapper.

What techniques do most people use for planning and delivering their lectures? In this video we follow a discussion thread in Udemy Studio to find out what both instructors and students think about scripts and using a teleprompter.

A light-hearted quiz to check your learning so far
7 questions
Section 2: Planning, Rehearsing and Delivering a Lecture

This very short lecture is to help you appreciate and navigate this section


This lecture shows how a lecture can be planned out using Mind Mapping. It also shows how the mind map helps you talk through and explore the topic. In this process, you're interrogating yourself about what you (already) know and you're also discovering where there are gaps in your knowledge.


Having completed the basic plan for the lecture, the next step is to go through the map again, starting to create a conversation about the topic, and also adding more material if necessary to the map. Each time you do this basic 'review and add' process you are also helping to commit the content to memory


Now the lecture 'map' is (almost) complete you can start to to use the map to actually rehearse your talk. The first time you do this is a good time to add colour to your mind map. Colour helps group together each part of the map, and makes the content standout from the background. Colour also draws your eye into the map and helps to focus everything around the lecture topic (keeping you on task). A black and white copy of the mind map can be downloaded from resources if you'd like to colour in and do the review yourself.


If you wish to memorise the lecture content then you'll need to do one or two further reviews (see the paper on memory in the resources section). As you may not wish to actually memorise my mind map, you can leave this lecture out if you wish. The lecture shows me doing a further review to lock the talk into memory. You'll also notice how I start to add information into the talk that isn't actually on the map itself. This is the power of the mind map. It gets your speaking juices going!

Also in the resources tab there are articles available to download. One is a combined article on memory and study and one is an article about keyword selection for mind maps

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See how easy it is to plan a short lecture - in this case you'll be talking about a simple model (GROW) used by many coaches. You are provided with some internet resources on the GROW coaching method and a mind map template. Choose one of the resources available and then use that content to map a talk. Use the resource material to add keyword detail to the mind map template, refine it, practise reading. If you like you can make an audio recording with you talking on the topic

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A summary of what has been achieved so far. You also now need to decide whether it is appropriate for you to move on and start section 3.

Section 3: Have a Go
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Your task is to put what you have learnt during the course into practice. See if you can deliver my coaching lecture, first as an audio recording and then as a talking head in front of a camera. Basically you'll be comparing and contrasting 'coaching' in your own words not mine, but you'll be using my framework. Don't expect to be perfect, as this will be the first time you've used a mind map in this way. Remember that practice makes permanent.

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As an experienced mind mapper you won't need to use the mind map template and you can be more creative than simply delivering my coaching lecture. So your task is to mind map something that is of interest to you around which you could build a lecture. Plan it using a mind map and then use the same map to refine, rehearse and then deliver the lecture and make either an audio or a video recording of it.

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This short lecture looks at the scenario where you find you can plan and rehearse a talk OK (using the mind mapping technique) but you find it difficult to present the talk to camera unless you have a complete word-for-word script

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This lecture reviews the course and suggests some possible next steps

Section 4: BONUS SECTION additional lectures of interest
A Mind Map checklist for presentation skills
Watch: recording a lecture using a mind map

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Instructor Biography

Barry Mapp, Wellness, Mind Mapping, and Learning Coach at Udemy

I'm a sought-after speaker, trainer, and personal development coach based in the UK with a special interest in the brain, accelerated learning and people development.  My present focus is  developing high quality, simple, innovative, life-skills based, video e-learning courses.

My 'MIND MAPPING - SMART WORKING' Course is currently the NUMBER ONE Personal Development course in the mind mapping niche, with more than twice the number of enrollments and ten times the number of four and five-star reviews compared to the next most popular course. A course that's genuinely worth paying that little bit extra for. 

A bit of background information about me: 

I've worked in schools, colleges and universities in the UK, and also in the corporate and SME sector, working with students, teachers, apprentices, managers and leaders. My background is actually in clinical science where I ran an NHS Clinical Biochemistry Department in a District General Hospital and I was also a Quality Consultant to my local hospitals and local Health Authority. I also have an active interest in Health and Healing.

Back in 1996, after training in 'mental literacy' with Tony Buzan (the inventor of Mind Mapping), I set up my own training company the House of Learning. A year later, I put some of my new skills to the test and competed in the World Memory and the World Speed Reading Championships (silver medal position in the latter). Altogether, I have 20 years experience working in the personal development sector and in the field of business leadership. I am also a teacher and practitioner of Reiki.

'Mind' Mapping - Smart Working -Creating Effective Mind Maps was my first course in this marketplace and I now also have a 'Smart Learning' and a 'Smart Speaking' course. As of December 2016, I have more than 12,000 students from over 140 countries across all my courses and I’ve just launched a brand new course “The Science of Healing". Many of my students have English as a second language.  

I have three more great courses in the pipeline scheduled for Spring 2017

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