XMind for Business Productivity (Mind Mapping)
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XMind for Business Productivity (Mind Mapping)

Learn how mind mapping with XMind can help to manage and improve your productivity at work!
4.6 (62 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.
219 students enrolled
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 XMind with confidence to manage tasks and time
  • Capture, Prioritise, Plan, and Progress tasks effectively using mind maps
  • Create fantastic mind maps using XMind
  • Use a single 'Dashboard' view to stay in control of ideas and information
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Get productive in your working world using mind mapping!

Learn how mind mapping with XMind 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 XMind, 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!

Who is the target audience?
  • Business professionals struggling with information overload, prioritisation, and getting things done.
  • Highly suited for entrepreneurs and small business owners
  • Suitable for people with no prior knowledge of the subject
  • XMind users of all levels (including new users)
Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
Getting Started
3 Lectures 29:21

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 08:23

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 06:26

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

Preview 14:32
Step 1: Capture
3 Lectures 28:01

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 the key features in XMind that will enable us to start this process.

Preview 08:23

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.
Preview 11:51

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 XMind will enable us to capture and retrieve key information quickly and easily from within our dashboard mind map!
Helpful extras: Notes & Hyperlinks
Step 2: Prioritise
3 Lectures 25:15

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 section, we'll look at two key features within XMind 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.
Priority Icons & Markers

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 17:42
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.
Planning principles

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

Task Information: What, Who, When

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 XMind that we demonstrated in the previous session.
Dashboard development: Action planning
Step 4: Progress
4 Lectures 47:01
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.
Progress principles

Here we'll look at two features to help us ensure we can keep things moving, using the Progress Markers within XMind, and the mind map filter function.
Progress Markers and Mind Map Filter

In this session, we'll put our progress markers and filter to use, and look at how we might start to use this on a daily basis to make progress on tasks and projects.

Dashboard development: Progress monitoring

In this session, Liam shares his Dashboard mind map, and illustrates how this is used on a daily basis to Capture, Prioritise, Plan, and Progress all the different tasks and projects in the Biggerplate world!

Liam's productivity dashboard
Conclusions and Next Steps
1 Lecture 04:26

A brief wrap up of the course, and a quick couple of suggestions for next steps and follow up!

Conclusions and Next Steps
About the Instructor
Biggerplate Training
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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!