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(Video) Maximizing The Power Of Your Brain With Tony Buzan

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Tony Buzan


Tony Buzan
is the inventor of Mind Maps, the revolutionary thinking tool used by over 250 million people to help them unleash their mental potential. He is the world’s leading authority on the brain, learning and memory.

Tony Buzan’s multi-million copy best selling books are available in 100 countries in 30 languages. Tony Buzan lectures worldwide and acts as a consultant to multi-national companies, governments, and athletes. Tony has recently launched the world’s first official mind mapping software tool – iMindMap. Checkout this Video of Tony explaining The mind Map and how you can benefit from it. Very Interesting!

 

Maximizing The Power of Your Brain With Tony Buzan Through Mind Mapping

Tony Buzan is widely credited with coining the term mind map.  Mind maps are a means of organizing information visually, showing how big ideas are made of big pieces, which in turn are composed of smaller pieces.  The famous inventor and artist Leonardo daVinci created diagrams similar to mind maps hundreds of years ago as a means of organizing information.

Buzan has defined ten guidelines for effective mind mapping, which we’re reviewing for your benefit.

Start in the center with an image of the topic, using at least 3 colors.

The center is the key because, as you will see, the ideas documented in a mind map radiate from the center of diagram, similar the branches or root system of a tree.  The colors are important because they provide an extra dimension of information to help your brain interpret the data more effectively.

Use images, symbols, codes, and dimensions throughout your Mind Map.

Words are important, but pictures make it easier and faster to communicate information visually.  Similarly, symbols, codes and dimensions provide a mental shorthand to speed up the communication process.  Of course, these different symbols, code and dimensions should be simple enough that a wide variety of people can easily interpret what’s in the mind map.

Select key words and print using upper or lower case letters.

Key words work well with images to convey information, similar to the way slides work in presentations.  Printing makes them legible.

Each word/image is best alone and sitting on its own line.

This is to make the mind map easy to interpret.  Too many uncoordinated lines makes for a confusing mind map.

The lines should be connected, starting from the central image. The central lines are thicker, organic and flowing, becoming thinner as they radiate out from the centre.

The idea here is to give the reader a visual guide as to the level of detail they’re at within a mind map.  Obviously, if you follow the lines through the map, you’ll see how everything is connected.  Varying thicknesses will make the mind map look like a system of branches or roots.

Make the lines the same length as the word/image they support.

Again, readability is the key.

Use multiple colors throughout the Mind Map, for visual stimulation and also to encode or group.

Much like bus routes and subway maps use color to distinguish between routes, use of color in a mind map will make it easier to follow the information.

Develop your own personal style of Mind Mapping.

Personal style allows you to create mind maps more efficiently and effectively.

Use emphasis and show associations in your Mind Map.

This allows you to focus attention on key topics in the mind map.

Keep the Mind Map clear by using radial hierarchy, numerical order or outlines to embrace your branches.

What do these things mean?  Numerical order and outlines are pretty straight forward, but what is radial hierarchy?  Put simply, radial hierarchy is information organized by most important information in the center and more detailed information situated farther and farther away from the diagram’s center.

Hopefully these ten guidelines are helpful.

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

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