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  • Overcoming Self-Doubt

    IQ Matrix Blog
    Adam Sicinski
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    If doubt is challenging you and you do not act, doubts will grow. Challenge the doubts with action, and you will grow.Proverb The Evolution of Self-Doubt At one point or another we have all experienced self-doubt. You know those times when things suddenly don’t go as planned, when life swings you a curveball when you were expecting a fastball? Yes, those are the times when we are faced with uncertainty and we struggle to see the light at the end of the tunnel. That is of course when the critical voice creeps in and we begin to doubt ourselves, our ability, and of course…
  • 5 Tech Tools to Encourage Critical Thinking

    MindMeister Blog
    Raphaela Brandner
    2 Jun 2015 | 6:02 am
    Critical thinking is an important aspect of learning. Understanding something is more than repeating facts, it’s being able to apply what you know in different forms. The practice of getting students to do this requires a shift from learning by receiving information to turning that information into something else, like a diagram or a storybook. These five simple tools allow you to inspire critical thinking in your students. Encourage them to take the information you’re giving them, and show what they know with mind maps, puzzles and more!   Discovery Education: Puzzlemaker Students…
  • IBM and Spigit: Why Better Development Means Better Business

    via @Mindjet's Conspire #ideasquad
    James Gardner
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    If there’s one thing that developers like more than solving a problem it’s not having to encounter operational issues that stifle their creativity and output. With startups, scale is the name of the game. But frankly, any company committed to innovation and customer satisfaction, whether large enterprise or nascent mobile app developer, should be thinking about scalability. As CTO of late-stage startup Mindjet, my primary concern is delivering a consistently high level of innovation to our hundreds of large enterprise customers and 4 million+ users. As our annual user growth climbed to…
  • Visual project management comes of age: An interview with Paul Williams

    Mind Mapping Software Blog
    Chuck Frey
    15 Jun 2015 | 11:19 am
    In recent years, visual project management has emerged as a set of tools and techniques that help project managers to make sense of and manage large, complex projects more effectively. Paul R. Williams, PMP has written a new book entitled Visual Project Management that can help us better understand what they are and when and where to employ them when managing projects. I recently interviewed him to learn more about these tools, techniques and visual frameworks, and why they work so well. Chuck Frey: Why is visual project management so important today? What problems does it solve? Paul…
  • The Biggerplate Unplugged Mindmapping Conference: The Future of Mindmapping

    The Mindmap Blog
    Chance Brown
    8 Jun 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Biggerplate Unplugged is the Premier Mindmapping Conference in the World.  In March 2016, Biggerplate Unplugged is coming to the United States!  Whether you are an expert mind mapper  or just someone interested in learning more about mindmapping software, this conference will provide you with great insights.   I have known Liam Hughes, founder of Biggerplate, for many years and I’ve seen this conference grow into an incredibly engaging experience.  Here are four reasons to attend the upcoming conference in New York City: The last Biggerplate Unplugged Conference was in London,…
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    via @Mindjet's Conspire #ideasquad

  • IBM and Spigit: Why Better Development Means Better Business

    James Gardner
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    If there’s one thing that developers like more than solving a problem it’s not having to encounter operational issues that stifle their creativity and output. With startups, scale is the name of the game. But frankly, any company committed to innovation and customer satisfaction, whether large enterprise or nascent mobile app developer, should be thinking about scalability. As CTO of late-stage startup Mindjet, my primary concern is delivering a consistently high level of innovation to our hundreds of large enterprise customers and 4 million+ users. As our annual user growth climbed to…
  • Spigit: Giving Amway Business Owners a “Voice” in Innovation

    Arwen Heredia
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Michael Edwards and his team of global digital experts spend a lot of time determining what Amway distributors need to support their growing ventures. Like teams all across the company, helping distributors – Amway calls them Amway Business Owners – succeed is their total focus. But something was missing. “We had a bunch of corporate people sitting around a table debating what’s right for our business owners,” said Edwards, Amway vice president of channel and service strategy. “But none of us are Amway Business Owners. “What we really needed was to listen to them,” Edwards…
  • MAP for MindManager 1.8: Chance to Win a Free License Key

    Arwen Heredia
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Our partners at Olympic Limited have just released the latest version of MAP for MindManager. This awesome add-in now includes a Menu Group capability, Topic Properties, and three new functions to help you be even more effective with MindManager’s powerful Topic Properties and Formulas. The Details MAP for MindManager 1.8 enables users to copy groups of Topic Properties and quickly build Map templates that utilize Topic Properties. Properties can be copied simultaneously, so that all types are copied; or, users can copy individual groups, such as “all Formulas” or “all…
  • Fun Friday Links: Show Your Employees You Hate Them, Email Like Lincoln, and Crowdsourced Results

    Arwen Heredia
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Welcome to Fun Friday Links, a weekly collection of interesting discoveries about innovation, crowdsourcing, ideas, and business from all corners of the internet. Most of the time, the goal is to get you thinking differently about innovating, business culture, and life in general. Other times, we may toss an infographic or fun video your way. Submissions are welcome, and you can send them to conspire@mindjet.com for consideration. Five Company Policies That Scream ‘We Hate Our Employees’ Long story short: today’s talented knowledge workers have no time for your outdated…
  • Thursday Thought Leadership Roundup: Bottom-Up Crowdsourcing, Why You’re Falling Behind, and the Value of Being Wrong

    Arwen Heredia
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:38 pm
    In this week’s thought leadership roundup, we take a look at crowdsourcing as a form of bottom-up innovation, why your business is falling behind the curve, and the importance of not being right all the time. Crowdsourcing as a Method of Bottom-Up Innovation From Crowdsourcing.org: “Crowdsourcing is often thought of as a way to get people outside an organization to contribute ideas, labor, or other resources in return for some kind of (tangible or intangible) reward. Often, however, organizations are better off starting their crowdsourcing efforts internally. Big organizations,…
 
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  • Visual project management comes of age: An interview with Paul Williams

    Chuck Frey
    15 Jun 2015 | 11:19 am
    In recent years, visual project management has emerged as a set of tools and techniques that help project managers to make sense of and manage large, complex projects more effectively. Paul R. Williams, PMP has written a new book entitled Visual Project Management that can help us better understand what they are and when and where to employ them when managing projects. I recently interviewed him to learn more about these tools, techniques and visual frameworks, and why they work so well. Chuck Frey: Why is visual project management so important today? What problems does it solve? Paul…
  • Bizz Draw app simplifies sketching of over 100 business concepts

    Chuck Frey
    5 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    If you are new to sketching or sketchnoting, it’s often hard to know what symbols you should draw to represent certain business ideas or concepts. Thankfully, there is now an app for that. Bizz Draw is an app for iOS and Android that consists of a library of simple shapes you can use as examples and inspiration for concepts like collaboration, expertise, conversation and process. The developer of Bizz Draw, GRIDD Nl, is a design consultancy based in the Netherlands. It created this intriguing app to give business people greater confidence to try capturing their ideas visually. A tour of…
  • Project management with mind mapping software e-course (coming soon!)

    Chuck Frey
    30 May 2015 | 6:54 am
    Planning and implementing projects is one of the most important applications of mind mapping software you will ever learn about. Nearly everyone manages projects today, or has tasks for which they are responsible. But organizations often don’t give us the tools that enable us to manage projects effectively. At the beginning of a project, mind mapping software enables you to collect and organize all of the key information you and your team need about its scope, time, cost, quality, resources, communications, risks and stakeholder requirements. It then enables you to manage the…
  • Paper for iPad wows with intuitive new diagramming toolkit

    Chuck Frey
    18 May 2015 | 5:13 am
    Paper with Think Kit may not be the world’s first diagramming app for the iPad. But it’s easily the most intuitive. It does away with all of the complex concepts and capabilities and delivers a simple, intuitive toolset that anyone can use to quickly produce a diagram for their next meeting or PowerPoint presentation, using an ingenious set of gestures and pen/finger interactions. Earlier this year, when I took a look at Paper by FiftyThree for iPad, I thought it was just another drawing app. But its developers have just unveiled an update called Think Kit that adds diagramming to…
  • BigPicture: An innovative blend of mind mapping, data mapping and diagramming – within Excel

    Chuck Frey
    8 May 2015 | 11:28 am
    Mind mapping, data mapping and diagramming, all within a single Excel add-in – that’s the promise of BigPicture. This innovative program from Palisade, a developer of visual decision support software, recently entered beta testing. BigPicture’s elegant toolset is ideal for any executive who already uses Excel in his or her work, but aren’t sure they can justify the investment in a dedicated diagramming or mind mapping program. Where did the unique concept for BigPicture come from? Palisade offers a number of Excel add-ins that enable quantitative decision support…
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    The Mindmap Blog

  • The Biggerplate Unplugged Mindmapping Conference: The Future of Mindmapping

    Chance Brown
    8 Jun 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Biggerplate Unplugged is the Premier Mindmapping Conference in the World.  In March 2016, Biggerplate Unplugged is coming to the United States!  Whether you are an expert mind mapper  or just someone interested in learning more about mindmapping software, this conference will provide you with great insights.   I have known Liam Hughes, founder of Biggerplate, for many years and I’ve seen this conference grow into an incredibly engaging experience.  Here are four reasons to attend the upcoming conference in New York City: The last Biggerplate Unplugged Conference was in London,…
  • The Mindmapping Software Getting Started Guide

    Chance Brown
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:22 am
    Chuck Frey, author of The Mindmapping Software  Blog, has recently created a wonderful guide for those getting started with mindmapping software. The new 30-page guide helps business professionals understand what mind mapping software is and how it can benefit them.  Specifically, the guide helps them in the following areas: Helps them to be indispensable at work by leveraging the multi-faceted features of mindmapping software to get work done. Helps them with information overload by using mindmapping software’s powerful information management functionality. Helps them better…
  • The Apple Watch Mindmap: An Overview of the Game Changer

    Chance Brown
    21 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    On April 24, 2015, the Apple Watch will become available to purchase.  When you look at all this watch can do, it’s clear it will be a game changer.  It will change the way we interact with time and each other. Apple was not first to this space.  But as the world will see, it’s not about being first.  It’s about being the best.  Besides, Apple has done this before.  They reimagined the MP3 player with the iPod.  They reimagined the cell phone with the iPhone.  And now they will reimagine the watch with the Apple Watch.  So, time will tell (pun intended) if my…
  • iThoughts Tips & Tricks: Improving Mobile Mindmapping

    Chance Brown
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    iThoughts is perhaps the best mindmapping app for your iPhone and iPad.  It also includes advanced features that many don’t know about. Craig Scott, the developer of iThoughts, recently created a Tips and Tricks map that covers many of these advanced features. He puts it this way: iThoughts is intended to be ‘easy to use’. In order to achieve that, I’ve had to ‘hide’ many of the more ‘advanced features’ – making them difficult to discover. Below you can see (and download) a mind map which documents many of these. To download the mindmap,…
  • The Mindjet MindManager Webinars: Leveraging Mindmapping Software

    Chance Brown
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:32 am
    Mindjet, the company who makes MindManager, will be conducting a series of Mindmapping software webinars starting this week. If you ever wanted to learn more about mindmapping software and specifically how it helps you to be more productive, this is a great opportunity.  The webinars are also free.  So, if you can make any of the sessions, I highly recommend it.  Descriptions and registration links are noted below. Session 1: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Better Meeting Management with MindManager & The Meeting Jetpack During this webinar session, you’ll explore how to use…
 
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    Applications of MindManager

  • Moving maps with Relative and Absolute Links

    Andrew Wilcox
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:58 am
    My process for setting up a MindManager training day is as follows: Copy the Beginners Course folder from the MindManager Course folder to the client’s course folder Open the map shown above. Do not let MindManager update the links. Open all the relative R linked maps which are now in the client’s course folder. Edit and populate with relevant information. The links back to the “Course Map” will work. Open all the absolute A links and check they work. There are no links back to the “Course Map” unless you manually add them. Simple: The Beginners…
  • MindManager task management overview and relevant add ins

    Andrew Wilcox
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:03 am
    A client contacted me recently and asked for some guidance on how to manage his task list with MindManager. So I prepared an overview of the options in a MindManager map – Task Management Overview. It summarises what you can do with MindManager (Windows version mostly), Mindjet Tasks, Microsoft Office and Add Ins. Desktop Alone Desktop & Mindjet Tasks Desktop & Outlook Desktop & MS Project Desktop & Excel Addins – for Excel and “Getting Things Done“ The overview doesn’t answer the client’s question it just shows the options from having a…
  • An overview map of Facebook

    Andrew Wilcox
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Have you become lost in Facebook? I have. So I started mapping it out. I have been using Facebook to advertise another venture and I needed to be more careful with my postings. This is the summary map. Click it to see the detail. Facebook Overview Summary It’s work in progress. There is more to understand on the left hand side. What is missing? What doesn’t make sense?
  • Stretch the edges of the Library panes to work faster

    Andrew Wilcox
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    When selecting items from the Library you often have to scroll down to see all the choices of images, icons, background images and shapes available to you. Just stretch the viewing pane to see more. You can drag the top up and the left hand side out. The result is in most cases you can see all the items available in that group. Just place your mouse on the pane edge and when the cursor changes to the double arrows and vertical lines, drag the edge in the required direction. MindManager Screenshot – Adjusting image selection pane
  • Using Windows Environment Variables in MindManager Hyperlinks

    Andrew Wilcox
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    Windows has a set of variables which work wherever Windows is installed. Maybe you have booted from a USB drive or decided your home drive should be Z:. You can use these variables in MindManager hyperlinks. For example: “%windir%\System32\calc.exe” as an absolute link will start an instance of the Calculator (It may not be in the foreground). “%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Mindjet\MindManager\14\Library\ENU\” will open your library folder. You need to use the Open outside MindManager option or press Ctrl when you click the hyperlink on the map. Here are some more…
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  • The Victim Mentality Trap

    Adam Sicinski
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    If it’s never our fault, we can’t take responsibility for it. If we can’t take responsibility for it, we’ll always be its victim.Richard Bach Are You Playing the Victim Card? We all no doubt go through our fair share of struggles in the form of misfortune, illness, disaster or simply bad luck. Whether these struggles are of our own making or involve other people, makes little difference, because how we deal with these struggles purely depends on how we make sense of them. Interpret them in a helpful way, and your struggles can become incredible opportunities for change and…
  • Overcoming Self-Doubt

    Adam Sicinski
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    If doubt is challenging you and you do not act, doubts will grow. Challenge the doubts with action, and you will grow.Proverb The Evolution of Self-Doubt At one point or another we have all experienced self-doubt. You know those times when things suddenly don’t go as planned, when life swings you a curveball when you were expecting a fastball? Yes, those are the times when we are faced with uncertainty and we struggle to see the light at the end of the tunnel. That is of course when the critical voice creeps in and we begin to doubt ourselves, our ability, and of course…
  • 70+ Ideas to Help Spark Your Motivation

    Adam Sicinski
    2 Jun 2015 | 5:22 am
    People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.Zig Ziglar The Truth About Motivation Have you ever wondered how some people seem to have all the motivation in the world, while others struggle to get out of bed in the morning? On the one hand you have all these high achievers who appear to be buzzing with energy 24/7 doing miraculous things daily. On the other hand you have all these other people who just can’t seem to figure out why they feel so sluggish and unmotivated. They have all these hopes and dreams for a…
  • Raising Your Standards

    Adam Sicinski
    1 Jun 2015 | 5:24 am
    Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards. Anthony Robbins What Are Personal Standards Do you ever wonder what separates the highest achievers from everyone else? There are of course many possible answers to this question. In fact, I have previously discussed the importance of self-belief and the value of asking effective questions. Living with a sense of urgency also comes into the picture, as does avoiding the common unhelpful thinking traps that catch so many of us off guard. However, there is also something else that is of…
  • Controlling Expectations

    Adam Sicinski
    28 May 2015 | 2:02 am
    Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.Brian Tracy The Extraordinary Power of Expectation Every single day we hold onto certain kinds of expectations about ourselves, about others, and about our circumstances. Whether we realize it or not, these expectations directly influence our lives. In fact, you always hold onto conscious and unconscious expectations in various situations. The expectations you hold onto influence where your focus and attention goes. As a result these expectations become targets, or in other words plans for the…
 
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  • Why Solar Energy Is a Good, Renewable Energy Source?

    27 Jun 2015 | 7:59 am
    These days we hear a lot about using organic products, biodegradable products, recycling plastics, etc., to minimize carbon footprint and save the environment. But we do not realize that unless and until we minimize consumption, we can not really save our environment. For example, look at the world consumption; Today’s products are manufactured, used and disposed of at a higher rate than the earth can accommodate in a less harmful way. Therefore it is important that we move to green alternatives now, otherwise, will be covered by pollutants and toxins produced in the normal course of…
  • Most Efficient Solar Panels

    22 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    In trying to create the most efficient solar panels, pay special attention to the portion of the backsheet of the panels. A backsheet layer is the solar panel which solar cells are arranged. The other side of this backsheet, more precisely in the upper middle area is the junction box. A backsheet are often made of vinyl fluoride or PVF which is similar to PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, the material used in pipes and water pipes. P.V.F. It is commonly used in aircraft interiors and vehicles. DuPont, the US chemical company founded in 1802, created in the 1940s, polyvinyl fluoride polymer (PVF).
  • What Is a Photovoltaic System?

    21 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    This is a common question from the uninitiated. A photovoltaic (or PV System) is an installation of solar panels that can be used to provide electricity and if you generate more energy than it needs, can be fed back to the network. Domestic photovoltaic systems have two main options installations. Existing properties tend to opt for a mounting system “roof”, where the panels are sitting slightly above the roof surface. This causes the least disruption of the structure and the tiling of existing coverage. The alternative is a system of “roof” where the panels replace…
  • How to Buy an Ideal Solar Power System for Your Home

    20 Jun 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Concerned about the sudden increase in their electricity bills? You want to get rid of this problem? Why not switch to solar energy and live a tension free life thereafter! As electricity prices are increasing day by day, people began to feel the pain of this abrupt question mounting. Many owners of the world are moving towards a better option and expense, ie, “solar energy”. Installation is no doubt that this type of power system in your home is the best way to use the sun’s energy and cut all electricity bills, but there is a big question that arises here, namely,…
  • Use Solar Energy to Earn a LEED Certification

    20 Jun 2015 | 4:59 am
    LEED certification for buildings or commercial facilities by installing a solar power system is a way to save costs on your bottom while establishing energy independence. As a happy side note, LEED designation and use of solar energy is also a very effective way to generate additional positive PR and word of mouth for your business. If you plan to build a new plant or upgrading of an existing building in the near future, consider adding a solar energy system to reduce or eliminate their dependence on local public services providers. LEED certification reduces operating costs Probably the most…
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    MindMeister Blog

  • 3 New Features for MindMeister

    Raphaela Brandner
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:27 am
    Summer has come to the beautiful city of Vienna, home to a big part of the MindMeister team, and the temperatures are going up, up, up. Luckily, a powerful AC and a never-ending supply of iced coffee are keeping us both cool and productive. In fact, our developers have been quite busy over the the past few months, which is why today there are not one, not two, but three updates for MindMeister’s web app we’d like to tell you about: Copy & Paste Improvements Images: Images copied to your clipboard (for instance from a Google Images search) can now directly be pasted onto a…
  • How to Teach Essay Writing: Tools for Educators

    Raphaela Brandner
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:31 am
    Are you one of those teachers who try to resist the influence technology has on modern education? That’s a recipe for disaster. Today’s generation of students is practically dependent on technology. If you use that to your advantage, you can become a much more productive teacher, especially when it comes to encouraging the love for essay writing. The following EdTech tools will help you present the essential concepts of academic writing and inspire your students to develop these skills. My Access This is a cloud-based writing development solution that integrates linguistic technologies…
  • MindMeister for Android 3.3.1 is Out!

    Raphaela Brandner
    15 Jun 2015 | 8:36 am
    If you’re using MindMeister’s free mobile app on your Android device, then today is a good day for you: The new version brings a number of awesome features, bug fixes and improvements to your phones and tablets that are definitely worth an update. Take a look at what’s new in 3.3.1: New Map Layouts Finally, the various map layouts you already know from our web app are also available on Android! You can choose between 5 different layouts: Default: Classical mind map where topics can be placed freely Aligned: Classical mind map where topics are automatically aligned…
  • Good Bye, Offline Mode

    Raphaela Brandner
    12 Jun 2015 | 12:03 am
    Parting with an old friend is never easy, but sometimes we have to let go of something old to make space for something new. Today, we’re saying ‘good bye’ to MindMeister’s Offline Mode, which was first introduced in November 2007 as a way for our web app users to access and edit mind maps without an internet connection. Of course, things have changed drastically over the past 8 years, and in today’s world, where even your fridge has an internet connection (in case you missed it, yes, that’s a thing), offline access just isn’t as big a necessity as…
  • 5 Tech Tools to Encourage Critical Thinking

    Raphaela Brandner
    2 Jun 2015 | 6:02 am
    Critical thinking is an important aspect of learning. Understanding something is more than repeating facts, it’s being able to apply what you know in different forms. The practice of getting students to do this requires a shift from learning by receiving information to turning that information into something else, like a diagram or a storybook. These five simple tools allow you to inspire critical thinking in your students. Encourage them to take the information you’re giving them, and show what they know with mind maps, puzzles and more!   Discovery Education: Puzzlemaker Students…
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    Assistive Technology

  • Equil Smartmarker: Capturing and Streaming Notes from a Whiteboard Just Got a Whole Lot Easier!

    9 Jun 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Ok, so you already know if you have been reading my blog just how much I love gadgets. Especially, gadgets that are easy to use and can extend the learning that is taking place in my classroom. When I read about the Equil Smartmarker from Luidia a couple of months ago, I was enthralled with the possibilities. As an Assistive Technology Consultant I am often supporting students with disabilities who may require that classroom notes be provided to them.  So when I came across the Equil Smartmarker, I had to get my hands on one to review. Luidia was kind enough to send me an Equil…
  • Using Vernier Go Wireless Sensors in the Classroom

    11 Apr 2015 | 12:52 pm
    I have always enjoyed my science classes when I was in school, especially when we did hands on labs. Unfortunately, as I reflect on my education many years later, there just were not enough labs integrated into my science classrooms. In retrospect, with the equipment we had in the day, it just took too much time to set up and labs took an inordinate amount of time which were always thought to take away from the instruction at hand. Nothing could be further from the truth-but it was the best we could do at the time when I was in high school science classes in the early 1970s. Jump to 2015, and…
  • A Week with the Surface 3 – First Impressions

    7 Apr 2015 | 4:52 am
    A couple of weeks ago out of the blue I received an email invitation from Microsoft to attend a party in New York City on March 31st. For the life of me, I could not figure out what this event would highlight-you see, it seemed like the timing was all off for a big announcement. But then on March 31, Microsoft announced the Surface 3 tablets which caught us all off guard. Microsoft announced the new Surface 3 with the latest Atom “Cherry Trail” processor, which would run Windows 8.1 andbe upgradeable to Windows 10 when it is released later this summer. The specifications noted that the…
  • MindView 6 from Matchware- Solid Upgrade

    15 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    When I heard that Matchware was releasing MindView 6, I was excited to find out its new feature set and how it would help me to do my work. For the past several years I have been using MindView 5 to craft my very structured consulting reports that I deliver to the schools that I work with. Over the years I have developed some templates that really have helped me to communicate ideas in a very clear fashion. One of the chief reasons that I go back to MindView time and time again is because I have always found that MindView has some of the best Microsoft Office integration when exporting mind…
  • Reflections of EdCampAccessNJ 2105

    8 Mar 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Yesterday was the big day, after a couple of months of planning with my co-host Mike Marotta, EdcampAccessNJ held at the College of St. Elizabeth was off and running. It is always such an exciting day for me and the participants as we share our skills and talents. Mike and I have had this philosophy since we spoke about running an Unconference "build it and the will come" and they did. Yesterday we had over 150 dedicated educators  spend their entire Saturday with us to learn about new ways they can bring assistive technology into their classroom. Using Twitter, Facebook and word of…
 
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    Mindomo Blog

  • What Do You Think of Your New Mindomo Dashboard?

    Nadina Lupu
    15 Jun 2015 | 1:57 pm
    We’re constantly looking for ways to optimize your experience with Mindomo. That’s why we recently merged the two dashboards: Maps and Projects/Courses (depending whether you have a business or educational account). Just take a look at some of the most important changes: - quickly build folders and projects/courses by clicking on ’Create’ - organize maps that were shared with you. Move them from [...]
  • Using Mindomo Courses In Your Classes

    Nadina Lupu
    13 Feb 2015 | 2:15 am
    If you use mind maps for lesson planning and delivering the learning material, but you also want students to create maps of their own, you should definitely try Mindomo Courses. Here’s WHY: 1. You can give students written instructions on each mind map assignment. Students often feel that mind mapping is difficult because they don’t know [...]
  • Getting Things Done in a World of Rapid Change

    Nadina Lupu
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Our world has been experiencing change since the beginning. We are used to changing schools and work environments. We meet new people and face new challenges almost every day.  Change is natural. And it had a natural pace until the beginning of the 20th century. Since then, change is speeding up. Today’s unanimous anxiety, mostly caused by [...]
  • Kick-Start 2015 By Increasing Your Productivity

    Nadina Lupu
    7 Jan 2015 | 2:55 am
    Happy 2015, everyone! We hope you enjoyed your winter holidays, we sure did. Nevertheless, time flies, and now we find ourselves getting back into work mode. Here’s our recipe to keep our high spirits and start the year fresh: - we begin by kicking off our 2015 goals. We already went through our future projects [...]
  • 2015 Calls For Bigger, Bolder Plans

    Nadina Lupu
    23 Dec 2014 | 4:25 am
    The holiday season and New Year’s Eve are just around the corner, so it’s high time for a look back. 2014 was great to us: we accomplished all of our projects and even more. This probably happened because we were so eager to do our best to make a difference and bring real value to [...]
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    Applications of MindManager

  • Moving maps with Relative and Absolute Links

    Andrew Wilcox
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:58 am
    My process for setting up a MindManager training day is as follows: Copy the Beginners Course folder from the MindManager Course folder to the client’s course folder Open the map shown above. Do not let MindManager update the links. Open all the relative R linked maps which are now in the client’s course folder. Edit and populate with relevant information. The links back to the “Course Map” will work. Open all the absolute A links and check they work. There are no links back to the “Course Map” unless you manually add them. Simple: The Beginners…
  • MindManager task management overview and relevant add ins

    Andrew Wilcox
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:03 am
    A client contacted me recently and asked for some guidance on how to manage his task list with MindManager. So I prepared an overview of the options in a MindManager map – Task Management Overview. It summarises what you can do with MindManager (Windows version mostly), Mindjet Tasks, Microsoft Office and Add Ins. Desktop Alone Desktop & Mindjet Tasks Desktop & Outlook Desktop & MS Project Desktop & Excel Addins – for Excel and “Getting Things Done“ The overview doesn’t answer the client’s question it just shows the options from having a…
  • An overview map of Facebook

    Andrew Wilcox
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Have you become lost in Facebook? I have. So I started mapping it out. I have been using Facebook to advertise another venture and I needed to be more careful with my postings. This is the summary map. Click it to see the detail. Facebook Overview Summary It’s work in progress. There is more to understand on the left hand side. What is missing? What doesn’t make sense?
  • Stretch the edges of the Library panes to work faster

    Andrew Wilcox
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    When selecting items from the Library you often have to scroll down to see all the choices of images, icons, background images and shapes available to you. Just stretch the viewing pane to see more. You can drag the top up and the left hand side out. The result is in most cases you can see all the items available in that group. Just place your mouse on the pane edge and when the cursor changes to the double arrows and vertical lines, drag the edge in the required direction. MindManager Screenshot – Adjusting image selection pane
  • Using Windows Environment Variables in MindManager Hyperlinks

    Andrew Wilcox
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    Windows has a set of variables which work wherever Windows is installed. Maybe you have booted from a USB drive or decided your home drive should be Z:. You can use these variables in MindManager hyperlinks. For example: “%windir%\System32\calc.exe” as an absolute link will start an instance of the Calculator (It may not be in the foreground). “%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Mindjet\MindManager\14\Library\ENU\” will open your library folder. You need to use the Open outside MindManager option or press Ctrl when you click the hyperlink on the map. Here are some more…
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  • 6 Ways to Engage Employees in Disruptive Times

    Elizabeth Harrin
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:33 am
    “Most individuals want to make a difference, especially top technical talent,” said Tim Wasserman from IPS Learning during his presentation at the PMI Global Congress EMEA in London last month. He ...
  • Easy Leadership

    John R. Hill Jr.
    2 Jun 2015 | 4:48 am
    As a leader you want to project your best self and you want to get the best from the interactions you have with others. You don’t want to walk a labyrinth to get from point A to B, but instead you ...
  • 20 ways to advance your business by using mind mapping software

    Chuck Frey
    20 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Mind mapping software provides business executives and top managers with a unique set of visual modeling tools; thus also enabling them to easily manipulate information, knowledge and ideas. Having ...
  • Intelligent Mind Maps: The New Frontier

    Elizabeth Harrin
    12 May 2015 | 5:43 am
    What if you could save yourself lots of time researching topics and creating mind maps? It doesn’t take long to pull a mind map together but when you are busy, every moment matters and automating ...
  • Make a team decision with Mind Mapping [Part 2]

    Franco Masucci
    7 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    Last, but not least is the part where we can elaborate more about Visual Tools. These are intended to aid you to view in real-time the status of decisions and give a global panorama to the team on ...
 
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  • 4 Tips to Build Your Brand to the Next Level

    Nishadha
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Building a brand can feel like going back to middle school. You want to be popular and you want people to like you. But at the same time the harder you try to connect with others, the more they shy away. So how do you transform your business into the popular kid in school without looking desperate? Create a brand “personality” Successful business... Read More This posts was originally published at Creately blog. Click 4 Tips to Build Your Brand to the Next Level to visit the blog post. Visit the Creately website to learn more about Online Diagramming Tools.
  • Effective Social Media Management for Startups and Small Businesses

    Nishadha
    6 Jun 2015 | 7:42 am
    Social media has opened up a huge avenue for startups and small businesses to reach their target audiences. It’s not that large companies can’t reach them via social media. But they already have the budget and means to reach them via traditional advertising methods. So in essence social media has leveled the playing field to a certain extent. But most startup and small... Read More This posts was originally published at Creately blog. Click Effective Social Media Management for Startups and Small Businesses to visit the blog post. Visit the Creately website to learn more about…
  • The Future of Diagramming is Here

    Nishadha
    27 May 2015 | 2:48 am
    Beautiful. Bold. Intelligent. That’s how we like our diagrams. The idea is to take all that complex data and lay it out in a way that not only makes sense, but is also pleasing to the eye. Unfortunately, that’s not always easy: all too often we find ourselves looking at ugly, haphazardly designed diagrams that took far too long to put together. Creately’s... Read More This posts was originally published at Creately blog. Click The Future of Diagramming is Here to visit the blog post. Visit the Creately website to learn more about Online Diagramming Tools.
  • 15 Tools to Launch Your Startup + Bonus Tips

    Nishadha
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:44 am
    You might have an awesome idea, but to convert that idea to an actual product or service that rake in millions is a completely different story. Few years ago this was a tedious process and not something for the faint of heart. But now with plenty of apps and services available at very affordable prices any motivated person can quickly launch a start-up. Listed below... Read More This posts was originally published at Creately blog. Click 15 Tools to Launch Your Startup + Bonus Tips to visit the blog post. Visit the Creately website to learn more about Online Diagramming Tools.
  • Why People Miss Deadlines and How to Avoid Missing Them

    Shalin
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:04 am
    As a wise man once said “I love deadlines, I particularly like the sound they make as they go flying by”. Sounds funny right? But its a profound statement with serious implications. Go through any project plan that last a considerable duration and you’re likely to find overdue tasks with red dates and red bars. Usually these red dates are for overdue tasks and... Read More This posts was originally published at Creately blog. Click Why People Miss Deadlines and How to Avoid Missing Them to visit the blog post. Visit the Creately website to learn more about Online…
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