The new 4th edition of this definitive guide is now available. It contains an updated collection of mind mapping software best practices - plus new chapters devoted to leadership, collaboration, career development and personal success.
About the author
Chuck Frey is the author and publisher of the Mind Mapping Software Blog, the leading online source of news, tips and trends about this valuable type of productivity software.
He is also the founder and publisher of InnovationTools.com, the world's largest website focused on innovation, creativity and brainstorming, from 2002 to 2012.
High praise from leading mind mappers
An invaluable resource
"The tips, strategies and resources make this an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to expand their use of mind maps."
– Tom Crawford, VizThink
Awesome case histories
"I was completely blown away. The articles and best practices shared in the new case studies are just awesome. I highly recommend this book to anyone who uses mind mapping software."
– Arthur Vanderbilt, Radiant Thought Blog
A comprehensive guide
"Chuck's new e-book is the most thorough resource on mind mapping software to date. For those who want a comprehensive guide on this subject, this is it!"
– Jamie Nast,
A treasure trove
"It's a treasure trove of the best thinking around (on) how to mind map using software."
– Jerry Gasche, MindServe Clipper Blog
A groundbreaking reference guide
“Chuck Frey has yet again provided the visual mapping community with another groundbreaking reference that keeps on improving with each edition.”
– Wallace Tait
The MBA course of the future
"It's like a 21st century MBA course for visual-minded thinkers!"
– Kyle McFarlin,
An excellent Return on Investment
"If you'd like to stand on the shoulders of giants, then this is money well spent. The hours you spend with this e-book will be returned many-fold."
– Philip Greenwood, Beaufortes Project Management Blog
A must-read for all mind mappers
"Chuck Frey's 'Power Tips' provides a clear guide to using mind mapping software to manage projects, make decisions and, in general, think more effectively. This is a must-read for all mind mappers."
– Joyce Wycoff
Well organized, informative, practical - and unbiased
"A very thorough review of mind mapping software, well laid out, informative and practical. It provides a balanced perspective - it referred to various types of software without specifically promoting one. I also liked the fact that it was not full of all the hype and pseudo-science that often characterizes many mind map publications."
– Dr. Wendy Pryor
University of New South Wales
An eye-opening guide to what's possible
"Your mind mapping e-book has really opened my eyes to what's possible with mind mapping software. This is the stuff they don't teach you in the user's manual. The technique on page 28 alone was worth the price of admission! This e-book should be required reading for anyone thinking of buying mind mapping software."
– Jason McGarva
Dear Mind Mapper,
For years, mind mappers have told me in surveys and feedback messages that they want help. They love their mind mapping software, but don't know how to release its vast potential. I'm sure you've had similar feelings. You could accomplish amazing things with it - if only you knew how!
That's why I wrote Power Tips & Strategies for Mind Mapping Software - to help you to be more productive, creative and successful with this powerful type of business software.
I am pleased to report that I have recently published a significantly updated 4th edition of this definitive guide to visual mapping - with many new tips, techniques and insights that you can put to work immediately to help you to produce high-impact mind maps that get results!
I’m Chuck Frey, author of the Mind Mapping Software Blog, the leading source of news, trends and best practices in the world of visual mapping. My blog is the go-to resource for reviews. advice, resources and best practices for mind mapping software and tools.
In writing this 4th edition of Power Tips, I looked at the existing content with a critical eye, updating those tips that needed it, eliminating topics that are no longer relevant and - most importantly - populated it with a wealth of new, practical and actionable information that will enable you to do amazing things with your mind mapping software - no matter which program you use.
What's in this e-book?
What's in this definitive guide to mind mapping software? Here is a high-level overview of its contents, which have been updated to reflect current best practices in visual mapping:
Mind Mapping Applications: 18 valuable ways you can utilize your mind mapping software to gain an edge in your work and personal life.
Mind Mapping Tips: How to get more productivity out of your mind mapping software by using best practices for creating, manipulating and sharing your ideas and information.
Advanced Mind Mapping Strategies: In my role as the publisher of the leading blog on mind mapping software, I uncover some truly remarkable strategies that you ought to know to supercharge your mind mapping skills. And they're all gathered here, for your benefit!
Leadership & Collaboration (NEW!): This new chapter will reveal how leaders can use mind mapping software to coordinate their teams more effectively. It also covers the awesome potential of using it to streamline team communications and project management.
Career & Success (NEW!): This new section highlights powerful strategies for planning and blazing your own career path, using mind maps to help you plan and implement your goals and dreams. It also demonstrates how you can use mind maps to tell your story and differentiate yourself in powerful ways!
Mind Mapping Resources (UPDATED!): This last section of my e-book has been extensively updated and expanded, to give you access to all of the best tools and resources about mind mapping software.
Here are just some of the things you'll learn
How to use mind mapping software to get a clear picture of the potential threats and opportunities facing your business
How mind mapping software can supercharge your personal productivity
How to get a better understanding of the needs of the people you want to influence using a mind map
11 effective strategies for sharing your mind maps with others
How can you use visual maps to manage and conquer information overload?
How can you use it to handle common business tasks?
What common mistakes should you avoid when creating mind maps with software?
How can you use visual maps to clarify your thinking and planning?
How can you avoid "map shock" when sharing your maps with colleagues and coworkers?
How can you ensure that your maps communicate clearly?
Improve your productivity with proven tips and strategies
Another problem you’ve probably encountered is that it’s nearly impossible to find best practices for mind mapping software. Just try Googling it, and you’ll see what I mean. The problem is that this genre of software is so new that no one has ever gathered them in one place – until now. Here are some of the unique, valuable insights you’ll learn from this e-book:
18 applications of mind mapping software that you may not have considered – but which can significantly increase your productivity
How “refactoring” can help you to look at your map in a whole new way
How the “TAP process” can help you to create more complete and well-organized maps
How to present mind maps to your colleagues and co-workers – without overwhelming them
How to really get a good look at “the bigger picture.”
How to ensure that you don’t “lose” ideas when brainstorming
Common mistakes to avoid when creating visual maps
How can you tell when a mind map is "done?"
Picture yourself as a master mind mapper
When you're done reading Power Tips & Strategies for Mind Mapping Software4th Edition, you'll be able to shift your thinking into overdrive. You'll be able to:
Think more creatively
Improve your productivity
Manage projects more efficiently
Make better-informed decisions and
Communicate your ideas with greater impact.
You'll benefit immediately from the ideas it contains, and will find it's a great reference source that you can return to at any time to brush up on your skills.
Imagine how long it would take to gather all of this information on your own - to find the experts and users of mind mapping software and pick their brains, and to find all of the tips, techniques and insights that I have unearthed in my ongoing research. It could take months or even years! Fortunately, you don't have to do that, because I've already done all the hard work for you.
My ironclad guarantee
I'm so convinced that you'll benefit from this guide that if you are unsatisfied with it within 8 weeks of purchase, I will refund your purchase price - no questions asked! And you get to keep the book. In other words, there is no risk to you!
This guide offers proven value. To date, over 1,200 people have invested inPower Tips & Strategies for Mind Mapping Software since the first edition was published. That makes it the best practices guide for this type of productivity tool.
Even if you generate only one killer idea from the tips and techniques contained in this guide, it will have already paid for itself many times over. Think of it as an inexpensive investment that will generate a huge ROI - "return on ideas!"
Unleash the versatility and power of mind mapping software - today!
These three bonus reports are available if you invest in Power Tips & Strategies for Mind Mapping Software 4th Edition - but only for a limited time:
Bonus report 1: 30+ Questions to Evaluate the Quality of Your Mind Maps
This mind map includes over 30 questions, tips and strategies that you can use to evaluate any mind map you have created. You can use it as a measurement tool to assess the quality, completeness and organization of your mind maps.
It goes deep into the purpose, audience, style, resources and overall focus of your mind maps, plus 5 more key elements you must keep in mind when creating and improving the content of your mind maps.
Use it as a “measuring stick” to assess the quality of your map, as well as a tool for improving your visual output.
Bonus report 2: Mind Map Pre-Flight Checklist
Once you've evaluated the content, structure and clarity of your mind map at a deep level with the bonus mind map above, you can give it one last check with this helpful list of pre-publication to-dos.
This "pre-flight checklist" ensures that your mind maps are of the highest possible quality. It does so by walking you through the content and structure of your mind map in an organized way, asking you questions that encourage you to develop best practices in map design.
Bonus Report 3: Integrating Data with Your Mind Maps
In recent years, a number of high-end mind mapping software programs have added the capability of importing data from a variety of sources and displaying it in mind maps. This significantly increases their value as business tools – especially for creating dashboards that can display live data on key business metrics.
From database connections to Excel spreadsheet cell ranges and Outlook e-mail messages, today’s mind mapping software can accommodate data from a myriad of sources and display it in a rich, visual format.
Few users of mind mapping software realize this, because it's such a new capability. But you get an inside look at what's possible and which programs support these capabilities.
Please contact Chuck Frey at chuck (at) chuckfrey (dot) com (please substitute the @ sign for the word "at").
647 Aber Dr.
Waterford, WI 53185
P.S. One other thing:
The complexity of the business problems we face are increasing. We're surrounded by uncertainty. But you don't have to participate in all of the doom and gloom, because you already own a business tool - mind mapping software - that can help you to analyze thorny problems, think creatively and make better business decisions. I'm convinced that mind mapping software is an essential tool for today's workplace; knowing how to use it like a master can give you an important advantage in your job!
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