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Mind Mapping For Dummies by Tony Buzan, Florian Rustler

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Chapter 17

Ten Tips for Working Efficiently with Mind Mapping

In This Chapter

arrow Choosing materials and equipment

arrow Considering the content of Mind Mapping

arrow Using software

Mind Mapping is very easy and yet has many areas of application. So you don’t feel overwhelmed by all the possibilities, in this chapter I give you ten tips on how to work quickly and efficiently with Mind Mapping. Some of these tips involve drawing maps traditionally with a pen and paper, others are aimed at software users and others again are general in scope.

Using the Right Paper

It sounds trivial, but using the right paper is really quite important. If you generate your Mind Maps with a pen and paper then be sure you have the right paper for the job.

The paper for your Mind Maps needs to be:

check.png A single colour and, if possible, white.

Many people use lined or squared paper so their writing looks neat and tidy. Of course, in Mind Mapping it’s very important that your maps should look nice. But, as I’ve shown elsewhere in this book, Mind Maps can’t be squeezed between lines or into squares. Your paper should allow ...

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