Step 1: Marshalling your initial thoughts
The first step involves assembling your initial ideas and thoughts on the topic and collecting them in Mind-Map format.
First gather together your knowledge of the topic and your ideas about it and visualise them with Mind Mapping. But don’t worry about whether you have worked out the right or best structure for your talk. Step 1 is essentially the basis on which you’ll construct your talk.
Figure 5-1 contains a summary of thoughts about creativity prepared with iMindMap software.