Mind Mapping = in – out to the power of ten
The ‘in – out’ technique is much more effective if it’s applied using Mind Mapping.
In fact, I’ve mentioned this once already: if you make Mind-Mapping notes in talks or meetings you can mark in your own thoughts and add them to the corresponding branch and content in the map. You can use the following things for ‘out-thoughts’:
A particular colour reserved only for your own ideas and thoughts. I use orange for this.
A special symbol, for example a light bulb.
Figure 7-5 shows how you can apply the ‘in – out’ technique using Mind Maps.
By using Mind Mapping in combination with the ‘in – out’ technique you can combine the advantages of both methods.