Taking notes from presentations and discussions
This application of Mind Mapping’s based on a similar principle. With Mind Mapping you can glean important information from discussions and presentations easily and, above all, very quickly. The essential thing about Mind Mapping – and its great strength – is that you can organise content thematically and not necessarily in the chronological order of a discussion or presentation. This means that, instead of writing down all the information sequentially as you would when taking ordinary notes, you can add new information flexibly to the Mind Map at any time in a way that makes thematic sense. This is particularly useful in unstructured discussions and presentations. In Chapter 7 you’ll learn how effective notes can be taken in lectures and discussions and practise this technique.