My friend, Ron Siegel, asked me once if he could watch over my shoulder as I make one of these mindmaps during our meeting. We haven't yet been able to connect on that, but Ron was my inspiration for capturing a screencast of the notes I took from yesterday's SMMOC meetup. The video above was captured using Ron's inspiration, Camtasia for Mac, and then sped up about 5000% using Final Cut.
To view the actual mindmap notes from yesterday's SMMOC meeting -- and which is featured in the video above -- click the image below. And, in case you're wondering what software I use to make my mindmaps, it's no secret: I use MindJet's Mind Manager to make all of my mindmaps. (Tip: Make sure and click embedded links in the mind map to click-through to related resources, people, images and places.)
Why Mind Manager?
While there are many mind map software packages you can get easily enough--some of them for free--I've grown accustomed to MindJet's tool as I've used their products since version 1.0.
BUT, more than just it all being a loyalty thing, there are some very practical features of MindJet's tools that you won't find in many others. Some of these benefits include:
- The ability to easily share mindmaps in various formats -- including the interactive one you see above -- in a way that doesn't require the recipient to own a copy of the mind map software themselves
- The ability to download many free templates
- Rich features that include a stock of icons and graphics that you can easily embed into your mindmap in click-and-drag fashion
- An active online community with many users sharing tips, tricks and more templates
There are more benefits, but those above are the highlights.
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