12 Things You’re Doing Every Day that Can Be Automated

12 Things You're Doing Every Day that Can Be Automated

Running your own business is, most of the time, pretty damned hard work and consequently, time consuming. And I’m not just talking here about managing daily administrative tasks and keeping track of your employees’ work schedule, or monitoring your expenses and handling customer complaints. I’m talking about all those “little things” that you must perform day in and day out, and that can take hours out of your working timetable. Read article “12 Things You’re Doing Every Day that Can Be Automated”

How to Teach Mind Mapping to Students

As many teachers already know, students are more likely to understand and retain information when it’s displayed through a combination of words and imagery. Mind maps offer a fantastic format that combines not only words and images but also colors, a graphical structure, and other mental triggers that improve longterm memory. This article aims to give you ideas on how to teach mind mapping to students in order to help them memorize information, unleash their creativity, write better structured essays and more. Read article “How to Teach Mind Mapping to Students”

From Collecting Dots to Connecting Dots: Using Mind Maps to Improve Memory and Learning

Mind maps can improve memory and learning by helping students transition from collecting dots to connecting dots. This post—which was adapted from a talk given by Toni Krasnic at Biggerplate Unplugged 2016—examines the importance of learning how to learn. It provides a short overview of principles of memory and learning and effective learning techniques, and demonstrates how students can use mind maps to become more effective learners. Read article “From Collecting Dots to Connecting Dots: Using Mind Maps to Improve Memory and Learning”

Why Mind Mapping?

Hand-drawn mind map

Have you ever asked yourself why mind mapping is becoming ever more popular among professionals and students alike? What is it that makes this technique so special and what are its benefits? In this article we’ve put together the main reasons why mind mapping is increasingly replacing other note taking formats in business and educational contexts.  Read article “Why Mind Mapping?”