This 14-hour conference will feature 9 guest speakers (including myself) and 10 webinars starting at 7:30am UK time on Nov 17, 2020. For $29.99 you get an annual Biggerplate PRO membership and access to all pre-recorded events. The speakers will be recorded for you to view post-conference if you choose. To register or for a rundown of speakers see https://blog.biggerplate.com/readwritemap-agenda-confirmed-4b5ba7049c73 or https://www.biggerplate.com/readwritemap.aspx.
 
My session will run from 10am – 11am EST, and I will be interviewed about how I used mind mapping to write my Idea Mapping book. Enjoy a day of webinars exploring the intersection of reading, writing, and mind mapping with expert speakers from around the world!

I’m Biggerplate Certified!

5 Aug 2020 In: Biggerplate

Biggerplate is now offering an independent validation of your mind mapping software skills. It’s an easy process and takes less than an hour. Biggerplate then sends you a badge you can put on social media or LinkedIn to tell everyone about your mind mapping software credentials.

Big Sale on Idea Mapping Kits!

14 Jul 2020 In: Idea Mapping Kit

Until we get through the pandemic Idea Mapping Kits are reduced from $99 to $59 if you contact me directly via email or at the bottom of the About Page. That’s a 40% discount! PayPal still lists the kits at $99.

KIT DESCRIPTION: This kit comes in a 7-1/16″ x 9-1/8″ 3-ring binder with 3/4″ rings and a Velcro closure. The spine width is 1-9/16″. (See more information)

The kit also includes:

–  10-color, fine-tip Staedtler Triplus® markers. These award-winning pens and case design are the best in the world and fit perfectly into the idea mapping kit’s custom-designed pocket!
–  Pad of 3-hole punched 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ 67-pound quality paper
–  Business card slot
–  4-color pen with a black cushioned grip and secured by a pen loop
–  3-hole punched zipper case to store your miscellaneous items!
–  Back cover pocket for extra storage

Note: Postage will vary depending on the shipping location and method.

Here are two Idea Mapping examples used for vacation planning. The first one was actually created by me for a trip we took to Las Vegas. It was organized by day, which show we were seeing, times, and distance from the hotel.

The second Idea Map was created by one of my Boeing clients Tonya Deines. She was planning a trip to the Bahamas. Her map took a different approach. She included flight times, packing, scheduled events, and links to photos of their trip.

Next time you need to plan a trip try using an Idea Map to organize your getaway!




These Idea Mapping examples are from Dr. Tim Schweizer’s Principles of Management students. I have been blogging about Tim’s work with his students since October 2009 — shortly after he attended one of my Idea Mapping Workshops. Search this blog on “Luther College” for more examples. I will share more in the days that follow.

Tim has developed a solid process to successfully teach Idea Mapping to his students. Each semester Tim takes the first two class periods to teach this tool to his students. Their first assignment is to create a map with “Who Am I?” as the topic. You can see many of those examples on this blog. Their second assignment is a take home assignment to create an idea map on their topic of choice – something personally relevant. More of these here. Sometimes there is a  third assignment asking them to overview a business book and then capture their thoughts and reactions in an idea map. More of these here.

The first idea map in this posting is from Ben Harney about a cycling trip through Panama. Next idea map is from Elisabeth Athas. She used this tool to develop her character as a nurse in the show “A Thread in the Dark.” Next is a map from Claudia Calderon about Bolivia.  The last idea map is about training for a triathlon by Dan Anderson.

Sure wish I’d learned Idea Mapping when I was in college. Thank you Ben, Elisabeth, Dan and Claudia for sharing your maps!

Saturday January 25, 2020, Certified Idea Mapping with Mind Manager Instructor David Halverson will be teaching a 1-day Workshop through Bellevue College in Bellevue, WA. Class size is limited to 17 participants. Each participant needs to come to the workshop with their own laptop loaded with the trial version or latest version of MindManager. Instructors will be teaching the PC (not MAC) version of MindManager Download. Register at the Bellevue College link. If the class is already full, you will be placed on a waitlist and more classes will be scheduled.

With the Certificate of Completion issued by Bellevue College, Project Managers can apply to receive 7 PDU credits from the Project Management Institute. In addition participants will receive a full MindManager license after completion of the course. This value of $556 nearly offsets the $695 price of the course and breaks down as follows:

  •  A free full copy of MindManager valued at $349
  •  Three years of free annual upgrades valued at $207
  •  Three years of free customer support

For a complete description and information regarding additional public workshops and onsite organizational workshops see the Idea Mapping with MindManager Abstract.

Mindjet’s MindManager software helps business professionals achieve more by efficiently organizing and clearly communicating complex ideas and information. MindManager has had the vast majority of the Idea Mapping or Mind Mapping software market share for the past 10 years.

David had 30 years with Boeing, was the previous leader of the Boeing Mind Mapping Community of Practice, and a former Customer Success Manager for Mindjet, the developer of the MindManager tool.

Saturday June 8, 2019, Certified Idea Mapping with Mind Manager Instructor David Halverson will be teaching a 1-day Workshop through Bellevue College in Bellevue, WA. (Next Bellevue workshops will be 9/7, 10/5, and 11/2, 2019. These won’t be available for registration until the end of June.) Class size is limited to the first 17 participants. Each participant needs to come to the workshop with their own laptop loaded with the trial version or latest version of MindManager. Instructors will be teaching the PC (not MAC) version of MindManager Download. Register at the Bellevue College link. If the class is already full, you will be placed on a waitlist and more classes will be scheduled.

With the Certificate of Completion issued by Bellevue College, Project Managers can apply for and receive PDU credits from the Project Management Institute. In addition participants will receive a full MindManager license after completion of the course. This is a value of $556 nearly offsets the $695 price of the course and breaks down as follows:

  •  A free full copy of MindManager valued at $349
  •  Three years of free annual upgrades valued at $207
  •  Three years of free customer support

For a complete description and information regarding additional public workshops and onsite organizational workshops see the Idea Mapping with MindManager Abstract.

Mindjet’s MindManager software helps business professionals achieve more by efficiently organizing and clearly communicating complex ideas and information. MindManager has had the vast majority of the Idea Mapping or Mind Mapping software market share for the past 10 years.

David had 30 years with Boeing, was the previous leader of the Boeing Mind Mapping Community of Practice, and a former Customer Success Manager for Mindjet, the developer of the MindManager tool.

Saturday August 11, 2018, David Halverson and Jamie Nast will be teaming up again to teach a 1-day Introduction to MindManager Workshop through Bellevue College in Bellevue, WA. (Next Workshop will be October 27, 2018.) Class size is limited to the first 17 participants. Each participant needs to come to the workshop with their own laptop loaded with the trial version or latest version of MindManager. Instructors will be teaching the PC (not MAC) version of MindManager Download. Register at the Bellevue College link. If the class is already full, you will be placed on a waitlist and more classes will be scheduled.

With the Certificate of Completion issued by Bellevue College, Project Managers can apply for and receive PDU credits from the Project Management Institute. In addition participants will receive a full MindManager license after completion of the course. This is a value of $556 nearly offsets the $695 price of the course and breaks down as follows:

  •  A free full copy of MindManager valued at $349
  •  Three years of free annual upgrades valued at $207
  •  Three years of free customer support

For a complete description and information regarding additional public workshops and onsite organizational workshops see the Idea Mapping with MindManager Abstract.

Mindjet’s MindManager software helps business professionals achieve more by efficiently organizing and clearly communicating complex ideas and information. MindManager has had the vast majority of the Idea Mapping or Mind Mapping software market share for the past 10 years.

David was the previous leader of the Boeing Mind Mapping Community of Practice and a former Customer Success Manager for Mindjet, the developer of the MindManager tool. Jamie is the author of Idea Mapping and has taught her Idea Mapping Workshop to over 24,000 professionals around the globe.

On Saturday May 19, 2018, David Halverson and Jamie Nast will be teaming up again to teach a 1-day Introduction to MindManager Workshop through Bellevue College in Bellevue, WA. Class size is limited to the first 17 participants. Each participant needs to come to the workshop with their own laptop loaded with the trial version or latest version of MindManager. Instructors will be teaching the PC (not MAC) version of MindManager Download. Register at the Bellevue College link. If the class is already full, you will be placed on a waitlist and more classes will be scheduled.

With the Certificate of Completion issued by Bellevue College, Project Managers can apply for and receive PDU credits from the Project Management Institute.

For a complete description and information regarding additional public workshops and onsite organizational workshops see the Idea Mapping with MindManager Abstract.

Mindjet’s MindManager software helps business professionals achieve more by efficiently organizing and clearly communicating complex ideas and information. MindManager has had the vast majority of the Idea Mapping or Mind Mapping software market share for the past 10 years.

David was the previous leader of the Boeing Mind Mapping Community of Practice and a former Customer Success Manager for Mindjet, the developer of the MindManager tool. Jamie is the author of Idea Mapping and has taught her Idea Mapping Workshop to over 24,000 professionals around the globe.

So many idea mapping and mind mapping users have had friends and/or colleagues turn up their noses to this wonderful tool. For those of us who understand the value of mapping, this is hard to believe. So on November 1, 2017 I did a webinar for Biggerplate to help the mapping community address this issue. It was a 1-hour non-threatening introduction to mind mapping. View the webinar and then test these techniques out on your friends!

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The purpose of this blog is to share idea mapping examples and related learning from my Idea Mapping, Memory, Speed Reading, and Certification Workshops. This blog is dedicated to my Certified Idea Mapping Instructors, my clients, Mind Mapping and Idea Mapping practitioners around the globe.


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