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Mind Mapping Basics: Resources to Become a Better Mind Mapper

Mind mapping isn’t a get-it-then-quit-it method; it’s an extended, ever-evolving learning process that teaches us how to better digest information and in turn, get better results.

Below are some of my go-to resources to help you adopt best practices and more effective ways to mind map. It includes webinars, podcasts, map galleries, and more…

Watch and Read:




  • Mindjet Map & Template Gallery: Examples from Mindjet’s website
  • BiggerPlate: Share and rate MindManager maps
  • Topicscape: Hand drawn and software generated mind maps
  • Idea Maps: 150+ Hand drawn and software generated idea maps
  • Mappio: Many MindManager (7 and earlier) example maps plus hand drawn and freemind maps too
  • MindMapArt: Mind Maps as Art! Beautiful, educational, inspiring!


  • Interviews: 7 interviews from visual thinkers, authors, business leaders and more
  • Team Successes: Hear from other teams how they mapped their way to success
  • Vignettes Real customers, real stories — read how mapping has changed their lives

What about you? Where do you get inspiration for your mind maps?

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