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Document you thoughts like a Genius - The complete Mind mapping & Xmind course

Colin Holding, Live life - love life

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32 Lessons (4h 32m)
    • 1. 1 Welcome

    • 2. 2-What you will learn in this course

    • 3. 3 Quick Bio

    • 4. 4 Xmind Versions

    • 5. 5 The History of Mind Mapping

    • 6. 6 Concepts and principles

    • 7. 7 Software vs Hardcopy

    • 8. 8 The Benefits of Mind Mapping

    • 9. 9 How and Why Mind mapping works

    • 10. 10 Installation of Xmind

    • 11. 11 Entering Ideas

    • 12. 12 Navigating Xmind

    • 13. 13 The Insert menu 1

    • 14. 14 The Insert menu 2

    • 15. 15 The Insert menu 3

    • 16. 16 The Matrix

    • 17. 17 Gantt chart

    • 18. 18 Properties

    • 19. 19 Styles

    • 20. 20 Themes

    • 21. 21 Drilling into detail

    • 22. 22 Expanding and Filtering

    • 23. 23 Sharing & Exporting Mind maps

    • 24. 24 Collaborating

    • 25. 25 Preferences & Fast keys

    • 26. 26 Bundled Templates

    • 27. 27 Creating Templates

    • 28. 28 XMind7

    • 29. 29 Xmind7 User Interface

    • 30. 30 XMind7 Improvements

    • 31. 31 Xmind7 New Features

    • 32. 32 And Finally


About This Class


Document your thoughts like a genius. The Complete course on Mind mapping and Xmind

What people are saying about this course


This is a terrific course on mind mapping, specific to XMIND software. The first third covers the theory and application of the mind mapping technique. The next two thirds covers how to use XMIND. For me, however, the section on XMIND really helped me understand the various features of mind maps and how to enhance mind maps for clarity. Allen Casteel

I really enjoyed doing this course. It is very well presented - full of interesting information, clear demonstrations and an easy to follow progression of ideas, all in an accessible style. I'm sure the presenter used "Mind Mapping" to create the course, because it is so well laid out, concise, logical and educational. A great example of the techniques that he teaches. I have used mind maps a little before, but always on paper. The ability to use this technique in an electronic format is far more versatile, and the presenter leads you through all the necessary steps to understanding and actually using the software in a very accessible manner, even if you are not a computer wizard. I created my first mind-map within a few hours and I’m really enjoying the process of refining the details. I have no hesitation in recommending this course to everyone - whatever your needs, goals or interests - Mind Mapping itself is a brilliant way to organise your thinking, to bring new insight and clarity, and this course is a great introduction. Tania Jenkins

Thanks for such a wonderful course creation. I really enjoyed this course . Keep it up good work. Thanks... Ghulam Jaffar

Just what I needed! You explained everything so good, amd even if I am not an native english speaker, I understood everything. Thank you for this wonderful course.Paul Dordea

A patient, clear and thoughtful instructor. A very useful piece of software is well explained. This course should become required viewing for new instructors. Robin Scanlon

I found this to be an excellent introduction to mind mapping and XMind in particular, together with a great practical example in the course structure & development. Audio is smooth and clear with excellent presentation. Video lectures are of optimum length and flow well. As I am familiar with several other mind mapping softwares I shall be interested to use it as a model to see how easily it translates. Paul Reader


So why the title?

Well, take a close look at people we regard as ‘genius’ characters over the centuries. The way they documented their thoughts, took notes, drew and sketched for inspiration and the format they chose when putting pen to paper had a remarkable similarity to what we now call ‘mind-mapping’. Doodles, sketches, linking-lines, pictures, images, groupings, relationships; big picture and fine detail. There was less color than the classic modern day mind map, but crayons and felt tip pens were hard to come by, so the humble quill had to suffice.

This course is about mind mapping - a slightly more formalised and researched form of note taking, that has huge benefits over traditional note taking or thought documenting techniques.

Mind mapping is being adopted in schools and universities by thousands of students who find this method of note-taking to be amazingly easy and beneficial. These same students take mind mapping into their professional lives to organise, memorise, manage and communicate.

Mind mapping is extremely fast , very intuitive and amazingly easy to re-visit and understand.

Mind mapping can be used by anyone who, at any point in their daily lives, needs to make a plan, take clear and readable notes, or explain concepts or projects to others - everyone including C-level executives, management consultants, project managers, engineers, writers, poets, students, designers, teachers, stay at home moms or dads.

The uses for mind maps are only limited by imagination itself. Imagine documenting one of Shakespeare's plays - the plots, sub plots, characters, major and minor - the relationship between the characters within the play and even with characters in other of the bards plays. Maybe the relevance of the story-line to a particular time in the life of Shakespeare. To document all this information in a word document, for example, might end up as a book in itself. Imagine having all this information on a single sheet, radiating out from a single central topic (i.e the name of the play) - all the information at a glance - imagine using this as the tool to explain every facet of the play to a class of students for example.

Mind maps have the awesome power to map, distil and convey information, and explain relationships and ideas in a way the written word cannot. We are visual beings, and a good mind map gives us an instant picture which is far easier to understand and remember than any other method.

This course covers the theory and principles of mind mapping and then gives you an in-depth look into the fantastic market leading mind mapping software XMind.

The course consists of five hours of video tutorial and supplementary materials and the occasional quiz. Depending on your time commitments, the course can be completed anywhere between a day and a few weeks.