Brain mapping is simply catching the thoughts in the mind as they occur while at the same time allowing the mind to make the best use of its thinking ability. The mind can range free and remain free of any conventional restrictions. The time taken to brain map is very short when compared with other not taking systems. Furthermore, once the mapped has accustomed him to the technique, memory skills grow.
Using the brain map for any creative activity such as:
Writing a speech or lecture
Writing a report
Means that the thinking can range over the entire area o be thought about at all times during the creative activity. Once the map is completed, the information needed to accomplish the task is collected in one place in note form. The next stage is to emphasize the links, possible using color, and build any illustrative material on the bones of the piece. Symbols placed alongside some of the branches will indicate where the illustrative material should be and then the character is ready to put the notes together in the required format.
Taking notes for, say:
Means rapidly recording what has been said while still listening to the next stage the conversation. The quicker the shorthand, the better; there is no time to stop and consider whether the notes are neat and verbatim. The brain mapped will start with a central them and create a new branch each time a new element of the topic is introduced. Color and symbols are particularly useful if the speaker or the meeting tends to wander from topic to topic; that way the liking themes can be emphasized and the notes will be more effective later.
If the notes of the meeting are intended for the note taker’s use only, they are best left as brain maps; if they are intended for the use of others or have to be written up as the minutes of the meeting, the mapped should use them in the same ay as the speech writer.
Effective planning, whether for;
Relies on through thinking and examination of the proposals; no restrictions should be placed on the process. The mapped can leave the planning map lying by his desk for days on end and return to it from time to time to add or alter ideas and thoughts. Kept by the side of the phone like a doodle, it becomes possible to make use of even very short periods of time in which to extend the planning process.