Mind Map Handbook, Tony Buzan
Tony Buzan

Mind Map Handbook

Tony Buzan’s Mind Mapping technique is a revolutionary thinking tool that has changed the lives of millions of people around the globe. The Mind Map Handbook is the indispensible guide to his unique system and will help you discover and harness the genius within you.
The Mind Map Handbook brings together three of Tony Buzan’s inspiring works in one compact volume, namely How to Mind Map, The Power of Verbal Intelligence and The Power of Creative Intelligence. It will show you how to:
• Increase your vocabulary, creativity and memory• Persuade people and hone negotiation skills• Improve your understanding of any subject• Generate brilliant ideas and push them to their limits• Solve problems by seeing them from unusual and unique angles• Tap in to your natural genuis.
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Emilia Mai
Emilia Maihas quoted7 months ago
Start in the CENTRE of a blank page turned sideways. Why?
Because starting in the centre gives your brain freedom to spread out in all directions and to express itself more freely and naturally.

Use an IMAGE or PICTURE for your central idea. Why?
Because an image is worth a thousand words and helps you use your Imagination. A central image is more interesting, keeps you focused, helps you concentrate, and gives your brain more of a buzz!

Use COLOURS throughout. Why?
Because colours are as exciting to your brain as are images. Colour adds extra vibrancy and life to your Mind Map, adds tremendous energy to your Creative Thinking, and is fun!

CONNECT your MAIN BRANCHES to the central IMAGE and connect your second and third-level branches to the first and second levels, etc. Why?
Because, as you now know, your brain works by ASSOCIATION. If you connect the branches, you will understand and remember a lot more easily. Connecting your main branches also creates and establishes a basic structure or architecture for your thoughts. This is very similar to the way in which in nature a tree has connected branches that radiate from its central trunk. If there were little gaps between the trunk and its main branches or between those main branches and the smaller branches and twigs, nature wouldn’t work quite so well! Without connection in your Mind Map, everything (especially your memory and learning!) falls apart. Connect!

Make your branches CURVED rather than straight-lined. Why?
Because having nothing but straight lines is boring to your brain. Curved, organic branches, like the branches of trees, are far more attractive and riveting to your eye.

Because single key words give your Mind Map more power and flexibility. Each single word or image is like a multiplier, generating its own special array of associations and connections. When you use single key words, each one is freer and therefore better able to spark off new ideas and new thoughts. Phrases or sentences tend to dampen this triggering effect. A Mind Map with more key words in it is like a hand with all the finger joints working. A Mind Map with phrases or sentences is like a hand with all your fingers held in rigid splints!

Use IMAGES throughout. Why?
Because each image, like the central image, is also worth a thousand words. So if you have only 10 images in your Mind Map, it’s already the equal of 10,000 words of notes
Patricia Rodil G
Patricia Rodil Ghas quoted8 months ago
A Mind Map is the easiest way to put information into your brain and to take information out of your brain – it’s a creative and effective means of note-taking that literally ‘maps out’ your thoughts
Volker Roessler
Volker Roesslerhas quoted2 years ago
Our brains use words to trigger these images and associations. They produce 3-D pictures with numerous associations that are especially personal to us.

Your brain thinks radiantly in all directions

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