Livemindmapping during TEDxBinnenhof 2012!
TEDxBinnenhof is all about practice what you preach, so when talking about innovation and promising ‘Ideas Worth Sharing’, we want to make this sharing as easy as possible. For all TED fans worldwide World of Minds and its partners will be facilitating the ‘livemindmapping’. This is a live broadcast of the essence of a TED Talk in the form of a ‘web mindmap’ for all those not being able to be present in de Ridderzaal.
World of Minds together with MindMeister, aHa!Coaching and Hypershifters have built a track record of supporting TED events with live mind mapping and presenting TED Talks in the form of clickable mind map websites during AND after the TEDx events. Check out their mind maps of TEDxAms in 2009 , 2010 of TEDxRdam in 2010 and 2011 and TEDxGlobal. These online mind maps will help you to follow the talks in main and subtopics while keeping an eye on the whole picture and will stimulate you to make new connections and thus new ideas worth spreading yourself and hopefully also worth doing!
We asked Jerre Lubberts of World of Minds a couple of questions about the process of mind mapping so you can decide whether or not to follow the live mindmap broadcast (link will be published later).
Jerre, could you explain the process of creating a mindmap?
It is basically a thinking process stimulated by a specific note taking method. With mind mapping you filter out the most important thoughts and visualize them for everyone to see by writing them down in a visual map. You put the title in the middle of the mind map, the main topics close to the title and the sub topics further away from the title. By using colours, icons and images it will also serve as a memory technique. When doing this electronically live during the event a second livemindmapper can also add video’s, links to sites, docs, social media and so on. This way a richer mindmap will be build during the talk and presented after the talk. For more examples also ‘in company’ to speed up change processes check out our sister company http://www.connectionofminds.com.
What are the advantages of mind mapping?
Improving creativity, problem solving and memory. Livemindmapping is in our vision one of the most important ‘tools’ to quickly ‘getting everyone on the same page’ in order to stimulate alignment not just agreement. It has become one of the fundaments of ‘A New Smarter Way of Work’ (in Dutch; ‘Het Nieuwe Werken’) and helps to ‘fight’ the information overload and to survive in corporate live!
Which role do your forecast for mind mapping in the future?
An important one! According to Daniel Pink (author of ‘A whole New Mind’) we cannot solve the big (and small) problems of our ‘conceptual age’ with just ‘left hemisphere thinking’. We and especially our children must use our ‘whole brain’ and creative powers to ensure a sustainable future for everyone on our planet. It is not human nature to do this so we must set up programs to stimulate this ‘whole brain movement’. I believe TEDx could offer a platform for this, hopefully stimulated by the different livemindmapping formulas of Connection of Minds and the ‘meta mind maps’ that we create together with the audience.
• Google Jerre Lubberts and lifehacking.nl or Het Nieuwe Werken or check out the free downloads (Dutch)
• Want to know more about the process of live mind mapping? Take a crash course here (English) facilitated by Academy of Minds.