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For those with headsets, run your audio setup wizard after logging in Use the chat area to let us know if you will be using headset and mic or chat box to communicate. Mind Mapping for Girl Scouts. Facilitating today: November 21, 2013 Jan Oestreich Marge Schiller. Talk. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Mind Mapping for Girl ScoutsFacilitating today: November 21, 2013Jan OestreichMarge Schiller

For those with headsets,run your audio setup wizardafter logging in

Use the chat area to let us know if you will be usingheadset and mic or chatbox to communicate.Welcome people as they log in

Remind them to test their audio

We are not making teleconference available.Thanks also to Bret Arnold (GSUSA)our tech expert, today.

MargeSlide 1

Marge: 781-749-4373Jan: 602-229-2591daytime, 602-502-4939 cell1

TalkChatPollingRaise Hand&EmoticonsWhiteboard Tools2Go over a few basics around BB tools well be using today including:

Talk featureWhiteboard tools text box and marker/highlighterEmoticonsRaise handsAway Chat boxJan: slides 2-11


Click on the drop downmenu then pick the blank page you want to go to jot downthoughts/notes. In your breakout group, ..

Read the quote and ..

Summarize your thoughts using .. 3

otherother4Ask participants to use text feature and let us know who they are and where they are joining us from45AgendaIntroductions/Background context

Whos here and whats your experience

Guidelines and examples

Personal application - putting together a presentation

Group application


Review the agenda noting that the workshop runs between 75 and 90 minutes

For facilitators:Intros15 minWhos here20Guidelines05Personal app20Group app20Take aways--055Learning OutcomesDescribe Mind Mapping methodSummarize various Mind Mapping applicationsDiscuss 3 Mind Mapping Applications in work and in lifePractice Mind Mapping using specialized software6Review the learning outcomes quickly

Our time will be spent on the what, how and why of mind mapping.6

7Point out that this is an example where a mindmapping software was used to create this and that while these tools are helpful in making a mindmap more visually appealing, we are NOT here today to teach you about the tool, but about the concept.

I invite you to take a moment and look at this one.

Show this slidelet them look at it for 15-30 seconds. Then, take them into the question on the next slide.7Write 1-2 words you associate with the concept of mind mapping..8Ask participants to use the text box and share their thoughts on the above. Allow a couple minutes for this.

So what comes to mind when you hear mindmapping?89Amind mapis adiagramused to visually outline information. A mind map is often created around a single word or text, placed in the center, to which associated ideas, words and concepts are added.Review the wikipedia definition, then show the example on the next slide

Ask someone to ready the definition to the group.9The case for creativity

10Girl Scouting founder, Juliette Gordon Low, was known for her unconventional outlook. When modeling a pair of Girl Scout issued boots in the board room at the National Board meeting, she wanted to ensure that everyone in the room noticed them.

How do you think she decided to display her boots?

Wait for a response

Our founder stood on her head! Talk about seeing the world differently(and apparently, standing on her head was not an unusual occurrence for her)! Original thinking was a sweet spot of our founder, and the foundation of Girl scouts. Unleashing your creativityand that of your teamcan create your own sweet spots.

Mind mapping is a great tool to leverage for this.1011Breakout DiscussionTake 8 minutes to:

Say hello and meet peersDiscuss your experiences with mindmapping and where you have found it useful, ways youve used itFind out what questions you have about the concept, your objective for today

Come back to main room with someone from group ready to introduce who was with them and summarize questions 2 and 3

Explain that we have found many people come into this workshop with some experience using mindmapping already so we want to find out about those experiences and their objectives for this webinar.

Ill put you in breakout rooms for small groups to share. There will be a timer at the top of the screen to help you monitor the time. Id appreciate it if the first name in each break out would be responsible for leading the discussion and sharing when we come back together.

(Put them in group of 3-4 in breakout rooms; remember to put the teleconference people in the same room)

Set timer for 8 minutes

Allow :8 for group chat and :10 for report outsAfter report outsturn over to Marge..

Marge: slides 12-22

11Mind Mapping Applications- PracticalExploring thoughts, beliefs and assumptionsPlanningOrganizingCreative ThinkingMaking AssociationsGaining InsightsLife PlanningPersonal Growth

What are some more?12After hearing applications that surfaced from the breakout discussions, use these next two slides to highlight some additional ways you might use this concept.

Mind mapping is easy to learn, and easy to use in various professional and personal ways, and its easy to share with others!

Mind maps are designed to stimulate new connections, ideas and conversationseven if you apply mind mapping to a topic that has already been discussed many times. In short, mind mapping helps us look at things in a new waya little bit like standing on our heads to see the world differently.12Mind Mapping Applications- ExploratoryNote-TakingTo-do listsCapturing information in meetings, lecturesPreparing for meetingsProjects Designs or reviewsCreating AgendasPlanning a party or eventPresentationTeam MeetingsMoving to a new placeDecorating a roomLearning

What are some more?13Put a check or star (from your tools) next to those activities you engage in regularly.

Have you used mind mapping for this activity?

Would you be willing to try mind mapping next time?

How else might you use mind mapping? Use the chat box, type on this slide, or use your microphone and share your thoughts.13Conceptual Introduction to Mind Mapping

14Now that you know what mind maps are, lets talk a bit more about how they came to be and why theyre effective.

When Albert Einstein would begin to write, he would first create images in his mind and then mentally move these images around as his ideas became more clear. He would look for connections between the ideas. Albert Einstein was using a form of mind mapping, keeping it all in his head.

Like Einstein, our brains typically dont work in a linear fashion. We may be thinking about something and our mind goes elsewhere with a seemingly unrelated idea. Rather than explore the other idea, we go back to the main one and discard the new outlier which may have value. We are, in fact, forcing ourselves to stay focused and perhaps prematurely discounting connections and new perspectives.

Tony Buzanthought by many to be the founder of Mind Mapping, describes mind mapping as a radiant, hierarchical thinking technique. Mind maps are built up by starting at a center, and radiating out to successive levels of detail until you have a full map or diagram.

The premise of min mapping is that all of these ideas are relatedeven if we dont immediately see the connections. No thought is disconnected; and none should be wasted. Mind mapping allows you to capture that harebrained idea rather than lose it.(Note: this is about 45 minutes into the course)

14Mind Mapping GuidelinesBegin with your image/idea/topic, in the centerWrite down whatever thought comes into your head in whatever order it comes to youDraw branches for new thoughts, dimensions or topicsDraw sub branches to cluster related thoughtsCreate simple labels*Look for Connections*Speed over neatness!

15While mind mapping is an organic process, a few guidelines can help you make the most out of the process, especially when first trying it out.

Ask someone to read a guideline and tell why it is helpful/expand on the suggestion.


Mind Map Guidelines16As an example, heres a mind map of the guidelines we just covered.

What do you like about this example?

Lets look at a few more examples..


17There is no right way to create a mind map, but they typically have the key topic in the center with branches coming off the center.

Here we have a very basic, almost linear, map.

The second one is again rather linear, but moves the key topic to the center on the side.

Before we look at two more, do you have any reaction/comments to either of these?


18Here are a couple of very graphic mind maps.Some can do a very effective visual job of showing the complexity of a particular topic

Whats your reaction to either of these?What do you like/what do you notice?1819Traditional Outline approachTopic = Favorite Vacation spot

Ocean City, NJ1)

Whats the first thing I shouldcover?Now lets look at an individual use of the concept. Here we will look at the task of putting together a presentation on a topic. In this case a simple topic, your favorite vacation place. This was developed by one of the GSU faculty and well walk through how he went about using mindmapping to first explore all he could cover in the presentation and how he ultimately pared it down and organized it.

The first place it helps is it gets us out of the trap of the traditional outline approach. In this approach we put our topic at the top and then ask ourselves..What am I going to cover first, and often get stuck, because, again, our brain is more random in the way it stores info.

So our faculty member used a mindmap and within minutes created this1920

Now in this case he knew he only had 10 min. to pr

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