Last Thursday I attended Ecademy’s 10th Birthday Party at the Selfridge Hotel. The centre piece of the event was speeches by two of the founders of Ecademy, Thomas and Penny Power. I mapped both speeches in ink on my Tablet PC (an HP TC4400). Penny’s speech in ink is shown below.
This type of map is not a verbatim record of the speech but a key word reminder of what was said. Much like Tony Buzan described 30 years ago in his mind mapping book “Use Your Head“.
- Those who attended will be able to jog their memory.
- Those not present may see something of interest and contact the speaker or an attendee.
- The speaker gets feedback from one member of the audience about what they heard.
And the finished map as blogged on Ecademy. You can click it.
There are two drawbacks to using MindManager to create clickable image maps. First Google is not indexing pictures by what you can see (quite a lot of text in this case) and MindManager uses the URLs for the alt text on the links not the topic text (which could be found by Google).
To make this map visible I really have to add the text outline below. Not very pretty but makes the point about the value of mind maps versus lists rather well.
1. Has a Leap Year Birthday
2. It’s a team
2.1 But a special mention for Glenn Watkins
3. Committed to this world
4. My journey
4.1 Not a physiotherapist
4.2 Telesales course in a Monmouth
4.3 Call to customer with cold
4.3.1 Sent them a packet of Ttunes
4.3.2 Got unexpected contract (the biggest that month)
4.4 Selling is about the relationship
5. Ecademy has a heart
6. Back 10 years
6.1 3 x 0 to 5 year children
6.2 Pizza Express
6.3 Filled up with Lone Entrepreneurs
6.4 Sucked into the e-commerce Bubble
6.4.1 Valued at £22m
6.4.3 We could not sell out on our community
6.5 But then struggle to survive
6.5.1 Back to day job
7. Captain Plum
7.1 Went to Vietnam
7.2 Then built a Big Business
7.3 One day in a restaurant he was served by
7.4 His parachute packer
9. Acceleration is good
9.1 But slow development is best
10. Ecademy is Organic
10.1 Much happens by Osmosis
11. Business Evolution
11.1 Growth by Collaboration
Where you need to be
What you need to burn brightly
12.1 Julian Bond
12.1.1 Web Site
12.2 Lesley Morrisey
12.3 William Buist
12.4 Sophia Watkins
12.4.1 London Meetings & Administration
12.5 Kate Power
12.6 Jude Germain
12.7 Jamie Roy
12.8 Christine Clacey
13. Thomas Power Early Meetings
13.1 Pasta Suppers
13.2 Wine Bar
14.1 Dave Clark NRG
14.1.1 Advocating others
14.1.2 Brings you advocates
15. Institute of Networking
15.1 Our objective
16. Touch the keyboard
16.1 Power of Ecademy
17.1 I am not the Entrepreneur
17.2 I have a purpose
17.3 Thanks to
17.3.4 The Team
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