The MindManager Brainstorm Test

Many of you will be using MindManager to brainstorm, mind storm or word storm. I wonder how quick you are at it?

Take this test and then publish your results by commenting on this blog.

Normal brainstorming rules apply:

  1. Don’t argue with yourself as you enter the words
  2. Try to use single words. Perhaps word pairs but not sentences! It will slow you down.

Here is how I would like you to proceed:

  1. Make sure you can see a clock with a second hand.
  2. Clear your mind.
  3. Pick your topic and think about it for 30 seconds. For this speed test I suggest it is something you have been thinking about recently or are currently working on and not a brand new topic.
  4. Start the clock. You have three minutes.
  5. Open a new MindManager map and enter the Central Topic
  6. Start entering your words as Main Topics. Don’t organise them or add Sub-Topics. Main Topics only.
  7. Stop when three minutes have elapsed. Count the Words and Topics entered. Hint: MindManager Button > Prepare > Properties > Statistics
  8. Publish your result as a comment in this blog.

I will publish my result and my tips for this process in a couple of days.

If you want a more elaborate test. Record how many topics and words after 60s, 120s & 180s. Just put a marker in the map and count them at the end of the test. I wonder if there is a trend that one third is more productive than another.

If you are not a MindManager users but you do the test, please publish your results and the application you used.

Have fun.

About Andrew Wilcox

Andrew is an experienced user of MindManager who shares his knowledge and advice for free here. And provides commercial training and consulting on how to exploit MindManager and other mind mapping software applications in business, organisations and for individuals at Cabre For more information about Andrew please visit his Google + profile.

2 Responses to “The MindManager Brainstorm Test”

  1. asha says:


    Dear sir
    May I ask that whether it has been published any standard questionnaire for finding brain storming symptoms or diagnosing it or not?

  2. Andrew Wilcox says:

    Hi Asha

    This blog does not refer to “brainstorm” a medical condition. I am sorry but you will have to search elsewhere for the answer to your question. A Google search of “brainstorm diagnosis” has several relevant results.

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