Archive for the ‘examples’ Category

Mapping a Skype conversation

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Have you ever joined a Skype group chat after the other participants have exchanged several messages? Scrolling down the conversation you get some sense of what has been going on. But the questions and answers are sometimes interleaved and there are multiple threads going on between the participants. Here is my solution for unravelling the spaghetti.

MindManager map of Skype ConversationSelect all the messages and paste them on to a MindManager map. You will get a topic for each message with the Skype ID (writer) and date/time included. Pick a principal statement or question and then drag the responses to the principal creating subtopics. Often responses can be found several unrelated messages later.  Additional marking up you could do:

  1. If topics relate to each other, you can add relationships or colour code the topics.
  2. Search for Skype ids and then mark the topics with an avatar.
  3. Search for keywords and highlight the topics.
  4. Add Call Outs with your private thoughts

This is the map (without the text) from two other peoples conversation that I was not able to participate in yesterday. It gives you some idea of how MindManager can be used to convert a complex stream of messages in to coherent digestable groups!

Click the map to see a larger image.

Guest post on the Mindjet Blog – Creating a Financial Dashboard

Monday, March 29th, 2010

My moment of stardom a guest blog on the Mindjet Blog.  A series of details from a larger map which shows how I have Create a Financial Dashboard for running Cabre with MindManager. There are links to the UK tax authorities for VAT, PAYE, National Insurance and Corporation Tax, and Companies House. It can be used for any business of course.

MindManager map of the Twitter and Related World

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

This is an example of how MindManager can be used to quickly aggregate knowledge for sharing with others. I started the map at 9:38 this morning and the first version was on the web at 10:46, it was in the Ecademy twitter Club at 10:54 and I Tweeted it at 10:55.

Click for the full screen view. Click the map to go the web page indicated.

For those wondering what this is all about. Twitter is web application which allows you to publish 140 character messages to the web. Sort of SMS on the web but rather than one to one it’s one to many. You follow other peoples Tweets and they follow yours. Click my Twitter link to see what I mean.

What you Tweet about is up to you. It can be social, it can be business, it can be a mix. You can have multiple accounts with different purposes. The search tools above allow you to find people with similar interests and start a conversation. Of course if you publish frequently about your niche knowledge, service or product. You may be found. See what Mark Shaw is doing with respect to ebooks.

My thanks to the members of the Ecademy Twitter club for providing all these references in their threads.

The map above is self explanatory. What follows is for Google to find and was created by exporting the map to Word and removing the links because I want you to interact with the ones in the map 🙂

CCabre’s Birdworld

1 Twitter

= 140 character messages to the world

1.1 Bird Feeders – Ecademy Twitter Club

1.2 Blog Baths – GottaBeMobile

1.3 twhirl a twitter client

= Managing your twitter

1.4 Twitter4Skype

= So you can call or chat with a Twit about their Tweet with one click

1.5 The Twitter Club

= Share twitter know how

12 Ways Twitter Can Improve Your Efficiency

10 to Follow

Ecademy club posts & comments to Twitter

1.6 Summize Conversational Search


1.7 Real-time Twitter Search Tweet Scan


2 Wakoopa

2.1 Ecademy Team

3 Flock

3.1 The Social Web Browser

4 FriendFeed

4.1 Aggregate all your friends guano

5 Twits

ajwilcox, thomaspower, markshaw, clarocada, hensel, mgpoole, simon_morice

MindManager Customer Vignettes describe many applications

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

The Mindjet Customer Vignettes gives 52 customer stories of how they have used MindManager.

Here are few examples of what MindManager users say they are using it for:

  • sales and marketing strategy,
  • to outline Web content and functionality,
  • project planning,
  • podcast preparation,
  • the Getting Things Done process for task management,
  • mapping consultancy/client relationships.

If you have a few minutes it is worth a look.