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What is Mind Mapping?

Mind Mapping is a visual way to represent a central idea and related themes. The central idea is written in the center, and related ideas are placed surrounding the central idea with lines connecting them, like branches coming from a central trunk. Mind maps can be created on paper, a whiteboard, or by using mind mapping software. Mind maps have several uses in meetings.

  • Visual note taking: where the main topic of the meeting sits in the middle, and the main points of the discussion are drawn as branches.
  • As a group sense-making technique, where the group works together to create a map to clarify a problem or concept under discussion.
  • As a way to visualize and present the meeting agenda.
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