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Improve your study skills with mind mapping !

How can mind mapping help you to succeed with your studies ?  What advantage can visual thinking tools give you ?

These are the themes we will explore through a conference and a workshop at the Hub Brussels in September.

Firstly, let’s focus on the conference.

People usually say that we use 10 % of our brain capacities.  That is totally untrue.  The brain is an awesome organic machine that brings to work millions of neurones at the same time.  But we use it in different ways according to our genre, our age, our culture.

And we can use it in better ways !

Our brain is composed of two hemispheres but our education and our school training favors only one of them : the left brain.  Which is the rational, sequential and logical part of our brain.  But there is another part, the right one, which is more intuitive, associative and which grasps everything in one go.  The picture here below perfectly illustrates that partition of our brains.

Most of the time, men use their left brain, while women tend to use both hemispheres at the same time.  Mind mapping reconciles us with a more holistic use of our grey matter : with its very logical and hierarchical structure, its stimulates the left brain, while the use of keywords, pictures and colours tickles our right brain and enhances our creativity skills.

Mind mapping, with its radiant and associative thinking also helps you to memorize better, which for students is a real gift : with the support of mind mapping, visual and lateral thinking techniques, you will learn faster and remember for a longer time.  Isn’t that good news ?

During this conference, we will :

  • discover together the principles of mind mapping
  • find out why it works
  • how students can best use it for :
    • taking efficient notes  
    • structuring documents,
    • memorizing courses
    • preparing exams
  • see what you can get from mind mapping softwares
  • And much more !

Practical informations

On the 22nd September 2010 at 6.30 PM
at the Hub-Brussels,
Rue du Prince Royal 37
1050 – Brussels See Google Maps

 

Buy your ticket here

 

More info on info@linguafrancaacademy.org

Discover our Workshop too !

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WORKSHOP IN ROTTERDAM on 21 JULY 2010

 

Lingua Franca Foundation also launches another workshop in Rotterdam for those who are interested in Mind Mapping on the 21 July 2010

Please read here for more information regarding this workshop

For immediate booking, please click here

Boost your Business Set Up With Mind Mapping and Creativity Tools !

You want to set up your business, but you don’t know where to start ?  You have a good idea… but you don’t know how to go further ?

 

Then, you are at the right place !

In one day, you will set up the foundations of your future company.

 

Ask the good questions first

 

1. Jump from a mere idea to a real business project

First, let’s ask a few questions, to be sure we understand each other :

  • what’s an idea ?
  • What’s a business idea ?
  • what’s a project ?
  • what’s a business project ?
  • how to go from an idea to a project ?
  • from the project to the business ?
  • how much time will it take ?
  • what are the steps I have to go through ?
  • which are the tools I can use to save time and money ?

You will find your own answers to all these questions and many more with the unique tools we’ll provide you !

2. Define your “core business” with the Winning Triad Technique ©

All experts will tell you, successful entrepreneurs built their success on three dimensions :

  1. Passion
  2. Expertise (or excellency)
  3. Profitability

Find out which are these three dimensions exactly for you and your project and define your core business !

3. Define your personal goals and values with the List of 100

To focus your energy even more on your project, here is a powerful tool : the list of 100.  It is a well known creativity tool, but I have adapted it to the mind mapping technique to get even more out of it !

This practice will give you a unique direction and you’ll spare time and energy by maintaining your initial goals and avoid to get distracted from your main route.

This way, you’ll give yourself guidelines for several years.

go for success !

4. Explore all the dimensions of your project with the Rules of 9

To design or analyse a project, you have to ask the good questions first.  I gathered for you 9 fundamental questions to explore every dimension of your project. I organized them into a mind map to provide a powerful and complex analysis matrix.

Thanks to this matrix you will :

  • identify the known points of your project
  • track down the remaining of the unanswered questions
  • define realistic goals and deadlines
  • visualize the stage of progress of your business set up

 


5. Build up your Business Plan Structure !

  • What is a Business Plan ?
  • What can I do with a Business Plan ?
  • What’s the difference between a Business Plan and a Financial Plan ?
  • Who is this Business Plan for ?

Together, we will answer all these questions and I will give you models and templates so you’ll be able to build up your own business plan, adapted to your personal needs !  The business plan that will be the best control and communication tool for your future business !

 

Business Planning with DropMind

Business Planning with DropMind

You too, at the end of this session, will understand that to understand your business project is to understand… Yourself !

To understand :

  • your values
  • your goals
  • your aspirations or expectations

and to mobilize them in a project that will disclose you and you will bare for years, and maybe, for the rest of your life !

After the training session, you will get :

  • all the documents of the day
  • a syllabus with all the elements of the course
  • models and template that you can freely use to develop your business project
  • a free e-coaching session to validate your tools and define your next step


Where and When ?


At the HUB SUMMER SCHOOL

Rotterdam : on the 22nd of July from 8h30 am to 4 pm

The Hub, Heemraadsingel 219, 3023 CD Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Booking : Click here !


Amsterdam : on the 23rd of July from 9 am to 5 pm

The Hub, Westerstraat 187  1015 MA Amsterdam

Booking : click here !

 

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