This is my 3rd article about self-evaluation tools - Mind Maps. If you are not already familiar with mind maps, you may want to consider researching further and so I have included a link at the bottom of this email giving more information on how to mind map.Mind maps help transform ideas onto paper using colours, text and pictures. They are particularly useful for creating ideas and helping recall information quickly. They become a brilliant tool, not only for ourselves, as trainers, but also for the client.
Have a go at mind-mapping something important in your life that you want to do - like, plan a family holiday - and then, once you have a better idea of the concept, get your client to mind map a subject, such as speeding. You will then find you have a fantastic conversation piece to explore the pros and cons of speeding from the client's perspective. Because mind maps work visually they really do help stimulate the brain and could be the key to unlocking the door of learning for some of your clients.
In summary, these are some of the key benefits of mind mapping:
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