Are you stuck in first gear?

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High praise from leading mind mappers

An invaluable resource

"The tips, strategies and resources make this an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to expand their use of mind maps."

– Tom Crawford, VizThink

Awesome case histories

"I was completely blown away. The articles and best practices shared in the new case studies are just awesome. I highly recommend this book to anyone who uses mind mapping software."

– Arthur Vanderbilt, Radiant Thought Blog

A comprehensive guide

"Chuck's new e-book is the most thorough resource on mind mapping software to date. For those who want a comprehensive guide on this subject, this is it!"

– Jamie Nast, Author, IdeaMapping

A treasure trove

"It's a treasure trove of the best thinking around (on) how to mind map using software."

– Jerry Gasche, MindServe Clipper Blog

A groundbreaking reference guide

“Chuck Frey has yet again provided the visual mapping community with another groundbreaking reference that keeps on improving with each edition.”

– Wallace Tait

The MBA course of the future

"It's like a 21st century MBA course for visual-minded thinkers!"

– Kyle McFarlin,

An excellent Return on Investment

"If you'd like to stand on the shoulders of giants, then this is $29.95 well spent. The hours you spend with this e-book will be returned many-fold."

– Philip Greenwood, Beaufortes Project Management Blog

A must-read for all mind mappers

"Chuck Frey's 'Power Tips' provides a clear guide to using mind mapping software to manage projects, make decisions and, in general, think more effectively. This is a must-read for all mind mappers."

– Joyce Wycoff

Well organized, informative, practical - and unbiased

"A very thorough review of mind mapping software, well laid out, informative and practical. It provides a balanced perspective - it referred to various types of software without specifically promoting one. I also liked the fact that it was not full of all the hype and pseudo-science that often characterizes many mind map publications."

– Dr. Wendy Pryor
University of New South Wales

An eye-opening guide to what's possible

"Your mind mapping e-book has really opened my eyes to what's possible with mind mapping software. This is the stuff they don't teach you in the user's manual. The technique on page 28 alone was worth the price of admission! This e-book should be required reading for anyone thinking of buying mind mapping software."

– Jason McGarva

Dear Mind Mapper,

stuck in first gear?Imagine for a moment that you owned a fast, powerful sports car - but you could only drive your car in first gear. You'd be driving around your local city or town, engine whining, wasting gasoline - but not getting anywhere very fast. A lot of effort, but limited results.

Sounds ridiculous, right? You're probably asking yourself, "What does this have to do with mind mapping software?" The answer is more than you realize. If you recently purchased a mind mapping software program but haven't progressed beyond its basic functionality, then you're the functional equivalent of our imaginary driver. You're missing out on a wealth of possibilities!

It's time to get out of first gear!

Using any software program without understanding the best practices for getting the most out of it is like driving around all day in first gear. You put in a lot of effort, but your results are nowhere near what they COULD be.

In today's turbulent workplace, you can no longer afford to be a basic mind mapper. There's too much at stake:

  • Your job may be on the line, so you need to demonstrate more value to your bosses - now!
  • Some of your colleagues may have already been laid off, and now you're under pressure to get more work done with less resources.
  • Change is happening even faster today - and that means your plans need to be updated or reconsidered more frequently to anticipate the future.
  • Your business desparately needs innovative ideas to save money and to prepare itself for the inevitable upturn that's coming.

You need to leverage the greatest possible productivity out of all of the tools you have at your disposal. And the Swiss Army Knife called mind mapping software is the right tool for these uncertain times.

Chuck FreyI’m Chuck Frey, author of the Mind Mapping Software Blog, the leading source of news, trends and best practices in the world of visual mapping. I've talked to many people who are frustrated with being stuck in first gear, who want help achieving more of the promise of mind mapping software. So I decided to do something about it. I wrote a comprehensive guidebook:

Power Tips & Strategies for Mind Mapping Software Second Edition is your guide to the best practices and tips for leveraging all of the life-enhancing potential of your mind mapping software.

What's in this e-book?

mind mapping softwarePower Tips & Strategies for Mind Mapping Software Second Edition contains a wealth of ideas, tips and strategies that you can put to work today to increase your effectiveness and efficiency. Here’s what it contains:

Mind Mapping Applications: 16 valuable ways you can utilize your mind mapping software to gain an edge in your work and personal life.

Mind Mapping Tips: How to get more productivity out of your mind mapping software by using best practices for creating, manipulating and sharing your ideas and information.

Advanced Mind Mapping Strategies: As I did the research for this e-book, I came across some truly remarkable strategies that you ought to know to supercharge your mind mapping skills. And they're all gathered here, for your benefit!

Interviews: I have interviewed some of the world's leading experts on visual mapping to find out what they do differently, and why it works so well for them. Now you can benefit from the highly productive techniques that they have developed.

Ask the Experts: I have gathered an informal network of some of the best and the brightest thinkers in the world of visual mapping. From time to time, I ask them key questions about mind mapping software. This e-book includes compilations of their answers to several common questions.

Case Histories: This is where the rubber meets the road. Real people, solving real-world problems and gaining real efficiencies with mind mapping software. These are their stories, in their words. The response from readers to this new section of my e-book alone has been phenomenal!

Mind Mapping Resources: This last section of my e-book has been extensively updated and expanded, to give you access to all of the best tools and resources about mind mapping software - everythingfrom resource sites and Squidoo "lenses" about visual mapping to discussion forums and books, it's all here in one convenient place!

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Here's what you'll learn

  • How can you use visual maps to manage and conquer information overload?
  • How can you use it to handle common business tasks?
  • What common mistakes should you avoid when creating mind maps with software?
  • How can you use visual maps to clarify your thinking and planning?
  • What is the correct amount of detail to put into a visual map?
  • Why is it important to use color, icons and topic formatting consistently?
  • How can you avoid "map shock" when sharing your maps with colleagues and coworkers?
  • How can you ensure that your maps communicate clearly?

Improve your productivity with proven tips and strategies

Another problem you’ve probably encountered is that it’s nearly impossible to find best practices for mind mapping software. Just try Googling it, and you’ll see what I mean. The problem is that this genre of software is so new that no one has ever gathered them in one place – until now. Here are some of the unique, valuable insights you’ll learn from this e-book:

  • 16 applications of mind mapping software that you may not have considered – but which can significantly increase your productivity
  • How “refactoring” can help you to look at your map in a whole new way
  • How the “TAP process” can help you to create more complete and well-organized maps
  • How to present mind maps to your colleagues and co-workers – without overwhelming them
  • How to really get a good look at “the bigger picture.”
  • How to ensure that you don’t “lose” ideas when brainstorming
  • Common mistakes to avoid when creating visual maps
  • How can you tell when a mind map is "done?"

Case histories show you the way to superior visual mapping

One of the things I discovered from my user surveys is that people who are utilizing mind mapping software want to see examples. They want to learn from others’ mind maps. That’s why my e-book contains over 20 case histories, where real users of mind mapping software explain how they create effective visual maps. Each case history includes:

  • A detailed description of the application for which mind mapping software was used,
  • The advantages and efficiencies gained in doing so, and
  • A screen shot of the mind map.

You not only get a picture of an actual mind map, but the creator of it tells you, in his or her own words, why they created it and what problems it solves them. You can find collections of mind maps in several places on the web, but finding the stories behind the map is impossible to find on the web. I have leveraged my audience of visual mappers to gather these informative examples together in one place, so you can learn from their experiences. Topics include:

  • Writing a business proposal
  • Strategic thinking
  • Planning projects visually
  • Managing process improvement
  • Total life to-do list

Picture yourself as a master mind mapper

When you're done reading Power Tips & Strategies for Mind Mapping Software Second Edition, you'll be able to shift your thinking into overdrive. You'll be able to think more creatively, improve your productivity, manage projects more efficiently, make better-informed decisions and communicate your ideas with greater impact. You'll benefit immediately from the ideas it contains, and will find it's a great reference source that you can return to at any time to brush up on your skills.

Imagine how long it would take to gather all of this information on your own - to find the experts and users of mind mapping software and pick their brains, and to find all of the tips, techniques and insights that I have unearthed in my ongoing research. It could take months or even years! Fortunately, you don't have to do that, because I've already done all the hard work for you.

My ironclad guarantee

guaranteeI'm so convinced that you'll benefit from this e-book that if you are unsatisfied with your e-book within 8 weeks of purchase, I will refund your purchase price - no questions asked!

Even if you generate only one killer idea from the tips and techniques contained in this e-book, it will have already paid for itself many times over. Think of it as an inexpensive investment that will generate a huge ROI - "return on ideas!"

Unleash the versatility and power of your software today

Power Tips & Strategies for Mind Mapping Software Second Edition is available in 2 versions:

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What's in the bonus reports?

When you purchase the deluxe version, you will not only receive the Power Tips & Strategies for Mind Mapping Software e-book, you will also receive two bonus reports:


First, you'll receive a 52-page companion e-book containing reviews of 28 of the most popular mind mapping software programs available today. This report was just updated to include the new generation of web-based mind mapping tools, plus a number of the leading add-ins for MindManager.


You'll also get the recently updated Mind Mapping Software Comparison Chart, which will give you a side-by-side look at 21 of these business-oriented visual mapping programs. You can use it to focus in on the programs that have the functionality you need to be more productive in your business. This comprehensive 2-page chart includes everything from key topic afnd map capabilities and export formats to Microsoft Office integration and advanced capabilities (links to each developer's website are also included!). Want to know which mind mapping programs support RSS? Or which ones can export to Microsoft Project? You'll find it here!


Please contact Chuck Frey at chuck (at) (please substitute the @ sign for the word "at").

Contact Info:
Chuck Frey
647 Aber Dr.
Waterford, WI 53185

P.S. One other thing:

I used to think mind mapping software was interesting. But when I did the research to write this book, and started talking to experts and gathering best practices, I was amazed at what it could really do, and some of the cool ways that people are utilizing it. And you will, too!

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