Mind Mapping

One-day in-house workshop

Mind Maps can unlock your creativity, help you get organised and enable to absorb crucial information – find out how with top Buzan-trained presenter Jane Smith.

Mind Maps are powerful tools for absorbing information and organising large volumes of facts. The principal thought or idea is drawn in the centre, with major branches radiating outwards. Further levels of thought, expressed in terms of key words or images, are connected to the main branches with thinner lines. It’s important to make your Mind Maps visual – because colour and images are a powerful means of expressing ideas. You’ll also include key words and associations to trigger other thoughts, reinforce the memory and organise ideas.

Many people have found that Mind Mapping has revitalised their whole approach to thinking and note taking. But more than that, Mind Mapping is a tool for boosting confidence and personal growth.

Is it for me?

This course is for anyone who wants to realise more of their potential for storing and recalling facts and ideas. Its aim is to help you to learn how to improve your memory and how to use Mind Maps for thinking and note- taking.

If you continue to practice these techniques, your ability to grasp, analyse and recall facts and ideas will greatly improve. The learning is creative and fun. We hope you’ll enjoy it – most people do.


During this course you will learn:

  • Why so many people find it hard to think creatively and remember effectively

  • How the mind works – and how to use this information to create Mind Maps

  • How to read a Mind Map – identifying key features and characteristics

  • The main laws of Mind Mapping

  • The uses and benefits of Mind Maps

  • How to use Mind Mapping for organising and recalling information

  • How to use Mind Mapping for planning and creative thinking.

Group size

Word Smiths training events are highly interactive events. This means our workshops work best with a group of between 10 and 15 participants – although we can of course deliver the same content in a lecture hall or as one-to-one session.


  • Welcome and introductions

  • Your problems and goals

  • What is a Mind Map?

  • How the mind and the memory work

  • Using associations and imagination to construct a Mind Map

  • Uses and benefits of Mind Mapping

  • Memory principles and systems

  • Using Mind Maps for improving the memory

  • Transforming written or spoken material into a Mind Map

  • Mind Mapping practice

  • Planning the next steps

Audio books

By Jane Smith

Jane’s audio books, which are all available from Audible at the links below, incorporate many of the key points, tips and techniques from Word Smiths’ training workshops.

More information and samples of these audio books here.