Did you know...
"CSI Los Angeles" used a Mind Map in an episode.
Training Centre is running a number of programs
- ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor Pathway,
- iMindMap Leader Workshop
- iMindMap Advanced Instructor
- Advanced Creativity and Innovation Workshop
- Applying the Innovation Toolset
- Mind Mapping One-Day Workshop
- Memory One-Day Workshop
- Speed Reading One-Day Workshop
Check out current programs, dates and costs at
Do you want to share Mind Maps with the Team?
Are you graphically challenged?
Love Mind Maps but your hand-drawn ones look crappy?
Get ready to master the all new iMindMap 6
- the only Official Mind Mapping software endorsed by Tony Buzan.
will again be Dubai to work with Tony and the ThinkBuzan team and
fully accredited to ThinkBuzan licensed Instructors and iMindMap.
At her hands-on 'Advanced Mind Mapping to Get Things Done' workshops
up in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth Jennifer will be giving
participants all the hints and tips to get the most from iMindMap.
If you're ready to master Mind Mapping with software, be sure to get along to
these courses now.
iMindMap 6 now.
Start Today to learn to Teach Others
to Mind Map
The next Australian/NZ Brain_Camp for people wanting
to become certified in Mind Mapping (hand-drawn and iMindMap) is being
Did you know ...
Your training and personal development begins as soon
as your register,
You get immediate access to online material, and a Tony Buzan book to read and Mind Map.
You can attend the Mind
Mapping and iMindMap foundation courses in your closest capital city for free.
You also get personal feedback from Buzan Master_Trainer Jennifer
Goddard on the Mind Maps you prepare for the Brain_Camp.
This ensures you come to the Brain Camp fully prepared to
become an outstanding_trainer in Tony Buzan's Mind Mapping and his
More information on how to
become a professional
qualified to teach Mind Mapping through the
Buzan Practitioner programs.
Contact Jennifer now (firstname.lastname@example.org) to ask any questions and see how you can get started.
Thinking and the Brain are
core to Business.
There are more and more covert and overt signs companies want you to
think, be more creative and innovative.
Australia have branded all their material "Think +
Happiness & Its Causes Conference 2011
cries "Think and be
And now ALDI's Graduate
Program asks "Do you have an ALDI brain?
Even their website is
ALDI "Think Smarter"
To apply, you undertake a series of brain
challenges before submitting an online application.
These challenges have been designed to demonstrate
the skills they are seeking from applicants and are
fun brain training in you
have a few minute spare.
It feels like a new
Mind Map program comes out each week - all with a different look, feel and usability.
We get many emails asking about the
differences and if you have one product can you
upgrade to another?
The core programs are :
iMindMap - the Official Mind
Map Software from the inventor of Mind Mapping Tony Buzan. The only tool
that fully and accurately replicates Tony's process that has proved so effective
for over 250 million individuals in 150 countries.
It is available in three editions Home, Professional and Ultimate - offering
flexibility in pricing and features.
This example of iMind Map is on how to speed read
MindGenius - business
mind mapping software that helps individuals and teams work with their
information and ideas, gain understanding and turn it into knowledge before
getting on with the required action, whether its projects, presentations,
reports, meetings or problem solving. Launched in 2001 it has both a education
and business version.
MindManager - Developed in 1994, Tony Buzan views MindManager as an early
proforma type of Mind Mapping. Not recommended for true Mind Mappers due to the
very linear nature of the program and its price.
Each program is developed by a different company and, with all software,
you can't upgrade one because you have the other.
Usually, if you have purchased the software within a month or two of a new
release you can get a free upgrade or pay a small upgrade fee.
Any questions ...
TIPS FOR PROFESSIONAL MIND MAPPERS
iMindMap 6 is now
available in three versions as well as fully online.
In preparation Buzan Master Trainer Jennifer Goddard was recently in
with Tony Buzan and Chris Griffiths, CEO of ThinkBuzan, to
present the ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor program.
Participants spent 4 days working with iMindMap
6, learning new
features and how to effectively train others to get the most
from the new software.
Jennifer will introduce participants to Version 6 in our
iMindMap 6 is a significant new
version of the only Official Tony Buzan Endorsed Mind Mapping software, and this
is your chance to learn from a Master on how to get the most from it.
Why not give Mind Maps a try now and compare
– 7 day trial Mind Mapping software Free
Download a 7 day free trial, with the full iMindMap
Ultimate feature set, and when the 7 days are up you
will have a free license for iMindMap Basic!
A small gift from ThinkBuzan to the world…
Check out iMindMap
details on our public programs
Planning a Conference or Major Staff Event?
Want to make it highly Memorable and
Action Oriented so everyone gets long lasting benefit from it - even those who couldn't attend?
We plan, organise speak at, facilitate
and even MC conferences and events of all types, AROUND THE WORLD.
Last year we did all that
for the Queensland Business Improvement In Government
group, whom we are proud to worked with for several years now.
As MCs and Facilitators, we worked with the team
to plan a truly memorable conference - they wanted all 200+
participants actually participating.
Our solution was to have
everyone explore and generate ideas to solve pressing issues with a series of
short collaboration sessions using
Twenty groups of 10
participants brainstormed thoughts and ideas for instant
capture and review. How? Each table had a Zing Keyboard.
Thousands of entries were made, with many
hundreds of ideas generated.
Following the workshop, we worked with the
conference organisers to produce an eBook on the conference, complete with
the key issues and ideas captured via Zing as well as
Mind Maps of every speaker (done by Jennifer using
See this BIIG Conference eReport/eBook online for ideas on how to turn a good conference into a fantastically memorable and action
And if you'd like us to help with your next
love to share ideas with you.
Ask him about the
Speaking Insights we deliver at
STUDY SKILLS TIP
Your ability to study and learn is without doubt
the most important skill - yet it is amazing how few people
understand even the basics of good study.
Students are acutely
aware of the pressure to study, mostly just to pass exams, but few have more
than rudimentary skills.
Most adults believe when they leave
school the pressure to learn is off, but nothing could be further from the
In fact more learning is needed in the 40+ years of work life,
than is done in 16 years at school.
The Learning to Learn Skill Set involves a
number of basic abilities:
- Reading - with purpose and an
approach and speed appropriate to the content being read.
- Comprehension - understanding what
you are reading, as you read it.
- Recall - retention and being able to
recall information when needed.
- Information Organization - arrange
new information in a way that makes it memorable and
- Information Formatting - compiling
information coming in/out of your head into assignments,
business reports, blogs, emails, books etc.
How do you rate your ability with these 5 core
NEW EDITIONS OF TONY BUZAN'S MIND SET
One of the most common questions is "Which of
Tony Buzan's 100 different books would you recommend"?
There are four 'must have' books which have been
reviewed, revised and released - really!
- The Speed Reading Book
- The Memory Book
- The Mind Map Book
- Use Your Head
offer - buy all 4 books for only $99 (15% off)
TIPS FOR PARENTS
One way to get your kids to think more is to
involve them in simple thinking activities at home on stuff that interests them.
E.g. Planning a long weekend (such as a
Public/Bank Holiday or Easter) with the family.
Here are two simple things you can do :
1. Do a group Mind Map on all the options, ideas,
2. Give everyone post-it notes and a felt tip pen
and give everyone a few minutes each to write down at least 10 things they want
to do - 1 idea per post-it note.
Because there will be some overlap, you then put
up all the post-it notes on a large window or on the table and group them to
similar themes (an affinity diagram).
detail and Download Free Mind Tools Poster
Newest book from
Jennifer Goddard and Tony Buzan
Mind Map used to set up a Rotary Interact Club
Use Mind Maps as much as possible in
your normal day-to-day thinking and planning. This will not only save you time
and enhance creativity but will increase your skill and show those around you
many everyday applications for Mind Mapping.
Here is a quick Mind Map that Jennifer created summarising a 50 page manual on
how to start an Rotary Interact Club at our local High School / Secondary
Drawn in iMindMap it took less than an hour and was used to brief all
stakeholders (parents, students, teachers, rotarians etc)
Download this week's bonus Mind Map
Have you done your Personal/Professional Development plan for 2013?
Take 5 minutes now to think about all the areas you wish to develop and the things you would like to learn. A Mind Map is a quick way to dump all the ideas as they come to you - in any order.
I JUST TOOK MY OWN ADVICE AND SET MY IPHONE TIMER TO
5 MINUTES AND THIS IS WHAT I CAME UP WITH... Jennifer
Honestly only 5 minutes ... it took longer to
include it in this website. .. Jennifer
Open Programs to Upgrade Your Neck-Top
The dates have been set for the 2012 Buzan
Centre: Aust/NZ public programs - in Brisbane,
Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.
popular full day format the six programs focus on
giving individuals the thinking and learning skills
to be truly successful, and to support the growth
and success of their organisations and in their
These range from a new program called Computer
Enhanced Thinking to stalwarts such as Mind
Mapping and Speed Reading.
Check out the programs on
Buzan Centre Open Programs and start
planning your professional development.
World Memory Championships
For many months, across twenty countries, more than one hundred of the world's
top mnemonists are practicing the ten disciplines that made up
World Memory Championships in London, December 2012, There is no other test of memory so thorough and
inspiring anywhere in the world.
Germany is expected to field many competitors
and Norway, India, South Africa, USA, Malaysia and UK will be
Why a memory competition? you ask!
It is our human nature to be competitive and strive for improvement.
Our own Jennifer Goddard, Buzan Master Trainer and Senior Arbiter,
World Memory Championships, guided a group of volunteers
who ensured things ran smoothly.
The 2012 World Memory Championships saw the
re-released a series of 10 online videos to provide insight into
just what they get up to in a Memory Championships.
These 3-4 minute videos are for those interested in competing,
volunteers who adjudicate, journalists and others interested in how
a memory championships is run.
To get insight into this fascinating mental Sport, go to
To follow the event search #WMC or
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Computer Enhanced Thinking
- iMindMap, MindGenius and Zing
While the development of Deliberate Creative Thinking skills is a
main offering, we always look for new ways
to enhance thinking with technology.
Of course, as the Buzan Centre: Aust/NZ we love Mind Mapping, and
are pleased to see that both MindGenius and iMindMap have released
We use both products all the time for different projects and they
really enhance productivity.
We first discovered MindGenius
in 2001 when Jennifer was working in the UK. Bill and Jen met the
developers in Glasgow and became big supporters of the software.
With the principles of Mind Mapping at its core, MindGenius 4.0 is a
must have productivity tool to organise random thoughts, stimulate
your creativity and create/share insightful information that you can
share in a Mind Map, Organisation Chart (yes, even a List) or easily
export to more comprehensive MSWord, PowerPoint, Project and Excel
iMindMap 6 has taken Mind
Mapping software to a whole new level.
The iMindMap gang have developed features that truly work with your
brain, and allow you to export it in so many ways that even your
toughest presentation are professionally completed.
You can organise thinking, create, learn and be empowered. We
particularly like iMindMap for publishing great looking Mind Maps
for conferences, strategic plans etc.
Even if you have a passing interest in Mind Mapping (there are now
an estimated 250M people mapping worldwide) then you will want this
iMindMap's Instructional videos ensure you get optimum use very
Special Pricing for Upgrades available for international and
Australian/NZ subscribers email us
email@example.com or in Australia: call 1800 060 982
Put an end to typing up endless butchers paper or post-it notes
What on earth is ZING??
Zing Portable Team Meeting systems are designed for real-time
meetings anywhere. Utilising wireless keyboards, participants enter
their thoughts on any topic enabling shared understanding,
creativity and innovation.
We facilitate a variety of sessions including:
Business - Strategy development, problem solving, innovation,
cultural change, project management, process innovation,
requirements gathering, training and knowledge management.
Events - Conference plenary and break-out sessions, seminars,
workshops and retreats. Send everyone home with everything captured
in a document.
Education - Whole classrooms or small group work from K-12, teacher
professional development, university tutorials, business syndicate
We have been using Zing technology in facilitation sessions for ten
years and the latest hardware and software make it a powerful
Learn more about Zing
See Zing in Action
For more information on any of these great computer enhanced
thinking systems simply email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 060 982
Tony Buzan DVDs - Master Class and
Age-Proof Your Brain
Be sure to check out the Tony Buzan
DVDs we created when Tony was in Australia.
The Age-Proof Your Brain is a 5 hour fully edited version of the
fantastic full-day seminar Tony and Jennifer did at the Melbourne
Cricket Ground, and provides incredibly valuable insights into how
you can stay sharp as you age - and aren't we all getting older
faster (or so it seems)?
The Master Class set is 3 hours of Tony sharing the stories of how
he started his lifelong passion to create a world that is truly
This is a timeless recording of Tony speaking directly and
personally to a group of his trainers, and is like being a fly on
the wall as one of the world's leading thinkers and teachers shares
his insights with you.
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Tony Buzan in
The Buzan Centre: Aust/NZ once again brought Tony Buzan to Australia,
November 2011, as part of the Mind and It's Potential Conference
During this time Tony worked with Jennifer to write The Most
Important Graph in the World and with organisations throughout the
To see how The Buzan Centre: Aust/NZ
can work with you and make a real
difference to your staff, please e-mail
email@example.com or call
1800 0600 982.
Here are just a few comments from his
"I could listen to Tony all day - in fact I did! Excellent event
Carla Simpson, Brisbane
"Enlightening, amusing and attention grabbing"
Graeme White, Dept Health, Brisbane
Tony will only be available for a very limited number of corporate
and government engagements so if you are interested, get venturous
and contact us right away. E-mail
Leadership in Times of Crisis - thoughts by
How can we develop leadership in
times of crisis? Here are some thoughts by Tony Buzan in the lead up
to his Australian Tour (more
"2009 is being proclaimed as the
year of crisis, and if you read the business pages of any newspaper
or magazine, and indeed some of the rushed-out books, two of the
most common words in the headlines and the text are 'Panic' and
'Fear'. If you look at all the different forms of capitals and
currencies, you will find that they are all declining... The Currency
of land - declining; Property - declining; Oil - declining; Stocks
and Shares - declining.
"There is one Capital which has
never declined, and one currency that always increases if you invest
in it: Intellectual Capital and the Currency of Intelligence. 2009
is going to see a paradigm shift in the way the world thinks about
The shift will be from the old industrial models to
the realisation that it is Intelligence - and by this I mean the
Multiple Intelligences - that are going to be the focus and indeed
the creators of future wealth. Among those Intelligences, Creative
Intelligence is likely to be the prime survival mechanism.
"Many great fortunes have been made
- not, surprisingly, in times of boom; they have been made in times
of bust. How can this be so? In the following way: during a time
of crisis, many new opportunities arise. While the Bulls and Bears
are stampeding in panic and fear across the financial plains, those
who can THINK can overview the situation and see where those
opportunities are being exposed.
"Once again we return to
Intellectual Capital and the use and application of the Multiple
Intelligences to take advantage of what is on offer. Again, only
those who can THINK will be able to work out the strategy by which
they can actually grasp those opportunities.
"Another relevant metaphor is that
of an ancient forest destroyed by a major hurricane. While it is
disturbing to see the destruction, that very destruction allows the
ground beneath the uprooted trees, for the first time in 200 or 300
years, to receive the energy of the sun. This energy almost
instantaneously gives rise to an entirely new growth from the seeds
that have been in darkness for so long, now exposed to the energy
which allows them to grow.
"In times of crisis, opportunity is
there for everyone. It is only those who can lead, and who are
thought-leaders, who will be able to grasp the many opportunities
that crises offer."
For more information on Tony Buzan touring in Australia, contact
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