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    MIND READING GAME

    Step 1 : Think of a number between 1 to 10Step 2 : Multiply your number by 9

    Step 3 : Add the result together

    [i.e. 72 = 7+2]

    Step 4 : Subtract 5 from the number you gotin step 3

    Step 5 : Equate your number in step 4 to aletter of the alphabet

    Step 6 : Think of a country beginning with thatletter

    Step 7 : Think of an animal that begins with

    the second letter of the country name

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    CREATIVE MIND TOOLS FOR

    THE WORKPLACE

    A session on using Mind Mapping techniques

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    WHAT IS CREATIVE

    THINKING?

    Creative thinking requires an

    attitude that allows you to search

    for ideas and manipulate your

    knowledge and experience.

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    CREATIVE PEOPLE

    The world consists of The already creatives - people who

    actively exercise their creative gifts for

    pleasure and profit The sometimes creatives - people who

    experience moments of creative brilliance

    but only occasionally Those who can be creative, but who have

    yet to tap into that potential

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    EXERCISE - 1

    An eccentric old king wants to give his throneto one of his two sons. He decides that a horserace will be run and the son who owns the

    slower horse will become king. The sons, eachfearing that the other will cheat by having hishorse run less fast than it is capable, asks thecourt fool for his advice.

    With only two words the fool tells them how tomake sure that the race will be fair? What arethe two words?

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    EXERCISE - 2

    Shown below is a Roman numeral nine. By

    adding only a single line, turn it into a 6.

    IX

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    MENTAL LOCKS

    Are certain attitudes that lock our thinking

    into the status quo and keep us thinking more

    of the same

    These mental locks limits us from thinking

    something differently

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    COMMON MENTAL LOCKS

    The right answer

    Thats not logical

    Follow the rules

    Be practical

    Play is frivolous

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    COMMON MENTAL LOCKS

    Thats not my area

    Avoid ambiguity Dont be foolish

    To err is wrong

    Im not creative

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    OVERCOMING MENTAL LOCKS

    Be dissatisfied

    Map out your plans

    Take a whack at it

    Get support

    Have something at stake

    Sell, Sell, Sell

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    OVERCOMING MENTAL LOCKS

    Get rid of excuses

    Be courageous

    Give yourself a deadline

    Fight for it

    Be persistent

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    OPENING MENTAL LOCKS

    Without the ability to temporarily

    forget what we know, our mind remains

    cluttered with ready made answers, andwe never have an opportunity to ask the

    questions that lead off the beaten path

    in new directions - the one key toopening them is to temporarily unlearn

    them - to empty your mental cup

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    EXERCISE - 3

    Can you think of a way in which you puta sheet of newspaper on the floor so

    that when two people stand face to

    face on it, they wont be able to touch

    one another ? Cutting or tearing the

    paper is not allowed. Neither is tyingup the people or preventing them from

    moving

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    EXAMINATION

    Which of the mental locks prevent

    you from getting and using ideas?

    For those locks you checked, what

    things can you do to open them?

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    WHAT ARE MIND MAPS?

    Give you an overview of a large subject/area. Enable you to plan routes/make choices and let you

    know where you are going and where you havebeen.

    Gather and hold large amounts of data for you. Encourage problem solving by showing you new

    creative pathways. Enable you to be extremely efficient. Be enjoyable to look at, read, muse over and

    remember. Attract and hold your eye/brain. Let you see the whole picture and the details at

    the same time.

    Assist YOU!

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    Note Taking Overviewing Concentrating Memorising

    Organising Presenting Communicating Planning

    Meetings Training Thinking Negotiating

    Brain Blooming

    USES OF MIND MAPS

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    MIND MAP LAWS

    These are the brain-reflecting foundation structuresof a Mind Map. The more of them you follow, themore effective your Mind Map.

    Start in the centre with an image of the topic,using at least 3 colours. Use images, symbols, codes and dimensions

    throughout your Mind Map.

    Select key words and print using upper or lowercase letters. Each word word/image must be alone and sitting on

    its own line.

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    MIND MAP LAWS

    The lines must be connected, starting from thecentral image. The central lines are thicker,organic and flowing, becoming thinner as theyradiate out from the centre.

    Make the lines the same length as the word/image. Use colours your own code throughout the Mind

    Map. Develop your own personal style of Mind Mapping.

    Use emphasis and show associations in your MindMap. Keep the Mind Map clear by using Radiant

    hierarchy, numerical order or outlines to embrace

    your branches.

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    APPLICATION OF MIND MAPS

    Mind Maps can be applied to most of life's situationsthat involve any learning or thinking.

    As an individual: planning; to do 'lists'; projects;communicating; organising; problem analysing /

    solving. As a learner: remembering; note taking; note

    making; reports; essays; presentations; exams;thinking; concentrating.

    As a professional: planning; communicating;projects; organising; overviewing; meetings;training; negotiating; interviewing; appraisals;BrainBlooming.

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    APPLICATION OF MIND MAPS

    All these Mind Map Applications reduce thetime spent on the activity; heighten thethinking effectiveness and clarity andincrease the concentration and enjoyment

    of the activity A Mind Map makes study, work and thinking

    enjoyable!

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    Clearly defined central idea

    Relative importance (distance) indicated

    Links between key concepts clear Effective recall and review

    Addition to structure easy

    Each map unique

    ADVANTAGES OF MIND

    MAPPING

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    THE RIGHT ANSWER

    Consequences - Nothing is moredangerous than an idea when its the

    only one you have

    The second right answer - look for it

    The best way to get a good idea is to

    get a lot of ideasTry changing your question

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    W t S thi Diff t?

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    Want Something Different?

    dO sOME tHING dIFFERENT

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