Building Knowledge Maps With MindMeister and G Suite

Building Knowledge Maps With MindMeister and G Suite

Before coming to MeisterLabs I worked as an assistant for a publishing house that – due to its stressful working environment – had extremely high employee turnover rates. When I first got there, my predecessor had already left. With her she had taken all the knowledge she had acquired over the 3 years that she’d been there, from the names of important press contacts to the print specifications of the books the company was publishing. I spent around 90% of my first six months there trying to reconstruct workflows, gather information and rebuild connections – an incredible waste of time and resources. Read article “Building Knowledge Maps With MindMeister and G Suite”

12 Things You’re Doing Every Day that Can Be Automated

12 Things You're Doing Every Day that Can Be Automated

Running your own business is, most of the time, pretty damned hard work and consequently, time consuming. And I’m not just talking here about managing daily administrative tasks and keeping track of your employees’ work schedule, or monitoring your expenses and handling customer complaints. I’m talking about all those “little things” that you must perform day in and day out, and that can take hours out of your working timetable. Read article “12 Things You’re Doing Every Day that Can Be Automated”

From Collecting Dots to Connecting Dots: Using Mind Maps to Improve Memory and Learning

From Collecting Dots to Connecting Dots: Using Mind Maps to Improve Memory and Learning

Mind maps can improve memory and learning by helping students transition from collecting dots to connecting dots. This post—which was adapted from a talk given by Toni Krasnic at Biggerplate Unplugged 2016—examines the importance of learning how to learn. It provides a short overview of principles of memory and learning and effective learning techniques, and demonstrates how students can use mind maps to become more effective learners. Read article “From Collecting Dots to Connecting Dots: Using Mind Maps to Improve Memory and Learning”