Many diagrams such as flow charts, org charts, and network diagrams follow a fairly rigid set of standards. Mind maps are an exception to this. It's really up to the user to create a mind map that suits their mind's eye.
The most basic way to create a mind map is with a pen and paper or a whiteboard.
While this is a cheap way to create a mind map, it also has drawbacks, particularly for business people.
If you want to make changes, it can get messy in a hurry. It's impractical to easily share and collaborate with others. And it's not suitable for publishing in a report or using in a presentation.
High-quality mind mapping software such as SmartDraw solves these problems. In the same amount of time or less, you can capture the same information and create a mind map. This is a polished result that is easy to edit, share, and publish.
This informational video offers a brief overview of how to start mind mapping with SmartDraw. Starting with a mind map template, this video takes you through the basics of creating a SmartDraw mind map. In just a few minutes, you can learn how to create professional mind maps to brainstorm and present ideas, run meetings, and more.
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