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Welcome to the IRM UK November Newsletter which features articles on Mind Mapping in honour of Tony Buzan who will be presenting a one day seminar on Mind Mapping for Business for IRM UK on 29 November in London.  This is a unique opportunity to spend the day with one of the world’s top 5 speakers as rated by Forbes magazine.


We feature the following articles:


1) Seven Ways to use Mind Maps in Business


2) Getting Organsiaed with Mind Maps


3) Four Steps to Time Control - Get a Grip on Your Workload


4) An Indecent(ly succesful) Proposal: Mind Mapping and Creative Thinking for Proposal Development


5) Mind Mapping Works - it is a Fact!  The Science Behind Mind Mapping


6) Six Ways Mind Mapping will Enhance your Blog



All these articles appear in the ThinkBuzan Blog


1) Seven Ways to use Mind Maps in Business


By integrating Mind Maps into your business you can streamline your working process, save time, wave goodbye to information overload and boost your productivity. Read on to find out how…. Download this article.


2) Getting Organised with Mind Maps


The past two decades have seen meteoric advances in the way we communicate and work; with emails, Facebook, SMS, Twitter, Skype, Ping, blogs, feeds and a vast array of other indispensable forms of ‘connecting’ and absorbing information. With such resources at our disposal productivity should be soaring, shouldn’t it? But whilst the world is now at your fingertips, you are, unfortunately, equally within reach of the world. Download this article.


3) Four Steps to Time Control - Get a Grip on Your Workload


Walking into the office on a Monday, you’re already performing mental gymnastics trying to figure out how you’ll get through your task list for the week, only to be confronted by twenty equally urgent and demanding emails, messages and the phone ringing off the hook. Sound familiar?  Managing the bombardment of info you receive everyday and juggling the resulting tasks is in itself a full time job. There just aren’t enough hours in the day – so what can you do? Well, you can start by creating more hours.  Using Mind Maps can streamline your working week and improve productivity by 20% – that means you can gain an extra working day every week! Download this article.


4) An Indecent(ly succesful) Proposal: Mind Mapping and Creative Thinking for Proposal Development


The Problem: We found one large weakness in every proposal effort and within every company with which we worked. The proposal startup or “kickoff ” to every proposal effort was chaotic, resulting in wasted time and debilitating false starts. The worst failures of these short, poorly structured Kickoff Meetings were: 1) the assembled brainpower of subject matter experts, engineers, writers, and graphic artists was largely left untapped; 2) key requirements were left under-developed and under-articulated; and 3) with no consensus on approaches, writers had no clear guidance on how to build a coherent presentation. Download this article.


5) Mind Mapping Works - it is a Fact! The Science Behind Mind Mapping


Mind Mapping is a world renowned process used by over 250,000,000 people. So, what is it about the phenomenon of Mind Mapping that so many people have grown to depend on? Read on for some of the Mind Mapping research highlights.  Download this article.


6) Six Ways Mind Mapping will Enhance your Blog


If you are a regular blogger, you understand that content can make or break your posts. You also understand that finding inspiration can be a nightmare. Even when you have a thousand ideas, you struggle to visualise how these ideas are related. Trying to be creative and organised at the same time can sometimes be mind boggling. To overcome these issues, look no further than a Mind Map. Simple at first glance but here’s where the organised part kicks in. Download this article


Information from our Partners:


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Call for Speakers for upcoming IRM UK Conferences:


We have issued the call for speakers for the following May and June Conferences we are running in London in 2014.  Submitting a proposal is fairly simple process in that we require a suggested title and short description.  You can access the call for papers for each of these by clicking on the conference title: 


Master Data Management Summit Europe, 19-21 May, London

Deadline for Submissions 22 November 2013 


Data Governance Conference Europe, 19-21 May, London  Deadline for Submissions 22 November 2013


Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe, 16-18 June, London

Deadline for Submissions 16 December 2013


Business Process Management Conference Europe, 16-18 June, London

Deadline for Submissions 16 December 2013



Philippines Typhoon Charity Appeal:


At the end of every year IRM UK makes a donnation to  a charity that is close to the heart of our organisation.  This year we have already made a donnation to DEC which is  raising funds to help the Philippines to recover from the recent devestating typhoon.  It would be great if you or your organisation could also donate via the Disaster Emergency Commission



IRM UK Seminars 2014:


Enterprise Architecture

TOGAF Certification

Zachman Certification

Enterprise Cloud Computing

IT Strategy

Aligning Business and IT

Business Process

Business Architecture

Business Rules

Business Analysis

Requirements Process

Data Modelling

Information Strategy

Data Quality

Business Intelligence

Big Data


Visit for full information on our events.


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