The classic tools of a professional facilitator include flip charts, marker pens, Post-It notes and a big empty wall. MindManager and a data projector offer enormous potential to supercede or supplement some of these tools.
I'd love to hear your stories of how you have used MindManager to facilitate group workshops of any kind.
Workshop tasks that can be supported by MindManager include:
- sorting, sifting and summarising of ideas using mind maps
- timeline charting for action plans can be done with MindManager and MS Project
- brainstorming using the MindManager brainstorming tool.
I would welcome the opportunity to share your experiences. Have you experienced any limitations with the software? What has worked well for you?
What was the subject of the workshop? Who were the participants? Was it business, public or some other purpose? Which features of MindManager did you use? Have you used the brainstorming tool? How did the participants react to use of the software?
It would be great to share any notes or guidelines for specific workshop approaches that you may have developed. Later on we may be able to consolidate the responses to produce guidelines on using MindManager in group workshops.
Thanks to all in anticipation.