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Australian Innovation Festival Tony Buzan – Brisbane 21 May 09 During Tony Buzan’s Creativity and Innovation workshop in Brisbane, we asked participants to brainstorm two different topics (using our Zing Portable wireless team meeting system) i.e. every table had a keyboard and one person typed in all of the table discussions/ideas.

1. What words pop into your head when you think of your "BRAIN"

In just over one minute, 60 people came up with 138 key words when asked “What words pop into your head when you think of your Brain?” 1. We are brilliant! 37. 38. 2. thinking 39. 3. smart 40. 4. Wonderful 41. 5. pink 42. 6. strong 43. 7. wrinkly 8. mint 44. 45. 9. intelligence 46. 10. imaginative 47. 11. grey matter 48. 12. Smart 49. 13. potential 50. 14. drain 51. 15. boy 52. 16. acknowledge 53. 17. squidgy 54. 18. convoluted 55. 19. untapped 56. 20. excel 57. 21. intelligent 58. 22. great ideas 59. 23. physical 60. 24. sore 61. 25. connections 62. 26. not used 63. 27. powerful 64. 28. malleable 65. 29. infinite 66. 30. Grey 67. 31. left/right 68. 32. food 69. 33. electric 70. 34. ideas 71. 35. awesome 72. 36. Synergistic For more information go to buzan.com.au

excited piano adaptable Colourful fish fun powerful water Adaptable ideas attitude Fun interactive renaissance ethical Synergetic powerful multi colour Evolving amazing gelatinous sensational intelligent Views infinity maps da Vinci potential original surgeon haemorrhage thinking creative thinking memory intelligence centre brilliant possibilities

73. electric 74. house 75. engine room 76. Neo-cortex 77. creative 78. innovative 79. storm 80. conceptual 81. personality 82. love it 83. corpus colosseum 84. Baby 85. great 86. paperclip 87. electrical 88. contextual 89. lobe 90. colourful 91. impulses 92. hippocampus 93. passionate 94. Damage 95. imaginative 96. intelligence 97. lobe 98. whole 99. green 100. brilliant 101. picture 102. intuitive 103. blue 104. creative 105. sleepy 106. left 107. puppy 108. growth Page 1 of 8


 

.com.au  109. blocked 110. right 111. connections 112. connected 113. intelligent 114. growing 115. smart 116. useful 117. sore 118. funny 119. fast

120. unlimited 121. red 122. fragile 123. left brain right brain 124. green 125. underutilised 126. artistic 127. fantastic 128. halves 129. useful 130. regenerating

131. neurones 132. left 133. creative 134. right 135. complex 136. whole 137. fantastic 138. innovative

What words pop into your head when you think of your "BRAIN" Alphabetical Listing with Duplicates Removed  16. acknowledge 38. adaptable 55. amazing 126. artistic 46. attitude 35. awesome 84. Baby 109. blocked 103. blue 15. boy 71. brilliant 70. centre 90. colourful 135. complex 80. conceptual 112. connected 25. connections 88. contextual 18. convoluted 83. corpus colosseum 68. creative 62. da Vinci 94. Damage 14. drain 33. electric 87. electrical 75. engine room 50. ethical 54. Evolving 20. excels 37. excited 127. fantastic 119. fast 40. fish 32. food 122. fragile 41. fun

118. funny 56. gelatinous 85. great 22. great ideas 99. green 30. Grey 11. grey matter 114. growing 108. growth 66. haemorrhage 128. halves 92. hippocampus 74. house 34. ideas 95. imaginative 91. impulses 29. infinite 60. infinity 138. innovative 9. intelligence 58. intelligent 48. interactive 102. intuitive 106. left 123. left brain right brain 97. lobe 82. love it 28. malleable 61. maps 8. mint 53. multi colour 76. Neo-cortex 131. neurones 26. not used 64. original 86. paperclip 93. passionate

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81. personality 23. physical 101. picture 5. pink 72. possibilities 13. potential 27. powerful 107. puppy 121. red 130. regenerating 49. renaissance 134. right 57. sensational 105. sleepy 12. Smart 117. sore 17. squidgy 79. storm 6. strong 65. surgeon 51. Synergetic 67. thinking 69. thinking memory intelligence 125. underutilised 120. unlimited 19. untapped 129. useful 59. Views 43. water 1. We are brilliant! 136. whole 4. Wonderful 7. wrinkly

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2. Mind Map Applications What are the uses you've seen or have applied for Mind Maps?

Secondly, each table was asked to brainstorm the various uses they have seen or have applied with Mind Maps. 270 responses were given in less than 5 minutes! Our favourites are :82. 260. 51.

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.

classroom problem solving organising planning university lectures planning everything summarising meetings note taking events shopping packing lesson prep-study ems studying shopping holiday planning meetings presentations project mgt legal solutions project work writing planning scheduling studying project management taking instructions note taking summarising

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32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62.

process development summarising research notes career development reading notes project planning planning (all) taking notes to do list websites language learning resulting education information management process mapping SWOT decision making brain storming business plan note taking planning writing wills policy options project management group thinking creative writing programme mgt consultations resumes speech planning organising day change artefact essays Page 3 of 8


 

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meetings renovating planning to do activities training calendar planning team building business planning life options holidays outlining business review career choices holidays writing books trip planning creating my ree brainstorming families exam preparation art work writing reports memory aid life planning business review song writing reviewing projects financial planning training tool relationship fixing assignment planning product improvements organisational structure assignment/presentations subject analysis academic work feedback forms brain dump charts goals life holidays family trees strengths designing paper clips decision making revision decision making simplifying complex problems Xmas presents marketing ideas text book notes desk file advertising relationship resolutions options capture information from lectures/speaking memorising clarify ideas pros and cons interventions making presentations and speeches structure a project holidays disaster plan

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123. 124. 125. 126. 127. 128. 129. 130. 131. 132. 133. 134. 135. 136. 137. 138. 139. 140. 141. 142. 143. 144. 145. 146. 147. 148. 149. 150. 151. 152. 153. 154. 155. 156. 157. 158. 159. 160. 161. 162. 163. 164. 165. 166. 167. 168. 169. 170. 171. 172. 173. 174. 175. 176. 177. 178. 179. 180. 181. 182.

problem solving remembering things travel developing a strategy minutes planning a date learning solving problems writing a story emphasize things family trees all of item 1 to 100 personal goal list group process organisational structures lecture summarisation writing articles learning a language creative thinking for anything information architecture traffic-coordination event planning book writing creating a new product left brain right brain planning international speaking coding and system design family trees report writing blind date programming summarising business analysis to sell training study wedding problem solving working through problem solving a party work remembering things and ideas play music analysis games organising things goal setting social activities financial planning blind date systems reviewing global intelligence crisis budgeting reduce systeseodgy to one page shopping lists goal setting analysis purposes systems assessing aspects of future son-in-law Page 4 of 8


 

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planning trips / activities to teach people at conferences short listing training writing a book innovation summit sharing information curriculum vitae mind expansion united nations plotting presentations teaching in general gardening long and short term goal setting career planning designing shopping list designing a house event coordination recording things demonstration of mind mapping planner week prioritising summaries job handover designing a website making a cake future planner shopping weddings budgets festival sociometric mapping building a better paperclip fashion design desktop manuals budgeting shopping list duty statements journalistic skills coordination - wardrobe writing a book work instructions packing lists/bags

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228. 229. 230. 231. 232. 233. 234. 235. 236. 237. 238. 239. 240. 241. 242. 243. 244. 245. 246. 247. 248. 249. 250. 251. 252. 253. 254. 255. 256. 257. 258. 259. 260. 261. 262. 263. 264. 265. 266. 267. 268. 269. 270.

essay planning essay planning prioritising life planning parties excursions movies... planning story boarding packing - holiday kids homework learning teaching memory holiday health planning conceptualisation teaching planning biography getting others involved family downsizing diagnosing problem soliciting suggestions lecture planning music planning meal holiday planning cocktail recipes and bar supplies conference presentation art themes making sense of complex issues financial planning recipes love letter writing minutes of meetings develop personal plans applying for jobs interesting gant charts job search coffee brands interview preparation recipes odd jobs around the house ideas menus creative

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.com.au  By category (duplicates removed) Business 

Analysis  180 46 247 257

analysis purposes decision making diagnosing problem making sense of complex issues

111 220 156 48

advertising budgeting business analysis business plan

206 32 44 117 177

prioritising process development process mapping pros and cons reduce systeseodgy to one page

74 68 150 254 57

business review calendar planning coding and system design conference presentation consultations

174 107 102 97 45

reviewing simplifying complex problems strengths subject analysis SWOT

209 219 202 99 215

designing a website desktop manuals event coordination feedback forms festival

181 256

systems themes

244 175 136 54 118

getting others involved global intelligence crisis group process group thinking interventions

223 236 22 115

journalistic skills learning legal solutions memorising

261 30 113 137 3

minutes of meetings note taking options organisational structures organising

60 183 52 20 56

organising day planning trips / activities policy options presentations programme mgt

154 28 36 23 163

programming project management project planning project work remembering things and ideas

152 189 216 207

report writing sharing information sociometric mapping summaries

Career  263 75 34 198

applying for jobs career choices career development career planning

190 246 222 267 208

curriculum vitae downsizing duty statements interview preparation job handover

265 231 243 58

job search life planning planning biography resumes

185

short listing

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taking instructions

38 242 69 66

taking notes teaching team building to do activities

157 184 67 91 78

to sell training to teach people at conferences training training tool trip planning

162 226 187 139 84

work work instructions writing a book writing articles writing reports

108

Xmas presents marketing ideas

  Creativity  255 83

art art work

47 217 116 241 146

brain storming building a better paperclip clarify ideas conceptualisation creating a new product

141 55 199 103

creative thinking creative writing designing designing paper clips

270 188 191 233 2

ideas menus creative innovation summit mind expansion movies... planning story boarding problem solving

94 248 130 88

product improvements soliciting suggestions solving problems song writing

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Home  182 153

assessing aspects of future son-in-law blind date

100 176 253 266 224

brain dump charts goals life holidays budgeting cocktail recipes and bar supplies coffee brands coordination - wardrobe

201 12 81 151 167

designing a house events families family trees games

196 179 239 18

gardening goal setting holiday holiday planning

235 41 129 71 86

kids homework language learning learning life options life planning

260 210 19 238 165

love letter writing making a cake meetings memory music

269 168 14 234 227

odd jobs around the house organising things packing packing - holiday packing lists/bags

232 135 128 251 164

parties excursions personal goal list planning a date planning meal play

123 259 92 112

problem solving recipes relationship fixing relationship resolutions

124 64 42 13

remembering things renovating resulting education shopping Page 7 of 8


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shopping lists

170 39 125 213

social activities to do list travel weddings

161

working through problem solving a party writing

Study  98 93

Planning 

1 228 62 82 249

assignment/presentations capture information from lectures/speaking classroom essay planning essays exam preparation lecture planning

book writing business planning change artefact desk file

138 15 85 250

lecture summarisation lesson prep-study ems memory aid music

262 126 122 90 211

develop personal plans developing a strategy disaster plan financial planning future planner

11 73 194 53 35

note taking outlining presentations project management reading notes

169 240 143 43 264

goal setting health planning information architecture information management interesting gant charts

105 9 33 237 195

revision summarising summarising research notes teaching teaching in general

149 197 119 10 95

international speaking long and short term goal setting making presentations and speeches meetings organisational structure

109 5 131

text book notes university writing a story

205 37 193 230 89

planner week planning (all) plotting prioritising reviewing projects

26 59 120 173

scheduling speech planning structure a project systems

144 40 159

traffic-coordination event planning websites wedding

24 225 51

writing a book writing wills

145 70 61 110

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96 114

academic work assignment planning

Other  134

all of item 1 to 100

204 132 8 218 142

demonstration of mind mapping emphasize things everything fashion design for anything

203 192

recording things united nations

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Tony Buzan - Brain Storming Session