Communion Of Dreams

Oh, Al Gore uses it?? Sign me up!
June 24, 2009, 8:28 am
Filed under: Google, Humor, Marketing

Got this in my inbox this morning (happily, my spam filter caught it):

What is Mind Mapping

Mind Mapping is a great technique that will enhance your thinking skills and memory. A Mind Map uses key words, colours and images to stimulate your brain.

Your brain has the ability to learn and remember large amounts of information. It works by linking ideas together. When you think, your brain starts off from one idea and radiates outwards to other ideas. This radiant thinking ability is natural and automatic.

For your brain to function effectively, it must express itself in a radiant form that reflects its thought processes. In other words, to use your brain effectively, you have to think radiantly. A Mind Map, when drawn, radiates from a central idea and can be considered an expression of the radiant thinking brain.
This workshop will show you how to use Mind Mapping techniques to boost your productivity. It will give you the knowledge and techniques to be a more effective manager.


By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

* Use your brain effectively
* Increase your concentration
* Achieve a higher level of creativity
* Get a clearer organisation of thoughts
* Enhance your memory
* Boost your productivity
* Use Mind Maps for presentations, report writing, project planning and more

Just for giggles, I Googled the “institute” behind this, and came up with this site, where I also found the following paragraph:

Mind Maps ~
Al Gore, the former US Vice President, is counted amongst those who use Mind Mapping guidelines to support them in their disciplines. The May/June 07 issue of Time Magazine, which features Al Gore on the cover, includes a feature article with a photograph of Al Gore with his project Mind Map in front of him. The article points out that he uses Mind Mapping to help him keep control of his thoughts and that he used Mind Mapping software when working on his recent book.

Wow – Al Gore uses it?? Man, sign me up for that! Who’s with me? All we have to do is send an email to (no, seriously, that is the domain name, though not the specific address . . . though it might as well be) and hand over our credit card information to these great people, and we will soon be enlightened . . .

Jim Downey

(Cross posted to UTI.)

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If Al baby is involved, can the manure spreader be far behind? Check my post “Lie detectors, pedals, windmills, and Beano – A solution to the world’s problem?” It reflects on the voracity of Gore’s fantasy novel, “An Inconvenient Truth.” Visit me at

Comment by sandysays1

I doubt Al even knows he’s being associated with this

Comment by Davis

Agreed, Davis. I was poking fun at that, and those who would fall for it.

Jim D.

Comment by James Downey

Hi James, I’d figured that out – bbbuuuttt, my reference is to my blog which includes the fact that based on the actual sea level rise over the past 5 years, it will take 773 years to get to the top of my seawall (29″). I probably won’t worry about it then.

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