Note-taking with mind maps
Usually, you cannot control the order in which new information on a subject arrives. If you are taking notes, this can result in the notes being less useful than you might wish. Taking notes in a mind map, that you build as you go along, allows you to record keywords and relationships at the same time.
When listening or watching:
How mind mapping helps you focus
Learning to listen for the key words and phrases helps you focus on what is important. It keeps your mind from wandering. As you take notes in mind mapping form you can make those notes quickly so you can keep your focus on listening. It also allows you to add a thought you have with a word or two without having to interrupt. Then when it is your turn to speak you can refer to your notes. (Copied in from thoughts by Editor B9dhazel)