Next time you start to write an article, design a session, or generate ideas, I’d suggest you step away from your computer and grab a few blank sheets of paper from your printer tray. Instead, try harvesting your ideas via a Mind Map.
As humans, we’ve spent millions of years relying on and evolving the connections between our eyes, hands and brain. I believe that the hand/eye coordination required by writing or drawing links us to this heritage, activates more areas of our brain, and unlocks our body based knowledge.
Position your paper horizontally, draw a circle in the center and write in your question/title/subject. As ideas come to you, connect them with a line to your central circle, so ideas radiate around like numbers on a clock. If you have a sub-idea, just add another circle and line to connect. Follow the flow of ideas, no need to be linear!