A mind map consists of a central word or concept, around which you draw the 5 to 10 main ideas that relate to that word. You then take each of those words and again draw main ideas that relate to each of those words, creating a kind of visual map of your thinking. A mind map is like a visual representation of a thinking process. A mind map lets you rapidly produce an almost infinite number of ideas, and at the same time organise them by placing each idea next to what it is related to. In training contexts, mind maps can be helpful to explore complex topics, identify issues or explore ideas with learners.