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Using Your PM Skills to Get the Work-Life Balance That You Desire

https://picjumbo.com/download/?d=HNCK4005.jpgWith the advance of technology we are all expected to take on a lot more in both our professional life and personal life.  Schedules, deadlines, emails, text messages, social media . . . all of this can become overwhelming.  So how do you find a good balance between work and play?  The key is to manage the time we are given each and every day.  Knowing how to best utilize your time requires an understanding of prioritizing tasks, scheduling, setting deadlines, and maintaining clear lines of communication with all individuals involved.  For an experience project manager or an individual who has led projects, such skills are necessary to complete the job.  So why can’t we apply those same skills that have been developed throughout our entire careers to our personal lives?  According to Benjamin Franklin,

“For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.” 

In this week’s post, we’ll begin by taking a look at the basics steps of managing a project.  Then we’ll explore using those skills to manage time outside of the office from vacations to day-to-day tasks.

Identify Your Resources

In order to organize your time wisely, it’s best to take inventory of your resources.  There are many different ways this can be done, all of which are readily available both at work and home.  Here are a few of my go-to’s:

  • Mind Maps
  • Project Charts
  • Mobile Device
  • Calendars and Alerts
  • Web Conference Tools
  • Desktop and Online Applications

Brainstorm Ideas

When tasked with managing a project, I start with a mind map. This allows me to brainstorm ideas and tasks that need to be done for that specific project, it also allows me to easily re-organize my tasks so that they are put in a logical, sequential order.

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SmartDraw Tip:  We’re often tasked with re-occurring projects throughout the year.  Fortunately, with SmartDraw I’m able to save the project tasks as a template in my personal library.  I can simply select the “main” or 1st shape and drag it into my library. This will save the outline so that the next time this project arises I can simply click and drag it from the library into the work area and make modifications as needed.

Devise a Plan

With SmartDraw, I’m able to convert my mind map into a project chart simply in just one-click.  The items that I’ve brainstormed now appear in the Task column.  This Project Chart view allows me to input further details of the project such as deadlines, responsibility, and dependencies.  In addition, I’m able to do some workload balancing to ensure my project team isn’t overwhelmed but that we meet the goals and objectives in a timely manner.

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Collaborate & Delegate 

Maintaining communication among a project team ensure the success of the project.  Now that the details of the projects have been clearly outlines, the information can be reformatted into a list of tasks available in the Assignment view. This view within SmartDraw will allow all of the members of the project team to see all of their assigned tasks along with their respective deadlines.  To send an email from SmartDraw, simply click on the envelope icon in the top left hand corner.  Outlook will automatically generate a new email message with an image of your visual in the body of the email.  To sharpen your communication skills, read 5 Email Tips That Will Transform How You Communicate.

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Transfer Your Project Management Skills

Planning on purchasing your first home? Trying to find the time to take that vacation you’ve been dreaming of? Going back to school to obtain a higher degree?  The truth is you can have it all.  Simply the apply the skills that you’ve developed as a project manager.  You can easily organize your out of work life in the same manner.  Let’s take a look at planning that dream vacation that you deserve.

4 Easy Steps to Planning Your Dream Vacation

  1. Identify Your Resources (i.e. internet, guide books, travel apps, friends and family)
  2. Brainstorm Ideas (i.e. mind map possible dates, locations, places to go, and things to do)
  3. Devise a Plan (i.e. create a travel itinerary, budget)
  4. Collaborate & Delegate (i.e. travel agent booking, fellow travelers, co-workers to cover your work)

Sample Vacation Mind Map

vacation mind map

SmartDraw Tip: The mind map template doesn’t always have to be converted into a project chart either. It serves as a great organizing tool as a standalone as well.

To learn more on how to vacation plan, read 6 Tips to Planning a Stress-Free Vacation and 10 Time & Money Saving Travel Tips for Your Next Vacation.  You’ll discover how easy it is to use the skills you’ve developed in your career to make your personal life that much easier.

Use Your Mobile Device to PM Your Day

Mobile devices have become a part of daily lives from checking the weather to keeping in touch with colleagues and friends.   Not only does it allow us to stay connected, it allows us to manage our time more effectively and efficiently.

  • Schedule routine “life maintenance” appointments well in advance.   Such appointment include: dental cleanings, doctor’s exams, eye exams, and hair appointments.
  • Create a list of routine “house maintenance” items.  For example: Grocery item for each market, cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene.
  • When setting appointments, ensure that you’ve allotted the necessary travel time.  Travel time should also accommodate for rush hour, parking, and walking time for your car to the appointment.  Note: If you include the address in the appointment, many smartphones will automatically alert you of the traffic at the time of the appointment.
  • Set alerts early and often.  Alarms are no longer exclusively used to wake us up in the morning.  Alerts can help us maintain a healthy life style as displayed in the photo below taken from a previous post, Diabetes Control: Lower Your A1C in 90 Days.  Alerts can be set on our phones to remind us when to wake up, when to leave work in time for pilates, to when to take our daily vitamins and medications.

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Increase Productivity: 5 Ways to Get Your Business More Organized

Purchased ImageOrganization is key to running any business effectively; regardless of size or industry. It’s the most fundamental aspect in starting or managing a business. Everything is effected either positively or negatively based on the scope of organization employed.

But let’s be real for a moment – organization, if not done right, can be time consuming and distracting. Which is why so many business owners, executives and managers neglect it.  The solution is to keep it all simple, straightforward and seamless with the rest of your business making it painless for everyone involved. Here are five strategies to improve your company’s organization.

#1.  Organize Ideas and Information

Brainstorming sessions and planning meetings can get wildly out of control. Some of the best ideas can be lost or not prioritized properly. Begin by capturing all of the ideas during the brainstorming session using mind maps. When the ideas have all been captured, you are then able to organize and prioritize them based on the needs of your business and team. After creating the mind map, be sure to share it with your team and have a specific person responsible for its evolution and continued importance in future planning discussions.

To sharpen your meeting management skills, read Make Your Meeting Matter: 6 Tips to Run Effective Meetings.

Organize Your Ideas Using Mind Maps


#2.  Organize Projects and Teams

The great thing about creating mind maps via software is that they can be instantly leveraged for your projects and teams – which also have to be closely organized to meet deadlines and customer expectations. Traditional project managers typically leverage the power of Gantt charts and timelines to do this, however, you do not have to be a professional project manager to employ them. In fact, Gantt charts, timelines and other project charts can be used for large and small projects – regardless of your role in the company.

So once you have built out your mind map of ideas, convert it into a project chart and begin assigning teams and people responsible for specific tasks as well as dates, times, and other pertinent information keeping your idea (now project) on schedule for completion. You will be able to see from a high level the progress made and where potential log-jams may occur.

Using SmartDraw, Convert Your Mind Maps Into Project Charts…with Just One Click!


#3.  Organize Processes and Systems

Once you and your team are working on specific projects and tasks, how you and your team members proceed will be critical for efficiency and productivity. The documentation of the various processes involved is vital – but can be time consuming. The easiest way to accomplish this is to create a set of process flowcharts that illustrate the various systems within your tasks and projects. Flowcharts are easily created, consumed and understood. They can be updated and shared quickly as well for easy organization.

Like your idea mind maps and projects, be sure to delegate someone specific to manage the upkeep and collection of your processes and systems so that the information can be updated and shared regularly.

#4.  Organize Communications

Communications between team members, customers, vendors and partners in this modern age can be in countless forms. In order to keep your business hedging forward, it’s important to organize, archive and document the various forms.  By using a repository such as Dropbox or SharePoint, you’ll ensure that you and your team meeting deadlines, manage customer expectations, as well as maintain any other critical operation within your business.

To learn how to increase the effectiveness of your email communications, read 5 Email Tips That Will Transform How You Communicate.

#5.  Organize Stakeholders

The larger the business, the greater the ability to involve your team members for greater collective strength. Organizing stakeholders on different projects empowers your team.  It provides each member the opportunity to broaden their skill set and grow with a deeper comprehension of the inner workings of your business.  This cross-pollination of teams is a technique that we will often use at SmartDraw.  In order to ensure the success of this approach, it is important to clearly define each individual’s roles and responsibilities.  Thus allowing the individual to prioritize tasks and decision-making more efficiently should any conflicts arise with their current role within the organization.

The overall benefits of employing these organizational strategies are greater involvement from team members, improved productivity and efficiency of projects, tasks, processes and systems, as well as an improved employee and customer satisfaction level.

5 Small Business Problems and Solutions

SmBiz - JeffSheldon https://unsplash.com/@ugmonk?photo=o6Y9E-DdG6wThere’s nothing quite like the excitement of owning your own business. But it also involves plenty of challenges you need to understand and be prepared to handle.

Here are five common small business problems and suggestions for how to deal with them.

1. Insufficient Capital or Cash Flow

By far the biggest hurdle faced by start-ups and other small enterprises is money. Too many times, entrepreneurs don’t start out with enough capital. Start-up costs often exceed budget. When starting out, get multiple bids for large-ticket items and always set up a contingency reserve for possible cost overruns.

The other factor is cash flow. It’s easy to be overly optimistic when projecting a break-even point. Be careful about forecasting unrealistic sales figures, or cutting your operating budget too thin. Many experts suggest having enough cash on hand to sustain the business for two years, at a minimum.

2. Failure to Plan

All too often entrepreneurs “fly by the seat of their pants.” Unfortunately, many of these businesses become casualties before they get very far off the ground.

If you want to succeed, you’re going to have to treat your small business in much the same way that larger, successful companies treat theirs. Have a strategic plan with your vision, goals, and some market analysis. Develop a business plan with a detailed budget, cash flow and break-even analyses. These don’t have to be long, narrative documents. In fact, you can create most of what you need with a few flowcharts, mind maps, project charts, and other business strategy diagrams.


But don’t cut corners in your research and analysis. It’s easy to get anxious about your new venture and overlook the difficulties you will face. Take your time and create well thought-out plans. Dealing with and planning for tough issues in advance will be a huge step toward your ultimate success.

3. Not Getting Expert Advice

You will pay a little more for a lawyer and a CPA to get your business established than if you do it yourself. But this isn’t replanting the flower bed in the front yard. Mistakes can be extremely costly. Good professionals will more than pay for themselves over time and you’ll sleep better knowing that you have things set up properly.

4. Poor Time Management

A plan is only good if you stick to it. That requires managing time well. Now, managing time well doesn’t mean packing so much into your calendar that you can’t possibly get it done. Pick and choose what’s important, focus on the critical stuff, and get it done. Little things will fall through the cracks. Let them. If they’re really important, they’ll come back up.


Use tools to help you, such as Gantt charts or Kanban boards. The visual displays make it easy to quickly decide on important tasks and follow them through to completion.

5. Resistance to Change

Whether your company is a start-up or has been around for 100 years, innovation can be a frightening thing. But change is real. Don’t get stuck in archaic ways of doing things. Embrace a culture of forward thinking. Be open with your staff about changes taking place in your organization, as well.

Customer Realizes the Power of SmartDraw


We were fortunate to have the unique opportunity to sit down with Kristy Heglie to learn more about her SmartDraw experience.  Here’s what she had to say.

What is your role?

I’m a credentialing administrator. I interface between doctors, insurance plans performing initial and on-going credentialing and privileging tasks for a team of 30 doctors.  Part of my role is to analyze and re-design processes to improve accuracy and increase efficiency.

How did you hear about SmartDraw?

I ran across it by accident. I was looking for a low-cost way to create Flowcharts.  I went online and downloaded it.  Within an hour I literally had, in my hand, the Flowchart that I wanted.  I was just blown away because it looked great.

Tell us about your first experience with SmartDraw.

I’m a long time user of different visual software tools like MS Project and PowerPoint. They can be quite involved to learn unless you use it on a regular basis.   I was expecting SmartDraw would take as much time to learn.  My first experience with SmartDraw was just so much fun.  It was so fast, so good. It’s one of those tools that make you look like a pro very quickly.

What convinced you to purchase?

I tried the free download.  After the first hour, I was ready to purchase it.  I could immediately see lots of different ways to use it for myself as well as quite a number of other folks in our company.  I immediately called up the President of my company and I just rant and raved about the software.  He said, “Yeah all right.  The price is right, go ahead.”  I told him, “You’ve got to hop onto their one hour training.  You might be able to use this for some of the project planning that you’ve been doing.”  Sure enough, he bought a copy.  Now, we have several copies in the company and I suspect we’ll have a lot more.

What are you working on?

I’m using SmartDraw for quite a number of things.  The most prominent project is to create an operations procedural manual.  This is a huge task requiring additional resources and months of planning.  I had only about 3 weeks to do it.


Fortunately, the templates found in SmartDraw are so well done that they force you to think through the entire project.  It really clarified for me what to include and how to put it together in a way that really made sense.  The myriad of templates that are very well done.  Give you a great start.

This is a diagram of the Forms Category. Categories are composed of Sub-Categories. Each Sub-Category contains a series of sample templates to inspire as well as we enable end users to get started quickly and easily.


The format we’re using is a flowchart with written instructions behind that.  Flowcharting has been eye opening for all of us. It’s a bit more complex than we thought.

flowchart sample
A Flowchart is a visual representation of the sequence of steps and decisions needed to perform a process. Each step in the sequence is noted within a diagram shape. Steps are linked by connecting lines and directional arrows. This allows anyone to view the flowchart and logically follow the process from beginning to end.


The feature I’m especially using a lot of is the Mind Map template. I never heard of them before SmartDraw.  With Mind Maps you can do a brain dump and get everything out.  Then organize it very quickly and easily with the software.

A Mind Map is a diagram that is ideal for brainstorming, planning, information gathering, data presentation, and many other uses.


There’s another thing I really enjoy about this software – the ability to move your visuals and graphics around. A lot of other software packages are not really friendly about.  SmartDraw is fantastic.  The ability to create a Mind Map and then with one-click put that into a Gantt Chart saves me hours and hours.

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The Project Planning diagram template enables you to view the project using four distinct views: Assignment, Mind Map, Project Chart, and Timeline. The Views can be selected using the SmartPanel or just below the Work Area. As you modify a View, the others Views dynamically update saving you time and energy.

What do you like most about the program?

There are a number of things.  The ease of use.  You pick it up really fast.  The ability to modify things you already have.  It’s really, really outstanding compared to most everything else I’ve worked with.  Once you get into it, you realize how much power is at your fingertips.  For practically nothing price wise, practically no investment time wise to learn the program.  I really do hope the word gets out even though it makes me look really good.  I like the fact that only I know about it right now.

Would you recommend SmartDraw?

This works the way I always wished software would work.  It’s very intuitive and it’s just awesome.

Make Your Meetings Matter: 6 Tips to Run Effective Meetings

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Meetings are an essential part of every organization.  Whether they’re team check-ins or department updates, the routine meetings held every week or every month are the hardest to get fired up about.  Engaging, productive, and valuable meetings require a clear goal, open dialog, as well as a strong leader to manage the meeting effectively.  Just let SmartDraw’s automated Project Planning template guide you through the 6 tips of running effective meetings and you’ll be making your meetings matter in no time.

MEETING MANAGEMENT TIP #1: Outline the Purpose

One of the most important tasks to improving your management skills and your ability to run effective meetings, is to begin with an outline of the purpose.  Every meeting should start with a “statement of success,” a clear definition of the best possible outcome of the meeting.  The mere act of stating the ideal result can inspire participants and increase the productivity of your meeting.  Use the mind map to brainstorm the primary objectives of the task at hand.

mind map view

SmartDraw Tip: Navigate to the Popular Category in the Left Panel, select Project Planning.  The template defaults to the Mind Map View.  In the Main Topic shape, enter the focus or name of the project. Click Ctrl+ Right Arrow to add your main objectives.  Click Enter to create additional objectives.

MEETING MANAGEMENT TIP #2: Distribute Agenda to Key Players

Only invite key players.  They are the individuals who have the ability to contribute as well as gain value in participating in the meeting.  The key players include team members who will work directly on the project in question, decision-makers who have the authority to move ideas forward as well as remove barriers, and specialists who have advanced knowledge or expertise that the group requires in order to understand an issue.  Send the agenda to your participants at least one business-day prior to your meeting, if not sooner.  This will allow participants to provide feedback as well as time for any adjustments to the agenda.

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SmartDraw Tip: Navigate to the Quick Access Control Menu, in the top left-hand corner and select the Send Email control.  The mind map agenda you create will automatically appear in the body of the email, the SmartDraw (.sdr) file will automatically attach to the email and the title of the .sdr file will appear in the subject line.  If participants have feedback or would like to make modification to the agenda, they can simply open the .sdr and send it back to you with their edits and feedback.

MEETING MANAGEMENT TIP #3: Document and Validate in Real-Time

Since effective meetings are designed to facilitate two-or-more-way information sharing, it’s crucial to get honest input from everyone.  As the meeting leader its your responsibility to ensure everyone is heard. Keep track of every idea and thank people for their input and ideas in front of the group.  This can easily be achieved by documenting them directly into the mind map agenda found on the Mind Map View of the Project Planning template.  While you’re documenting meeting notes in real-time, your attendees validate whether their thoughts and ideas were captured appropriately by viewing the notes projected on the screen.

MEETING MANAGEMENT TIP #4: Close with a Plan of Action

Effective meetings should close with a clear result.  So, rather than just establish that a problem exists, an effective meeting should also establish how it is going to be resolved and who is going to do what in order to solve it.

Since the views dynamically update one another, you’ll notice that the “before” screen capture indicates that the breakdown of the major objectives that were created during the meeting are categorized as “unassigned.”  It is at this point that you may invite participants to volunteer or you can delegate tasks.  The result is the “after” screen capture.  This is the team’s plan of action.  It can be easily emailed to the team using the one-click email control in SmartDraw.

delegating tasks

SmartDraw Tip: Select the Assignment View.  Click and drag tasks to the appropriate participant.  Once the meeting is complete, email the diagram to all participants.  Participants will have the newly updated mind map including their respective task assignments.

MEETING MANAGEMENT TIP #5: Ensure Accountability Through Transparency

The proof of how effective your meeting management skills are is in the management and final outcome of the project.  You can ensure accountability with the Assignment View.   In this particular view, every member of the project team can update their task progress by noting the level of completion of each task respectively.  Depending on how often it is updated, this view may even lower the frequency of status update meetings.  If shared centrally, this diagram provides the transparency for members of the team as well as the project lead regarding the progress of the project.

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SmartDraw TipThere are two ways to update the progress of a task.  Option A: Select the specific task to be updated.  Navigate to the SmartPanel.  In the Task Details, select Task Progress.  Select the appropriate value in the drop-down menu.  Option B: Right click on the specific task to be updated.  Navigate to Task Progress.  Select the appropriate value in the menu.

MEETING MANAGEMENT TIP #6: Tailor the Amount of Information Presented Based on Your Audience

As the project lead, you may need to report the progress of the project to your stakeholders. Based on your audience and the level of detail you wish to share, you may choose to present from the Assignment View, Project Chart View, or Timeline View in your next stakeholders meeting.

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SmartDraw Tip: Since all four views (Mind Map, Assignment, Project Chart, and Timeline) dynamically update, the changes made in the Assignment View will reflect in the Project Chart View and vice versa. To view the task progress in a Gantt chart format, simply select the Project Chart View.  

timeline view

SmartDraw Tip: Since all four views (Mind Map, Assignment, Project Chart, and Timeline) dynamically update, the changes made in the Mind Map View or Assignment View or Project Chart will reflect in the Timeline View. To view the project in a timeline format, simply select the Timeline View.  
Learn how to use the Project Planning Template for your next meeting.  Click here for your FREE “Make Your Meetings Matter Using the Project Planning Template” Job Aide.

Construction Project Planning Simplified

Construction project planning involves varying levels of complexity. From scheduling and deadlines to project completion and everything else in between, construction project managers are virtually juggling bowling balls on a constant basis.

It’s no wonder why projects in many cases fail to meet expectations and results. According to one study, fewer than 10% of all projects are actively managed and completed on time.

With this in mind, we have simplified construction project planning and condensed it down to five easy manageable steps that any construction project manager can use. Now the busiest project manager will be able to provide a reliable estimate of when a construction project will be complete, and will have a dependable tool to manage the project meeting all deadlines.

1.     Plan as a Team for Better Results

The key to any project running on time and on budget is to plan in sufficient detail and bring the entire team into the planning process. This allows the project manager to more accurately estimate how long each step will take.

With the input of team members, it’s much easier to balance workloads and estimate timelines with greater precision.

When people are more engaged in the decision-making process, they perform better because they feel that they have a real stake in the outcome. The best way to accomplish this is to capture data and other pertinent information live with an editable mind map during your construction project planning meetings.

A mind map is a project planning tool that is designed to make the capturing of pertinent data and ideas simple. Using a mind map with your team makes it much easier to create, read and edit in real time than using a word document or spreadsheet.

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2.     Identify the Big Tasks First

Planning is only one part of the equation. You have to execute, monitor, and control the project. Ultimately, you’re responsible for its successful conclusion.

The best way to begin this process is to start by identifying the big tasks and breaking them into smaller tasks. Do this until each task can be accomplished in shorter and more manageable time frames.

Break up big, vague tasks like “site work” into a larger number of more specific tasks. This will enable you to estimate, with much greater accuracy, the time needed to complete the entire project.

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3.     Assign Tasks and Chart the Schedule

Once you have identified all the major tasks in your construction project, the next step is to assign tasks and establish timelines with a project chart.

Convert your mind map into a table showing each task, the person or sub-contractor who will do it, the start date and how long it will take. This is called a Gantt chart. Be realistic about the workload of each person. Spread the tasks out so that a new one doesn’t begin until the previous one is complete. If the work of one person, or sub-contractor, has to be complete before a task performed by someone else can start, build this in, too. Be sure to take outside circumstances like holidays and weekends into account. A good project management software program will automatically do this for you.

construction planning - gantt chart - site work detail

4.     Estimate the Completion Date and Monitor Progress

The end date of your last task tells you when your project will be complete. Update your chart with the actual dates of completion for each task as the project progresses. This will tell you, at a glance, whether your construction project is on schedule. If it’s not, you will know precisely how far it is behind so you can make better management decisions.

5.     Follow-up, Communicate and Complete the Project

As you progress towards completion and continually use your project chart, what you will find is it has become a ‘living document.’ What that means is that updates can take place continuously and everyone on the team refers to the document regularly. Once work begins on the project, you can monitor the completion of each task and adjust the schedule accordingly. Updating and sharing your construction project plan with the entire team keeps everyone on track and accountable-both to you and the other team members.

This over-arching communication and follow-up process not only keeps your team up-to-date on the tasks at hand on your current project, but as a construction project manager you will be able to assess any bottle necks and other stumbling blocks that will allow you to better estimate the planning of future projects.

The outcome is better communication and increased team accountability, leading to projects that stay on track and get completed on time.

And the best surprise is no more surprises.

Was this information helpful to you? Is there something else you’d like to read about? Please let me know in the comments section below. And as always, thanks for reading the SmartDraw Blog.

Are You Using Visuals to Communicate to Your Customers?

You have heard it before many times about visuals. A “picture is worth a thousand words.” Why is that? The reason is that the majority of people are visual learners. A picture can communicate in ways that a spoken or written word is unable to do as effectively. In fact, studies have shown that “communicating with visuals is six times more effective than with words alone.”

So whether you have heard this before, or are learning it for the first time, it’s safe to say then that writing blog articles, emails, newsletters, white papers, and other customer and prospective customer communications without visuals is simply a wasted effort then, right?

Here’s an example: A blog I read on occasion regarding restaurant marketing, Four Topper, has several interesting and poignant posts but it typically lacks visuals of any kind. In the post, 5 Strategies to Help Google Find Your Restaurant, the author Michael Adams writes a simple yet eloquent post of simple strategies for restaurant owners to follow to help boost their exposure on Google. However, the post is simply text with a bullet list of steps. So, I took the liberty to create the steps into a mind map to show the relational aspects of the steps.

5 Strategies to Help Google Find Your Restaurant - Opened Mind Map
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The mind map visually outlines the same steps written in the post with the subsequent detail. You can expand and collapse the mind map to show only the layers you want to focus on within the post itself.

5 Strategies to Help Google Find Your Restaurant - Collapsed Mind Map
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Also, should the reader wanted to use this exact mind map and begin the steps, why not post the file to download so that the person seeing it can use it and even convert the mind map into a Gantt chart to get started on this project immediately? Like so…

5 Strategies to Help Google Find Your Restaurant - Project Chart Mind Map
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Quite a customer centric communication visual and device, don’t you think? With that said, click the following links if you want to download the above mind map template and project chart template in its original file format to edit and start this project.

If you don’t have a copy of SmartDraw, just click this link to get a free trial version.