Here's a post I did in 2006 that I wanted to reprise. Try it:
Mind Maps are not a new invention, they have been used for over 30 years. Tony Buzan is credited with developing the process. With the advent of software that makes it easy to create and share, mind maps have experienced a resurgence. I use them for everything, planning clients' website redesigns, project management, the works.
Here is a link to a mindmap I created with a colleague to help plan a teleseminar. The great thing about mind maps is that they show you the big picture and the details at the same time. You'll note that you can see how all the pieces fit together and how revenue will be generated. They are easy to do and a paper and pencil works too. Try it and let me know how you used it to help you reach your business goals.