Put the keyword ‘connection’ or any of your keywords from the previous project in the middle of a page and start branching off related topics, words and ideas. Keep going until you have run out of ideas. Step back and reflect on the whole mind map; has it given you any new ways of thinking about your keyword, has the mapping process given you any new themes to work with?
When I started this exercise, I quite quickly thought of connections in the sense of people who are related and connections relating to travel and journeys. I ground to a halt quite quickly after that and was struggling to think of any other kinds of connections. A little prompting from my thesaurus helped me to get going again and I was surprised that my mind map ended up virtually filling the whole page! This was a fun exercise, resulting in themes ranging from love, data connectivity, neural networks, welding, electricity, chemical bonds spirituality, religion and nuclear fusion!