Improving the Research Prior to your Presentation with Evernote
Evernote is a great business and productivity tool that helps us to keep track of interested articles, images, posts, notes, etc. It makes it easy to remember things big and small from your life using your computer, the web browser or any smartphone or mobile device like a tablet. It is available in many different flavors and target platforms: Android, iOS, Windows, Linux, etc.
You can see Evernote as an electronic notebook tool, that enables us to build up a collection of useful notes and web clippings that’s both searchable and accessible. Indeed, there are other similar (but not identical) services that can also support the research task. Maybe you already heard about them: Delicious (that was shut down by Yahoo time ago) and Diigo (that is for save all your links but quite intrusive with the Google Adsense ads). There are other alternatives like Mendeley and Zotero and even some other extensions and tools for Chrome
PowerPoint users or presenters can use this tool to keep all the research prior to the design of a PowerPoint presentation in one place. We all know that designing a PowerPoint presentations requires lot of work and research. Maybe if we already are familiar with the presentation or someone else is in charge of designing it, that can make our job easier, but if we are in charge of designing the presentation then there is a huge research work involved before preparing the slides.
Here is where Evernote can be a very nice business and productivity software. We can keep track of all the information we found on the Internet or other resources and save everything under our Evernote’s account. If we are more picky, we can create a different notebook keeping in mind the presentation structure that we plan to do.
To create a free Evernote account we need to go to evernote.com and click on Create an Account.
Once we have created an account and validated it, we can enter the workbench. Here we can see the following page:
Use Evernote to save your ideas, things you see, and things you like. Then find them all on any computer or device you use
For example, if we are browsing the net and need to clip a webpage then we can use the Web Clipper extension in Chrome to save everything under our Evernote account. In this example, we are browsing our Free PowerPoint Templates webpage and want to see how it looks after clicking the Evernote extension in Chrome.
Alternatively, we can use the popup menu (right click over any image or select a text) and this will let us Clip this page, Clip image or Clip URL in Evernote. Or we can even create a New Note.
By using Evernote you can use this tool for example to keep all your research prior to a PowerPoint presentation everything in one place. This can help to improve the research process prior to your presentation. If you enjoyed this article, we invite you to get lot of free PPT templates and backgrounds so you can prepare your PowerPoint presentations with original slides.