Attending a conference is a lot of work. From the logistical aspects of traveling, to managing the non-stop influx of information, Evernote is the perfect tool to help you make the most of your next conference experience.
Here’s 10 tips for success with Evernote at your next conference.
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1. Preparation is key. Keep a copy of your conference registration in Evernote including schedules, long-term plans, and other details you will need to access later.
2. Travel smarter. Save all the details related to conference travel including airplane tickets, hotel reservation, and car rental confirmations. Traveling to a conference is also a unique opportunity to explore a new city. Use Evernote to create a list of restaurants to dine at and attractions to visit.
3. Meet people. Keep an updated list that identifies the people you want to meet while you’re at the conference. Use Evernote to track who they are and what your priority talking points are.
4. Network effect. It’s important to remember that conferences are not just educational experiences, but also unique opportunities to network. Use the camera feature in Evernote to digitally capture and collect business cards instead of letting them clutter your bag.
5. Template for success. Use Evernote to prepare a template for taking notes at each session, talk, or workshop. This is an effective organizational tool that will help you focus on what’s being said and then you can review everything once you return home.
Use our sample template for your next conference and easily capture all the details of each presentation or workshop you attend.
6. Record audio. You can easily capture audio recordings in Evernote. To get the best sound quality, sit up front close to the speaker.
7. Snap photos. To save time, instead of typing up your notes, use the document camera in Evernote to take photos of what’s being presented.
8. Make a checklist. Create a follow-up list in Evernote with tasks to complete after the conference.
9. Debrief yourself. Following the conference, provide some time to distill all the information you gathered, and lessons you learned. Create reminders to keep you on track long after the conference has ended.
10. Share the knowledge. Pass along what you’ve learned by sharing your conference notebook or individual notes with team members.
Show and tell. Presentation mode is another great way to share what you learned with your team. This feature lets you present your notes from Evernote directly to the big screen, no slides needed.
How do you use Evernote to prepare for success at a conference or convention? Share your story in the comments.