If you are preparing for a presentation, you might find that it can be challenging to keep all of your presentation content organized. You may have scribbled a few notes on paper, typed some on your computer, and saved a few lines on your phone’s voice recorder. It can be difficult to find the time to neatly organize all of these notes in the midst of your busy schedule. Thankfully, there are some great tools available that can help you organize all of your presentation notes in one place.
For those who love traditional note-taking with a technology twist, Microsoft OneNote is for you. This app is literally a digital notebook and functions just like the traditional notebook you may have used back in your high school days. You can easily add sections and pages and you have the ability to write or draw anywhere on the page. You also have the capability to insert audio recordings, which is perfect if you are in a rush and don’t have the time to type everything out. You can also add as many notebooks as you need, so you can easily create a notebook for each presentation that you are giving. Your OneNote is saved in your cloud so you can access it anytime and anywhere. This app is a great way to easily organize and save all of your presentation notes.
Google Docs is another fantastic tool for organizing presentation notes. It’s easy to use and you can access your files anywhere with an internet connection. Google Docs is also a great collaboration tool if you happen to be presenting with a group. As you work, you can send other people an invite to view or edit the document in real time. It’s a fantastic way to organize your presentation notes both individually and with a group.
Evernote is another popular organization tool and it functions much like OneNote. You have the ability to create your own notebook and add pages, audio notes, web clippings, drawings, and photos. What makes Evernote a little unique is the fact that it also comes with a variety of free templates that you can use to help you easily organize your notes and content. These templates can be a useful way to speed up your workflow.
Microsoft Sticky Notes
Just as the name implies, this app is a perfect way to quickly make notes and save something for later. With Sticky Notes, you can easily create notes, add pictures, add text formatting, and stick them anywhere on the desktop and move them around freely. This is a great way to make notes of things you want to say, areas you need to come back to and address, and additional things you want to remember to include in your presentation.
Trello is a great tool for organizing presentation notes and content. It uses a combination of columns, cards, and lists to keep your notes neatly organized. You can easily organize your presentation into lists such as introduction, body, and conclusion. You could also make a list for each topic or subheading. As you complete a list, you can move it out of the way to indicate that you have covered that topic. It is a powerful tool for taking notes and organizing your presentation.