I recently attended the National Association of Realtors Legislative Meetings in Washington DC. One of my most used tools during the event was Evernote. Weeks before the meetings commenced, I created a “notebook” called NAR 2015 Legislative Meetings. It can be found under my NAR “stack” which I began in 2011. The very first “note” I entered into my meeting notebook was a copy of my meeting registration followed by my hotel reservation and my Amtrak tickets. Also included is the information I will need for my State and Local Issues Committee meeting, as well as my email confirmations for dinner reservations and the tour I’m taking while in Washington DC. Now, I have the ability to access all of these documents from my mobile devices.
I take all my meeting notes in Evernote. I can add photos of presentation slides, add live links to URLs that are mentioned and even record the speakers if permitted. I always create a Meeting Expo note to jot down information or photos of interesting tools I see on the floor. When I get back to my room, I can even scan my bag of vendor flyers with my ScanSnap iX100, keeping my suitcase free of paper!
By “tagging” my notes with appropriate references, I’ll be able to quickly find them by searching for a specific tag. For example, let’s say while attending one of the CRS education sessions, the instructor mentions an app that I find interesting. In addition to tagging the note “Legislative Live”, I might also tag it “apps” and “CRS” to find it easily in the future.
If you have never used Evernote with ScanSnap, it may be time to see why current users are raving fans.