Reading Notes During a Presentation with Evernote & An iPad

[Video] Reading Notes During a Presentation with Evernote & An iPad

One of my great pleasures is to have the opportunity to speak in front of a crowd of people. Whether I am teaching, entertaining or telling a story, I love to stand up there and share. But, one thing that can be difficult is remembering where I'm going and what to say next, especially if it is scripted. But, I've got a great way to do this with Evernote and an iPad. Check it out!

Tools

Evernote

If you aren't familiar with it, Evernote is a built-platform program which allows you to keeps a variety of things in one place. It is a free and paid service with different benefits to each. You can sign up for free to check it out!

iPad

Now, I do love my Apple products. This will work with an iPad or iPhone. Just download the Evernote app, sign in and you are all set. (NOTE: This may work on Android, but I'm not sure at this time. I'll update this post once I know for sure.)

Computer

You can type your notes straight into the mobile app for Evernote. So, a desktop computer isn't needed per say. But, I like to use it as it makes it easier to determine spacing, outline structure and so forth.

Process

It's pretty simple. As the video will show, you just type what you want into the text box, sync it up and there you go! Here are a couple things to keep in mind:

  • Type like you want to hear it read to you. I give an example of a Bible verse in the video.
  • Keep in mind that Voice Over will read based on lines and paragraphs. Basically, it will read everything all at once until you hit the enter key. So, break things up as needed.
  • Set the speed of your speech down a bit. If it is talking too fast, you won't be able to repeat it out loud and keep up with listening as well
  • Make sure to get a small bluetooth headset that isn't distracting. You don't want people starting at your ear the whole time!

Watch the video for full details on this process. And, if you have any questions, let me know in the comments below!