I have previously written how I use both Evernote and Google Docs in an effort to be an organised genealogist. As I add to my repertoire of topics for my speaking engagements I am finding that Evernote is the perfect tool for gathering articles, book titles, websites, cartoons and images around the topics I am or may be preparing.
Although I have been using Evernote for this purpose for a while I only realised the value of this practice when I was speaking to Alan Phillips from Unlock the Past last week. We were chatting about the topics for my talks on the 3rd Unlock the Past History & Genealogy Cruise in February next year when Alan said "Are you right to talk about xxx?" I replied "Yes, since we mooted that topic I have been gathering resources in
Evernote so, if you need me to speak on it I can put together a presentation." Similarly when I submitted some proposals for Rootstech 2013 I made a concerted effort to collect resources around those topics.
If you, like me, read lots of articles each day you will find that Evernote provides a great means of organising your stuff for easy retrieval. You will always be prepared when you get an invitation to share your knowledge with others.