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Keynote: Create a Killer Presentation!

Create a polished, professional Keynote presentation to win over any audience.
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Created by Brad Hircock
Published 1/2013
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 11 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Understand Good Keynotes - by the end of the course you will be able to recognise and create a well crafted presentation that will appeal to your audience
Research and Storyboard - by the end of the course you will be able to research and plan an engaging story for your audience
Master the Keynote App - by the end of the course you will be using Keynote like a pro
Top 10 Keynote Tips - by the end of the course you will know ten Keynote tips that will make you a power user
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  • A Mac with Keynote installed

Learn how you can use the Keynote App to craft a presentation that stands out from the crowd.

If you have an idea you want to communicate, whether it's selling to a client, pitching to an investor or launching a new product, this course will help you to win over your audience with Keynote.

Together we'll master three key areas.

1. Understand What Makes a Good Keynote - we'll take a look at how masters like Steve Jobs prepare well designed presentations with solid content.

2. Research and Storyboard - this is all about understanding where to find the right information for your presentation and how to bring it to life through a great story.

3. Master the Keynote App - you can't create a good Keynote without mastering the Keynote app. In this section we'll master the basics and then take a look at some power user hints and tips.

By the end of this course you'll be an expert user of the Keynote app and have theskills required to conquer your next presentation and impress an audience of any size.


Can I complete this course using PowerPoint?

The course is built around preparing presentations using Keynote and many of the lectures contain specific Keynote walkthroughs. What I'm demonstrating can be created in PowerPoint (or any other presentation app) but the focus of this course is all about Keynote.

Is this really all it takes to create a Killer Keynote?

These are the first steps that you can start actioning immediately to make noticeable improvement in the quality of your Keynotes. I'm constantly updating the course and am currently working on updated content for the latest version, Keynote 6.0 (of course if you're already signed up you'll have instant, free access to all of these updates).

Who is the target audience?
  • Whether you're new to Keynote or have been using it for years but were never quite comfortable with concepts such as build animations, this course will get you up to speed.
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Curriculum For This Course
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How to Create a Killer Presentation
4 Lectures 07:16
This lecture is an introduction to the course. 
Preview 01:19

A short background about the teacher.

Preview 01:15

Everything you need to complete the course.

Preview 03:04

This lecture goes through each of the chapters and outlines what's ahead.

Preview 01:38
Design: What makes a good Keynote?
4 Lectures 17:41

Don't do this! Some examples of really bad presentations.

Preview 05:56

A look at how to make your presentation great.

Example of Good Keynotes

Drawing out some examples of what makes a keynote stand out.

What makes a good Keynote?

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Preparing Your Content
2 Lectures 06:40
Preparing your Facts and Figures

Mastering the Keynote App
13 Lectures 54:07
The Keynote App

The Inspector

Inserting Text

Images - Masking and Alpha

Images - Fill, Stroke, Shadow

Images - Group and Order


Slide Transitions





Export Your Presentation
Top 10 Keynote Tips
10 Lectures 18:44
Tip #1 Organizing Your Slides

Tip #2 Reducing File Size

Tip #3 Presenter Mode

Tip #4 Copy Formatting

Tip #5 Remove White Image Background

Tip #6 Mastering the Color Palette

Tip #7 Show Slide Numbers

Tip #8 Adjust Document Settings

Tip #9 The Keynote Remote App

Tip #10 Aligning Objects
7 Lectures 10:03
Study the Greats

Do Something Different!

Review and Wrap Up

Congratulations & Thanks

BONUS: Keynote Shortcuts

BONUS: Resources

BONUS: Keynote for this Course
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About the Instructor
3.9 Average rating
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779 Students
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Hi, I work full time creating presentations using Keynote and PowerPoint.

I'm passionate about creating the highest quality presentations possible with great content and a polished design, making the job of the audience as easy as possible.

The courses I teach train you in the methods that I've used to create presentation for stakeholders from project directors, right through to C-level executives, including CEO's.

There's a lot of good content here and hopefully we'll have some fun along the way!

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