Keynote Presentations For Beginners 2016
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Keynote Presentations For Beginners 2016

Keynote Presentation Skills: Templates, Frameworks, Tool Deep Dives And How To Replicate Any Existing Presentations
4.2 (33 ratings)
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Created by Alexander Fanshel
Last updated 7/2015
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Over 55 lectures and 4 hours of content!
  • Build a winning presentation from scratch
  • Build their own custom template for future use
  • A deep understanding of each Keynote tool
  • A step-by-step walk through how to replicate proven presentations
  • A framework for writing a compelling presentation
  • Rules for writing a high-quality slide
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  • A Mac / Macbook
  • Keynote 5.0 / 6.0

It goes without saying that a solid presentation can be the difference between winning a piece of new business, raising that next round of financing, getting that long overdue raise and taking the next step in your career.

The counterintuitive thing is, having high quality ideas and producing results just isn't enough in todays hyper competitive workplace.

I personally can think of very little more frustrating than someone failing because they were unable to present their results in a clear, logical and convincing way.

Furthermore, the amount of times I've seen executives and decisions makers get held up because of design issues, even though they likely know very little about design, it's almost comical.

With the above in mind, how is the modern executive / entrepreneur supposed to get ahead? It's actually fairly simple...

In order to succeed in today's highly competitive, highly technical world, you need to be able to both produce results and present in a compelling way.

Luckily, this course will provide you with everything you need to know to create a logical, professionally designed and most importantly winning presentation that will allow you to spend more time focusing on your work and sharing your ideas with others.

More specifically, this course is going to teach you:

  • How to rebuild a number of real world winning templates
  • How to present any idea in a logical, convincing way
  • How to build a template that you can repurpose for any presentation
  • How to use hotkeys and shortcuts to speed up the time it takes to build a presentation
  • Presentation design best practices
  • How to replicate any presentation

How to use each tool within Keynote to its fullest potential

Even better yet, I guarantee this course will help take your business or job to the next level. I'm able to make this guarentee because I'm going to give you:

  • The exact templates I've used to win over $5 million in business
  • A simple to replicate presentation framework
  • An easily editable, reusable template
  • A modern design philosophy that anyone can replicate
  • And every tip and trick in the book to make presentations faster than anyone you know

When you're done with this course, you'll have everything you need to grow your business, raise that round of financing, win that big pitch, impress your boss and take your professional life to the next level.

REMINDER: This is a risk free purchase with Udemy's 30 day money back guarantee. Just imagine what life would be like if within the next 30 days you had everything you needed to build an unlimited number of winning presentations.


Alexander French

P.S. Due to the recent launch of this course, the course is currently priced at a discount. I plan to increase the price in the near future so sign up at the current price while you can!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course if for you if you've ever been stuck trying to get your point across in a presentation
  • This course is for you if you have a big presentation coming up
  • If you're looking to raise funding
  • If you are pitching clients
  • If you are hoping to impress your boss
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Curriculum For This Course
55 Lectures
1 Lecture 01:20

A quick introduction to discuss what this course will cover, how to best approach keynote and a few highlights of various elements of a high quality presentation.

Preview 01:20
What Makes A Good Presentation?
3 Lectures 06:07

An overview of a real life presentation that has won multiple pieces of business.

Preview 04:01

A look at the elements of a great presentation and how you can best leverage these elements for your own keynote decks.

Preview 00:43

Another example of a high quality presentation and what makes it that way.

Preview 01:23
Building A Template From Scratch
13 Lectures 25:39

An overview of the template we will build in this course.

Preview 00:52

The first steps to start building a successful presentation.

Getting Started

How to choose a keynote theme. Various benefits and downsides of prebuilt keynote themes.

Choosing A Theme

How to save your presentation the smart way so that sharing is easy later on.

Saving Your Presentation

The first step to building a template in keynote that you can reuse and repurpose as many times as necessary.

Building A Template

How to use master slides and save time building slides going forward.

Editing Master Slide

How to select and change template size to ensure that your presentation works on any size screen.

Changing Your Template Size

Together we will build an easily editable cover slide that will impress any client.

Building A Cover / Title Slide

How to build a reusable contents slide.

Building A Table Of Contents Slide

How to add a logo on every slide quickly.

Adding A Logo / Image To Each Slide

How to build a simple, yet well designed cover slide.

Building A Section / Divider Slide

How to build a contents slide that can be repurposed to display any information.

Building A Content Slide

How to build a thank you slide.

Building A Thank You Slide
Rebuilding A Real Presentation I've Won With In The Past
9 Lectures 35:00

A review of the elements of a high quality presentation.

Preview 06:34

Learn by doing: Building a real introduction slide.

Rebuilding The Intro Slides

Learn by doing: Building a winning table of contents slide.

Rebuilding The Table Of Contents

Learn by doing: Building a contents slide primarily with text.

Rebuilding Content Slides With Text

Learn by doing: Building an additional contents slide so you have more reference points.

Rebuilding Another Text Slide

Learn by doing: Building a contents slide with images.

Building A Content Slide With Images

Learn by doing: How to remove the background of any image.

Image Background Removal

Learn by doing: How to use masks to easily edits any image to meet your need.

Image Editing With Masks And Advanced Features

Learn by doing: Building additional contents slide to help you better understand more tools.

Building Additional Content Slides
Reusing Our Template
2 Lectures 02:50

The proper way to save a presentation when working in teams.

How To Properly Save As A New Presentation

How to reuse your template going forward to save you time, effort and energy.

Reusing Our Existing Template
Keynote Tool Deep Dive
10 Lectures 39:18

Deep dive: How to use the toolbar.

The Toolbar

Deep dive: The basics of keynote and what you absolutely must know to use the program.

The Basics

Deep dive: how to use tables and how to design them like a professional.


Deep dive: how to create various chart type and designs.


Deep dive: how to use advanded text tools.

Advanced Text Tools

Deep dive: how to arrange layers, group layers and arrange various elements on slides.

Arranging Layers And Grouping

Deep dive: how to use the shape tools like a pro.


Deep dive: how to use the media tools.

Media Tools

Deep dive: how to add comments as reminders for yourself or your team.


Additional tools at your disposal.

Additional Tools
Advanced Tools
4 Lectures 10:33

Animations: how to use the animation tool to make your presentation stand out.


Exporting animations and your desk to video.

Exporting Animations To Video

Adding slide transitions to make your presentation more enjoyable.

Slide Transitions

How to change additional elements of your document with the document tool.

Document Tools
Additional Tools
4 Lectures 06:53

Exporting your presentation for easy sharing.


How to reduce your file size to save space and make it easier to share.

Reducing File Size

Additional tools to make your life easier.

Additional Menu Bar Tools

How to customize the toolbar to match your preferences and speed up your presentation creation time.

Quick Tricks And Customizing The Toolbar
Version Control And Collaboration
2 Lectures 05:51

Version control best practices for when working in a team.

Version Control

Various ways to share your presentation with colleagues and clients.

Sharing Your Presentations
Design Techniques And Templates
3 Lectures 13:29

Design methodology: image based slides

Building Beautiful Image Slides

Getting great fonts for free

How To Find And Use Awesome Fonts For Free

How to replicate any presentation or template.

How To Replicate Any Presentation Or Template
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About the Instructor
Alexander Fanshel
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Entrepreneur, marketing consultant & self improvement coach

I'm Alexander Fanshel, an entrepreneur with a passion for helping others.

After spending time as a marketing consultant to Fortune 500 companies such as Aheuser-Busch and Red Bull, I caught the entrepreneurial bug. After quickly filling at my first startup, I've since built numerous successful businesses ranging from online education to Meetups to freelance marketing consulting. All the while, I've worked at a number of venture funded of startups and spent time as an analyst at a venture capital fund.

I'm passionate about learning and teaching both hard and soft skills as I am a strong believer in a full-brain approach. More specifically, I spend my time thinking about marketing, self improvement, communication skills and building businesses. As a result of my efforts, I've taught over 10,000 students both on and offline.

Outside of teaching, I am passionate about health and fitness having recently completed my first triathlon and I am currently training for my first Half Ironman.