Keynote Presentations For Beginners 2016

Keynote Presentation Skills: Templates, Frameworks, Tool Deep Dives And How To Replicate Any Existing Presentations
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  • Lectures 55
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

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!

What are the requirements?

  • A Mac / Macbook
  • Keynote 5.0 / 6.0

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

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.

Section 2: What Makes A Good Presentation?

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


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


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

Section 3: Building A Template From Scratch

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


The first steps to start building a successful presentation.


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


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


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


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


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


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


How to build a reusable contents slide.


How to add a logo on every slide quickly.


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


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


How to build a thank you slide.

Section 4: Rebuilding A Real Presentation I've Won With In The Past

A review of the elements of a high quality presentation.


Learn by doing: Building a real introduction slide.


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


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


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


Learn by doing: Building a contents slide with images.


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


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


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

Section 5: Reusing Our Template

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


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

Section 6: Keynote Tool Deep Dive

Deep dive: How to use the toolbar.


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


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.


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


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


Deep dive: how to use the media tools.


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


Additional tools at your disposal.

Section 7: Advanced Tools

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


Exporting animations and your desk to video.


Adding slide transitions to make your presentation more enjoyable.


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

Section 8: Additional Tools

Exporting your presentation for easy sharing.


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


Additional tools to make your life easier.


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

Section 9: Version Control And Collaboration

Version control best practices for when working in a team.


Various ways to share your presentation with colleagues and clients.

Section 10: Design Techniques And Templates

Design methodology: image based slides


Getting great fonts for free


How to replicate any presentation or template.

Section 11: Next Steps

What to do next.

Section 12: Keynote Decks / Slides
5 pages

A simple, well designed, reusable keynote template.

19 pages

A keynote template with all the elements to reuse and easily build a presentation that meets your needs.

27 pages

Additional keynote slides to help inspire your deck creation.

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Instructor Biography

Alexander Fanshel, 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.

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