Learn Keynote Fast

Create Keynote presentations FAST. No fluff, no padding. Just what you need to know to learn as fast as possible.
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  • Lectures 40
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

Learn Keynote FAST

Do you want to learn how to make great presentations using Keynote but dread the thought of going through a 4 hour course that goes over every button and menu item in excruciating detail?

***Keynote Version 6.5.3 is used throughout this course***

If so, this course is for you.

In this course you'll learn all of the basics required to make great Keynote slides, including:

  • slide creation
  • theme selection
  • formatting text and images
  • transitions and animations
  • adding video and audio
  • recording slideshows
  • tables and charts
  • exporting presentations in multiple formats

I've spent 10 years as a professional trainer and I know the teaching methods that work. The course has no fluff and no padding. It's a quick, no-nonsense approach to learning the Keynote functions you really need to make great presentations.

You'll learn one simple concept at a time in bite-sized chunks. That's the quickest way to learn software programs.

Here's a comment from one of the students in my other Udemy courses:

Really great way to get started. I really love the short and sweet sections of this course. The author has a really great voice to listen to, that combined with the short to the point lectures really made it a breeze for me to finish it really fast.

I'll also stay with you every step of the way by responding very quickly to questions asked the discussion section of the course.

Go ahead and take Learn Keynote FAST!

What are the requirements?

  • An Apple computer
  • Keynote software program

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create great looking Keynote slides
  • Format text and graphics
  • Add audio and video files
  • Add transitions and animations
  • Create Shapes, Tables and Charts
  • Export the presentation in multiple formats
  • Master presentation best practices

Who is the target audience?

  • Students who want to learn to create great Keynote slides quickly

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: Welcome to Learn Keynote FAST

Welcome to the course! Here's an overview of what we'll be covering.

Section 2: Basic Concepts

Should you use the standard 4:3 aspect ratio or the wide 16:9? In this lecture we discuss how to choose the best aspect ratio for your project.


Should you use a dark background or a light one? This lecture clears up the confusion.


You should strive to keep your slides as simple as possible. When in doubt, make them even simpler!

Section 3: Basic Slide Creation

Step 1) create a new presentation, give it a name, and save it to the proper location.

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Suppose you already started working on a presentation and now you want to switch themes. Here's how to do it.


In this lesson we create a super simple 4 slide presentation.


How to make changes to a master slide.


Watch and replicate is the fastest way to learn. Please take the time to pause the course and perform the following exercise.

Section 4: Formating Text and Images

How to format your text for font, point size, bold, italics and color.


How to move and align text and image elements. Super easy.


Now we can get a little fancy by adding borders, shadows and fills to our text box.


How to add borders/shading to images as well as making editing adjustments.


How to use the arrange function to further adjust text and image boxes.


Your second exercise. Please don't skip this!

Section 5: Shapes, Tables and Charts

How to create and insert shapes and lines into your presentation.


Creating and formatting a data table.


Creating and formatting basic 2D charts.


3D and Interactive Charts


Your third exercise. Remember not to skip these exercises!

Section 6: Multimedia

Adding hyperlinks to a presentation.


How to add, edit and adjust a video clip to a Keynote slide.


How to add an audio clip to a Keynote slide.


How to add an audio soundtrack over your entire presentation.


Your fourth exercise. Keep it going!

Section 7: Animations (Transitions and Builds)

How to add transition effects between slides.


How to combine elements into a single group. This will make your life much easier!


How to create "build" animations. This is a very useful function that you'll end up using all the time.


How to add actions animations.


Exercise #5. We're almost done!

Section 8: Page Numbers, Comments and Presenter Notes

How to add page numbers to slides.


How to add comments to your presentation.


How to add and use presenter notes for your presentation.


Exercise #6.

Section 9: Recording and Exporting Your Finished Presentation

How to make your presentation run automatically.

You might want to use this option for kiosks, trade show booths, or other situations where the presentation will run on its own.


How to record a Keynote presentation with your voiceover.


Using a Keynote presentation in its native format might not always be the right option. For example, the person you're sending the presentation to might not have Keynote! That's where different export options come in. This lesson will cover the basic exporting options.


Exercise #7 - your final one!

Section 10: Final Thoughts

Here are some best practices for your Keynote presentation - or for that matter, any presentation.


What we've learned, and how to keep the learning moving forward.

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Instructor Biography

Laurence Kim, Photographer, Small Business Coach and Teaching Expert

I've been teaching people from both Fortune 500 companies as well as individual entrepreneurs for more than 10 years. Throughout my career, I've been a Vice President in a major financial services firm, a freelance professional photographer, and a small business coach.

I've taught topics such as sales, marketing, software and business development. I've delivered approximately 2,000 training sessions during my career, both to individuals and to groups.

Now I want to bring my training experience to a world-wide audience through Udemy.

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