In this class you will learn how to use the Keynote software on your Apple desktop or laptop computer to create compelling, creative, visually rich presentations.
Your Keynotes will enrich and enhance your speeches, lectures, and even short talks - but can also 'stand on their own' as self-contained presentations, complete with your narration and even music and video.
The course is structured so you can learn step by step as we work our way through the menus towards a completed presentation. But for those who are on deadline, jump right into the Keynote Quick Guides to learn key functions in less than 3-minutes!
You will learn while viewing the short video lessons as Chet points out not only software functions but also tips to make your presentation smoothly and creatively. There are several PDF documents you can download and print out for reference as you construct your own awesome Keynotes.
From learners in Chet's other Udemy classes:
"His teaching is focused, clear ,straightforward and concise with the visual and audio accompaniment. He is an excellent teacher who also is a computer expert. That is a winning combination. Most techs lose me because they know the material yet they cannot get it across in everyday language." Pat K.
"The lectures are quite detailed and Chet Davis has a very comfortable teaching style that makes learning entertaining." Lisa A.
NOTE: While you can display or share your completed Keynote presentations on Windows computers, you can only create Keynote using an Apple computer. This course requires an installed copy of the Apple Keynote software (part of iLife 09 or available by itself in the App store).
Continuing in our intensive lessons, Chet begins building the presentation - launching a Theme and then duplicating six slides. We begin to learn the options for copying text from another document and pasting it into our Keynote presentation.
Learn the options for creating a Keynote slide with multiple columns and how to adjust the width of both the columns and the gutter. Then Chet shows you how to add bullet points to your text or lists. There are several options for adding built-in bullet graphics - and even the option for importing your own image/graphic to use as Bullet Points.
In this 2nd lesson on Keynote Tables, you will learn how to customize the tables' rows and columns, modifying the colors and even images that fill your table cells.
You'll receive an introduction or overview to the options available to us for adding movement between slides and objects in the Keynote program, from 2D and 3D slide transitions to builds - then in the subsequent lessons Chet will teach the specifics of each type of transition movement.
Chet loves to teach...he loves helping others learn, whether it's an artistic technique in video or photography; or a software application or technology tool. Whether you join Chet for a live hands-on workshop or an on-line lesson on Udemy you clearly experience his enthusiasm, his expertise, and his passion for teaching.
Chet 'cut' his teacher teeth with 17 years in the classroom as teacher of a high school Video Technology program in California. He's made presentations at National and Regional Conferences and led hands-on workshops for in 41 US States, 3 Canadian provinces and in Europe (European Schools Program). Chet is listed in two volumes of Who’s Who in American Education and has testified before a Congressional Sub-Committee on the importance of Technology in Education.
When he's not teaching, he enjoys traveling - and producing travel video and photography. He likes playing tennis, snowboarding and mountain biking... and he loves to cook (he makes a mean Chimichanga from scratch).