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Keynote : Introduction

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One Day Course

Now Available As Online Training!


This is one-day course is perfect for those new to Keynote - Apple's extremely popular presentation program.

This course is designed to teach those with little or no experience of Keynote to create engaging and compelling presentations containing text, graphics, tables, charts, video and audio.

If you would like a private version of this course to create a presentation for a particular event, please give us a call or email.

The five things you will you get out of this course are:

• Use Keynote efficiently to construct on-brand slide decks
• Design and reuse you own Keynote Theme
• Use animation on text and graphics
• Incorporate tables, charts and multi-media content
• Use Keynote’s collaboration and export options

You need no previous experience to attend this course.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

Public Courses

Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

Private Courses

One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

From £499 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Initial considerations when designing a slide deck
    • Supported file formats and appropriate image resolutions

    Getting Familiar with the Keynote interface
    • Customise the Toolbar to include useful tools
    • Know what you’ll find in the Format, Animate and Document Inspector Panels
    • Check slide aspect ratios and sizes
    • View the Rulers, and the Object List panel to help with slide layouts

    Creating a simple presentation
    • Work with Keynote Themes
    • Add and format text content
    • Insert and resize pictures
    • Easily add, delete, duplicate and move slides
    • Test your presentation

    Creating on-brand slide decks
    • Work with Master Slides for consistent slide content
    • Use brand colours on backgrounds, shapes and text
    • Embed brand fonts into Paragraph Styles
    • Create your own Keynote theme

    Precisely controlling content appearance
    • Draw, edit and group objects
    • Adjust, cut-out and mask images
    • Add special effects to objects and save the formatting to reuse
  • Adding animation and interactivity to slides
    • Create slide transitions
    • Format and animate lists
    • Create and animate tables
    • Create and animate charts
    • Set animation triggers and control the animation order

    Adding sound and video
    • Set Keynote preferences to allow multimedia files to play on iPad and iPhone
    • Add sound and video files and set the playback options

    Sharing and Presenting your Keynote slides
    • Power tips when presenting with Keynote
    • Share your presentation with colleagues using iCloud
    • Exporting to PowerPoint, QuickTime, HTML or directly to YouTube

    Assisted practice and development
    • One-to-one time with your trainer
    • Consolidate and practice new-found skills relevant to your Keynote presentation requirements

    Questions and answers
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We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel more than 7 days before your course and there's no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.7 / 10
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