The MacNinja in front of a Keynote Icon

I had the honor of presenting at the PMUG General Meeting on September 14th, 2020 where I talked about how to use Apple’s free Keynote program.

It’s a great program that I have used to make all my presentations to the group. One of the key thoughts I wanted to convey is that Keynote is part of a trio of programs that includes Pages and Numbers, and that learning one program will get you 90% of the way to learning how to use its sibling programs. 

 Here’s a link to the Keynote file that I used to give the presentation.

My intention is to for this presentation to serve as a multifunctional document that both works as a standalone presentation but also as a learning tutorial.

I’ve tried to structure the Keynote so that the first time someone watches the presentation, they will just see a smooth flow of ideas. But I have also taken time to write out Presenter’s Notes that I hope will provide an extra layer of information, like Programmers Comments, that explain my rationale for why I chose specific transitions and what they do, or how I layered an animation sequence.

I also include some exercises for the reader to try on their own. 

In fact, you can download any of my older presentations from here.