Tips for Creating a Great Keynote

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Creating a good keynote slideshow is easy if you follow a few simple tips. Here are some examples.

Creating a good keynote slideshow is easy if you follow a few simple tips. Here are some examples.

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  • 1. Unlocking the secrets to AWESOME Keynote Presentations (Some of these should be familiar)
  • 2. Do Keep it simple - Have NO more than 3 sentences per line and NO more than 5 lines per slide.
  • 3. Don’t Have too many words or graphics. It’s not meant to be an essay. If you are recording your voice you don’t need people to read everything word for word. Ask yourself,“What’s important?” “Do I really need to have everything up on the screen?” “Is this really interesting for the viewer?”
  • 4. that are easy to read. Arial TimesGils Sans Verdana Use the fonts Do
  • 5. Don’t Use fonts that are too small or a size for the body that is bigger than the title.
  • 6. Don’t Use Fonts that are too hard to read Don’t use fonts that are too hard to read Don’t Use Fonts that are too hard to read (Don’t use fonts that are too hard to read.)
  • 7. Do Use plenty of ‘white’ or empty space with images as this helps keep the viewer interested.
  • 8. Don’t Have lots of small images on the slide...unless
  • 9. Don’t Have lots of small images on the slide...unless
  • 10. you want to emphasise something.
  • 11. Do Use images that are as big as you can get. Bigger numbers are betterBigger numbers are betterBigger numbers are betterBigger numbers are betterBigger numbers are betterBigger numbers are better
  • 12. You can always make them smaller!
  • 13. Don’t Take a small image
  • 14. Don’t and make it big. It becomes pixelated and looks rubbish.
  • 15. Do Use animations or transition that add to your message, mood or topic.
  • 16. It can really engage the viewer.
  • 17. Don’t Use effects that have no meaning. Use effects that look annoying. Use effects that take too long. Use more than one effect on a slide.
  • 18. Do Use theme Use contrasting colours Use no more than colours per slide 1 2
  • 19. Light text on dark background
  • 20. Dark text on light background
  • 21. Don’t Create a rainbow with heaps of colours per slide. It doesn’t m ake for good viewing at all!