These are my notes from the “Double-Click to Edit: Hacking Keynote” session at the 2016 FETC conference.
- Shows video of Worst Presentation Ever.
- It is great when people can’t tell you are using Keynote, they think you are using an app they have never seen.
- Every Keynote has a style.
- Showed Dick Hardt presentation style video.
- Showed clip of Steve Jobs introducing the iPhone and comments on the Keynote design style.
- “Is a widescreen iPod, a phone, and an Internet communication device.” Those are actually 3 bullets points, but each has own slide with a big icon.
- Then he repeats the slides, but sped up, to create a visual joke.
- @ambyburvall has a unique style. She draws everything in Paper by FiftyThree and uses white and pink on black background.
- “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” – Picaso.
- “I am not the expert. I am a practitioner”
Focus on Keynote for Mac
- Places where you can find images to use:
- Has the audience look for an image representing standardized testing and post with #hackkeynote.
Designing a theme
- Think about
- Not too many.
- The desired mood should drive color choices.
- Have enough contrast.
- Serif vs. sans serif.
- Size: font size should be double the age of the average person in audience.
- Animation style
- Don’t distract.
- Tell a story.
- Timed events verses programmed animations.
- Image type: photos vs. clip art.
- Aspect ratio: he no longer uses 4:3.
- Design, content, and delivery all work together. Think about the rate of presentation, such as talking quickly through many simple slides.
- The Honey Slap: Sweet story to pull in the audience, followed by harsh statement.
3 Big Tips
- Magic move
- Instant Alpha: remove background of image
- Layering animation: he demonstrated how he made a couple of slides, such as an elevator door opening. He keeps saying each animation takes many hours.
Recommendations for Presentation Tips
- Presentation Zen
- He gave many more resources but they went by too fast.