Little is more stressful than giving a major presentation, whether it’s for a hiring committee, the city council, or your local MUG. Proper preparation is essential, which is why Joe Kissell’s new book, “Take Control of Keynote,” walks you through every step of the process: planning what you want to say, creating attractive slides that support your points, and delivering a successful talk. The 168-page book is ideal for beginners, but it also has plenty of tips and documentation of subtle features for long-time Keynote users. The book normally costs $15, but the 30% MUG discount drops that to $10.50. Learn more about the book and buy it via the coupon-loaded link below.
Building on his years of public speaking at Macworld Expo, Mac Mania cruises, and innumerable Mac user groups, Joe starts by explaining how to PLAN your presentation even before you launch Keynote. He then helps you choose the right theme in Keynote, and explains how to CREATE slides by filling in placeholders, adding objects (images, movies, sounds, tables, and charts), and inserting and styling text. You’ll also learn how to add build effects to slides and transitions between slides to disclose information progressively, highlight particular objects or text as you speak, and call attention to topic changes. Lastly, Joe offers real-world advice about how to DELIVER a successful talk, including tips on making presenter notes and customizing your presenter display, rehearsing, setting up your display, and controlling your presentation.
Not all presentations are meant to be given in person, and Joe also explains how to deliver remote presentations over the Internet, make self-playing presentations for kiosks, and create presentations with recorded narration. The book covers Keynote for the Mac, but includes an appendix that discusses what’s similar and different in Keynote for iOS and Keynote for iCloud.
“Take Control of Keynote” rounds out our trilogy of books about Apple’s iWork suite, joining Michael E. Cohen’s “Take Control of Pages” and Sharon Zardetto’s “Take Control of Numbers.” All three rank among our most comprehensive titles, so if you’ve replaced Microsoft Office with iWork, we now have complete documentation for you. All three books are available separately, but if you want the full 750-page collection, you can also save 30%, dropping the $55 cover price to $38.50.
Thank you for your support of the Take Control series!
cheers… -Adam & Tonya Engst, Take Control publishers
P.S. Check out some of our other recently released ebooks, all at 30% off:
* Take Control of iTunes 12: The FAQ (with Apple Music coverage!)
* Photos for Mac: A Take Control Crash Course
* Backing Up Your Mac: A Joe On Tech Guide
* Take Control of TextExpander, Second Edition