Plan Your Presentation

The first and most important step in creating any Keynote presentation is to quit Keynote.

Wait, what?

You read that right. If you’re going to bake cookies, you first need to know the recipe and gather all the ingredients—making it up as you go along is unlikely to produce the results you want. Likewise, you need to have blueprints before starting to build a house and a syllabus before teaching a college class. In much the same way, you should plan out your presentation before even opening Keynote, because that will save you time and effort and yield a better outcome than just diving in.

Planning may mean different things to different people. For some, it’s a sketch on a whiteboard or legal pad. For others, it could be ...

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