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10 Expert Tips to Create and Deliver a Killer Keynote Presentation

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So you’ve got a keynote presentation coming up, and you’re hitting the books to make sure you’re armed with the best plan possible. Besides taking notes from all the greats on TED, you’re reading up about a message structure that works, and looking for the perfect template.

While it seems like you’ve got your bases covered, like all things in life, there’s always a way to streamline the planning process.

According to Aaron Weyenberg , the UX Lead for TED and a self-professed “master of slide decks,” and the wizards behind Apple’s presentation slides , there are a number of tricks of the trade that you can rely on to create a rocking keynote presentation .

Below are some of our favorites. And to easily create a professional-looking presentation , sign up for Piktochart . It’s free and it allows you to make beautiful visuals without being a graphic designer.

1. Do your slides last

While most keynote speakers will typically build their presentation around the structure of a template, Weyenberg says that “building your slides should be the tail end of developing your presentation.” Before working on your slides, you should put together your main message, structure, supporting points – then practice and time your presentation. The reason for this, he says, is that the presentation needs to be strong enough to stand on its own. Approaching a keynote like this requires a shift in thinking.

While a beautiful set of slides is imperative to your presentation, it should not be central to it.

Weyenberg said it best: “The slides are just something you layer over [the presentation] to enhance the listener experience.”

Observe these 2017 Google I/O keynotes, especially CEO Sundar Pichai’s – the role of the slides are to support what the speaker is saying – not the other way around.

2. Get creative with photos

Often times, presenters will be far too literal or cheesy with their image choice. Weyenberg suggests to use images that are simple, yet punchy – and pairs nicely with your spoken words. He says to look for photos that are:

  • Related to your keynote’s concept
  • Are not complex in terms of composition

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3. Simplify charts and graphs

While most presenters will simply drop an image of their charts and graphs into their deck, Weyenberg points out that it might be a bit “unsightly.” If you need to use data to back a point that you’re making, you should make the extra effort to make it more attractive – and this can be done by recreating it in your presentation maker .

There are a couple benefits to doing this:

  • It will make your presentation seem consistent and well-thought out
  • You’ll have control over colors, typography, and more.

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4. One theme per slide

According to the designers of Apple presentation slides, less is certainly more. Trying to cram too many ideas on one slide can only work to your detriment. Beyond ideas, the same goes for statistics.

Let’s play a little game: For the following idea, how many slides would you use? “The developer program is incredibly vibrant. We have over six million registered developers. Demand for this show has never been greater. We sold out in just over a minute [71 seconds].”

While the average person might think that 6 million and 71 seconds would belong on the same slide and be short and sweet enough, let’s compare it with what Apple’s CEO Tim Cook did.

He only leveraged two slides: The first said “6 million,” and the second: “71 seconds. Sold out.”

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5. Create a visual experience with data

Taking a leaf again from Apple’s presentation book, once you’ve gotten the hang of having just one stat per slide – you should also make it as visual as possible.

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One data point per slide, combined with it being visually interesting – is sure to be memorable.

6. Practice Really Makes Perfect

Imagine the late Steve Jobs, a legendary keynote presenter, still rehearsed for months before a presentation. According to Brent Schlender , one of the co-authors behind the Steve Jobs biography “Becoming Steve Jobs,” Jobs would rehearse and prepare “exhaustively” for all of his public appearances.

Despite being a natural on the stage, Jobs never would wing it, he came to the show well prepared.

“I once spent an entire day watching him run through multiple rehearsals of a single presentation, tweaking everything from the color and angle of certain spotlights, to editing and rearranging the order of the keynote presentation slides to improve his pacing,” remembers Schlender.

While you may not be a perfectionist like Jobs, you are likely also not nearly as good of a presenter as he is – so practice really makes perfect in this case.

7. Tell A Consistent Story

Circling back to Weyenberg’s tips – he suggests that in a good slide deck, every slide should feel “like part of the same story.” Think of your deck like a story – every slide should feel cohesive to the big picture message you’re trying to communicate – as opposed to random ideas juxtaposed together.

You can do this by:

  • Using the same or similar typography, colors, and imagery across all slides
  • Using presentation templates can help with maintaining the same look and feel

8. Less is more

We explored the less is more concept earlier in the article by suggesting you keep to one idea per slide. The same can be applied to text.

When it comes to creating slides for your next keynote, the cardinal sin is a slide with ample text that is verbatim of your spoken presentation.

What this does is encourage people to keep their eyes on your slides instead of listening to you.

Weyenberg also points out that a text-heavy slide forces the brain to multitask between focusing on what it’s reading and hearing – which is quite difficult and will compromise your presentation.

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9. Consider topic transitions

While you want to make your slides look like a cohesive unit, you want to also keep in mind that making every slide look the same may be boring. Weyenberg suggests to:

  • Create one style for the slides that are the “meat” of the message
  • Then create another style for the slides that are transitioning between topics

For example, if your overall slides have a dark background with light text, you can use transitional slides that have a light background with dark text. This way, they’ll still feel like they’re from the same presentation family without being completely uniform.

10. Tell a captivating story

It is fitting that our final tip comes from likely the greatest keynote presenter of all time. The late and great Steve Jobs had the ability to captivate and inspire his audience with his talks, and that’s because he was a very good storyteller. And that’s the golden leaf that you can take from Jobs’ book today.

Always aim to tell a captivating story.

One example is perhaps when he introduced the iPod: “In 2001, we introduced the first iPod. It didn’t just change the way we all listen to music. It changed the entire music industry.” Listen to Steve Jobs weave a story about the digital music revolution when unveiling the iPod.

Bonus Round: Tips From Piktochart Designers  

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  • Always remember that your audience is sitting far away . So ensure that your title font size is large enough to be seen from a distance, and that your body text is no smaller than 20px.
  • Use only two colors for your entire presentation – a primary and secondary color. If you must use a large color palette, your maximum choice should be up to five colors.
  • Make sure that there is enough white space throughout your presentation . This will give your content room to breathe. Less is definitely more in this case.
  • Emphasize only one object per slide – whether it’s an image, statistic, quote. This will make sure your audience stays focused.

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ECommerce partner presentation

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Professional Powerpoint Presentation Services

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Fresh and contemporary corporate PowerPoint template

HDVI - High Definition Vehicle Insurance. They're a trucking insurance company that also provides data and technology support. So while they're pretty industrial (trucking), they also have a very modern, innovative aesthetic. They need this template deck in 2 days for potential investors. Base on these requirement, I made that modern, professional, and still attractive. And use some graphic illustration to make the audience easy to understand. Beside focus on the design, I also concern in usability, especially this project is for master template, so I will make sure that user can edit this deck easily even they aren't a designer

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Beautiful PowerPoint for US Military Medical Supply Company

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PowerPoint Presentation Package

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Agriculture Business Powerpoint template

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Keynote design with the title 'Healthcare PowerPoint Presentation Template'

Healthcare PowerPoint Presentation Template

Health care PowerPoint template that focused on visual to attract the audience

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GTP Presentation

Keynote design with the title 'Presentation design for ShotSpotter'

Presentation design for ShotSpotter

I designed this to be solid and firm but still informative and easy to understand.

Keynote design with the title 'Investor Deck for Multifamily Property'

Investor Deck for Multifamily Property

This project needs looks professional and still can provide all information about their company

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Software development deck

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Keynote design with the title 'Modern Powerpoint Presentation Template'

Modern Powerpoint Presentation Template

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Keynote design with the title 'PowerPoint presentation for business'

PowerPoint presentation for business

The presentation is for a potential client that made from their website style (www.dsaf.de), with simple and easy to edit in the future

Consulting company presentation

We design presentations to be clean, neat, professional but do not leave creativity. The colors following the client company brands.

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Presentation deck for investor in medical and healthcare

The purpose of this PowerPoint is for investors looking to invest in the psychedelic arm of Canadian Cancer Care.

Drink company presentation

Design presentations that are made modern, clean, and look professional but with creativity make it interesting.

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Presentation Design for KORTICAL

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Branded Powerpoint Deck for a Leasing Company

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Pith deck for the mobile app

Clean and modern presentation template for startup or tech company

Keynote design with the title 'Nymbus Media Keynote Presentation'

Nymbus Media Keynote Presentation

Nymbus Media is an audience interaction platform. They sell to sponsors and then put their platform on tour with musicians playing live audiences. They neede a Keynote presentation/template that will be used to secure sponsorships for their business.

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Presentation Design for Bridge card players

Presentation Design for Bridge card players enthusiast.

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Property Management Presentation

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Make slides with mostly text with simple but attractive on point

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PPT presentation Design

PPT presentation Design for financial firm.

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Geek Room Illustration for a Keynote presentatio

This illustration was made for a slide of a keynote presentation for Zaptitude Company.

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Upscale, Polished Re-Design of Completed PowerPoint

US30 Academy is one of the leading online training platform in USA and wants to revamp their existing boring slide deck.

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Keynote design with the title 'Capital Management Presentation'

Capital Management Presentation

Clean and minimalist design for Capital Management Presentation.

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Pitchdeck Design for a Cannabis derived products

The Client was in need of a professional and clean Keynote presentation that will include and showcase some of PureOrganix products as mockups.

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Corporate company profile design

Leasing company based in Mexico that need clean and professional with consistent header and a bit accent from their logo.

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Presentation Design

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Keynote design with the title 'Food and beverage presentation design'

Food and beverage presentation design

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Keynote design with the title 'Power Deck for Modern Farmers'

Power Deck for Modern Farmers

Keynote design with the title 'Cryto-currency Mining Enterprise'

Cryto-currency Mining Enterprise

This slide is about crypto and mining, I make it more stand out the style by using their branding for the point of interest

Keynote design with the title 'PowerPoint template for UK fintech startup!'

PowerPoint template for UK fintech startup!

The design style that implement on this deck is professional-modern. Use more white space and the graphic is focused on their product.

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Catchy Presentation Design

The branding from client look unique, the the wanna the design looks catchy, then I make this more aesthetic and unique using their logo as main branding

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Clean and Professional Pitch Deck PowerPoint Template

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Presentation design for pet business

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Simple and Sleek PowerPoint Design

Simple style and focus on content is the concept in this deck. Target audience in this deck is professional people in real estate

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Multipurpose presentation template

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Tech startup pitch deck

This deck I design looks soft and easy to edit, also optimizing their branding with using their logo shape and many more

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Best Christmas Ever Training Videos

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Financial Startup Template

From background technology combined with finance, this template is here to suit any startup style

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Clean and minimalist design for Medical Brand.

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Clean and minimalist design for Health Brand

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Occupational Health / Company Physician Company - PowerPoint Template

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Pitch Deck - New Generation Vtuber in Metaverse

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Minimalist Pitch Deck

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Presentation Deck for new interior design business

Simple and luxury design that can implement for any content

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Presentation design for business consultancy

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PPT presentation for Business Consulting

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Modern Presentation for Software Distributor

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CauseMachine Slide Deck

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Template design for high technology healthcare

High technology healthcare template

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Attractive design for chemistry research

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Cutting-Edge Retail PPT Template Design

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Powerful presentation for an instant messaging company

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Keynote design with the title 'Powerpoint design for cannabis usage'

Powerpoint design for cannabis usage

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Keynote design with the title 'Fitness & wellness corporate presentation design'

Fitness & wellness corporate presentation design

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High technology environment monitoring template

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Professional IT Startup

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Keynote design with the title 'Adventure Deck'

Adventure Deck

Project from outdoor gear store that have ultimate choice gear from hiking to diving. the style need to modern, clean, and professional. I use their style from website

Keynote design with the title 'Power Deck for Non-Profit'

Power Deck for Non-Profit

Clean and colorful power point presentation for Non-Profit

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Design a presentation preparing patients for surgical success

Sleek and modern design medical industry.

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Presentation design for Global Marine Transportation

Keynote design with the title 'Investment Presentation'

Investment Presentation

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Keynote design with the title 'The best presentation template for B2B secure messaging app'

The best presentation template for B2B secure messaging app

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Keynote design with the title 'Biotechnology presentation design'

Biotechnology presentation design

This project I made in modern style for medical needed

Keynote design with the title 'Newsletter template presentation design'

Newsletter template presentation design

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Keynote design with the title 'Educational Powerpoint Design'

Educational Powerpoint Design

Modern design and attractive is my concept design for this deck, with target audience is to represent the situation in that school

Keynote design with the title 'Professional Powerpoint Presentation Services'

Refreshed look and feel from their basic design. And I make these deck more attractive with outstanding design effect base on their branding style

Keynote design with the title 'Business and consulting presentation design'

Business and consulting presentation design

This deck I made in simple and clean design. This is master template that need to adjust in the future. So I made this template with many white space

Keynote design with the title 'PowerPoint templates for learning media'

PowerPoint templates for learning media

This powerpoint template design is for learning media. It need to attractive with the standout color and base on hierarchy of content. I made this design for multipurpose uses, so it can add with vary content.

Keynote design with the title 'PowerPoint Presentation Design - Marketing'

PowerPoint Presentation Design - Marketing

Tris project is from a marketing agency, they focus to make a video marketing and social media marketing, They like to use a vector to represent their services. And we made it and give simple look, just focus on content and their services

Keynote design with the title 'Professional Powerpoint Presentation Services'

Custom master presentation template, by using logo branding

Keynote design with the title 'Sophisticated tech masterclass presentation design'

Sophisticated tech masterclass presentation design

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Keynote design with the title 'Law firm presentation design'

Law firm presentation design

Sleek and modern presentation design for Law firm

Keynote design with the title 'Powerpoint template for lessons and e-learning '

Powerpoint template for lessons and e-learning

Learning through interactive media will be more effective with a focused layout and attractive slides making it easier to convey information

Keynote design with the title 'DPC PowerPoint Template'

DPC PowerPoint Template

This is a corporate template Powerpoint presentations for technical support to Doctors, Dentists, and other professionals refer to their website

Keynote design with the title 'Education presentation design template'

Education presentation design template

I made this template is clean and professional style, and give more space to adjust their content in the future. Also I choose the image base on general educational content and focus on same tone color

Keynote design with the title 'Green movement presentation template'

Green movement presentation template

Simplistic and minimalist green movement presentation

Keynote design with the title 'Startup presentation deck'

Startup presentation deck

This presentation design is for investment deck, and I make it more attractive with the image graphic and using pop color

Keynote design with the title 'Fruiton Lab Keynote'

Fruiton Lab Keynote

Keynote design with the title 'Sport powerpoint template'

Sport powerpoint template

This deck is need to be able for all condition (multipurpose), so I made this simple, give more white space to adjustable for any need.

Keynote design with the title 'Modern proposal template for my home buyer's agency business'

Modern proposal template for my home buyer's agency business

Proposal for buyers agent that start working professionals

Keynote design with the title 'Wealth management template design'

Wealth management template design

Simple, minimalist and to the point that was the theme that used in this modern template about wealth managements

Keynote design with the title 'Biotech Startup Presentation Template'

Biotech Startup Presentation Template

This is new biotech company. I made this deck by maximize their branding color to impress the target audient then they will aware and know about this brand. Also, for template design, I give more white space, so it will easy to add another content in the future

Keynote design with the title 'Pitch deck'

Elegant and professional PPT pitch deck. with the color scheme of the logo. Also, from site branding and feel (www.icaresoftware.com)

Keynote design with the title 'Investment firm presentation template'

Investment firm presentation template

The design that I used is minimalism and modern, with that style it make the deck looks more modern and can focus on chart and other important information

Keynote design with the title 'Hawkin Wright PPT template'

Hawkin Wright PPT template

Keynote design with the title 'Research presentation template'

Research presentation template

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Keynote design with the title 'Creative multipurpose presentation design'

Creative multipurpose presentation design

This management software presentation, for new tech company with fun style. Though fun style, I still keep the hierarchy and make it easy to read the information

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60+ modern, premium keynote templates.

Having a modern, premium Keynote template is a key starting point to a successful presentation. We have gathered a set of amazing Keynote templates that you can use for your next presentation, to give a modern and professional look-and-feel.

These templates range from business-centric themes to fashion design, creative presentations, and many others. All of these templates are affordably priced, and super-simple to install. We’ve also included a few similar Powerpoint templates if you don’t have a copy of Keynote, so you aren’t left out!

Keynote is a presentation tool for Mac (and iOS) that you can use to create beautiful presentations wherever you go, on whatever device you’re using. It’s highly useful, dynamic, and practical. Keynote is easy for producing and professional presentations that set you apart from the usual Powerpoint crowd!

Need a hand getting started? Have a read of our tips for creating a modern Keynote presentation .

70+ Best Animated Keynote Templates With Stylish Transitions

14 Feb 2024

70+ best animated keynote templates with stylish transitions.

A great way to make your Keynote slideshow more attractive is to use animation effects. With just a few entrance animations or transition effects, you can instantly make your presentation look more professional.

However, it takes a lot of configuring and testing to figure out the right animations for each and every slide in your presentation. If you’re in a rush to finish up a presentation, there won’t be any time to play around with animation effects and transitions.

We found a solution to this problem in animated Keynote templates. We handpicked some professional and creative Keynote templates for this collection that also comes fully equipped with predefined animations and transition effects. All you have to do is download the template and start customizing it.

We’re also sharing some helpful tips for choosing slide transitions .

60+ Keynote Business Slide Templates 2024

60+ Keynote Business Slide Templates 2024

What’s the most important part of a business presentation? The way you dress? Your speech? Or is it your body language? It’s actually none of the above!

Your presentation slides are the most important part of a business presentation. Why? Because your clients will be staring at the slides at all times and you’ll be using those slides to visualize your speech. That’s why you should pay close attention when designing the slides for your presentations.

To help you get started with your Keynote slide designs, we handpicked the best Keynote slides templates you can use for your business and corporate presentation needs. Design your presentation right, follow our tips on how to give a Keynote presentation with impact , and you’ll capture and keep the attention of everyone in the room!

What Is A Keynote Template?

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A Keynote template is a collection of slides – complete with a font and color palette – that you can use to create a presentation. The template saves you hours of time because you don’t have to spend hours designing custom slides.

Templates are fully customizable so that you can create and change anything in the design to fit your content or brand standards. Swap colors, fonts, content types and more so that the design looks custom but takes a lot less time to create.

5 Reasons to Use A Keynote Template

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Even though you can create presentations in Keynote from scratch, starting with a template is the preferred method. Here’s why:

  • Jumpstart presentation designs with a template to create a consistent presentation.
  • It’s easier to learn Keynote – especially for those switching from PowerPoint – if you have a presentation framework that’s put together properly. A template can be just the way to learn the software quickly.
  • Templates help you create beautiful presentations, even if you don’t have a lot of time or design experience.
  • Match a template to the type of presentation you are giving for tools and slide designs that will mesh with content.
  • Templates come with many integrations built into the design so that your presentation can include images, sounds, video or other file types.

Free vs. Premium Keynote Templates: Pros + Cons

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When it comes to finding Keynote templates, you have two options: free and premium. The big differences are price and functionality.

Free Keynote templates are a no-cost option, but don’t always include the same number of features or customization options as premium themes.

Premium templates (we’ve collected the best Keynote templates previously) often come with extra transition options or animations, more color palettes or skins to choose from and many more slide choices to work with. Most free templates only include a handful of slides and a palette to get you started.

Which option is best for you depends on how you will use the presentation deck. Is it for one-time use? Or will it be the base for a design that gets used over and over? Will multiple people work with the Keynote template?

If you are planning to use the template repeatedly and for multiple uses or users, then a premium theme is probably your best option. The good news is that they are quite affordable. Many premium Keynote templates are $30 or less.

Further Keynote Template Reading

90+ Best Free Keynote Templates 2024

31 Jan 2024

90+ best free keynote templates 2024.

Today we’re bringing you a collection of the best free Keynote templates for making all kinds of presentation slideshows, including business, creative, agency, and startup pitch decks.

Keynote is a great tool for making effective presentations. But, let’s face it, when it comes to the default templates included, your options are limited. Luckily you can still download and use Keynote templates made by other designers. For this collection, we handpicked some of the best free Keynote templates just for you.

Sure, these templates might not have the polish of premium Keynote templates you can spend a few dollars on. But, for the very low price of free, these will give you more than enough to design a stand-out slideshow.

10 Presentation Design Mistakes to Avoid (With Examples)

27 Jun 2023

10 presentation design mistakes to avoid (with examples).

One of the most important aspects of a successful presentation is designing an effective slideshow. Unfortunately, it’s also a part most professionals often neglect or don’t pay attention to.

This is why most of the bad presentation designs share a pattern. They are usually made using the default PowerPoint templates. They use the same default fonts as every other presentation. They also include terrible stock photos. And try to stuff as much information as possible into a single slide.

We noticed all these mistakes and more while exploring some of the most popular presentations on SlideShare. They were slideshows with thousands and even millions of views. But, they were riddled with mistakes and flaws.

In this guide, we show you how these mistakes can be harmful as well as give you tips on how to avoid them. Of course, we made sure to include some examples as well.

What Is Keynote on iPhone? 5 Useful Tips

16 Jun 2023

What is keynote on iphone 5 useful tips.

Apple’s Keynote is a game changer for presentations, turning a traditionally mundane task into a creative and engaging process. Now, imagine having all that power right in the palm of your hand. Yes, we’re talking about Keynote on iPhone!

Gone are the days when you need to lug around your laptop to work on your presentations. With Keynote on iPhone, you can create, edit, and present your slides on the go. Whether you’re commuting, waiting for a meeting, or simply away from your desk, your presentation is just a tap away.

And guess what? You don’t need to be a tech wizard to use Keynote on iPhone. It’s user-friendly and intuitive, designed to make mobile presentation-making a breeze. Let’s take a look at some useful tips to get the most out of Keynote on your iPhone.

How to Crop an Image in Keynote

15 Jun 2023

How to crop an image in keynote.

Want to step up your Keynote presentation game with some tailored imagery? Cropping images directly in Keynote is an excellent way to focus on the important parts of a picture and keep your audience’s attention exactly where you want it. If you’re unsure about how to go about this, you’re in the right place!

Whether you’re a Keynote newcomer or a seasoned pro, this guide will ensure you master the art of cropping images within your presentations. We’ll break down the process into simple, easy-to-follow steps.

Are you ready to polish your Keynote presentations with precision-cropped images? Let’s delve into the world of image editing within Keynote together, and by the end, your presentations will have a whole new level of professionalism and appeal!

How to Convert Keynote to Google Slides

14 Jun 2023

How to convert keynote to google slides.

Ready to switch from Apple’s Keynote to Google Slides but unsure how to take your presentations along with you? You’re in the right place! Converting Keynote presentations to Google Slides is a process that, while not immediately intuitive, is simple once you know the steps.

Whether you’re just starting with Google Slides or are an experienced user transitioning from Keynote, this guide has you covered. We’ll walk you through the process of conversion in easy-to-follow steps, ensuring your presentations make the journey intact.

So, are you ready to embark on this migration mission? Let’s dive in and discover how to convert Keynote presentations to Google Slides together, ensuring your work remains vibrant and accessible, no matter the platform!

25+ Keynote Roadmap & Timeline Templates 2024

15 May 2023

25+ keynote roadmap & timeline templates 2024.

It’s often said that life comes down to a few key moments. Turning points, milestones, forks in the road—whatever you call them, they’re the pivotal points on a timeline.

It’s even easier to create a timeline when you use Keynote timeline templates. These pre-built slide layouts already have illustrations with timelines in every style imaginable.

In this article, we’re going to learn how to use Keynote timeline templates to create an engaging graphic. You’ll see the best Keynote timeline, and roadmap templates that you can use in your upcoming presentation to weave together a sequential story.

60+ Best Minimal & Creative Keynote Templates

27 Apr 2023

60+ best minimal & creative keynote templates.

If you’re in the process of creating a Keynote slideshow presentation for your next business meeting, we have a solution that will help you craft minimal, creative slides with beautiful designs.

There’s no need to spend hours perfecting the design of your slides or hire freelance designers. You can simply use Keynote templates designed by professionals to create the perfect slideshow presentation in a few minutes.

Minimalism is the key to capturing an audience and showing off professionalism. In this collection, we handpicked a set of creative and minimalist Keynote presentation templates for creating slideshows for business meetings, project proposals, pitch decks, and much more.

Plus, we’re also answering the most common Keynote template FAQs to help you get your presentation off to the best possible start.

What Is Apple Keynote? (And 5 Tips for Getting Started)

29 Mar 2023

What is apple keynote (and 5 tips for getting started).

Mac and iPad/iPhone users have probably seen the little blue presentation icon on the devices. But have you ever really used it? This icon is for Apple Keynote, a presentation tool that comes standard on all iOS devices.

Keynote is native to Mac, so you won’t find it on PC devices. It’s a tool that people tend to love once they make the switch from another type of presentation software. It’s focused on design, a polished presentation, and creating a really solid experience as you design your slides.

Today, we’re going to look at Apple Keynote—what it is and, and how to get started with this robust presentation tool.

20+ Keynote Pitch Deck Templates (Business Plan Pitches)

30 Sep 2022

20+ keynote pitch deck templates (business plan pitches).

When you’re pitching your great business idea, you’ll often be faced with tough competition. You’ve got to tell the growth story of your company so that you add investors and employees to your company. A Keynote pitch deck can help convey your message.

Pitch decks introduce your business plan to potential investors. Keynote pitch deck templates are the best way for you to succeed. Polish leads to a successful pitch presentation. That’s why it’s critical to stand out with an amazing pitch deck presentation.

Check out these fantastic, and professionally designed Keynote templates that have been specifically built for a business presentation or investor pitch and are ready to download and customize at the click of a button.

Keynote vs PowerPoint: Which Presentation App to Choose?

10 Nov 2021

Keynote vs powerpoint: which presentation app to choose.

It’s presentation time! Whether you are creating a template for your boss or prepping slides for a talk, using the right software can make the job a lot easier. We’re pitting Keynote vs. PowerPoint against one another to lay out the pros and cons of each.

For Mac users, there are two pretty obvious choices – Keynote and PowerPoint. But which do you choose? Should you always stick with one, or use different apps for different presentations?

Each has its own set of benefits and costs, and they’re both great for different uses. Hopefully, we’ll be able to help you make the right choice.

How to Convert Keynote to PowerPoint

23 Aug 2019

How to convert keynote to powerpoint.

Apple Keynote is one of the most popular apps professionals use to create presentation slideshows. Although, there may come a time when you’ll want to edit a Keynote slideshow in PowerPoint because not everyone has access to the same app.

For example, you may run into problems when you’re collaborating on a team presentation or want to share your slideshow with someone else who’s using a Windows device because the Keynote app is exclusive to Apple devices. Thankfully, the Keynote app has a built-in solution to this problem. In such cases, you can convert your Keynote file to PowerPoint format quite easily.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to export a Keynote presentation to PowerPoint format, step by step.

How to Embed a YouTube Video in Keynote

21 Aug 2019

How to embed a youtube video in keynote.

If you’ve ever wanted to embed a YouTube video in Keynote to create a more engaging slideshow for in-person or recorded presentations, don’t worry. It’s not complicated at all.

We’re going to take you through how to embed a YouTube video in Keynote step-by-step, and share a few tips for how to use video to supercharge your presentations.

You don’t need any special software, and you’ll be all set with a video-packed presentation in minutes!

30+ Best Keynote Templates of 2016

20 Dec 2016

30+ best keynote templates of 2016.

Preparing for a last minute presentation? Don’t know how to design beautiful slides with Keynote? We’ve got you covered!

Whether you’re trying to put together a slideshow for an unexpected presentation or simply can’t afford to hire a someone to design your slides, we have a solution that’ll save you hours of your time and money: Keynote templates!

The key to winning over the audience and your clients with your presentations is making your slides clear, precise, and visually appealing.

These Keynote templates, designed by professionals, will help you to easily wow your audience.

5 Tips and Tools for Designing a Stand-Out Presentation

20 Feb 2013

5 tips and tools for designing a stand-out presentation.

Most people who need to create an exciting presentation are not design experts. Fortunately, there are a number of really neat tools and websites that can assist you in creating a captivating, professional look for your slides.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at five such tools. While I can’t promise that these tools alone will turn you into a design professional, they will certainly point you in the right direction.

10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Part 2

10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Part 2

Last week we looked at part one of our two part series on designing better presentations. We learned practical tips on using photography, typography, color and more to create stunning results.

Today we’ll wrap things up with tips six through ten and teach you how simplifying your designs can lead to drastically improved results. Let’s get started!

10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck

10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck

PowerPoint has produced more bad design in its day that perhaps any other digital tool in history with the possible exception of Microsoft paint.

In this post we’re going to address the epidemic of bad presentation design with ten super practical tips for designer better looking and more professional presentations. Along the way we’ll see a number of awesome slide designs from Note & Point along with some custom examples built by yours truly. Let’s get started!

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