Tom Negrino, author of several books on Keynote (as well as many other wonderful books) has alerted us to a hilarious new video on youtube that exemplifies every bad presentation ever given. If attended any sort of business meeting in the last 5-10 years that included a projected presentation, you been there. Heck, you may have even GIVEN a presentation like this (ED: I know I have, complete with botched Apple software demo and a bad case of the nervous shakes). Created by the folks from growingleaders.com we present to you: Every Presentation Ever: Communication FAIL
Since I’ve grossly neglected posting over the last month or two, I thought I’d highlight our Resources page. On it you can find useful links to a large number of Keynote theme sites. Yes, we’d love for you to buy our commercial themes (see the ad in the right side bar) but honestly, people’s needs and tastes vary greatly, and we only offer a few themes. There are literally hundreds of themes out there from the various companies, and if you’re looking for something specific, you’ll likely find it on one of those sites.
Michigan based Noteboom Productions, Ltd. today introduces Video Tutorial for Keynote 1.0, their latest video tutorial for the iPad. Watch videos on your iPad to learn how to use Keynote for the Mac, part of iWork for the Macintosh. The video tutorial consists of 27 video chapters on various subjects. Users can choose different video chapters to watch as they go through the video tutorial. All videos are stored on the iPad so no bandwidth is used while watching the videos.
myithemes today announces the launch of their new website selling themes and templates for such Mac applications as: iWeb, iMovie, iDVD, Garage Band, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Rapidweaver, Sandvox, and WordPress applications. Similar in function to TemplateMonster and ThemeForest, the site offers all designers an opportunity to display and sell their work. Also available are an affiliate program with commissions on sales, and a membership subscription offering unlimited downloads.
Blogger and Art Director at Christ Community Church in Nebraska, Robert Murphy has posted some incredible animations that were done completely in Keynote
Jumsoft, developer of high-quality applications for Mac OS X, recently expanded its Goodies bundle of free products. The company enhanced its Goodies collection with five Sandvox Web site designs, nine Numbers templates, and a set of 500 photos and images for Keynote presentations. All Goodies products are available on Jumsoft’s Web site free of charge, giving users new ways of getting the best from their Macs.
Reader Aleks Enne sent us a link to a new Keynote file he created for users to build iPad app mockups using Keynote. Since the file isn’t an official “theme” you don’t have to find a way to install it, just sync it to your iPad and open it with Keynote.
Though we haven’t gotten our hands on an iPad yet, we know many of our readers are starting to test out Keynote on their brand new iPads. We thought we’d post some useful links to articles and resources around the web that might help get some of your questions answered (before or after buying an iPad).
While listening to this weeks MacBreak WeeklyÂ audio podcast, we heard Alex Lindsay mention a new MacBreak show, called MacBreak Work. The plan is to focus on iWork and other work related apps on the Mac.
It’s been a while since a brand new Keynote theme site has appeared on the scene, so we were surprised to get a notice of this one in our in-box today. KeynoteZone.com was launched recently, offering several professional themes for sale.Â KeynoteZone.com currently offers 5 new themes, available in standard or HD formats.
Every so often we stumble across another Keynote related site and we’ve decided to start highlighting those sites. Some you’ll recognize if you’ve been a Keynote user for a while, some may be new (or just new to us). If you’ve got your own suggestion for a site we can highlight that you think our readers would appreciate, use the contact form and send us the url.
SlideShare, the online presentation sharing site, has announced their support for Keynote 09 files. Users can now upload their 09 files and have them converted into an interactive flash presentation that can be shared with others.Â
Apple today announced the release of iWork.com, an online version of iWork (we suspect similar to Google Docs).
Apple today posted a new video seminar called iWork for business.
Get .svg vector artwork into Keynote…
Magnet Media today released their new tutorial DVD for Apple’s iWork…