keynote

Presentations on iPad v2 [Ask AstroBetter]

by Kelle April 24, 2013

We’ve covered this topic of iPad presentations before, but with an emphasis on Keynote for iPad pros and cons. While Keynote for the iPad now supports actions and is probably still the best app for creating presentations on the iPad, it’s not the best solution if you create presentations in PowerPoint or want to make […]

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Giving Presentations from the iPad? [Ask Astrobetter]

by Kelle August 10, 2011

AstroBetter reader Eilat asks: One of the reasons I got the iPad was because I have heard great things about giving talks and presentations using the iPad. I understand that you can actually write on the screen during a presentation. This makes me hopeful about the end days of the laser pointer! If you or […]

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Keynote’s Export to PDF Saved My Talk

by Kelle May 18, 2011

I gave a colloquium at a Physics Department yesterday. I was ready and confident. My host saw my Mac and said, “um, er is there any way I can convince you to put your presentation on a stick and present from our computer?” I said, “Does the computer have Keynote?” No, of course it doesn’t. […]

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Presenter Notes: Get your cheatsheets off your slides!

by Jane January 19, 2011

Why are our slides so wordy? Are we afraid we’ll forget what to say?  That would be bad, because memory-jogging notes for you aren’t words tuned for your audience.  Worse, your audience’s attention will be divided between your voice and your wordy slides. Previously, I recommended strategies for lean, effective slides when giving scientific talks.  Now, […]

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LaTeX and iWork on Mac OS X

by Kelle October 9, 2010

Keynote and LaTeX on Mac OS X Great tips on getting LaTeX equations into Keynote presentations and Pages documents. I’m impressed with the simplicity of both the Grapher and LaTeXIt Service solutions.

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Talks: Fewer words, more understanding

by Jane April 12, 2010

When a speaker switches to a new, wordy slide, what happens?  The audience reads the words. They can’t help it.  This is what my wife calls the “Cereal Box effect”: if a cereal box is on the kitchen table, you’ll read the words printed on it.  In all of human history, nothing interesting has ever been printed on a […]

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Links: Vertical Laptop Stands, Efficient Meetings, Poster Templates, and More.

by Kelle February 26, 2010

Vertical laptop stands save desk space | Unclutterer I love how there are no cables in the picture. No power. No DVI. For either the monitor or the laptop. Regardless of the deception, it’s still a nice setup. 9 Tips for Efficient Meetings | Productivity501 Have an agenda. Argue in meetings rather than over email. […]

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