Give A Professional Presentation using the Apple Keynote App, Apple TV and your MacBook or iOS devices

Edited by Nate Pepperell, Lynn, Maria

For the best results when giving a presentation for either business or school, you want to create a professional looking presentation that is going to run smoothly and flawlessly without any technical issues. You also want your presentation to be informative and captivating to keep your audience interested and paying attention. You can do this by utilizing a few of your Apple products together and creating an awesome presentation that people will be impressed by. This article will tell you how to create professional looking presentations, whether for business or school, using the Apple Keynote App, Apple TV and your Macbook or iOS devices.

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What is the Apple Keynote App?

The Apple Keynote App is an amazing tool that allows you to create captivating and professional looking presentations. It is available for download at the Apple iTunes Store. Some of the features of Keynote include:

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    Easy navigation and setup
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    Apple Keynote is designed with a basic 'drag and drop' interface. It also has numerous tutorials and setup functions to help you get started.
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    3D graphs and charts
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    Create customized pie charts and graphs that easily display statistics.
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    Digital image editing
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    Create slides and short videos in high definition.
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    Animations and effects
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    Creates stunning visuals and special effects to complement your presentation speech.
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    iCloud storage
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    Store your presentation for future use using Apple iCloud.
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    Wireless streaming capabilities
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    Keynote is an Airplay enabled App, which means you can display and showcase your presentations on a digital big screen or projector.
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Getting set up for your presentation using the Apple Keynote App, Apple TV and your Macbook or iOS devices

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    Make sure you have everything you need
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    Preparation and planning are the key to delivering a great presentation. Below is a short checklist of things you will need to prepare:
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    1. Your Apple hardware. Before you get started, you need to make sure that your Apple hardware is compatible with the AirPlay feature that will allow you to connect and sync your Apple products. These include the iPad, iPhone 3G and 4, iPod Touch (second generation or later), Apple TV (second generation or later). Also, these devices must be running Apple iOS 4.2 or later, and you must be using AirPlay enabled apps. (Click the following link to read more about How to Setup AirPlay and use AirPlay Enabled Apps with your Apple TV Device
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    2. The Venue. Make sure the venue or place you are giving your presentation has a digital output such as a HDTV or an HD Projector. You will need these to connect to your Apple TV device so that you can showcase your presentation on a big screen using your Macbook or iOS devices.
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    3. A great presentation. You can easily create a captivating and professional looking presentation using the Apple Keynote App. Create your presentation ahead of schedule and then save it to iCloud, where you can access it anytime via your Macbook or iOS devices.
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    Setting up your network of Apple devices to control your presentation
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    Connect your Apple TV device to the digital HDTV or projector (For more information on how to do this click the following link and read read How to Connect an Apple TV Device to your HDTV). Then enable AirPlay mirroring on your Apple TV, Macbook and iOS devices so you can manage your presentation and stream content from your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Laptop (For more information on how to do this click the following link and read How To Setup AirPlay and use AirPlay Enabled Apps with your Apple TV Device).
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    Load your presentation onto one of your devices
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    Open the file where you have stored your pre-made presentation using the Apple Keynote App. If you have saved your presentation to iCloud, it is a good idea to export this file to one of your Apple devices before the day of your presentation. You don't want to arrive at the venue to give your presentation and find that you are having troubles accessing your presentation file.
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    Check to makes sure that you have made all of the necessary connections
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    If you have connected your Apple TV to your digital output correctly and you have successfully enabled AirPlay on your Apple devices, the HDTV or projector should be displaying your presentation on the big screen.
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By following these steps, you should be all set up and ready to give a professional presentation using your Apple products.

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