PRESENT TO SUCCEED LESSONS LEARNED

Elevating Your Brand Story with Apple Keynote by Nicte Cuevas

PRESENT TO SUCCEED LESSONS LEARNED

Elevating Your Brand Story with Apple Keynote by Nicte Cuevas

In our Present to Succeed Lessons Learned series, we include all the fascinating, valuable, and wow moments from the sessions of our debut 2021 conference. We aim to share with you the best takeaways and help you improve your presentation craft every single day.

In this article, we look at Nicte Cuevas’ session on a presentation tool loved by many, though not used as heavily as PowerPoint – Apple Keynote.  

Nicte Cuevas is a Brand Strategist and Graphic Designer, who also creates branding, color psychology, and design courses for LinkedIn Learning. She works with both large corporations and small enterprises, focusing on empathy-driven ways for connecting with audiences and helping to drive their brand story through color psychology, strategic visual messaging, and the integration of all messaging tools.

Her session was all about Apple Keynote – one of the main presentation platforms on the market. She brought our audience behind the scenes of what is possible with Apple Keynote so that you see what this tool is capable of and offered a fresh perspective on how you can use Apple Keynote to elevate your brand story to new heights.

Elevating your brand

Do you know how a first impression may be made in less than two seconds? While you will not show up to a presentation looking sloppy, your slide deck might be a mess if you include too many visuals or content. How we present is part of an experience that we create, and when you show up with too much information on your slides, you distract or confuse your audience. And we have all seen presentations full of wonderful knowledge, but when there is too much on the screen, it gets lost.

In her session, Nicte advised on how to be better than that, like – for example, to always make sure your audience is paying attention to you, the person speaking, instead of trying to figure out what it is they see on your slide deck.

And here’s another one from her – Nicte stated that our eyes first notice shapes, then color, and last the words of the text. Instead of using bullet points, she likes to use a shape and write inside of it; otherwise, the bullet point circles next to your text distract from your message, whereas the shape will assist you to focus on your content.

When and how to use Apple Keynote

Nicte continued by explaining why she prefers to work with Apple Keynote – she likes the smooth user experience, the easy cross-device editing, and the fact that Keynote and all its updates come free with your Apple devices. Of course, there’s the higher price of those devices, but hey, that’s one of the things they are famous for..

Nicte continued to give tons of more insights on how to get the most out of Apple’s presentation tool. Everybody that uses Keynote will benefit enormously from the knowledge shared. And you can find it all in the Present to Succeed Tools Track recordings. This part of Nicte’s session is something to see for yourself if you use Keynote and would like to advance your skills.

Nicte here explained how easy the Build Order makes it to arrange your animations properly and not worry about playing them every time to see if everything is in order.

Let's summarize

What are the benefits of Keynote? Now you know some of them. Nicte talked about how the user interface, the cost, and the cross-device editing of Keynote can be lifesavers and showed in practice how you can do some great animations with it. 

Nicte Cuevas’ session is one we recommend seeing to everyone that uses Keynote and wants to become better with it. It is part of our Tools track recordings that you can get for only €39. And for €79, you can have all 30+ sessions from Present to Succeed 2021.

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Whether you are part of an organization or running a business, how your slides look will always factor in your success. Learn how to become an influential speaker by joining our 30+ industry-leading speakers’ sessions.

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