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Improve your presentation skills: the emergency road-show toolkit

When you hit the road to deliver important presentations, things are bound to go wrong eventually. But when they do, you can still wow the crowd if you've brought the right stuff. Here's what Joe Kissell packs in his emergency tool-kit.

Improve your presentation skills: how to make smoother slide transitions in Keynote

Too often, we still think of presentations as one-slide-after-another. But Joe Kissell has some tips for making them practically seamless and cinematic.

The secret to great presentations: it's not about the software

A lot of presenters spend all their time focusing on blends, transitions, and animations. They should spend more time on what they're saying, instead.

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Nine things everyone should know how to do with a presentation app

Whether you use PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google Docs, there are a few things that you should know how to accomplish. Franklin Tessler explains what they are and how to do them.

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Need an annotated iPhoto slideshow? Turn to Keynote instead

You can make some great looking slideshows with iPhoto but great looking annotated slideshows? Not so much. Try Keynote instead.

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Deckset review: Mac app excels at presentation minimalism

Though it trades more in plain text than flashy transitions, Deckset is an excellent tool for making beautifully minimal presentations.

Replacing Messages Theater: more screen-sharing alternatives

Recently, Chris Breen offered a couple of suggestions for coping with the loss of screen-sharing tools in Mavericks' version of Messages. Joe Kissell has some additional suggestions of his own.

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How to share presentations in Messages

Earlier versions of Messages inherited the iChat Theater feature that allows you to share Keynote presentations with others. That feature's gone in Mavericks. Chris Breen suggests alternatives.

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PowerPoint for iPad review: Close but not quite there

Microsoft's presentation app for the Apple tablet is nicely adapted to the touch interface. But anyone accustomed to the Mac version (or to Keynote) will find some key features missing.