Apple Keynote and Presentation Skills for the Graphic Artist

2016-09-29 All day

Join us at the Apple Store at Eton Chagrin Boulevard where an Apple staff expert will show us how to create and deliver beautiful presentations with Keynote for Mac, Keynote for iOS and Keynote for iCloud. In addition to learning how to make your pitch perfect with Apple Keynote, we will learn how to work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft PowerPoint.

Note: Attendance is limited to 45 due to code restrictions in the Apple Business Center. RSVP’s have first priority. Also, parking is available after 5:30 PM in the nearby underground mall garage.

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