Google+ a la Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki gives us a great tour of Google+ and it’s facility for sharing the gems we might find on the web. His approach is as a entrepenuer promoting his brand but the tips are useful no matter what your intent. As a side line he provides some interesting observations of Facebook and how it manages your posts.

Always entertaining and fun, Guy shoots straight from the heart.

Keynote Basics

Here are some videos that I found especially helpful for some basic Keynote functions. I suggest that you play with the concepts here, creating your own examples.

Transitions – Short and sweet video describing how you can change how your presentation moves from slide to slide. The way your slides move one to the other can enhance the look of the presentation.

Animations – Animations include changes that happen within a slide. This video gives you some idea of how “builds” work. He shows how to use two images on the same slide – flipping from the first to the second in quick succession. There are endless combinations for using animation. It is helpful to play with two images, adjusting the functions as he does in this video:

More to come…

iPhoto – Import

We took a brief tour of iPhoto. Here we will repeat the steps we took.

  • locate photos in a folder on your Desktop
  • Import the photos into iPhoto.
  • Move them into an Album.
  • Run a Slide Show.

Open a Finder Window and locate the pictures that you want to import.

Pics in finder

Open iPhoto. For reference click on “Last Import”. Here you see the last set of photos that you imported into iPhoto.

IPhoto Last Imort

Now to import a new set, click File -> Import to Library…

Imort to iPhoto Library

Select the Folder where your photos are located and click Import.

Import pics

When you return to the “Last Import” button in iPhoto you will these photos.

This movie will show you how to move photos out of your “Last Import” folder and into an Album.