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Hours to complete

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Available languages

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Subtitles: English
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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Giving Effective Presentations

Week 1 is an overview of giving effective presentations. You will see examples of good and bad presentations and what mistakes to avoid. ...
Reading
12 videos (Total 61 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
Video12 videos
Video 2: Course Overview1m
Video 3: Scenario Effective Presentation (A & B)1m
Video 4: Presentation Guidelines Part 17m
Video 4: Presentation Guidelines Part 28m
Video 5: Effective Introductions9m
Video 1: Transitions and Conclusions6m
Video 2: Scenario Difficult Audience (A)1m
Video 3: Answering Questions4m
Video 4: Scenario Difficult Audience (B)1m
Video 1: Slides10m
Video: Effective Presentations Advice7m
Reading5 readings
Read Me First10m
Useful Language and Guidelines: Presentations10m
Useful Language: Signposts10m
Resources: Citations & Guidelines10m
Week 1 Summary10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Guidelines on Giving a Presentation20m
Effective Introductions24m
Transitions Expressions44m
Introduction, Transitions, and Conclusions36m
What’s the Mistake with these Slides?20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Referring to Data and Describing Visuals

Week 2 is all about the visuals in presentations – any slides or graphics that you will use to support your presentation. This includes more work on describing charts and graphs clearly. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 40 min), 4 readings, 6 quizzes
Video8 videos
Video 2: Explaining Graphs5m
Video 3: Challenges in Describing Visuals4m
Video 1: Using Large Numbers3m
Video 2: Describing Data9m
Video 3: Expedia Interview3m
Video 1: Introduction to Trends8m
Video: Slides and Visuals Advice1m
Reading4 readings
Useful Language: Graphs and Charts10m
Expedia10m
Useful Expressions and Resource: Numbers10m
Week 2 Summary10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Describing Charts and Graphs14m
Describing a Graph2m
Giving Details about Data20m
Expedia10m
Trends Vocabulary24m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Persuasive Language in Marketing

Week 3 week focuses on using persuasive language in presentations, which should help you if you have to market anything from a product to a plan you’re presenting to your boss....
Reading
3 videos (Total 24 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
Video 1: Introduction to Promoting a Place10m
Video: Persuasive Language Advice3m
Reading2 readings
Useful Expressions: Persuasive Language10m
Week 3 Summary10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Making Sentences More Compelling20m
Marketing Expressions20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Putting it all Together

In Week 4, you will prepare and present a short presentation for your colleagues....
Reading
2 videos (Total 9 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Video 2: Model Presentation4m
Reading2 readings
Resource: Creating Graphics and Audio for PowerPoint10m
Resource: Creating Graphics and Audio for Google Slides10m
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By PJJul 10th 2016

One of the most useful courses provided by Coursera, this course substantial improve my presentation skill; and I would recommend to all professions.

By APAug 12th 2018

Thank you so much to my instructor for instructing Ana Pelayo.\n\nThank you so much, Ana Pelayo.

Instructor

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Richard Moore

Extension Lecturer, International & English Language Programs
UW Educational Outreach

About University of Washington

Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the West Coast and is one of the preeminent research universities in the world....

About the Business English Communication Skills Specialization

This Specialization is designed to teach you to communicate effectively in English in professional contexts. You will expand your English vocabulary, improve your ability to write and speak in English in both social and professional interactions, and learn terminology and skills that you can apply to business negotiations, telephone conversations, written reports and emails, and professional presentations....
Business English Communication Skills

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