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100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Part 1: Preparation

This week is about preparation. Preparation is the key to dealing with anxiety and fear, various technical, semi-technical faults and live mistakes. We will cover the proper ways to rehearse, ways to deal with faults and mistakes....
Reading
8 videos (Total 57 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video8 videos
Worst fears of public speaking8m
How to fight anxiety?7m
If I don’t have anything to say5m
If something goes wrong12m
If I forget something8m
If I make a mistake6m
Status anxiety6m
Reading3 readings
We want to stay in touch with you ^_^10m
External links30m
The slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice quiz18m
Graded quiz18m
Week
2
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Part 2: Voice

This week is about key principles of delivery: how to spread attention between audience, yourself and material, how to visualize and feel in order to appear more passionate, how to do semi-warm-ups (if only needed) and how to speak with an audience. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 71 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
Video7 videos
Voice and eye contact15m
Perfect vs Passionate10m
Tempo and Time7m
Gestures8m
Move!7m
If only i had some tools to...8m
Reading2 readings
External links30m
The slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice quiz8m
Graded quiz18m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Part 3: Contact

This week is about the contact with your audience. Connection with the audience is the most important part of the delivery. No connection — you are talking to abyss, your message is lost. But there is no single ultimate indicator whether you have the connection or not. It is more like a cloud of small nonverbal and verbal signs: faces, gestures, smartphones, questions and so on. So you need to look for, decode and response to the feedback. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 50 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video7 videos
Facial Expression10m
Asking questions11m
Questions we can ask7m
Things not to do7m
Computer does not start1m
Working with slides5m
Reading2 readings
External links30m
The slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice quiz16m
Graded quiz22m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Part 4: Q&A

This week is about Q&A and improvisation. Q&A’s are risky, because you can be caught off-guard and look stupid, but in the same time exciting — live demos are always more fun than screencasts; and important, because anyone can memorize a somebody else’s speech, but only the author can answer tough but valuable questions. So we are going to cover some basic dos and don’ts and then my proven algorithm of dealing with questions....
Reading
7 videos (Total 63 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video7 videos
Filtering questions5m
Filtering questions — in details11m
Tough questions6m
You’re uncomfortable with the answer10m
Difficult situations9m
Conclusion8m
Reading3 readings
Please rate this course on Coursera and Class Central10m
External links30m
The slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice quiz6m
Graded quiz12m
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By MMJan 10th 2018

Actually Coursera is excellent it helping all the people in every field in presentations,english,

By DKNov 6th 2018

That was an excellent course.I really appreciate and encourage coursera community.

Instructor

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Alexei Kapterev

Lomonosov MSU BS

About National Research Tomsk State University

National Research Tomsk State University is the largest classical university in the Asian part of Russia. For over 135 years TSU has been training the scientific and managerial elite, based on the integration of academic process and fundamental scientific research. It is a renowned center of education, science, innovations and attraction for creative talents, a generator of advanced ideas, and a paragon of adherence to the best traditions of Russian higher education. There are 23 departments and learning institutes, 1 University branch, Institute of Distance Education, Institute of Innovations in Education operating at TSU, and more than 17,000 students studying at the University, with 135 subject areas and specialties to choose from. TSU offers 136 Master’s programmes in 55 areas of academic studies and counting. The number of international students is constantly increasing, now with more than 1300 TSU students coming from countries such as the USA, UK, Germany, France, Australia, Italy, Poland, Mongolia, China, Vietnam, Korea, Columbia, Turkey and others....

About the Presentation Skills: Speechwriting, Slides and Delivery Specialization

Presentations are the most popular way of communication. This Specialization has 4 courses and covers fundamentals of three major presentation skills: 1) Storytelling— the art of crafting an interesting, convincing and evidence-based script of your presentation, 2) Slide design — a merge of graphical and information design to make clean and clear slides that help you deliver your ideas 3) Delivery — the art of interacting with the audience during presentation and a tough Q&A. The 4th and final course of the Specialization is the Capstone project, where you will prepare a presentation «from scratch» with a topic that matters to you and then deliver it to your peers. Our courses are designed for anyone from a rookie speaker to an established presenter. Whether you’re presenting an idea or a product or a complicated issue, this Specialization gives you tools to make it right. We suggest you take these courses in ascending order. But feel free to choose only the courses you need. The specialization trailer...
 Presentation Skills: Speechwriting, Slides and Delivery

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