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English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 5 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Capstone Introduction

3 videos (Total 12 min), 6 readings
6 readings
Introduction to the Capstone7m
Accepting the Challenge Capstone5m
Embarking on the Clarity Guitars Capstone (Business Case Included Here)7m
For Clarity Guitars: Growth in the Global Market5m
Quentin's Final Coursera Pitch Memo Revealed7m
Dave's Final Slides Designed5m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Writing the Memo

5 videos (Total 15 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Optional Review: Waste No Time2m
Optional Review: The 10 Principles of Good Writing Revisited and Explained (The Business Writing Conclusion)4m
4 readings
The Memo Assignment10m
Optional Review: The Scaffold3m
Optional Review: The List of the 10 Principles of Good Business Writing3m
Optional Review: Self-Revision Checklist3m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Designing the Slides

4 videos (Total 22 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
6 readings
The Design Assignment10m
Brainstorming a Design Style5m
A Sample Written Description of a Design Strategy5m
Using Templates10m
Aim for the Rectangle Outside the Box10m
5 Best Practices of Good Presentation Design5m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Creating the Presentation

5 videos (Total 18 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Optional Review: The Central Importance of the Introduction1m
Optional Review: Dynamic vs. Static (Getting into your Brand)6m
3 readings
The Presentation Assignment10m
Optional Review: Kuskin's Top Ten Best Practices5m
Optional Review: The Formula5m
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Top reviews from Effective Communication Capstone Project

By SMay 22nd 2018

thanks to my all teachers .This course is very important.

By JAMay 19th 2018

Highly recommend this course to top off the learning

Instructors

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Dr. Quentin McAndrew

Instructor
Department of English, University of Colorado Boulder
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David Underwood

Design and Media Teaching Consultant
PhET Interactive Simulations, Department of Physics, University of Colorado Boulder
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Professor William Kuskin

Professor
Department of English, University of Colorado Boulder

About University of Colorado Boulder

CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

About the Effective Communication: Writing, Design, and Presentation Specialization

Over seventy companies and tens of thousands of students worldwide have used Effective Communication to deliver ideas powerfully in the workplace. By taking Business Writing, Graphic Design, and Successful Presentation, you’ll hone your written, visual, and verbal business presentation skills. You'll learn to write well-organized, clear business documents; to design elegant presentation slides, reports, and posters; and to present and speak with confidence and power. In the final Capstone Project, you'll develop a portfolio of work—including a memo, a slide deck, and a presentation—to showcase your communication skills and represent your personal brand. The Effective Communication Specialization takes you on a journey of self realization. You’ll learn that excellence in communication involves the ability to express who you are—your best self—in everything you do. What our students say: "A life-changing specialization." "Simple yet powerful rules." "Essential for everyone."...
Effective Communication: Writing, Design, and Presentation

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