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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. 27 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Part 1: Key principles of design

This week is about key principles of slide design. Non-designers usually can’t tell a good slide from a mediocre one. If they could we wouldn’t have had so many bad slides all around us. So this week we are going to fix this by learning the key principles of slide design. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 58 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video7 videos
Introduction10m
Too much text12m
Too much decoration7m
Priorities in design8m
Design Principles8m
Principles in Action9m
Reading4 readings
We want to stay in touch with you ^_^10m
Redesign10m
External links30m
The slides10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Slides' purpose35m
For the most curious30m
Test for week 130m
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Part 2: Templates and colors meaning

This week is about templates, colors and fonts. What's wrong with most templates? Which page decorations should you use to make your slide look beautiful? (None!) What information can we pass through the colors? How to choose a typeface? Does a proper typeface make all the difference? (Yes, it does). ...
Reading
11 videos (Total 74 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video11 videos
What’s wrong with the templates7m
Background6m
Page decorations3m
Colors meaning10m
Colors: Black & White8m
Colors: Yellow, Green and Blue6m
Choosing a typeface9m
Traditional vs Contemporary7m
Warm vs Cool2m
Examples6m
Reading2 readings
External links30m
The slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice quiz28m
Test for week 220m
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Part 3: Typography and photographic illustrations

This module is about typography and photographic illustrations. Applying basic typography rules allows making decent looking slides only with text. The same goes to tables. If that’s not enough there are icons — do’s and don’ts of them when you try to spruce up your text-only slides. And finally using photos and vector arts to create really gorgeous stunning slides. Basic rules on how to search them on photo banks, how to combine them with text, when icons should be used instead of photos and vice versa....
Reading
9 videos (Total 63 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
Video9 videos
Advice on typography10m
Typographical composition3m
Tables5m
Typographic illustration6m
Using icons and photographs7m
Pictograms5m
Vector art4m
Photographs12m
Reading2 readings
External links20m
The slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice quiz35m
Test for week 330m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Part 4: Diagrams and data visualization

This week is about typography and photographic illustrations. Applying basic typography rules allows to make decent looking slides only with text. The same goes to tables. If that’s not enough there are icons — do’s and don’ts of them when you try to spruce up your text-only slides. And finally using photos and vector arts to create really gorgeous stunning slides. Basic rules on how to search them on photobanks, how to combine them with text, when icons should be used instead of photos and vice versa. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 50 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
Video9 videos
Hierarchy diagrams4m
Process diagrams6m
Relationships diagrams6m
Data visualizations3m
Column and bar charts11m
Line charts3m
Pie charts5m
Closing remarks2m
Reading3 readings
Please rate this course on Coursera and Class Central10m
External links20m
The slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice quiz20m
Test for week 426m
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Top Reviews

By GYOct 5th 2018

This class has cleared many misconceptions about Powerpoint designs. And has introduced many useful skills to greatly improve your presentation in terms of clarity and passing the right message.

By RDMar 16th 2018

Have done many training on how to present with power point- this one is far the best! What is even nicer is how much passion Alexey put in the work he does.

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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