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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. 33 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
6 hours to complete

Part 1: Setting the goals

This week is about setting proper goals for a presentation. Most people don’t set any proper goals when preparing for a presentation. That’s an error we are going to fix this week. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 46 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
Video9 videos
What's the deal with goals?7m
How do we change that?4m
Case studies: Kindle Fire HD7m
Case Studies : KPMG2m
Case studies : SAS6m
Examples5m
Case study : Anniversary speech2m
Problems with motivation7m
Reading6 readings
We want to stay in touch with you ^_^10m
Introductory survey10m
Please Rate this Course on Coursera and Class Central10m
FAQ concerning peer-review assignments.10m
External links30m
The slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
For the most curious15m
Test for week 125m
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Part 2: Sustaining interest

This week is about the storytelling and how to apply it to your presentation content. What a story is in a nutshell. Why stories are the best form of conveying information. How to create a conflict. How to sustain interest of the audience during your middle part of the presentation. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 41 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
Video8 videos
What's a story structure?6m
How do we create conflict?4m
"They are the problem"7m
"We are the problem"2m
"Your thinking is the problem"4m
Sustaining interest4m
What do you do once you found a conflict?7m
Reading3 readings
FAQ concerning peer-review assignments.10m
External links30m
The slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
For the most curious40m
Test for week 235m
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Part 3: Providing evidence

This week is about evidence. If you have no evidence supporting your Problem and Solution — that means you have nothing to talk about. We are going to talk about stories as arguments and how to make engaging arguments using statistics (numbers are not boring!) and logical reasoning. Using a proper valid evidence gives you confidence and makes your script convincing....
Reading
8 videos (Total 53 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video8 videos
What is the most convincing evidence?6m
Causal9m
Anecdotal10m
Statistical6m
The TED secret3m
Few questions to ask4m
Expert8m
Reading3 readings
FAQ concerning peer-review assignments.10m
External links30m
The slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
For the most curious30m
Test for week 340m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Part 4: The middle

This week is about organizing the middle part of your presentation. Too often it becomes too complex, too long, too unstructured. So we are going to talk about appropriate number of sub-parts in your middle part , ways of organizing your data using LATCH method, using metaphors and analogies to make your messages vivid and easy to grasp for the audience....
Reading
9 videos (Total 51 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
What is an analogy and how do you find a good analogy?7m
What's a false analogy?3m
Metaphor4m
What's the problem with metaphors?3m
Reframing4m
Not spinning the issue8m
Organize the middle5m
LATCH7m
Reading3 readings
External links20m
The slides10m
FAQ concerning peer-review assignments.10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Test for week 419m
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Top Reviews

By KPSep 11th 2018

This course helps me a lot not only presentation but also how to organize the ideas.\n\nI highly recommend learners who want have a great presentations to take part in this course.

By BMMay 7th 2018

Me encanta aprender con este curso, las tareas son difíciles pero el contenido está muy bien organizado para ir avanzando de manera progresiva.

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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