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Online Course

Presentation skills: Effective Presentation Delivery

Tomsk State University via Coursera

Overview

Mumbling, stumbling, worrying, trembling, sweating and fearing are the outcomes of the low delivery skills.

In this course, we are not going to teach you how to replicate the best bits and traits of the acknowledged speakers. Dumb replication of someone’s successful behavior may help you only to an extent. That extent is the situation. When you are facing a different context, a different situation such “skills” might not work at all.

Instead, we try to get to the core issues that stand behind the troubles with delivery and start honing your skills from there. Topics we are going to cover:

1) Preparation — how to deal with fear and anxiety
2) Voice, pace and gesture — how to speak, stand and move.
3) Getting live feedback — how to interact with the audience.
4) Taking Q&A and Improvisation

So don’t meddle, start the course and make your delivery better.

Syllabus

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.

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.


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.


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.

Taught by

Alexei Kapterev

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Reviews

4.8 rating, based on 103 reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Mr. Alexei Kapterev is a brilliant speaker and presenter. He explained all the intricacies of public speaking in a clear and energetic manner. This course will definitely help those who want to get rid of their stage fright and achieve greater heights. I would like to recommend this course to every learner who wants to be better at presenting and public speaking. The wide range of topics ranging from storytelling, scriptwriting, correcting your mistakes, status anxiety to answering tough questions and finally being a winner at giving presentations is a perfect package in itself. All in all, the course has many uses in real-life experiences and thus every person who is willing to learn something should give it a chance.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Course is the best new one, got to much knowledge about new things. Prof. Alexei Kepterev, is clam and he explained all syllabus in the best manner, i benefited, I can use it in my PPT, day to day work also. Thanks.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    thanks to Alexei Kapterev for the perfectly presented material. the speaker showed everything and told by his own example. this course was very useful for me.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Thank you for providing this course. It was really nice. It provided fruitful knowledge for an effective presentation and gave platform to practice a few.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I think this course which is talking about the presentation skills is one of the most important courses that I have ever taken as it prepares you to different and difficult situations that might happen to you and provides you with the most suitable...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Thank you. I have learnt a lot. I will definitely apply in my work and share with people in my community. This is my first time getting to know about Coursera but I had a great time listening to videos, taking quizzes (my most favorite), completing...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Very interesting, useful, well-structured and motivating course! I will definitely recommend it to my colleagues :) This part of the course gives practical tips how to handle different situation which can occur during presentations. For example, how to handle fear of public speaking, how to be more confident while presenting, how to make your presentation more interesting and motivating, how to communicate with audience, how to answer uncomfortable questions or questions for which you don't have the answer.
    After each week there is a practical task which helps you to memorize all the information better. Also you will check tasks of other participants which gives you the opportunity to see other people's opinion.
  • Mohamed G.

    Mohamed is taking this course right now, spending 8 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    I think this course which is talking about the presentation skills is one of the most important courses that I have ever taken as it prepares you to different and difficult situations that might happen to you and provides you with the most suitable ways to act according to them one of the most important parts I can say is how to deal with sudden problems that we may have during a presentation such as if laptop brokes down or your Mic isn't working in aproper way and gives you many ideas about how to deal with these situations and I think they are very useful ideas
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I think this course which is talking about the presentation skills is one of the most important courses that I have ever taken as it prepares you to different and difficult situations that might happen to you and provides you with the most suitable ways to act according to them one of the most important parts I can say is how to deal with sudden problems that we may have during a presentation such as if laptop brokes down or your Mic isn't working in aproper way and gives you many ideas about how to deal with these situations and I think they are very useful ideas
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    It has been an amazing experience so far learning about presentations and what makes presentations interesting as well as informative. The course taught me that presentation is an art and the more you practice it the better you get at it. Stage fear and anxiety is something that most people do not talk about but this course talked about ways to deal with factors that can affect the speaker in terms of his confidence and how can one deal with it. Finally to conclude I would like to say that I had a great time in learning with Mr. Alexi
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    Camilo C.

    Camilo completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    An extraordinary course on how to improve or develop your presentation skills... A bunch of actionable techniques which you can start applying since day 1, not only on your presentations, but your lectures and even your daily interactions with people you need to communicate with. Alexei's work is impeccable, from the quality of the slides to the very picky additional materials which add a lot to the course.

    No big thank you is enough to express how helpful this was for me.
    Thanks for making this available for free to the world!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    It has been an amazing experience so far learning about presentations and what makes presentations interesting as well as informative. The course taught me that presentation is an art and the more you practice it the better you get at it. Stage fear and anxiety is something that most people do not talk about but this course talked about ways to deal with factors that can affect the speaker in terms of his confidence and how can one deal with it. Finally to conclude I would like to say that I had a great time in learning with Mr. Alex
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course is well designed and is cleverly constructed to take upon the different challenges one might face i giving a presentations.

    The points discussed and the strategies to cope up to difficulties is extensive and to an extent exhaustive. I personally found many of the points to be new. They were simple, but I never thought of them before. They are also seemingly effective.

    You should try out the course,.The presenter himself is great and well rehearsed and prepared with his material. The course was really fun.
  • Kanchan completed this course.

    Hello sir thank you so much this course Was really very beneficial ....hope to implement all the points you tought ..this course helped a alot... Nd was best of alll nd what to say next.. That's it... But this review criteria is demanding 100 characters min... So trying to add on things i hope u understand.... Are or kitna likhu.... Itna to me kisi dost ko bhi nhi likhta... Hahaha but this course was really Amazing....abhi tak khatam nhi hua 100 words... Hadd h anyways thanks so much mmmmmmmmmmmmmm; mmmmmmmmmmmm
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Very useful course. Speaking in public and doing presentations is a job that many of us are asked to do, but few people know how to do it. If we learn from other disciplines (for example: statistics, lab techniques, writing scientific articles...) why we do not receive any knowledge in presentation of our results? It is very useful to have this kind of professionals that tell us how to improve little things that at the end make a difference. Congratulations!!!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Alexei Kapterev presented the material in a very attractive manner with precise material. He delivered the whole course with amazing topics covering all aspects along with real life examples. As well, sharing the experiences of well known presenters and their tackles to issues was what made this course a great source of learning.
    The course content was good. Whereas, the way of explaining was excellent.
    Will be helpful in my professional career ahead.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I completed this for week course on Presentation Skills: Effective presentation delivery. I have been taught lot of technologies, tips and strategies on this subject. The content of the course is very effective and beneficial. The instructor is excellent. He is a good example for the typical speaker who is expected in the end of this course from learners.I had a great experience. Thank you.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Great course helped me to get new information and I really had a fear of public speaking and this helped me and will let me improve my delivery of presentations
    I am willing to have the rest of the specialization and also I will recommend it to my colleagues and partners to help them improve their ability to deliver their presentations
    Thanks to the instructor and thanks coursera
  • Anonymous
    At two tasks you need to record yourself on video, so, if you have some privacy or cultural concerns, be aware of that.

    Anyway, I liked this course and recommend specially if you always wanted to know how to handle the audience during your speech, for exemple, how to deal with hecklers, tough questions, and bored people, explained at the 4th Module of this course.
  • Anonymous
    When it comes to online reviews, a high star rating isn’t enough that why i'm taking the time out to express how well organized and informative this course was. i like the pre-test before actually completing the actual exam; which was not long and boring. The pre-test give me an idea of what to expect .Over all this course was excellent and not very time consuming.

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