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Tomsk State University

Presentation Skills: Speechwriting, Slides and Delivery

Tomsk State University via Coursera 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


Course 1: Presentation skills: Speechwriting and Storytelling
- “99% presentations suck!”, — said Apple former evangelist Guy Kawasaki in 2005. Up to now the situation hasn’t improved yet. Why? Most ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Presentation skills: Designing Presentation Slides
- “Powerpoint slides are like children: no matter how ugly they are, you’ll think they’re beautiful if they’re yours” — Scott Adams, author of ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Presentation skills: Effective Presentation Delivery
- Mumbling, stumbling, worrying, trembling, sweating and fearing are the outcomes of the low delivery skills. In this course, we are not ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Presentation skills: Public Speaking Project
- Everything comes together in the Capstone: story, slides and delivery. You will draft a complete script of your presentation. With the ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Alexei Kapterev


4.3 rating, based on 6 Class Central reviews

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  • It looked promising at the start, however the assignments are quite tough to pass, and require almost full marks, there are like 70 + hours to cover every week (like one doesn't have anything else to do).

    So after the first week, and failing the peer assessments, (which required almost 100% score and that too in a subjective environment), I decided to forget about the quizzes and just go through the content and learn as much as I can..

    The content is good, but passing the course looks beyond my capacity at least.
  • Anonymous
    Superb contents and mind blowing advice. Highly recommend.
    This course helps me to be more organized and planned while preparing any slides.
    Course is equipped with 8 assignments in total reviewed by other participants of this course, this really assist to improve the skill phase-by-phase.
  • Anonymous
    The course is perfect. Thanks Alexei for very good presentations and a lot of additional materials.
    I came across this course just randomly and i do admit that I Loved it.
    From the beginning to the end everything was perfect with perfect examples and perfect citations.
    I really appreciate it.
  • Anonymous
    Although I had some presentation skill earlier due to my experience this course helped me a lot theoretically to be sound further in the presentation. I learned very much and recommend others to do the course.
  • Anonymous
    Topic on Q&A handling is really helpful in real life ! I will try to imbibe what I learnt from this course and infuse new life to my presentations!
  • Anonymous
    its amazing and really very helpful for increasing the Knowledge of public speaking. It helps how to handle tough situation during Q&A

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