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Tomsk State University

Presentation skills: Public Speaking Project

Tomsk State University via Coursera

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Everything comes together in the Capstone: story, slides and delivery. You will draft a complete script of your presentation. With the advice of your peer readers, you will revise, rewrite, and complete it. Then the same thing will happen with your slides. And finally you will deliver it to a real audience recording it on camera and get valuable feedback from your peers.

We highly suggest not to do a «fake project», but choose a topic that matters to you, so in the end you will have a polished presentation of something that is important to you. Whether it is an idea, a business project, a product or some other complicated matter.

If you are to revise some other work, please, write with an intention to help. Say what a peer should stop or start doing, add or remove from their script or slides.


  • Goals
    • Your 1st task is to deal with topic and goals for your presentation
    • Your 2nd task is to write down a mind-map of your presentation structure.
  • Slides
    • Your 3rd task is to design slides for your presentation.
  • Preliminary Presentation

    • Your 4th task is to prepare a bundle “slides + script” and let your peers review it.

  • Live Delivery
    • The 5th task is Live Delivery — record a 15-20 minutes presentation.
  • Q&A

Taught by

Alexei Kapterev


4.5 rating, based on 38 Class Central reviews

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  • Firas
    This course is suitable for those who have a fear of speaking in front of the audience. I have learned in compliance with some other courses from this speciaization (Speechwriting and Storytelling and Designing Presentation Slides) that you can deal with almost any trouble that occurs when you deliver your speech. That's why I love this course!
  • Anonymous
    Thanks for the great lectures. You don't know- you've changed my life! I was bored with my practice and you reinvigorated my whole practice outlook! just wanted to thank you for your time at the conference, I really learned a lot from you.
    it was too helpful for me
  • Anonymous
    Thanks for the great lectures. You don't know- you've changed my life! I was bored with my practice and you reinvigorated my whole practice outlook! just wanted to thank you for your time at the conference, I really learned a lot from you.
    it was too helpful for m
  • Nataniel Valter
    It was definitely not a piece of cake. I hope I will eventually show my skills not online but in real life.
    1) good choice of material
    2) interesting ideas for tasks
    but I would recommend those who just started to finish first at least the course Effective presentation delivery.
    All in all, it was a nice experience! Thanks to the creators for this good idea!
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  • Sedef Fusun
    Not bad. I had some problem with understanding the tasks sometimes but guys in the forum helped me figure out. Oc ourse, it's better to take the courses from the whole specialization. I like the idea of sharing my projects with everyone. Thanks to the creators!
  • Anonymous
    There are no material provided or skills to learn as promised in the very beginning of the course.
    It mainly depends on the peers review and that is not enough because we don't already know the main skills that we have to apply on our Power Point presentation
  • Nazaret Anush
    I was afraid I wouldn't be able to afford spending a lot of time on this project because it demands recording videos, etc. but it's okay because it absorbed me and I got hooked on it quickly. Nice course for those who seek professionalism.
  • Christine Soler
    It's the most serious course in the series Presentation Skills. I find it quite challenging but it motivates me at the same time. I would recommend it to those who have enough time and are ready to do the tasks in real life.
  • Paul Shawn
    My colleagues now started this course as well, it's super nice. It helps to develop necessary skills and encourages me to try hard to speak in a perfect way. Thanks, Coursera!
  • Afreen Anwer
    I have started the course and I am sure by listening to week 1 lectures that it will definitely help me in improving my skills
  • Anonymous
    Excellent Course with Peer Grading System so its facilitate the Lerner-Lerner Interaction, thank you Instructor and course coordinator for such designing a wonderful course.
  • Anonymous
    The course content is really good. The activities and weekely task are good. It is also great that we can review peer assignments which helps us to get more info and thoughts of others.

    The presentation of the review comments can be improved.
  • Anonymous
    absolutely great! advanced my writing skills a lot, helped me understand the academic writing a lot better, with a solid perception about plagiarism and other important academic matters.
  • Anonymous
    it was good experince of leararing of coursera course.

    interesting peer review technique.

    but each chapter has video content to understand the concept more
  • Anonymous
    didn't add any extra value to me as i have all the basic information already and you are forcing me to write 100 words which is not convenient
  • Anonymous
    The course content is really good, its very helpful

    i like it its helping me also at my work

    this is very good topic
  • Anonymous
    It is a great pleasure for me to join this useful course which helps me in my practical and scientific life as I use my experiences in this course to teach my colleagues at work and help others I had never joined any course on the Internet. I though…
  • Anonymous
    I have started the first course of the specialization 2 years ago. The 4 courses are quite challenging, especially this one with the real-life presentation. I learned so much with these courses, I am now able to do excellent slides and good presentations. I am now the go-to guy in the office if my colleagues want to improve their presentation. I highly recommend this specialization, it is very tangible and well taught.
  • Anonymous
    I have nothing but good things to say about my experience with Coursera. I have loved the learning I have been able to do and look forward to taking many more classes with them. I have always been interested in Presentation Skills: Public Speaking Project and Coursera has given me the chance to take the classes that really interest me. I don't understand the reviews with low ratings. I have never had any problems with them.

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