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Presentation skills: Effective Presentation Delivery

Tomsk State University via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Communication Skills
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long

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Overview

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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 for Coursera's Presentation skills: Effective Presentation Delivery
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Anonymous
5.0 9 months ago
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.
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Ksenia95 K
5.0 9 months ago
by Ksenia95 completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Some tasks require a lot of thought, I had to take the quizzes again to make it work. However, it's just what tests my ability to comprehend correctly. So, it's necessary to make the most of each video and text material which are really great! Oh, and the creators of the course try to stay in touch by all means, in forums, Telegram, etc. Thumbs up!
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Abdur-rashid Y
5.0 8 months ago
Abdur-rashid completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very hard.
I need to be honest it was hard for me but I completed the course. English is very difficult there and many new words. Also, the tasks are not always understood for me. But I managed to complete the course because I need to improve my skills in speaking at presentations. Thank you, Alexei Kapterev, for such nice course!
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Nika P
5.0 9 months ago
Nika completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Now I have realised how many useless videos I used to watch on youtube. I had heard of TED talks but never thought they can be of any practical use. Now not only I analyse them but other videos as well. I can detect speaker's mistakes, whether the material is relevant or not, etc. Thanks to this course!
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Mohammed M
5.0 10 months ago
by Mohammed completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
I was afraid that it's impossible to learn by myself to present your speech perfectly. I am still not perfect but I'm trying hard and this course helped me a lot. It's amazing how the material is presented, I love the additional links ,too. It was hard, though to do some assignments but it's all balanced.
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Oleg L
5.0 8 months ago
Oleg completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I didn't expect such a good thing from not very known university. But it's actually very effective course. I would recommend, though, to include a littlle bit more links to different videos to practice. The speaker is audible, with nice English. I have a little left till the end, wish me luck!
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Marina_samolieva M
4.0 7 months ago
Marina_samolieva is taking this course right now.
I love the fact you can learn by watching TED videos and they are given on the spot here but the tasks are rather complicated. I have a different vision of things sometimes rather than Mr. Kapterev.

But the course is still satisfying, I liked the style of lessons and how simple it is to study there.
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Despina A
5.0 9 months ago
Despina completed this course and found the course difficulty to be medium.
At first it seemed difficult but it got better later. I would recommend to the future learners to take notes while you listen to videos speeches, it helps to memorize everything better. The quizzes were hard at times, that could be improved. Overall impression is good.
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Jared J
5.0 10 months ago
by Jared completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I work in an international company where I have to get my point across to colleagues very often with the use of presentations. And this course has helped me so much to learn how to deliver my speech better and be eloquent. Thanks to Professor Kapterev!!
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Anonymous
5.0 8 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course has been an excellent one. I didn't expect to learn this much when I first enrolled in it. Now, after 4 weeks, I feel much prepared and confident in delivering a presentation. Most importantly, I have gained so much knowledge on this area.
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Kay R
4.0 9 months ago
by Kay completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
I can account for the difficulty of the tasks because it's not very easy to create tests on theoretical subjects. But sometimes they lack specifics. On the other hand, the materia presented is rather thought-provoking and useful. Nice job!
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Mülner J
5.0 9 months ago
by Mülner completed this course, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I liked the tips most of all. They truly teach you to pay attention to all the details, such as voice, posture, eye contact. I also learned how to deal with the audience in stressful situations. That's invaluably useful, to my mind! Thanks!
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Jingyi D
5.0 7 months ago
Jingyi is taking this course right now and found the course difficulty to be medium.
So far, so good. I have made a few suggestions concerning the additional materials in the forum of the course, but here I'll just say that I like the way the material is presented and how you are given tips on the spot. Very useful.
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Yegor K
5.0 8 months ago
Yegor completed this course and found the course difficulty to be hard.
I was afraid to be disappointed because I always thought you can learn these skills only with a tutor but not the computer. Nonetheless, it turned out to be a nice experience. You never know when you might need these skills.
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Xiuying Z
5.0 8 months ago
Xiuying is taking this course right now and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Give a man the power to speak and he can change the world. That's what I always believed in. This course is designed for those who want to perfom with flying colours despite the topic. I found it quite informative and helpful!
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Anonymous
5.0 a week ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It is an excellent course. I recommend you take the whole specialization. The presentor is amazing as well. The assignments are so challenging and benificial. The videos taught me a lot. The course was very rich in all.
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Karina S
5.0 9 months ago
Karina is taking this course right now, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I used to be pretty indecisive about ways of getting my point across. I'm still at a loss sometimes but at least it doesn't seem like a disastrous to me and I wish it to continue this way. Keep it up, guys!
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Jahib R
5.0 8 months ago
Jahib completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
I needed to collect a portfolio for my future work and this was a nice addition to it.

My emploer told me that such skills are so useful nowadays, it's like air. Seize the opportunity and take it.
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Sameer G
5.0 9 months ago
by Sameer completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
Couldn't get some tasks right but in the long run it turned into good. I like the material and the speaker. His accent is hard to get smetimes but still good. I would recommend it to everyone.
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Unmar L
5.0 8 months ago
Unmar completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
I'm doing this course instead of the one I'm teached at university bcs I like it here more, self-education is better for me. I can choose my own time.

I give it excllent mark.
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