Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
Language Requirement Not Required
Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
About this course
National Research Tomsk State University offers this course on “Presentation Skills: Designing Powerpoint Slides.” Powerpoint slides are like children: no matter to what extent they are unpleasant, you’ll think they’re attractive if they’re yours” — Scott Adams. So, due to the importance of presentation, it’s a huge stress to look at most Powerpoint slides. Based on the “design” skills of the speaker and the audience’s taste slides create various emotions from a slight frustration to physical sickness.
Despite the audiences’ boredom, still, the worst thing is that instead of making the presentation better, such slides faze the audience, divert its attention and ultimately require the speaker to explain them rather than being quite self-explanatory. The course introduces universal design principles, templates, colors, typefaces, slides’ typography, use of photos and pictograms, arrangement rules, and ways to create clear and expressive charts and diagrams.
Course developers: Tomsk State University & E-Learning Development Fund
Course provider: Coursera
Learning mode: MOOC
Subject: Presentation and Speechwriting
Certificate: Paid certificate available (optional)
Duration: 4 weeks
Start date: Flexible deadline
This course is not a PowerPoint basics course. You should have a basic knowledge of either Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote software.
Alexei Kapterev: is the author of “Death by PowerPoint,” the world’s most famous presentation on presentations, with more than 10 million views until now. He manages a consulting practice in addition to working with Mercator, a Russian leading business graphics company. In 2012 he was conferred honorary membership in the UK Speechwriting Guild.
The purpose of this course is to change the likely annoying or unattractive design and style of presentation by equipping learners with a plethora of tools to prepare simple, obvious, and beautiful slides that improve the presentation of the speaker.
The course takes four weeks:
Part 1: Key principles of design
Part 2: Templates and colors meaning
Part 3: Typography and photographic illustrations
Part 4: Diagrams and data visualization
- Earning a sharable certificate upon completion
- 100% online _ you can instantly start & learn at your own pace
- This Course Plus the Full Specialization
- Graded quizzes and assignments
- Practice quizzes
- Instructors from top universities teach the course
- Course videos and readings
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