University of Toronto
Communication Strategies for a Virtual Age
University of Toronto

Communication Strategies for a Virtual Age

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Ivan Wanis Ruiz

Instructor: Ivan Wanis Ruiz


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Beginner level
No prior experience required
7 hours to complete
3 weeks at 2 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Apply communication principles and techniques for in-person and virtual teams

  • Use a science based approach to create impactful presentations

  • Refine your communication style to better persuade and influence others

  • Run more effective and impactful meetings

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There are 4 modules in this course

This module is intended to create a foundation for the course by challenging your ideas of not just what virtual communication means, but also communication as a whole. This module will also introduce the foundational ideas of the whole course.

What's included

10 videos3 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

In this module we cover meetings both in person and virtually. We will discuss how to make meetings dramatically more efficient and effective. We will also introduce strategies to make the meetings more interactive and to keep an audiences attention especially when they are looking at a screen.

What's included

4 videos1 reading1 quiz2 discussion prompts

In this module we move from presenting to convincing and persuading. These ideas can be applied to to presentations and also one-on-one communication both in-person and virtually. We will cover how recognize peoples communication styles and motivations and how strategically communicate in a way that will resonate with them.

What's included

14 videos5 readings1 quiz3 discussion prompts

This module focuses on presenting and public speaking. Each lesson will cover a communication strategy for in-person presenting and then show you how to use that same strategy in a virtual presentation.

What's included

7 videos4 readings1 peer review2 discussion prompts


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4.8 (1,405 ratings)
Ivan Wanis Ruiz
University of Toronto
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