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Beginner Level
Approx. 9 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Capstone Introduction

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 12 min), 6 readings
3 videos
A Message of Thanks from Quentin, Dave, and William2m
William Delivers the Effective Communication Pitch6m
6 readings
Introduction to the Capstone7m
Accepting the Challenge Capstone5m
Embarking on the Clarity Guitars Capstone (Business Case Included Here)7m
For Clarity Guitars: Growth in the Global Market5m
Quentin's Final Coursera Pitch Memo Revealed7m
Dave's Final Slides Designed5m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Writing the Memo

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 15 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Excavating Quentin's Scaffold in the Pitch Memo3m
Optional Review: Be The Windowpane3m
Optional Review: Waste No Time2m
Optional Review: The 10 Principles of Good Writing Revisited and Explained (The Business Writing Conclusion)4m
4 readings
The Memo Assignment10m
Optional Review: The Scaffold3m
Optional Review: The List of the 10 Principles of Good Business Writing3m
Optional Review: Self-Revision Checklist3m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Designing the Slides

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 22 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Designing the Coursera Pitch Slides11m
Optional Review: Unexpected Places Yield Unexpected Results4m
Optional Review: Introducing the Grid4m
6 readings
The Design Assignment10m
Brainstorming a Design Style5m
A Sample Written Description of a Design Strategy5m
Using Templates10m
Aim for the Rectangle Outside the Box10m
5 Best Practices of Good Presentation Design5m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Creating the Presentation

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 18 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Optional Review: The Paradox of Public Speaking3m
Optional Review: The Basic Formula5m
Optional Review: The Central Importance of the Introduction1m
Optional Review: Dynamic vs. Static (Getting into your Brand)6m
3 readings
The Presentation Assignment10m
Optional Review: Kuskin's Top Ten Best Practices5m
Optional Review: The Formula5m

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