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    Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

    Flexible deadlines

    Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

    Beginner Level

    Approx. 5 hours to complete

    Suggested: 4 hours/week...

    English

    Subtitles: English, Arabic

    Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

    Week
    1
    1 hour to complete

    Capstone Introduction

    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
    3 hours to complete

    Writing the Memo

    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
    3 hours to complete

    Designing the Slides

    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
    3 hours to complete

    Creating the Presentation

    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
    4.7
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    Top reviews from Effective Communication Capstone Project

    By SMay 22nd 2018

    thanks to my all teachers .This course is very important.

    By JAMay 19th 2018

    Highly recommend this course to top off the learning

    Instructors

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    Dr. Quentin McAndrew

    Instructor
    Department of English, University of Colorado Boulder
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    David Underwood

    Design and Media Teaching Consultant
    PhET Interactive Simulations, Department of Physics, University of Colorado Boulder
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    Professor William Kuskin

    Professor
    Department of English, University of Colorado Boulder

    About University of Colorado Boulder

    CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

    About the Effective Communication: Writing, Design, and Presentation Specialization

    Over seventy companies and tens of thousands of students worldwide have used Effective Communication to deliver ideas powerfully in the workplace. By taking Business Writing, Graphic Design, and Successful Presentation, you’ll hone your written, visual, and verbal business presentation skills. You'll learn to write well-organized, clear business documents; to design elegant presentation slides, reports, and posters; and to present and speak with confidence and power. In the final Capstone Project, you'll develop a portfolio of work—including a memo, a slide deck, and a presentation—to showcase your communication skills and represent your personal brand. The Effective Communication Specialization takes you on a journey of self realization. You’ll learn that excellence in communication involves the ability to express who you are—your best self—in everything you do. What our students say: "A life-changing specialization." "Simple yet powerful rules." "Essential for everyone."...
    Effective Communication: Writing, Design, and Presentation

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