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English

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CommunicationBusiness WritingPresentationPublic Speaking

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17%

started a new career after completing these courses

14%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 20 hours to complete
English

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University of Colorado Boulder

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Getting Started with Public Speaking

5 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 35 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
The Capstone (For New Learners)3m
Welcome to Successful Presentation3m
Understanding Fear4m
The Code Rule: Survival Reactions4m
The Paradox of Public Speaking3m
We've All Felt Fear4m
Successful Presentation is Storytelling3m
Stories and Storytellers2m
Performance2m
4 readings
About Successful Presentation15m
Kuskin's Top Ten Best Practices15m
Keith Code's Twist of the Wrist10m
Successful Presentation Assignment, Part 1: Telling a Two-Minute Story1h 10m
1 practice exercise
Summative Assessment 125m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

A Formula For Successful Presentation

4 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 54 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
14 videos
The Secret Ingredient: Creativity8m
What Is Creativity?5m
The Central Importance of the Introduction1m
The Introduction: The Salutation4m
The Introduction: The Review of the Structure1m
The Introduction: The One Compelling Point3m
Kuskin Receives His Assignment for Coursera Presentation1m
Intro: The Modular Content Unit1m
Pushing Each Unit (Thinking in Circles)3m
Building Transitions3m
How Do You Push Yourself?3m
The Conclusion4m
The Entire Talk Is a Circle6m
4 readings
The Formula15m
Raymond Chandler, Trouble Is My Business15m
Successful Presentation Assignment, Part 2: Crafting an Introduction1h
Successful Presentation Assignment, Part 3: Building Modules1h
2 practice exercises
Summative Assessment 230m
Summative Assessment 325m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Practicing Your Self

5 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 45 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
10 videos
You Are Your Own Harshest Critic4m
The Reverse Outline5m
Rehearsing the Introduction3m
Passion in a Bottle3m
Hearing Your Language1m
Marking Your Script7m
Recognizing Your Body2m
Using Your Body5m
The Importance of Stance4m
1 reading
Shakespeare Reading20m
3 practice exercises
Assessment 430m
Assessment 530m
Assessment 620m
Week
4

Week 4

7 hours to complete

Engaging with the World

7 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 39 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
10 videos
A Chaucerian Interlude4m
Attending to Your Audience4m
Slides vs Handouts4m
What Is a Question?3m
Being Soft3m
Avery's Demo Presentation: "Frankenstein and Science"7m
Building a Public Portfolio from the Private Self2m
The Paradox of the Public Self2m
Effective Communication3m
1 reading
Chaucer Manuscript15m
2 practice exercises
Summative Assessment 725m
Rubric Training Quiz30m

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