It was amazing! Professor Kuskin has so much passion and is so good at delivering his message, that I couldn't stop listening to him. (and he also speaks very slow, so x 1.75 seems like a good speed.)
I am glad to have found Professor Kuskin's course. His lectures are simple but full of useful tips and humour. I highly recommend to everyone who wants to get their messages across more effectively.
This review is written to discourage you to take this course. The classes do not teach presenting skills and the teacher is an awful presenter himself. There are lots more valuable courses capable of teaching you how to present.
The current course is not about presenting in a business setting. It is about anxiety, fear, and storytelling. It does not teach skills that will help pursue your audience. The lectures are focused on giving you pointers to cope with anxiety instead. Professional presentations are about more than the ability to fearlessly tell stories. Therefore, “Successful Presentation” falls short.
Additionally, the lecturer does not present well himself. He is exaggerating all aspects of public speaking. This makes him come across as being unauthentic. He overemphasizes every word he says, which makes him appear as if he is putting up an act. This distracted me from the content and made me question everything he stated.
Students need to complete this course to obtain the degree for the “Effective Communication” specialization. I will finish this course only for that reason. If you want to just increase your public speaking skills, I highly recommend forgoing this course. It will not teach you these skills and the presenter will annoy you. Coursera has some exquisite courses on similar topics. I would go for one focused on persuading audiences that is given by a public speaker you esteem.
By Parker J•
Great Course! I have learned a lot of useful information that I can't wait to set forth and forward into the world. Thank you so much and I really appreciate all of your hard work and efforts!
By Antonio L N•
William Kuskin has delivered a truly inspiring and empowering MOOC - legendary!
His shared wisdom on presentation skills will help me for the rest of my days - thank you William!
By juliet c m•
very informative and i’ve learned a lot from this course. its not boring because our instructor, Mr William Kuskin explained every module clearly and I want to take this oppotunity to thank him.
By Orlando T•
This course got me outside of my comfort zone in many aspects, and I will see public presentations with new eyes from now on ! The abstractions and philosophical topics gave me a lot to think, specially how a presentation is a reflection of our very private selves.
True mastery requires a lot of practice, and this course paved the way for improvements in a new set of skills. As the other courses in the specialization, I am sure I will revise the material every now and then.
Some improvements and suggestions: separate the optional and mandatory assessments, and mark the optional clearly. In some point I was a little bit worried I would not get enough peer reviews.
By Marie A O•
I truly needed this course. I will continue to view the videos and learn what i may have missed to utilize in my position. Thank you so much for the opportunity to take this course.
By Anant S•
Very well presented course. Would recommend to everyone reading the reviews.
By Partha G•
It was challenging for me and my few areas were badly exposed when I started recording. But the idea, subject matter and Prof Kuskin's formula really worked to pull up my level. I hope its a start from now "ONWARD". Thank you Prof Kuskin.
By Michail S•
In my job I have to deliver a presentation every week. Although I felt I was good at delivering presentations, I needed to learn the basics of a good presentation. This course, goes beyond the basics and teaches you a holistic approach to successful presentation. It achieves that by focusing on the 3 components of a presentation. Yourself, the presentation and the audience. I strongly suggest this course to anyone who needs to present regularly. Even if you believe you are good, this course will take you to the next level.
By Malani S•
It is a wonderful course. Although I am not doing any presentation, I took this course to learn how to do a presentation and I discover a lot of new things than what I know and what I see when a person does a presentation all this time. It is really an eye-opening course and thank you to William Kuskin for a wonderful explanation of each video/topic. It was really inspiring and boosting. I will definitely do a presentation soon.
By Nazari J A•
with due Respect ,
I would like to thank professor William Kuskin, and Dr. MacAndrew, and Mr. David Underwood as a team
this course was very effective and efficient for me, you have done a great Service to the knowledge and humanity. May God bless you all.
Jawid Akram Nazari
By Cormac D•
Excellent insights into the structure, preparation, and delivery of successful presentations and developing your own style.
By Agnes C C•
Very helpful in my job as a department head wherein presenting to an audience is a must. Presenting my ideas either to my direct reports or my boss is always a scary thing for me. This course will help build up my idea and how to present to them in orderly and effective manner.
By Celia D•
It was a great experience to learn from, and it covers so much that I think that this course can be applied and interpreted for many other circumstances in life. The professor Kuskin is really inspiring to learn from, and covers a whole lot for public speaking, Great course
By Arti R S•
this course actually to to Good as generally i fall asleep at afternoon but while watching this course today i didt sleep becose litrally inside am feeling that am learinig something new things and which was to ecxiting for me i learned lot from this course.
By Komal M•
It was a great experience to learn from, and it covers so much that I think that this course can be applied and interpreted for many other circumstances in life. It is really inspiring to learn from, and covers a whole lot for public speaking, Great course
By Ananya T•
This course was amazing and had so much fun learning all the formulas as Professor William Kuskin made this online course interesting and fun. Learnt so many ways to speak and present confidently without fear. Thank you so much for the wonderful journey.
By Thomas U•
This is not only a course, it's an experience that will change your life slightly. I learned much more that just presentation; it is beyond that, it's the way of communication in all its details and facets. Thanks a lot, was really a great experience!
By Govind S C•
Outstanding and fantastic course for the employees those who wants to upgrade and enhance your presentation skill , improve public speaking , adding more bold words to your vocab and by completing it it inbuilt the confidence of fluent speaking
By Abdulsalam M•
I really learnt a lot. Please I've been trying to enroll for the last part of the course. It keeps telling me that only people that are done with the first 3 can enroll, and I'm done with it. Please and please, how can I enroll for the capstone
By Nataliia D•
A great course that gives you really valuable advice and guidelines on how to prepare a successful presentation and speak in front of an audience. Professor Kuskin inspires with his own example. I am grateful for this invaluable experience.
By Karan G•
To first throw light on ourselves to the audience is a must because people will believe our words only if they can be clear about who is the presenter and where he or she stands and what he or she has been able to do in life to date.
By Iván V E F•
This course encouraged me on never-seen perspectives about being the personal brand at the moment to speak in public, I learnt that is a process until you take the best from that experiences and transform into your authentic self.
By Nugroho E L•
I have difficulties in the beginning to follow this course as English (i.e. my listening) is the problem of mine. I took several time to translate the dialogues to understand contents. This is the first time I join Coursera.
By Divyanshu B•
The course is great, it definitely gives the the proper learning of giving the presentations successfully. The course involves some good discussion where all the three tutors talk and makes the content more interesting.