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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Successful Presentation by University of Colorado Boulder

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About the Course

Few kinds of communication can have the effect of a powerful presentation. Even a short speech can motivate people to change long-held beliefs or to take action, and a wonderfully delivered speech can transform a normal person into a leader. In this course, Prof. William Kuskin provides a series of pragmatic videos and exercises for successful public speaking and presentations. The course develops through four themes—mastering fear, developing a creative formula, using verbal and body language, and anticipating the room—so that you can discover your personal power as a speaker and give excellent presentations. Successful presentations do not rely on perfect teeth, a deep voice, or an army of scriptwriters. They depend largely on the same skills as successful Business Writing and Graphic Design: clarity, structure, and revision. The goal of the course, therefore, is to enable you to discover your own internal power as a speaker and express it to the world. After this course, with some practice, you will be able to go into any situation and command the room for as long as you like. This course can be taken for academic credit as part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Data Science (MS-DS) degree offered on the Coursera platform. The MS-DS is an interdisciplinary degree that brings together faculty from CU Boulder’s departments of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Science, and others. With performance-based admissions and no application process, the MS-DS is ideal for individuals with a broad range of undergraduate education and/or professional experience in computer science, information science, mathematics, and statistics. Learn more about the MS-DS program at

Top reviews


Aug 1, 2020

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.)


Jun 25, 2020

Really this course is one of my favorite courses ever the way of professor Cuskin's presentation really mindblowing. It's a highly recommended course for all students or anyone with any background.

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By K S S C S

Apr 14, 2020

Although I didn't find week 1 interesting, weeks 2,3 and 4 were very nice.

By DanielleEagleeye

Feb 16, 2018

Learned a lot on how to structure my presentation and how to be effective

By Pranooj P V

Jul 17, 2021

Highly recommended. This course surely will make you a better presenter.

By Habtamu D

Dec 8, 2021

the course is very up to date and the presenters are very articulated.

By Bapurao W

Nov 24, 2021

Very good course. Thanks to Coursera and Successful Presentation Team.

By Jose P

May 23, 2021

Very good, highly recommend as required course for any professional.

By Swarda P D

Jun 3, 2022

Course is amazing teach alot about many thing that we forget about.

By Neha R J

Jun 19, 2021

Great course with detailed understanding of successful presentation

By Kirtiraj R K

Apr 22, 2021

I learned a lot from this course and its actually the best course.

By G. A W

Aug 3, 2020

Good course with a lot of really good information on presentations.

By E. L

Sep 23, 2022

A unique but effective method of improving public speaking skills

By Poonam B K

Jul 24, 2022

It is really helpful to me. successful presentation without fear .

By Vidya m t

May 9, 2022

great course it will help me to improve a lot of things. thank you

By G.Sharanya

Jul 12, 2021

It was great learning with you and the course was very interesting

By Bhargavi N

Nov 6, 2021

good course to improve our skills to give successful presentation

By Niki S

Jun 20, 2020

Its an awesome journey i have experience through out this course.

By Aishwarya U D

Sep 19, 2020

I learned more about successful presentation during completion.

By Vankamamidi S

May 8, 2020

I have got a very good idea about a clean and neat presentation

By Shiva P

Feb 17, 2020

Excellent demo from the passionate teachers. Got to learn a lot


Jan 7, 2023

It was a great course to learn about successful presentation.

By Prabhukanth P

Apr 2, 2020

It offers an all round development in the presentation skills

By jack o

Sep 15, 2019

One great formula to make almost any presentation structured.

By Orsolya N

Mar 31, 2017

Super, I just started this course but I already learnt a lot!

By Roshan Y

Jul 25, 2021

Course is excellent but pace of speaking is fast somewhere..

By Dina G

Jul 7, 2020

really learned a lot and it was highest than my expectations