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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Presentation skills: Designing Presentation Slides by National Research Tomsk State University

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About the Course

“Powerpoint slides are like children: no matter how ugly they are, you’ll think they’re beautiful if they’re yours” — Scott Adams, author of the comic strip “Dilbert”. Due to this cause or another, it’s a huge stress to look at most Powerpoint slides. Depending on the “design” skills of the speaker and audience’s taste slides create different emotions from a slight annoyance to physical sickness. But that is not the worst thing. The worst thing is that instead of improving the presentation such slides confuse the audience, distract it and finally oblige the speaker to explain them rather than being quite self-explanatory. The goal of this course is to change that by equipping learners with a set of tools to create simple, clear and aesthetic slides which improve the presentation of the speaker. The course covers universal design principles, templates, colors, typefaces, slides’ typography, use of photos and pictograms, composition rules and ways to create clear and meaningful charts and diagrams. This course is not a PowerPoint fundamentals course. You should have a basic knowledge of either Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote software. Don’t meddle, make your slides matter....

Top reviews

Sep 30, 2019

Awesome course for everybody. This will help you put forward your points in a better way everytime and in any situation. It taught me simple tricks and list of todo's that one needs to keep in mind

Oct 5, 2020

Really helped me understand some of the fundamentals of design. I did not realize the power of icons, tables, pics, and typography. I really enjoyed the teaching and how it taught me fluid design.

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By Heiko D

Jan 20, 2019

Thank you very much. I enjoyed the course a lot. Very practical down to earth approach without feathers and whistles.

By Md. J H

Sep 17, 2020

This is a great course. You may find too many courses on youtube for learning powerpoint, but nothing can beat this.

By naresh p

Jan 2, 2020

One of the most practical and directly applicable courses I have ever taken. I wish I had taken this 10 years back.

By Magdalena M

Sep 4, 2020

This is such a very good Online Course. Thank you very much, Coursera! I will surely enroll more courses with you.

By Khurram B

Jul 20, 2020

Perfectly designed and executed to build user to a level of designing. Thanks to Writer, Presenter and Cousera.

By Paola A

Jun 2, 2021

This course is amazing! Very useful information, the teacher is very knowledgeable and very easy to listen to.

By Evandro R T

May 28, 2018

I liked the course, where i could learn methods to improve my skil in made presentation and reports, and now

By Venkaatesh D

Dec 23, 2019

A really good course for someone to organised his slides . Appreciate the instructor and the course content


Sep 3, 2019

This is a wonderful curse. Cover excellent each topic.

This is a power tool for my job. Thank you so much.

By Alexandre K

May 20, 2021

Really pleasant and helpful course! Accurate, well documented and teached with passion, thank you Alexei!

By sal f

Sep 12, 2020

It was a great journey, so helpful and professional tips and notes about designing presentation.

Thank you

By Abhijeet V K

Dec 6, 2020

Absolutely loved it , made me a much better designer, loved the assignments and the detailed explanation

By Dr. G K

Aug 21, 2020

Nice course.

Very essential one.

Teaches very effectively the art of making the slides very professional.

By Ajith P

Aug 24, 2020

A truly eye-opening course on the simple, but efficient ways to improve your powerpoint presentations.

By Alex4543

Mar 14, 2018

Not bad. I would also include more links to useful materials but overal impression is good. I like it!

By rihab b

Jun 11, 2020

I really enjoyed it. Great course! I highly recommend

Thank you @Alexei Kapterev for your great effort

By Sejal A

May 14, 2020

I feel everyone will definitely benefit from the course. One of the best courses I have come across.

By Sidhoji S

Jun 15, 2020

great course . got benefited from it. helped me improve my presentation skills on a great extent.

By Giulia S

May 10, 2020

Useful for who is not familiar with presentation slides. I learnt a lot of tips from this course.

By Deleted A

Apr 19, 2020

I learnt a lots of new things from this session. Which will be helpful in my daily work

Thanks !!!

By Коханчук Е Д

Sep 3, 2020

Данный курс очень полезен новичкам, однако и более опытные люди смогут почерпнуть что-то новое!

By Valeria B

Oct 27, 2019

Excelente curso para no diseñadores. Claro, conciso y con ejemplos útiles. Lo recomiendo mucho.

By Manju M

Jun 7, 2021

Good course with assignments and peer reviews. Explained well with examples for each category.

By Dr. G S R

Aug 8, 2019

I am a big fan of Alexei... He makes learning so complete, interesting, and very long lasting.