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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 Gaganpreet S W

Dec 30, 2019

Amazing course. The instructor is knowledgeable and lucid while the content is solid. The course has helped me improve my presentation skills by leaps and bounds.

By Anastasia K

Feb 23, 2021

Very interesting and useful program. I recommend it. You will like it on 100% sure. Alexey a great teacher. Thank you very much for the very interesting lessons.

By Huynh M

Mar 11, 2020

This is very useful course with many practical exercises and assignment.

I got many new knowledge and could applying firstly via assignments.

Thank your very much!

By Manjit S

Jul 7, 2020

The best course if u want to improve ur presentation skills will open a lot of opportunities. Alexi explained things well. Open new opportunities to explore.

By Renata l d

Mar 15, 2018

Have done many training on how to present with power point- this one is far the best! What is even nicer is how much passion Alexey put in the work he does.

By Radkhan S

Mar 11, 2021

Even though some questions in quizes were a bit strange for me, practical exercises were excellent. Maybe you could avoid the quizes or make them shorter.

By Emil F

Jun 19, 2019

This course should be mandatory for anyone before that person is allowed to work in any job!

Great content, some key principles for working in PowerPoint.

By Vanshita

Jul 31, 2020

Great course! Presentation designing is an intricate task and this course has been a massive help in knowing the intricacies of text, images, icons, etc.

By aminiel

Apr 29, 2020

Great course, very clear and very good suggestions to think about designing and preparing for a presentation. The approach was simple but insightful.

By Angaro E

Sep 26, 2020

I loved this course..anyone who takes it seriously will definitely learn how to design far more professional and beautiful slides..I really had fun

By Yasir A

Jun 29, 2020

An excellent course for all those who want to master the skill of presentation.

The instructor is amazing with very clear examples and applications

By Bernard D V

Apr 17, 2019

Great course about presentation slides. The teacher is skilled and will help you to do better slides, it's very tangible and it's for everyone.

By Sheikh A A J

Jul 3, 2020

A course that makes me able to create a functional & professional presentation slide with cost-effective. Thanks instructor, thanks Coursera.

By Turakulova M

Sep 14, 2020

The most informative and helpful course.

I am really grateful to our lecturer for such an amazing trip to the world of design through slides

By Millin T

May 14, 2021

Excellent course. Thank you. I never worked on Power Point so I was forced to learn very quickly. Looking forward to the next courses.

By Sharon D H R

Jan 22, 2021

It’s a very nice course

They have a lot of things you can know and it’s help to much with your speech and techniques about presentation

By Angela E

Apr 2, 2019

Excellent course, the videos were interesting and entertaining to watch! I learnt some valuable skills which I will put into practice.

By Ankita D

Apr 9, 2018

Can't help asking-will there be more to this course? You should continue doing the great job, guys. It's very informative and helpful!

By Lucas M H d M

Jul 17, 2020

Adorei o curso, ele aprofunda demais o tema, o que é otimo, e o conteudo extra de leitura e links deixam o curso ainda mais completo.

By Mensah E O

Oct 28, 2020

Professional course that I will recommend to every student and those in the corperate world. Everything about the course is awesome!

By Michelle N K C

Mar 14, 2021

It was an interesting course. I'm glad I learned a lot on how to sustain the interest of an audience through a well-designed slide.


Jun 21, 2020

I would like to recommend this to anyone who is a novice in making a presentation. It really helps to grade up your presentation.

By Ayush A

May 14, 2020

Nice course quite different from league and made me learn something new and different and of course very important for my carrer

By Titas B

May 11, 2020

its as an amazing course. It changed my perspective on designing and presenting power point presentations at professional level.

By Muhammad D U H

Oct 4, 2020

the composition between video, task, and other link is perfect. They teach me to redesign a template or a presentation slide