Effective Communication: Writing, Design, and Presentation Specialization
About this Specialization
Over seventy companies and tens of thousands of students worldwide have used Effective Communication to deliver ideas powerfully in the workplace. By taking Business Writing, Graphic Design, and Successful Presentation, you’ll hone your written, visual, and verbal business presentation skills. You'll learn to write well-organized, clear business documents; to design elegant presentation slides, reports, and posters; and to present and speak with confidence and power. In the final Capstone Project, you'll develop a portfolio of work—including a memo, a slide deck, and a presentation—to showcase your communication skills and represent your personal brand. The Effective Communication Specialization takes you on a journey of self realization. You’ll learn that excellence in communication involves the ability to express who you are—your best self—in everything you do.
What our students say:
"A life-changing specialization."
"Simple yet powerful rules."
"Essential for everyone."
Applied Learning Project
Each course offers you short projects that take you step-by-step through the foundational principles, organizational strategies, and concrete steps of writing and designing business documents and delivering a public presentation. In the capstone, you'll create a memo, slide deck, and presentation that synthesize your learning to give you the tools to communicate your ideas powerfully in the workplace.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
To Write Masterfully
To Design Elegantly
To Speak Powerfully
To Present Your Ideas and Your Best Self to the World
About the instructor
Dr. Quentin McAndrew teaches American literature and business writing at the University of Colorado Boulder, where her students rank her as one of the best instructors at the University. Quentin holds a B.A. and M.A. in English from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Colorado Boulder. She also brings more than a decade of high-level corporate experience to her teaching of business writing. Quentin holds a fourth degree black belt and regularly competes in karate tournaments.