I love this course. It's broken down to simple bits which makes it easy to understand. I didn't like the polls that pop up in the videos but that's just a small thing compared to the value I received.
The course was really helpful to strengthen communications skills and I got a chance to learn many new aspects. Thanks a lot for making this course available. I really enjoyed learning something new.
by Lisa M•
Ivan is a skilled instructor and kept me engaged throughout the entire course! I've taken quite a few courses already and I have to say that his course is truly exceptional because of his delivery, his humour and his presentation! I was sad to have finished the course as I wanted to learn more from him. Please have him instruct more Coursera courses! Thank you, Ivan!!
by Bryan E•
Excellent course! Highly recommended for people who do a lot of virtual group speaking and communication. Refreshes the reason why you present - engage your audience, create curiosity and deliver the information. 5 Stars for our instructor Ivan Ruiz! I appreciate sharing your personal insights, experiences and knowledge . Grateful to be included in one of your sessions.
by shubhanjali r•
Getting acknowledgement through your effective communication skill always benefical to you and your career in one's work sourrounding. and that exactly wat i taught in this course.Learnt various ways to deal with different people without discouraging their own opinion.and the way Ivan explain whole theory concept it made me active and energetic in overall session.
by Sandeep G•
It's a beautiful course. The strategies & techniques discussed here are so impactful. The way Ivan takes you forward in the course, you never feel bored. I planned to do the course in 3-4 weeks, but I completed in less than 2 weeks (much shorter if not for the assignments :)). Great course & Highly recommended to all professionals & future aspiring leaders.
by THELMA C S O•
Perfect for internal communication in this new technological era. This course is great in teaching different speech strategies with coworkers in real-time or in virtual platforms like emails to facecam. I really recommend it to help with your speech if you feel you have problems communicating with people for a job or project in an office or in virtual chat!
by Stefany A S•
This course was an incredible way to learn strategies and ways to communicate, it is enjoyable, and it really make you feel that you can improve the way you talk and communicate with others, not only at work but in your personal life; I had a fantastic time learning. I do not feel afraid to speak in public anymore. I definitely super recommend this course.
by Pushpa K•
This course taught me how to speak in a group, how to handle meetings, how to handle people with different mentalities. Each lesson from Prof. Evan was a surprising pack for me. I thank University of Toronto and Coursera for placing this course as free in this Covid 19 period. The talks by Prof. Evan become guide rules for my future online teaching.
by Pablo F C•
I really liked this course, I just wish I had more time to spare to review the course material more in depth but due to my job I can't at the moment. However I learned many different strategies that I can apply when it comes to public speaking, which are especially beneficial to me as I'm a shy person who struggle to make a point sometimes. Thanks.
by Raunaq O•
This course has helped me a lot to get used to learning new things. I think I have lived with this course the whole year since I was procrastinating but after some time, I realized that it's not right. The learning which Ivan provided helped me in my blogs.
Now, I am trying to apply it as much as I can in writing, although less in speaking.
by Lordwin B•
This is one of the most helpful course I've done till date! Ivan is a mind blowing teacher. His teaching skills are top notch! I recommend everyone to check out this amazing course. The only thing I felt bad is that the assignment review could have been done by the tutor instead of peers, so that the grading could have been much effective.
by Amir A C•
This course is absolutely amazing!!! I've never had such a wonderful teacher in the online courses I've experienced. I can't put it in words how awesome he is in teaching and how much you can learn from this course. I learned many many useful and great tips, tools, and knowledge in this course. Thank you soooooo much Mr. Ivan Wanis Ruiz.
by Alf S•
This curse is like the perfect example for an entertaining and valuable lesson. Short video tutorials come direct to the point, giving you a set of really good tools for virtual and real world communication. I loved to learn about the 3 traps and the 5%-rule. It's like an eye opener! Thank yo so much, Ivan, that is a must-have-training!
by Shvetal D•
Great course and absolutely relevant in today's context where most people are working from home. The concepts and presentation were great, the tutor had a very good command over language and content, his examples were apt and useful and one could relate to those despite being in different geography with a different cultural background.
by MICHELLE C V C•
I really enjoyed this online class and found it very useful, especially for our current scenario. The teacher gave easy to use tools, was very clear, and used very good examples. He also gave good references which I will probably purchase a few to add more know-how to the new skills I have gained. I highly recommend this class.
by Kate D•
This course taught me so many new skills. I learned to identify and communicate with different communication styles, create a simple and engaging presentation and present in a way that keeps the audience curious and also emphasizes key points. I really liked how Ivan taught the course and used real life examples for every topic.
by Maxwell F•
I thought that the course was very helpful in understanding communication and how to better communicate in a digital age as well as in person. I believe that Ivan knows what he is talking about and although some of the concepts took me out of my normal train of thought, it challenged me to change up how I have been doing things.
by Nilesh C•
excellent course with lots of reaal time practices. I recommend it to every one who is facing problems in handling virtual teams and Meetings. All the contents are very much Interesting along with supportive Material.
Thank you so much Coursera for providing such a Crucial Course to me.
This course alos has a free certification.
by Ximena C•
The professor makes high-quality videos that feel like you're in an in-person lecture. He shows a lot of passion towards the topic of the course. There are good quizzes that test your knowledge and there is one presentation. The strategies and skills that I learned in this short class will be very useful in my and your future.
by Bruno A•
I have to give a 5*. This can be biases since it is a topic that interests me and that I relate since I see on my work that communication is as important to achieve something as having the actual knowledge.
The course has taught me how to enhance my presentations and to make sure listeners remember the messages I want to pass.
by Srinivasan R 1•
I LOVE PIZZAS! and this course is equivalent to a pizza if courses were fast food.
One of the best courses I've done in my entire college life! If you are seeking personal development, leadership development or just a course to sit back and enjoy, this is the one! I've recommended this to practically every friend of mine!
by HILARY H•
Mr Ivan Wanis Ruiz has done good job in presenting his topic and presentation well. Goal opportunity statement, ah-aha moment and 5 percent, area 47 and etc are the key words that i learn from you. You done a good job and i have a learn from you to improve my communication skills. Once again, Thank you Mr Ivan Wanis Ruiz.
by Veerappan K C•
This is the course i was searching for, but was lazy enough and could not put it in right words. The course description nailed it " The science behind soft skills" I am thankful and indebted to Ivan for this course. I thoroughly enjoyed it and i would highly recommend this course to anybody who wants to better themselves.
by Alan S•
Ivan did a great job presenting the content in an interesting and useful fashion. I enjoyed the course and quickly picked up useful tools for our rapidly evolving virtual age. The availability and flexibility of the course was invaluable. Thanks to U of Toronto and Ivan for making such high calibre training available.
by Kistanova M•
Это лучший курс, который я когда-либо проходила! Все знания и навыки, что вы здесь получите можно использовать как в повседневной жизни, так и на работе.
Если вы думаете, проходить этот курс или нет - не думайте, обязательно проходите! Вы не пожалеете!
Отдельное спасибо преподавателю Ivan Ruiz, вы удивительный человек!
Content-wise, It was very good. Thanks very much. I'm looking forward to applying some of this stuff at work (actually already started :) )
The peer-reviews at the end were a little bit funny. I worked hard on my submission but not sure that others were as serious about it. That's on them though. The course was good.