Visual Presentation

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Learn how impactful images can enhance your presentation, communication and messaging to impress your audience.

Visual elements are critical components in effective communication and presentation. The importance of imagery and how it relates to branding, memory recall, and awareness cannot be underestimated. Whether it’s a document, presentation, or video, using one relevant image can replace an entire section of text and be more impactful.

This course, part of the Soft Skills Professional Certificate programme, offered through the edX® platform, is an introduction to key principles, best practices, and ethics of visual communication for professionals who are not designers by trade.

Learners will practice creating visual communication that seeks to educate, inform, persuade, and/or entertain specific target audiences. You will also analyse visual messages appearing in a variety of media and digital platforms. This course may be audited free of charge. Learners also have the opportunity to earn a verified certificate of completion.

Exclusive learning opportunities such as live events hosted by subject matter experts will be available for verified learners.

Associated Programmes: The Soft Skills Professional Certificate
Learn essential soft skills employers’ value most, from communication fundamentals and teamwork to advancing critical thinking. By earning the Soft Skills Professional Certificate, you will be able to showcase skills that are a game-changer for career growth.

The Soft Skills Professional Certificate is comprised of the following courses:

Visual Presentation
Learn how impactful images can enhance your presentation, communication and messaging to impress your audience.
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Teamwork & Collaboration
Learn essential teamwork and collaboration skills to lead, build and motivate teams in the workplace.
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Storytelling in the Workplace
Learn how to craft messages and narratives that will resonate with your target audience to create your desired outcome.
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Business Communication
Learn how to effectively communicate and build professional relationships through face-to-face, written, and non-verbal communication.
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Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving
The most successful professionals are able to assess the environment, analyse a situation, design a solution, and ultimately win in a competitive scenario.
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Public Speaking
Build confidence as a speaker by learning how to use simple tools and skills to prepare and deliver memorable presentations.
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  • Programme duration
    3 weeks
  • Estimated effort
    6 to 8 hours per week
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Start Dates
  • How to utilise best practices for presenting quantitative data using images.
  • How to incorporate basics of visual design in everyday workplace presentations.
  • How to select impactful and appropriate images for various audiences to support your message.
  • How to understand visual hierarchy and other text- to-image relationships.

Meet Student Advisors

Arlene Lanser

Pearson Student Advisor

Meet our Faculty

Lori Marra

Senior Lecturer, School of Communication