I often had fun giving presentations because I wasn’t training enough or was nervous. Fortunately, Microsoft PowerPoint’s AI-powered coach can help you avoid these mistakes.
The trainer was first published in 2019 on the web. Now it is now deployed on all platforms – Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. In coach mode, the AI listens to your presentations and gives you suggestions based on your tone and your performance.
For example, it will warn you not to use too many “umm” and “ahh”. Additionally, the coach will ask you to vary your tone if your delivery is too flat.
I have used this feature on the Android app and the basic word and tone detection works fine. Once, when I was frustrated and said “fuck,” the coach reminded me to avoid using profanity.
Microsoft says AI also helps you pronounce words correctly. However, he is trained in “General American English” at the moment, so if you pronounce a word differently in your area, you can avoid the coach’s suggestions. If you think you are pronouncing a word incorrectly, Microsoft will suggest that you listen to the coach say it.
The company also introduced a feature to assess your body language while you present through the camera. It tracks your eye contact, your distance from the camera, and your face visibility. This could be useful during an online presentation. However, this feature appears to be available only on the web and desktop at this time.
When you finish your session, the coach also gives you a report that includes your pitch, average wpm speed, originality (if you’ve repeated the same sentences on the slide too many times) and refinement suggestions. the speech.
The AI-powered coach feature is already available on all PowerPoint apps and you don’t even need an Office 365 subscription to use it. If you need to present frequently, this tool will help you hone your skills even if you don’t have friends or family to train with.
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Published March 18, 2021 – 07:15 UTC