Microsoft PowerPoint Presenter Coach, previously available only for the web client, is now available for desktop and mobile clients. The PowerPoint Presenter instructor helps users practice their presentations using AI by analyzing the user’s speech, the speed at which they speak if they have a monotonous tone, or if they use full words. The end of the hands-on session will give you a summary with points that the AI thinks the user needs to improve.
The new feature will be useful nowadays as presentations become more common during online meetings. Microsoft aims to help students and professionals practice their presentations without using another person to collect data that Leading coach can provide. Microsoft had starts this feature for your web client in June 2019.
The PowerPoint Presenter Trainer uses AI to identify the user’s body language, parts of speech, tone and pitch, use of repetitive words, and even pronunciation. In essence, it provides user feedback so that it can be improved before giving a presentation. The new feature can detect if the user is looking longer than the camera (Eye Contact), if the audience is able to see the user clearly (Clear View) or if the user is sitting too far or close to the camera (Distance).
The Presenter Coach feature in PowerPoint can also analyze whether a user repeats a word or set of words too many times in a presentation. It will then suggest alternative words or synonyms that the user can include. In addition, it will also analyze the user’s pronunciations and suggest whether they mispronounce certain words. For now, however, the language is only optimized for All-American English, but can be disabled if the user wishes. It will also remind users to use sensitive phrases in their presentation.
Microsoft notes that it will not record video or audio from the practice session for privacy reasons. The Presenter Coach feature does not work in flight mode and will need an internet connection for the AI to work.
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