The procedure is very simple. Just open Office 365 PowerPoint and start the presentation – the Presenter Coach will already be listening, although it is only available in English at present.
It now provides truly helpful feedback – in real time, analyzing what you say, how you say it, and comparing your talk with the content of the slides. By doing so it is frequently able to identify weaknesses and provide tips for improvements. The tool also recognizes individual speech patterns. I find it absolutely incredible:
It recognizes if you are only reciting the text from the slide.
It tells you if you use fillers like ‘ummm’ or ‘ahhhh’.
It sounds an alarm if you speak too quickly or start to stutter.
The tool raises a cautionary finger if you use discriminatory, politically incorrect expressions or expletives.
The recommendations are based on scientific studies that Microsoft commissioned specifically for this purpose.