Microsoft begins its AI presentation coach for PowerPoint

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Some months ago, Microsoft had announced that PowerPoint would soon get an AI-powered presentation coach.

It could help you plan for that crucial next presentation by providing you with immediate feedback. 

The company is launching this unique tool, beginning with the web version of PowerPoint.

Why Is The Coach Needed? 

Public speaking is an art that demands lots of practice, but few people ever practice their presentations. 

Some don’t because they might be thinking they are already great, but are not.

And others don’t practice because even the rehearsal makes them worried. 

There is no uncertainty, though, that preparing for a presentation helps.

The latest PowerPoint Presentation Coach strives to take the trouble out of practising. 

In its latest version, the tool marks at three things which is the pace, slide reading and word selection.

The pace is rather self-explanatory, and studies at how fast or slow the person are speaking. 

The slide reading feature identifies when you are just reading the words from your slides word for word. 

Nobody will want to sit through that kind of presentation. 

Lastly, the word selection tool does not just discover how often you say the words “um,” “ah,” “actually” or “basically,”.

Bit it also provides you with feedback when you are using culturally inconsiderate phrases like “you guys” or “best man for the job.”

Adding to this the new presentation coach, Office 365 is getting several other new features. 

Some of which include better inking assistance in PowerPoint.

This involves the facility to replay what you drew on a slide previously so that you can essentially create animations that way.

The Competition 

This feature is now available on Windows and Mac, with added inking support for Office on the web which is coming soon. 

Microsoft is also renewing the Microsoft Whiteboard with new templates.

And the teachers with the help of Office 365 subscription can now make use of 10 different lesson plans that cover 23 custom 3D models to bring those boring lessons to life.

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