How to use Presenter Coach to enhance your PowerPoint presentations

1642260733 How to use Presenter Coach to enhance your PowerPoint presentations

The Presenter Coach can analyze and analyze your Microsoft PowerPoint speech presentations to help you improve them.

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If you need help reporting your Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and using PowerPoint on the web, you can access a useful feature called Presenter Coach. The coach monitors and analyzes your speech and words as you deliver your presentation and moves from one slide to the next. When you are done, the coach will issue a preliminary report on how you did. The report displays the total time and number of slides you covered, and it rates you at your normal speed and alert if you just read from each slider. You can also find out if you used filler words or sensitive phrases.

Follow this step-by-step guide on using the PowerPoint Presenter Coach feature.

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First of all, make your presentation available online through Microsoft OneDrive. Browse PowerPoint online, sign in, and open the presentation you want to use. If you do not see it, click on the link for More In OneDrive, and look for the file in your OneDrive storage space. If the file is not online, upload it by dragging and dropping it on the file list or clicking the Upload And Open link (Figure A).

Figure A


Once you have opened your presentation, click on the Slide Show tab, and select the button to Rehearse With Coach (Figure B).

Figure B


When PowerPoint asks for permission to use your computer's microphone, click Allow. You may need to click the Rehearse With Coach button again. A small Welcome window appears at the bottom right. Click on the button to start Rehearsing (Figure C).

Figure C


Start reporting your presentation. After discussing the content on one slide, click the left mouse button to move to the next slide. As you present your presentation, the Coach offers suggestions. It may tell you not to read directly from the slides or to use filler words such as "umm" and "uhh" (Figure D).

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Figure D


You can go through the entire show until you finish. If you need to rest or want to see how you have made it up to this point, move your mouse over the microphone image until it turns into a stop button , and click on it. To restart, click the same button. To pause, press the Esc key; our Forecast Report will appear with recommendations and stats on your performance (Figure E).

Figure E


The Summary section describes how long the presentation took and how many slides you covered. The Origins section warns you not to read from the slides and displays any slides you may want to reuse. The Pace section gives an idea of ​​your time and weekend.

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The Sensitive Phrases section states whether you have used any words or phrases that may be sensitive or inappropriate. The Fillers section warns if you have used too many filler words. Click on the Learn More link in each section for more information. If you want to restart, click the Rehearse Again button, and the display opens on the slider where you left off so you can continue with your performance.


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