What is Powerpoint presenter coach?

Answered by Jacob Gray

Presenter Coach helps you prepare in private to give more effective presentations.

Presenter Coach evaluates your pacing, your use of filler words and culturally sensitive terms, and it detects when you are simply reading the text on a slide.

After each rehearsal, you get a report that includes statistics and suggestions for improvements.

Mr Port has made a short explainer video on PowerPoint Presenter Coach which you can watch here.

How to access Presenter Coach 

Open your presentation in PowerPoint for the web.

Sign in with a personal Microsoft account, or an Office 365 work or school account. 

On the Slide Show tab, select Rehearse with Coach. (If you've turned off the Simplified Ribbon, you don't have a Slide Show tab; instead use the View tab to start Presenter Coach.) 

The presentation opens in a full-screen view, similar to Slide Show. 
Select Get Started at the lower right when you are ready to begin rehearsing.

As you speak, Coach gives on-screen guidance (in the lower-right corner of the window) about pacing, inclusive language, use of profanity, filler words, and whether you're reading the slide text. 

When you're through, exit the full-screen view. Coach opens a Rehearsal Report that summarizes what it observed.