PowerPoint’s presenter coach expands to Microsoft Teams and takes on the new name speaker coach
Published Sep 09 2021 08:00 AM 76.4K Views

Today, we announced speaker coach is coming soon to Microsoft Teams! Bring your best self into every meeting with speaker coach, your own private, personalized meeting coach. Speaker coach uses AI to provide you with guidance on your pace, notify you if you are interrupting someone, and remind you to check in with your audience. This capability helps empower you to be more confident whether you are presenting or participating in any meeting and also fosters inclusivity, where all voices are heard in every meeting. 


This experience may sound similar to PowerPoint’s presenter coach – and it is – presenter coach in PowerPoint is now referred to as speaker coach in both, PowerPoint and Microsoft Teams!


Speaker coach in Microsoft Teams will be available in early 2022, but you can use speaker coach in PowerPoint today! Take a look at how speaker coach in PowerPoint and Microsoft Teams are similar.


Speaker coach in PowerPoint


Speaker coach in PowerPoint is currently available across all platforms and leverages AI to help anyone—professionals, students, and even those who just want to practice a speech for a wedding or graduation. Especially in this hybrid work and learning environment, presentation skills are more important than ever, with more meetings and presentations than ever before. Speaker coach provides users with feedback on their pace, use of monotone pitch, use of filler words, poor grammar, lack of originality, use of sensitive phrases, and more while they rehearse their presentations. At the end of each rehearsal, speaker coach users receive a summary report highlighting the key pieces of feedback to help them become better, more confident presenters. 



Availability: Speaker coach in PowerPoint is available across all platforms today.


Speaker coach in Microsoft Teams


Speaker coach in Microsoft Teams will be available in early 2022. It is your private, personalized coach helping you bring your confident and best self into every meeting. When you turn speaker coach on in a meeting, the experience will privately assist you by highlighting moments and providing you with the following:


  • Help you take a breath and slow down if you begin to speak too quickly.
  • If you accidentally speak at the same time as someone else, speaker coach will help you identify who else is talking so you can recognize them and hear what they want to say.
  • Understand a comprehensive view of your data post-meeting with a private report of the moments speaker coach captured to reflect and internalize for the next meeting.


It is important to know that speaker coach in Microsoft Teams is designed for anyone in the meeting – not just the presenter – as there are many people who hold a speaking role in meetings. Even if you are simply saying a couple sentences – speaker coach can be there for you privately, to empower you and help give you greater confidence.



Availability: Speaker coach in Microsoft Teams is coming early 2022.


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