Woman working on laptop at home with child on her lap

New capabilities available in Presenter Coach in PowerPoint

Feature deep dive
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on LinkedIn

Hi, I am Angelo Liao, a Program Manager on the PowerPoint team. I’m excited to introduce some capabilities we are adding to the PowerPoint Presenter Coach.

Last year, we introduced Presenter Coach to help address one of the most common fears for people around the world: public speaking. Presenter Coach in PowerPoint uses AI to help you rehearse upcoming presentations. For instance, it flags issues such as talking too fast, saying “umm” too much, or just reading the text from your slides.


To use Presenter Coach, you need:

  • A microphone-enabled device or an external microphone.
  • A stable internet connection.

If possible, try eliminating as much background noise as possible from your environment.

New Capabilities in Presenter Coach

Based on feedback for Preview participants, we rolled out two new capabilities:

  • Monotone pitch: Presenter Coach will listen to your tone of voice and give feedback in real-time to suggest varying your tone to keep your audience engaged.

Presenter coach

  • Speech refinement: You’ll now see grammar suggestions, including how to phrase your speech better.

Presenter coach

How it works

  1. Open the presentation you want to rehearse in PowerPoint for the web.
  2. Click Slide Show -> Rehearse with Coach.
  3. Click Get Started.
  4. Rehearse your presentation and watch for real-time prompts when a monotone pitch is detected. In addition, notice when you address the feedback and use a lively pitch.
  5. After finishing, press Esc to exit the slideshow.
  6. Review the feedback and try to incorporate it the next time you rehearse or when it’s showtime.

Tip: Try to speak as if you were in front of an audience or giving a presentation remotely in front of others.


Presenter Coach is available on PowerPoint for the web for everyone through a free preview. Eventually, it will only be available to Microsoft 365 subscribers.

We typically release features over some time to ensure that things are working smoothly. This is true for Insiders as well. We highlight features that you may not have because they’re slowly releasing to larger numbers of Insiders. Sometimes we remove elements to further improve them based on your feedback. Though this is rare, we also reserve the option to pull a feature entirely out of the product, even if you, as Insiders, have had the opportunity to try them.

Supported Languages

Currently, Presenter Coach only supports English, but we plan to include more languages in the future.


We don’t store your speech data. Your speech utterances will be sent to Microsoft only to provide you with this service. For more information, see Connected Experiences in Office.


If you have any feedback or suggestions, submit them via the Feedback button in the Presenter Coach summary report or by clicking Help > Feedback. 

Learn what other information you should include in your feedback to ensure  it’s actionable and reaches the right people. We’re excited to hear from you! 

Sign up for the Office Insider newsletter and get the latest information about Insider features in your inbox once a month!