Speaker Tips and Tricks


When getting ready for a presentation it is always best to practice. A quick helper could be ‘Rehearse with a Coach’. In SharePoint Excel when you build a presentation – click over to Slide Show and you will see a button for ‘Rehearse with a Coach’.

Screen shot of Rehearse with a Coach in Excel online tool

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.

PowerPoint Rehearsal Coach dashboard of presentation

PowerPoint Rehearsal Coach phrase to sound more clear