[Startup News] Presentr – The First AI Public Speaking Coach

SparkAmpLab Editorial Team
December 17, 2020

Artificial Intelligence is at the forefront of technology initiatives. It’s a booming industry, with an estimated 14400 job openings in the United States alone. Increasingly, we see tech giants like Google or IBM dominate the headlines for their AI initiatives, bold gestures towards the not-so-distant-future. 

But startups are also making big waves in the field. While these projects are substantially less grandiose than those of the giants, they also promise to be of far more practical use to us as consumers. New York-based Presentr is one such startup, pioneering the use of AI to find new solutions to age-old problems. As its name might suggest, Presentr have created an AI-driven public speaking coach.

So, what makes a good presentation?

Good public speaking is centered around how your audience can relate to you. Personalizing the content of your presentation lets your audience identify with you and your experiences. But content is just one aspect of public speaking. With poor delivery, even the best content runs the risk of slipping through one ear and out the other.  After all, it’s not just what you say, but how you say it. This is where Presentr comes into play. 

Personalized coaching built for your needs 

In the fast-paced world of the modern professional, work days move at light-speed. On-the-go solutions are rapidly becoming necessities. Presentr offers a modern and accessible solution to working on presentation skills that can make public speaking less stressful, taking the edge off of conferences and presentations. 

The app, which is available on smart devices and desktop, is able to provide real-time feedback focused on volume and pace of speech by using its advanced analytics AI. It also monitors your use of filler words, making sure you stay in what it calls the “Sweet Zone”. To ensure easy accessibility, it syncs across all devices, allowing you to hone your presentation skills whenever and wherever. 

Presentr also tracks your progress, records presentations, and provides prompts on what to say. Not only do individual employees benefit, but it also serves as a cost effective solution for organizations that require team training and development. In some cases, it may even replace the duties of executive pitch coaches where companies are unable to hire one due to short notice or limited resources.

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