Neil H. Baum, MD, presented “Improving Your Public Speaking Performance with PowerPoint’s Presenter Coach Tool” for the Grand Rounds in Urology audience in September 2021.

How to cite: Baum, Neil H. “Improving Your Public Speaking Performance with PowerPoint’s Presenter Coach Tool.” September 2021. Accessed Sep 2021. https://grandroundsinurology.com/improving-your-public-speaking-performance-with-powerpoints-presenter-coach-tool/

Improving Your Public Speaking Performance with PowerPoint’s Presenter Coach Tool – Summary

Grand Rounds in Urology Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, Professor of Urology at Tulane Medical School, explains how urologists can use PowerPoint’s Presenter Coach tool to improve their public speaking skills. He observes that while public speaking is important for building and maintaining a urology practice, many urologists lack training in this area and may even be terrified to speak in front of an audience. To help gain these skills and alleviate fear, Dr. Baum recommends using the Presenter Coach tool, a free feature in PowerPoint that gives users feedback to improve their presentations before they ever have to speak in front of another person. He explains that users can present to the computer, and the Presenter Coach will evaluate pacing and pitch, as well as use of filler words, informal speech, euphemisms, and culturally insensitive terms. Dr. Baum then goes over how to use Presenter Coach step-by-step, highlighting the benefits of its real-time feedback and in-depth rehearsal reports. He also recommends practicing with the coach more than once in order to see improvement.

For more commentary on practice management and telemedicine from Dr. Baum, visit his Improving Your Urology Practice page.