AI speech coaching explained

November 27, 2022

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What is an AI speech coach?

An artificial intelligence (AI) powered speech coach or AI public speaking coach is personalized software that provides you judgment-free feedback on your filler words, pacing, eye contact, and more. Typically, people practice their speeches or interviews in front of a mirror. An AI speech coach is akin to a smart mirror. It plays back your speech, instantly generates a transcript and provides you analytics to help you improve your speaking. Yoodli is a free AI speech coach you can try out as reference.

How is AI coaching different from traditional coaching?

Traditional speech coaching involves 3–5 one on one sessions or group sessions with an expert human coach. These coaches tend to be successful speakers — former Toastmasters champions, actors, journalists, and comedians. An expert human coach can help you unpack your insecurities like a therapist would and help you improve your messaging and delivery.

Yoodli AI speech coach providing analytics on filler words, pacing, word choice, eye contact, and more.

Think of an AI speech coach as the medical report if the human speech coach is the doctor. The AI system provides objective metrics to help you track your progress over time. It also generates a transcript and provides additional data that the human coach may not have time to give. AI speech coaching is a great entry point for people who are under tight deadlines, cannot afford a human coach or are looking for ways to reinforce the lessons they learned with a human expert.

Yoodli (www.yoodli.ai) is partnering with thousands of public speaking coaches including World Champions of Public Speaking, TEDx instructors, and large coaching companies such as SNP Communications and Toastmasters International to help you improve your speaking skills. If you’re not ready to start working with a human coach, you can get started with the Yoodli AI solution to quickly diagnose your speaking and see improvements on your everyday Zoom calls.

Sources

7 things to look for in a public speaking coach

Toastmasters International launches AI speech coaching partnership

Oxford — Using AI to enhance coaching