Sometimes, I get an inbound on my Youtube Channel like this:
I used to make a video in response.
I had no way of knowing if the person viewed it or if it had impact.
Others would take an 8 week workshop with me.
They had the tools, but struggled to deploy them in real time after class ended.
They still needed feedback.
Now I am experimenting with an app.
Esha Joshi wanted women to have more confidence in their public speaking, She co founded Yoodli, an AI-powered coach that offers feedback on a person’s public speaking.
I tried the app myself.
Here is what I found out about my own storytelling:
Step 1. I uploaded one of my videos.
You could tell a story about something you were proud of as a kid.
You could talk about something you are good at.
I chose planning for how to be your future self now.
Step 2: I picked 4 metrics for Yoodli to analyze:
- my use of filler words
- level of eye contact.
You can pick which metrics you want the app to measure from a menu.
Step 3: It analyzed my video
It took a few minutes.
You can walk away and get a coffee.
Step 4: The app offered information such as
- How many times I used ‘filler words’ and which ones.
- Am I above or below average in my use.
- See below for the exact pieces of feedback I got.
Step 5: As a public speaking coach, I can ask clients to record videos of themselves into my own hub
- I could offer feedback.
- They could also integrate Yoodli into Zoom
- The app could offer feedback in real time.
- Feedback such as “slow down.”
Am I worried AI will replace me as coach? No.
My high level clients who are giving branded talks, TEDtalks, get tripped up on this point:
Organizing their material for impact.
Imagine going to see a comedian, and there was no lead up to the punchline. IN fact, all the lines were out of order. The whole experience would suck, because a joke is not as funny, when the parts are told out of order. There needs to be a ‘tee-up’ and then the final line has to ‘land.’
That level of organization still needs a human.