Getting Started as a New User

How do I enter the software as a New User?

If you are a new user, using the mouse, select the "New User" button on the first screen when you open the software.

How do I know if I am a New User?

You are a new user if you have not previously used the software or if you have used the software and have not created your profile and completed your baseline presentation.

What is the Welcome Video and do I have to watch it?

The Welcome Video introduces the user to the software.  It will play automatically when you enter the software as a new user.  If you have not used the software before, you should watch the video to familiarize yourself with how to get started with the software.

 

Creating Your Profile

What is the Introduction Video for and do I have to watch it?

The Introduction video introduces the user to creating their profile and explains how to complete the process.  If you have not previously created a profile or need a refresher on how to create your profile, you should watch the video.

Why do I need to create a profile?

Your profile allows the software to recognize you each time you return and tracks your performance.

What is the information in my profile used for?

The information you provide helps to identify you and provides some basic content for your baseline presentation.

How do I enter my information?

You must use the keyboard to type in your information in each field.

How do I move from one field to the next?

To move from one field to the next you can use the tab button on your keyboard.

What if I don't have an Employee ID?

If you do not have an Employee ID, just press in a minimum of four numbers, such as "1234".

What if I get an error message?

If you get an error message, you will need to correct the information in the field that indicates the error. The field(s) with an error are highlighted with a red outline around the field.

What does the red outline mean around one of the fields?

A red outline around one of the fields indicates that you did not properly complete the information in that field.  For instance, if you left a field blank, the box will have a red outline.  If your password does not include at least five characters, the box will have a red outline.

What does Location mean?

Location refers to either your location of your office within your organization or you can simply put your city or state.

What if I don't have a hobby?

If you do not have a hobby, please make one up, such as golf or reading.  This is used mainly for the purposes of content for your baseline presentation.

What if the software doesn't accept my password?

What if the software doesn't accept my password?

How do I save my information?

Once you have completed your profile correctly, the circle with a checkmark at the bottom of the page will be illuminated and you can press it either with your mouse or using hand gestures in order to save your information and advance to the next screen.

 

Baseline Assessment

What is a baseline?

The baseline presentation allows the software to assess your current skills as a speaker.  Once that starting point is established, the software can then make recommendations on areas of improvement.  You will also be able to compare future presentations to your baseline in order to see your progress from when you started the software.

Why do I need to record a baseline presentation?

The baseline presentation allows the software to assess your current skills as a speaker.  Once that starting point is established, the software can then make recommendations on areas of improvement.  You will also be able to compare future presentations to your baseline in order to see your progress from when you started the software.

What is the Baseline Introduction video and do I have to watch it?

The Baseline Introduction video introduces the user the Baseline Presentation and helps guide you through the process of doing the baseline. It is recommended that you watch the video in order to better understand how to perform the baseline recording.

What do I say during my baseline?

You'll use the information you provided in your profile as content to start your presentation.  The content will appear on the right side of the screen for your reference.  It is just a starting point and then you can add on anything you'd like to talk about.  Your baseline presentation should be a maximum of 2 minutes so you do not need to present too much information.

Why is my personal information on the screen while I am recording my baseline?

Your personal information is provided on the screen as a speaking prompt.  You can use the information on the right side of the screen as a start for your presentation or you can skip that content and talk about anything you would like.

How long do I need to talk during my baseline recording?

The baseline presentation should be a maximum of 2 minutes.

What does the Re-Record Icon mean?

You have two opportunities to record your baseline presentation.  If you are not satisfied with the results in your first recording, you will have one more opportunity to re-record your baseline.  If you choose to do another recording, you'll need to press the "Re-record" button at the bottom of the screen.

What does the Continue icon mean?

After you complete your baseline presentation, you can watch your recording.  To do that, you need to press the "Play recording" button at the bottom of the screen.

How do I re-record my baseline?

 If you want to re-record your baseline presentation, you'll need to press the "Re-record" button at the bottom of the Baseline Results screen.

How do I watch my baseline recording?

If you want to watch your baseline recording, you need to press the "Play recording" button at the bottom of the Baseline Results screen.

How do I continue in the software?

If you want to continue in the software after you have reviewed your baseline results, you need to press the "Continue" button at the bottom fo the Baseline Results screen.

 

Tutorial

How do I advance to the next screen in the Tutorials?

You must complete each step of the tutorial to advance to the next screen. If you do not complete the step, the screen will not advance.  You cannot skip any of the steps or manually advance the screens.

What do the bars at the top of the screen represent?

The bars at the top of the screen are a status bar that indicates how much of the tutorial you have completed.  The illuminated bars indicate the progress you have made.

What are the instructions on the screen for? 

The instructions on the screen are meant to guide you through the tutorial.  You will need to follow the instructions on the screen to complete each task in the tutorial.

What does it mean to "Click"?

To select items on screen in the software, you'll be "clicking" or pushing using a hand gesture.  

What is the Introduction Video in the Positioning Tutorial and do I have to watch it?

The Introduction Video in the Positioning Tutorial introduces the user to the Positioning Tutorial and helps them understand how to complete that section of the tutorial. It is recommended that you watch the video in order to understand how to perform the tutorial.

What is the Positioning Tutorial? 

The Positioning Tutorial helps the user understand the spacial range of the kinect.  The tutorial guides the user to get familiar with the space around them and helps them get comfortable with where they can move their body while interacting with the kinect sensor and the software.

What is the fan shape on the screen? 

The fan shape on the screen is the range of the kinect sensor.  You are identified in the fan by the red dot.

What is the red dot?

The red dot on the screen is you and helps you understand where you are in relation to the full range of the kinect sensor.

What does the blue dot mean?

When you are moving through the tutorial, there will be on-screen directions asking you to move around to different places in the fan.  When you accomplish what the tutorial is asking you to do, your red dot will turn blue and you will be given another set of directions.

How do I know if I have successfully completed the Positioning tutorial?

When you have successfully completed the Positioning tutorial, the software will advance you to the next activity.

What is the Introduction Video in the Engage Tutorial and do I have to watch it?

The Introduction Video in the Engage Tutorial introduces the user to the Engage Tutorial and helps them understand how to complete that section of the tutorial. It is recommended that you watch the video in order to understand how to perform the tutorial.

What is the Engage Tutorial?

The Engage Tutorial helps the user understand how to interact with the software.  It specifically teaches the user how to use gestures to navigate through the software.  You will be instructed to raise your hands, one at a time, and, when you do, a hand icon appears on the screen.

How do I know I successfully completed the Engage Tutorial?

When you have successfully completed the Engage Tutorial, the status bar at the top will be fully illuminated and the screen will advance to the next task.

What is the Introduction Video in the Click Tutorial and do I have to watch it?

The Introduction Video in the Click Tutorial introduces the user to the Click Tutorial and helps them understand how to complete that section of the tutorial. It is recommended that you watch the video in order to understand how to perform the tutorial.

 

 

 

Screen Icons

What is the grey figure at the top and middle of the screen?

The grey figure at the top of the screen is you!  It is the readout from the kinect sensor and, as long as you see it, you know the kinect sensor can read your body.

What is the home icon in the upper left corner?

The home icon in the upper left corner will bring you to the Home Menu.

What is the "arrow" icon in the upper left corner?

The arrow icon in the upper left corner is a back arrow and allows you to go back to the screen you were previously viewing.  You can press it using the mouse when you have completed a task and want to return to the previous page.  The arrow will only take you back one page.

What is the door icon in the lower left corner?

The door icon in the lower left corner allows you to exit the software.  Press the icon if you want to exit or close the software.

What is the information in the bottom right corner?

The information at the bottom right corner of the screen is the version number of the software.

What is the circle with a checkmark in the middle icon?

The circle icon with a checkmark in the middle is a button that appears throughout the software and needs to be pressed in order to advance to the next screen.  This icon indicates that you have properly completed a task and the outline and checkmark will turn blue when it is ready to be activated.

How do I activate the icons on the Menus?

To activate any of the menu items, you can click or push the button using hand gesturing or you use voice navigation by saying the code word "Go PresentR", a menu of voice command options will appear on the screen, and then say the name of the specific button you would like to activate.  You can also click on the button using your mouse.

How do I close the software?

To close the software, using the mouse, click on the "door" icon in the lower left hand corner.

 

Returning Users

How do I enter the software as an Existing User?

If you are an existing user, select the "Existing User" button on the first screen when you open the software.

How do I know if I am an Existing User?

If you previously created a profile and completed a baseline presentation, you are an existing user.

What do the tiles on the screen refer to in "Select Profile?

The tiles on the screen refer to the various profiles stored on the local computer.

How do I select my profile?

You may select an existing profile by using the mouse or gesture navigation feature you learned in the tutorial phase.

How do I enter my password?

You will need to use the keyboard to enter in the password you stored when you created your profile.

What happens if I forget my password?

If you have forgotten your password, you can use your mouse to click on the "Forgot your password" link on the screen.  This will direct to a password recovery process.

What is the checkmark in the circle?

You will press the checkmark in the circle once you have submitted your password.  You can click on the checkmark in the circle once it is illuminated in blue. If the checkmark does not light up in blue, you have not entered the correct password.  

What happens if I enter an incorrect password?

If you enter an incorrect password, the password box will have a red outline and the checkmark will not be illuminated.

Why would I want or need to edit my profile?

If you want or need to change any of the information in your profile, including your password, you can do it in the Edit Profile section.

How do I save my changes after I have edited my profile?

Once you have completed editing your profile, you can use your mouse to press the checkmark at the bottom right of the Edit Profile screen. 

How can I delete my profile?

If you want to delete your profile, click on the trashcan icon at the bottom of the Edit Profile screen.

How can I look at my baseline recording again?

If you want to replay your baseline recording once again, you can click on the icon at the bottom of the Edit Profile screen.

 

Gesture Navigation

How do I use gestures to navigate the software?

One of the ways in which you can navigate through PresentR is by using hand gestures.  You will have several different types of gestures you will be asked to perform, most frequently the "Push" gesture where you press various tiles.

How do I "Push" a tile?

To push or press a tile, hold you hand chest high with an open palm and push your hand forward with a quick back-and-forth motion.  As you press, you'll notice the hand icon on screen begins to turn blue.  When you have completed a successful push, the hand will be completely blue.

 

Dashboard Navigation

What is the Checklist?

The Checklist refers to the items you need to perform or have completed as part of your learning experience.

What does "Performance" mean?

Performance refers to the historical trends in your scores in your presentation analysis sessions.

What does "Sessions" mean?

Sessions refers to the presentation analyses you have recorded and scored.

What is the purpose of the bar chart icons in the Performance section?

The bar chart icons in the Performance section of the dashboard allow you to hyperlink to your performance analytics chart.

What are the arrows in the Performance section?

The arrow icons in the Performance section of the dashboard allow you to hyperlink to your performance analytics chart.

 

Home Menu

What does the Present icon refer to?

The Present icon will take you to the Present module where you can perform a full presentation and be analyzed in all four skill areas.

What does the Eye Contact icon refer to?

The Eye Contact icon will take you to the Eye Contact skill module where you can either practice or be analyzed on your eye contact skills.

What does the Voice icon refer to?

The Voice icon will take you to the Voice skill module where you can either practice or be analyzed on your voice skills.

What does the Gesture icon refer to?

The Gesture icon will take you to the Gesture skill module where you can either practice or be analyzed on your Gesture skills.

What does the Posture icon refer to?

The Posture icon will take you to the Posture skill module where you can either practice or be analyzed on your Posture skills.

What does the Report Card icon refer to?

The Report Card icon will take you to your most recent Report Card.

What does the View Profile icon refer to?

The View Profile icon will take you to your personal profile and allow you to edit your profile.

What does the Analytics icon refer to?

The Analytics icon will take you to the Analytics section and allow you to review your historical performance and see trends in your scores.

What does the Dashboard icon refer to?

The Dashboard icon will take you to your Dashboard.

What does the Logout icon refer to?

The Logout icon will allow you to log out of your profile.  It does not exit the software but returns you to the New User/Existing User screen.

What does the Exit icon refer to?

The Exit icon will allow you to exit the software.

 

 

Video Recording

What does "Start Analysis" mean?

"Start Analysis" means you are ready to begin recording your presentation.  Once you are all ready to do, you'll need to press the button in the top right of the screen.

How do I start recording my presentation?

When you are ready to do your baseline presentation, you will need to press the "Start Analysis" button in the top right of the screen.

What are the numbers on the screen?

Once you have pressed the "Start Analysis" button, you will get an on-screen countdown that lets you know your recording is about to start.

What does "Go" mean?

When "Go" appears on the screen, it means the software is ready for you to present and you should start.

What do I say while I am being recorded?

When you are recording a presentation, you should use a presentation you are working on and try to simulate  a real presentation experience.  Pretend there are people in the audience and, if you are using a powerpoint, be sure to load it into the software or have it on a monitor or screen in the room where you are recording.

What does "Finish Analysis" mean?

When you have completed your presentation, you'll need to click"Finish Analysis" and the software will stop recording.

Video Playback

What is the line in the bottom third of the screen that appears when I raise my hand?

When you raise your hand while watching a video, the status bar will appear, allowing you to pause, fast forward, rewind or advance the video to the end.

What is the blue bubble that appears on the line when I raise my hand?

When you raise your hand while watching a video and hover over the white line, a blue bubble will appear that allows you to manually move the video forwards or backwards.

What is the "pause" icon? 

The pause icon allows you to pause the video.

What is the "skip" icon?

The skip icon allows you to skip to the end of the video.

How do I stop the video?

If you want to stop the video, you can press the pause icon.  If you do not want to finish the video, you can skip to the end and press the back arrow in the upper left corner to return the previous screen.

How do I replay the video? 

If you want to replay the video, you can move the blue bubble back to the beginning of the video.

How do I skip the video?

If you want to skip the video, you can press the skip icon which will take you to the end of the video.  If you are done with the video, you can press the back arrow in the upper left corner to return to the previous screen.

How do I start the video?

The video will start automatically when you open it.  If you have paused it, you can press the arrow icon that replaced the pause icon and the video will resume playing.

What is the "counter" at both ends of the line?

The counter that sits at both ends of the status bar indicates the time elapsed and time remaining in the video.

General

What does the Introduction icons in the Menus refer to?

The Introduction icons will take you to the Introduction videos for each of the modules.

What do the Analyze icons refer to?

Pressing the Analyze button will allow you to record and analyze your presentation and be evaluated in all four skill areas in Present or in the specific skill area in any of the other modules.

What does the Replay icon refer to?

The Replay icon allows you to replay the video recording of your presentation.

What are the Introduction Videos and do I have to watch it?

The Introduction Videos introduces the user to each of the modules and explains what the user can expect in that module. If you have not previously used a module, it is recommended that you watch the video to better understand how to utilize the features offered.

Eye Contact

What is the red dot on the screen?

The red dot on the screen is the prompt to help you practice your eye contact.  

How do I practice my eye contact?

When you take a pause, the dot will move and you will need to move your head to follow the red dot.  You should not simply move your eyes but, instead, move your entire head to look at the red dot as if it were a person in the audience.

What does "Engaged" or "Disengaged" and the counter inside the red dot refer to?

When you have successfully moved your head during a pause in your presentation, you will register an "Engaged" score.  If you do not accurately move your head or if you move your head while you are still talking, you will register a "Disengaged" score.

What does "Engaged" mean?

"Engaged" means you have successfully made eye contact and delivered a chunk of information.

What does "Disengaged" mean?"

"Disengaged" means that you are not maintaining meaningful eye contact with individual members of your audience. 

Voice

What are Power Words?

Power Words refer to specific words that you want to be using during your presentation.  The software will report on how many times during your presentation you used those words.

What are Watch Words?

Watch Words refer to specific words that you want to avoid using during your presentation.  The software will report on how many times during your presentation you used those words.

How do I input my Power and Watch words?

To customize your power and watch words, you will use your keyboard and mouse and type in the words you want to track.  

What are Filler Words?

Filler words are unintentional words that are said in lieu of pauses, such as "uh' or "um".

What are Short pauses?

Short pauses refer to pauses taken that are less than four seconds in duration.  

What are Long pauses?

Long pauses refer to pauses taken that are longer than four seconds in duration.

What is the colorful bar graph at the bottom the Voice Practice screen?

The bar graph at the bottom of the screen is a volume meter that registers your volume while you practice.  The meter will fluctuate while you practice indicating how loud or soft your voice is.  The green bars indicate the target volume range.

How do I practice my voice skills?

To practice and gain instant feedback on your voice skills, simply speak and the software will capture your voice and provide you with onscreen feedback on your volume, pauses, use of power and watch words and use of filler words.

 

Gesture

What is the fig leaf gesture?

The fig leaf gesture is when an individual positions their hands in front of themselves, usually clasped in front of their groin.  

What is the bouncer gesture?

The bouncer gesture is when an individual crosses their arms in front of their chest. 

What is the prisoner gesture?

The prisoner gesture is when an individual places their hands behind their back.  

What is the superman gesture?

The superman gesture is when an individual puts their hands on their hips.  

What is the hand temple/clasp gesture?

The hand/temple clasp is when an individual clasps their hands together in front of their body. 

What is the broken arm gesture?

The broken arm gesture is when an individual has one or both hands raised in front of their torso.  

What is the teapot gesture?

The teapot gesture is when an individual has one hand on their hip.  

How do I practice my gesture skills?

To practice and gain instant feedback on your gesture skills, simply run through your presentation and the software will  provide you with onscreen feedback on your gestures.  Each time you perform one of the gestures the corresponding box will turn red.  If you hold the gesture for more than 3 seconds, there will also be a number registered in the counter next to the name of the gesture.

 

Posture

What does it mean to be Not Facing Audience?

Not facing the audience means that you have turned away from the audience for a prolonged period of time, perhaps to look at your powerpoint presentation on a screen.

What is the Scissor Pose?

The scissor pose is when your legs are crossed at the ankles.  

What is the Power Pose?

The power pose is when you stand with your arms at your side.  

What is the Model Pose?

The model pose is when you stand with one leg extended in front of the other and your weight is not evenly balanced on both legs. 

How do I practice my posture skills?

To practice and gain instant feedback on your posture skills, simply run through your presentation and the software will  provide you with onscreen feedback on your posture.  Each time you perform one of the postures the corresponding box will turn red.  If you hold the posture for more than 4 seconds, there will also be a number registered in the counter next to the name of the posture.

 

Report Card

What is the report card?

The Report Card is one of the ways you receive feedback on your presentation skills in the software. You will receive a report card any time you choose "Analyze" in one of the modules and the software records a presentation.  The report card provides data in the four key skill areas - Eye Contact, Voice, Gestures and Posture.

What is the Report Card Introduction video and do I have to watch it?

The Report Card Introduction video introduces the user the Report Card, a feedback mechanism in the software that helps you understand how you have performed after you have recorded a presentation.  You should watch the video if you have not yet accessed and reviewed your report card in order to better understand how to interpret your scores.

What is my t3 score?

Your t3 score is your overall presentation score.  It is a consolidated score that encompasses your scores in each of the four skills areas.

What is my gesture score?

Your gesture score reflects how you performed with your gestures based on the criteria outlined in the gestures module.

What is my posture score?

Your posture score reflects how you performed with your postures based on the criteria outlined in the posture module.

What is my voice score?

Your voice score reflects how you performed with your voice based on the criteria outlined in the voice module.

What is my eye contact score?

Your eye contact score reflects how you performed with your eye contact based on the criteria outlined in the eye contact module.

What is the Introduction video?

The Introduction button allows you to view the Report Card Introduction video again to remind you how to interpret the Report Card.

How do I find out why I got my score for Gesture?

If you want to get more details on the scores in the Gesture section of your Report Card, you can click on the Gesture tile and another screen will appear with more detailed information.

How do I find out why I got my score for Posture?

If you want to get more details on the scores in the Posture section of your Report Card, you can click on the Posture tile and another screen will appear with more detailed information.

How do I find out why I got my score for Voice?

If you want to get more details on the scores in the Voice section of your Report Card, you can click on the Voice tile and another screen will appear with more detailed information.

How do I find out why I got my score for Eye Contact?

If you want to get more details on the scores in the Eye Contact section of your Report Card, you can click on the Eye Contact tile and another screen will appear with more detailed information.

How is my gesture score calculated?

Your gesture scores is calculated based on the number of gestures you perform during your presentation and how long you hold the gestures. The number of times the gestures are captured by the sensor, coupled with the duration of the gesture is calculated against the total length of time of your recording and a score is output based on these factors.  If you perform the gestures frequently but not hold them for longer than 3 seconds, your score will be less adversely impacted than if you performed fewer gestures and held them for longer periods of time.

How is my posture score calculated?

Your posture scores is calculated based on the number of postures you perform during your presentation and how long you hold the postures. The number of times the postures are captured by the sensor, coupled with the duration of the posture is calculated against the total length of time of your recording and a score is output based on these factors.  If you perform the postures frequently but not hold them for longer than 3 seconds, your score will be less adversely impacted than if you performed fewer gestures and held them for longer periods of time.

How is my voice score calculated?

Your voice score is calculated using an algorthim that is applied to the volume of your voice, pauses- short and long and how often you use filler words such as "so", "actually" and "um/uh.

What is Dynamic Voice?

Dynamic voice refers to the target volume you should look to achieve.  This registers on the volume scale in the 6-8 range.

What does Average Volume mean?

Average volume refers to the the average volume level you maintained during your presentation analysis.

How is my Average Volume calculated?

Your average volume is calculated using the length of time you were recorded and the average level of your volume over that time. 

What does Pauses Taken mean?

Pauses taken refers to the number of times you paused in your speech.

What does Short pauses taken mean?

Short pauses refer to pauses taken that are less than four seconds in duration.  

What does Long pauses taken mean?

Long pauses refer to pauses taken that are longer than four seconds in duration.

{C}{C}How is my Eye Contact score calculated?

Your Eye Contact score is measured by the number of times you sustained engagement with the length of time during your recorded session.

What are Pauses?

Pauses refer to any pauses you in your speech.

How is my Pause score calculated?

Your pause is calculated by the number of times you paused for four seconds or less for short pauses and more than four seconds for longer pauses. Your Pause score is not factored into your Eye Contact score.

 

Analytics

What do the various lines on the Analytics chart refer to?

There is a legend at the top of the chart that indicates that the specific lines in the chart refer to.  There is one line for each of the specific skills and the dotted line refers to the overall t3 score.

What are the filters?

You can filter your analytics by date, skill module, practice or analyze session.

How do I enable the filters?

In order to filter the data, you will need to use your mouse and to navigate the pulldown menus in each section of the filters.

How do I access specific information for each of the dates on the chart?

To find your scores for each of the dates listed on the chart, hover with your mouse over the date and a box will appear with the respective scores for that date.

What does total score refer to on the left axis of the chart?

The total score axis refers to your specific score in each of the modules or your overall t3 score on the specific date of practice or  analysis.

What are the numbers running along the bottom axis of the chart?

The numbers on the bottom axis of the chart refer to the dates of practice or analysis.

What is the envelope icon in the upper right corner?

The envelope icon in the upper right corner allows you to email your analytics.

How do I export my analytics?

You can export your analytics by pressing the envelope icon in the upper right corner.  When pressed, your email client will open and a PDF of the analytics will be automatically attached to the email.