Speeko (iOS Version 1.4.2)

Synopsis of the App: Speeko is a personal speech coach designed to help you become more comfortable and confident with your voice.

Price and Platform: Free. Apple only.

RDN Score: 5/5

Pros

  • Well-designed, simple, clean design with no distractions.
  • Choose your goals to focus on work, school or personal growth.
  • Offers an assessment to determine how confident you are speaking (from extremely unconfident to extremely confident on a 5-point scale) and to help make recommendations based on the skill level.
  • Set a routine for practicing in the morning or evening, after waking up, during commute, at work, after work, after dinner or before bed.
  • Sends a nudge to remind you when it’s time to practice.
  • Create an optional profile to save your progress or use the app without saving.
  • Includes detailed lessons and exercises such as vocal delivery basics, which includes lessons and modules for each skill from pace, eloquence, pausing, intonation, articulation and power.
  • Detailed modules go through important skills, practice exercises and evaluation.
  • Practice and get instant feedback on a presentation you’re working on or mock interview responses.
  • Use the table topics feature for prompts to speak on a random topic for two minutes, for example, or build a practice interview with top job interview questions, problem solving and leadership and other topics such as communication and conflict management.
  • Get 7 days of free speaking stats, which includes access to all lessons and personalized feedback. Upgrade to the paid version to get these after the trial period.

Cons

  • Initial skills assessment could be more comprehensive.
  • Without the paid version, you likely can “finish” the app and need more challenging content to continue to improve.

Bottom Line: Designed as an on-demand speaking coach, Speeko is ideal for professionals and students alike.

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Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at marisamoore.com. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.