The VirtualSpeech app offers a variety of public speaking and interview rooms for you to improve your skills in. Below is a description of current rooms and how best to utilise them – get hold of a virtual reality headset and begin practising.
This meeting room is perfect training for an upcoming pitch or presentation to work colleagues or potential clients. The room is populated with a dozen people close to you, making it more personal than the large conference room. Again, it is possible to load your own slides into this room, which appear to your left on the wall. The exit button is next to these slides.
This environment gives you the opportunity to practice your public speaking in front of a large audience, in the style of a conference presentation. You are positioned next to the podium and exposed to the audience, adding to the level of social anxiety and fear within the app.
Note that you can add your own slides into the conference room which appear on a large board behind you and also on the floor in front of you. This means that you do not have to continually turn around with your virtual reality headset to view your slides. You can exit the room by looking at the two large black screens either side of your slides behind you.
This room gives the user the chance to practice for a job interview in front of a small panel of people. You first select the job sector or company for the interview questions. Then using the VR headset toggle button or tapping the screen, cycle through subsequent questions. Currently there are 2-3 specific questions for each job sector, with around 15 subsequent general questions. For the companies, currently we provide 40 Google interview questions, 40 Goldman Sachs, 20 McKinsey and 20 Tesla Motors. We will expand this to other companies (including Apple, Microsoft, Deloitte) and increase the database of questions we are using.
Practice giving a wedding or formal speech in this uniquely styled room.
The virtual reality training room is filled with images and text on various public speaking topics. We have collated important tips and training tools which you will find in this room. Using a virtual reality headset in this way is a much more interactive way of learning than reading from a 2D screen. You can also immediately implement areas of the training in the different environments the app provides.
A feature we are looking to enable is in-app training in the form of a virtual training person guiding you through the different training environments. When you enter the different conference rooms, the training person will guide you on where to look, how to stand and how to handle different sized rooms. Use these tips along with ideas we discuss in our blog for best results.
Pick from a variety of training rooms from the VR main menu.
It’s always satisfying to see how we are improving. With this in mind, you can unlock different awards for completing public speaking and communication objectives within the app, such as spending over 30 minutes in the training room. Read about how to complete the various objectives within the awards room.