It can be difficult combing through hundreds of online courses trying to find the best one. Each offers something a little different but is essentially the same as the other courses; either a bunch of video tutorials or written text trying to help you improve your communication and speaking skills.
None of these courses immerse you in the world of public speaking. None of these courses really prepare you for your next big presentation. None of these courses will have a lasting impression on how you effectively communicate.
We thought we would try something completely unique. With the rise in virtual reality (VR) and our backgrounds in the subject, we got to work designing a VR app and crafting a course which teaches you things you can only learn in the 3D, 360 world of VR – a course you will remember for a very long time.
In-app screenshot of our small virtual conference room, with realistic environment and audience.
The Virtualspeech public speaking course has been integrated with our popular VR app, making it the first ever online speaking course combined with VR. The app, with over 70,000 downloads, serves as a great platform to learn communication skills in a realistic environment. This really is the best way to overcome your speaking fear!
Although VR is great for practising and learning about various topics, it is difficult to learn all you need within a VR headset. One of the reasons for this is that after 30+ minutes wearing a VR headset, you can start to get a headache. The combination of online reading material and 15-20 minute chapters within the VR headset is the perfect way to perfect your speaking skills. Therefore, we provide:
You can download the app from either the Google Play, Apple or Gear VR stores. It is designed to work with a mobile phone combined with a VR headset, such as Google Cardboard – open the app, insert it into the Google Cardboard and place it on your head. Our FAQ page covers various questions you may have about VR and the app. The app has also been features in several top news sites: The New York Times, Forbes, Huffington Post, Springwise, Lifehacker & The Next Web. Below shows some of the course in-app training and features.
We try and cover a range of topics in the 38 page e-book; here are the 9 chapter titles to give you a flavour of what’s inside: (To learn more about public speaking, read our Guide to Public Speaking).