Changing soft skills training from passive listening to active learning. Our VR training helps employees improve a range of soft skills to progress in their career and businesses reach their potential.
VirtualSpeech was founded in 2016 as a way to practice public speaking in a more realistic way. We had a fear of public speaking to the point of avoiding it altogether, and found that rehearsing in front of a mirror or to a colleague didn't prepare us for being on stage with hundreds of people staring at you, or even just being in a meeting with our managers.
We came up with a solution - using virtual reality (VR) to simulate various sized audiences and distractions, resulting in an effective way to practice public speaking and build skills and confidence for the real world.
Since then, we've expanded into other soft skills training, from sales pitching to interacting with the media, and worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies to enhance their employees' soft skills in a more interactive, engaging way.
VirtualSpeech have won several awards over the last couple of years, highlighting the benefits and impact of our VR training. Awards include:
Media organisations recognise our training as a unique method to improve vital soft skills.
We've been mentioned in sites including The New York Times, VentureBeat, Huffington Post, Forbes, eLearning Industry, interviewed on TV for the BBC and more.
Over the past few years, we've trained thousands of employees and individuals. Here are some of the highlights:
Our VR training solutions have been used in a wide range of academic studies around the world. We've also published leading articles and a whitepaper on the state of soft skills training and how VR can enhance this training.
Our office is in North London, U.K., with remote workers in other countries around Europe. We are a small team with a focus on engineering, design, VR and valuable content creation.