VirtualSpeech Blog

We offer advice, research and insights to help you improve business and soft skills, including communication, interview, leadership, interpersonal and presentations.

Examples of how AI is Transforming Learning and Development
August 16, 2019 - VirtualSpeech

Examples of how AI is Transforming Learning and Development

A key part of this upskilling is through the use of AI and ML to provide employees with the most relevant content when they need it. AI will transform how learning content is delivered, leading to greater alignment with business values.

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Results from VR Training
July 10, 2019 - VirtualSpeech

Results from VR Training: Performance, Session Analysis and Headset Data

Data from the VirtualSpeech VR app and training. We list reasons people gave for enrolling in our training, discuss popular headsets, app usage and user performance in VR.

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Guide for training employees in VR
April 30, 2019 - VirtualSpeech

Guide for training employees in VR

Guide and best practices for how to train employees using virtual reality. Useful for corporations and organisations looking into immersive training for improved learner retention and cost savings.

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3-DoF vs 6-DoF for VR Headset Selection
May 05, 2019 - VirtualSpeech

Degrees of Freedom (DoF): 3-DoF vs 6-DoF for VR Headset Selection

Degrees of freedom is an essential concept in VR that allows human movement to be converted into movement within the VR environment. Here we look at 3DOF and 6DOF headsets.

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Employee training: Benefits of VR over instructor-led, online and free
February 28, 2019 - VirtualSpeech

Employee training: Benefits of VR over instructor-led, online and free

We discuss the benefits of VR training for your employees over instructor-led, traditional online classes and free resources.

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Different types of employee training and delivery methods
February 14, 2019 - VirtualSpeech

Different types of employee training and delivery methods

Organizations can use many different types of training and delivery methods to engage their employees. In this article, we discuss common methods of delivery and training types.

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Live feedback during your speech
January 20, 2019 - VirtualSpeech

Live feedback during your speech

Receive feedback on your speech as you deliver it. You’ll see prompts in the virtual room if any areas of your delivery need to be improved.

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White Paper: VR for Soft Skills Training
January 16, 2019 - VirtualSpeech

White Paper: VR for Soft Skills Training

Discover the benefits of using VR for soft skills training, why the future of employee training is with VR, research that proves VR can change a user's behaviour and much more.

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VirtualSpeech win German Design Award 2019
January 21, 2019 - VirtualSpeech

VirtualSpeech win German Design Award 2019

We’re excited to announce that VirtualSpeech have been selected as the German Design Award 2019 winner in the category for Excellent Communications Design.

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Guide for training new employees
January 08, 2019 - VirtualSpeech

Guide for training new employees

It takes multiple resources to train new employees but the benefits are significant, including increased engagement, productivity, morale and low staff turnover.

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The importance of storytelling in business, with examples
December 07, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

The importance of storytelling in business, with examples

Storytelling is an essential business skill and when implemented effectively, it can boost a business in a number of ways. Examples are included to demonstrate points.

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Live Presentation Skills Training
November 30, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Presentation Skills Training: Live Coaching in VR

This live training in VR gives you a chance to practice your presentation in a realistic meeting room and gain valuable feedback from a trainer.

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The Importance of Soft Skills
March 25, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

The Importance of Soft Skills

Soft skills are important as they influence how well you can work or interact with others, making it easier to form relationships with people, create trust and dependability, and lead teams.

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VirtualSpeech's Sophie Thomson wins Venus Award
January 19, 2019 - VirtualSpeech

VirtualSpeech's Sophie Thomson wins Venus Award

We’re excited to announce that VirtualSpeech co-founder, Sophie Thompson, has been awarded the Venus award for Inspirational Woman in Tech.

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Strategies to increase employee engagement in the workplace
November 22, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Strategies to increase employee engagement in the workplace

Gallup's State of the American Workplace report found that 70% of US employees were not engaged or actively disengaged from work. In this article, we discuss techniques to increase employee engagement.

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How VR can improve soft skills training in businesses
November 18, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

How VR can improve soft skills training in businesses

VR can be used to create realistic virtual scenarios, where people can practice a range of soft skills in an immersive way. Businesses are beginning to adopt VR training and save both money and employee time.

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How will presentations look in 5 years
November 14, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

How will presentations look in 5 years with new technology trends?

How presentations are designed, built and delivered will change dramatically over the next 5 years, with increased audience interaction, product demos, VR, AR and non-linear storytelling.

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Saying no: Improve assertive communication to reduce stress
November 09, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Saying no: Improve assertive communication to reduce stress

In this article we explore assertiveness, with a focus on saying no to colleagues and managers. It's important to communicate your needs at work and being able to say no to additional tasks and work is a good way to do this.

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Soft skills for survival in the future workplace
October 19, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Soft skills for survival in the future workplace

It's likely that future technological developments will replace more jobs, so it has become crucial to develop your exclusively 'human' skills. In this article, we discuss key soft skills for the future workplace.

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VR for Workplace Wellness: Meditation, Relaxation, and Visual Getaways
October 14, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

VR for Workplace Wellness: Meditation, Relaxation, and Visual Getaways

Employers constantly look for new ways to mitigate stress at work. In this article, we discuss how companies can use meditation and wellness techniques to reduce stress in the workplace.

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How to improve interpersonal skills
October 09, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

How to improve interpersonal skills

This article teaches you how to improve interpersonal skills, so that you and the person you’re talking to can be understood and respected despite the content of a conversation.

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Best practices for designing presentation slides
September 20, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Best practices for designing presentation slides

When designing presentation slides, you need to find a balance between keeping the interest of your audience while not distracting from your key message. This article discusses best practices for designing presentation slides.

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Soft skills training
September 13, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Soft skills training: Upskill your employees and increase ROI

Businesses have started realising that soft skills are necessary for the success of a company, which is why employee training in this area has increased. In this article we discuss the importance and benefits of soft skills training.

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How to speak with confidence in public
September 06, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

How to speak with confidence in public

An estimated 75% of adults suffer from a fear of public speaking. When stress hormones are released we may behave differently - frequently, our minds go blank, our voices become harder to control, we may visibly shake etc.

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Key Interpersonal Communication Skills you need to Improve
September 05, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Key Interpersonal Communication Skills you need to Improve

Strong interpersonal skills are important for employers because most jobs require you to effectively interact with other people. In this article, we discuss the key types of interpersonal communication skills.

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