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We offer advice, research and insights to help you improve business and life skills, including communication, interview, leadership, interpersonal and language learning.

History of VR - Timeline of Events and Tech Development
August 13, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

History of VR - Timeline of Events and Tech Development

A timeline of virtual reality, including important inventions and developments from 1956 to today. Images show how much technology has improved over time and how VR has evolved through recent history.

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Complete Guide to Debating and how to Improve your Debating Skills
August 01, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Complete Guide to Debating and how to Improve your Debating Skills

Debating can look intimidating, with speakers appearing confident, passionate and unwavering, but it consists of skills that anybody can learn. In this article we provide a guide to the basics of debating.

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How to tell a story when delivering a presentation
July 26, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

How to tell a story when delivering a presentation

Keeping your audience engaged whilst trying to deliver your key messages can be difficult. A helpful way of doing this is by telling stories where you take your audience on a journey.

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How to Deliver an Effective Presentation
July 09, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

How to Deliver an Effective Presentation

During a presentation you aim to look confident, enthusiastic and natural. You'll need more than good words and content to achieve this – how you deliver your presentation plays a significant part.

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Soft skills for business and career development
July 09, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Soft skills for business and career development

Research indicates that successful employees have effective soft skills. It has become vital to develop these skills if you want to progress in your career or business, as they will set you apart from others.

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Speech transitions: words and phrases to connect your ideas
June 28, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Speech transitions: words and phrases to connect your ideas

When delivering presentations it's important for your words and ideas to flow so your audience can understand how everything links together and why it's all relevant.

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Virtual reality LMS for business skills and corporate training
June 26, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Virtual reality LMS for business skills and corporate training

We’ve created a hybrid learning management system (LMS) for improving soft skills, where users learn fundamental business skills through traditional online classes, then practice in VR scenarios.

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Using visual aids during a presentation or training session
June 21, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Using visual aids during a presentation or training session

Visual aids can enhance your presentation or training material - they can increase the audience's understanding of your topic, explain points, make an impact and create enthusiasm.

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Rhetoric: How to Inform, Persuade, or Motivate your Audience
June 07, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Rhetoric: How to Inform, Persuade, or Motivate your Audience

Persuasive speaking is needed in a wide range of situations; from arguing with a colleague to performing a speech. Rhetoric is the key to developing this skill. We discuss how to use rhetoric for effective public speaking, in order to inform, persuade and motivate.

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Creating avatar body and facial animations for VR
June 12, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Creating avatar body and facial animations for VR

Learn how to create avatar body and facial animations for your project. We discuss how to choose the right software and different animation techniques for your character.

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Adult Learners: Effects of Age on Cognitive Ability and Memory Retention
June 05, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Adult Learners: Effects of Age on Cognitive Ability and Memory Retention

It's important to take into account characteristics that affect adult learning while teaching. In this article, we discuss the characteristics of adult learners, different learning styles and effects of age on cognitive abilities.

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Illusory body ownership in VR
May 28, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Illusory body ownership in VR – coaching yourself with a virtual avatar

Virtual reality can be used to give an illusion of owning a part of a body or an entire body other than one’s own. This can be used to effectively coach people to solve their own problems.

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Photos from The Next Web (TNW) conference in Amsterdam
May 27, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Photos from The Next Web (TNW) conference in Amsterdam

Some photos from the 2018 TNW conference held in Amsterdam in May. Photos cover the large indoor tent and views over the main conference stage.

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Improve your Business English with Practice in VR
May 22, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Improve your Business English with Practice in VR

Millions of businesses around the world communicate in English. It has become the major language of international business. We discuss how VR can help you improve your business English by letting you practice different business situations in a realistic way.

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Great storytelling: Examples from Alibaba CEO, Jack Ma
May 17, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Great storytelling: Examples from Alibaba Founder, Jack Ma

Watch five short examples of Jack Ma telling inspirational stories at the World Economic Forum. We analyse the techniques used by Ma to understand what makes him such a great storyteller.

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How to turn your employees into brand ambassadors
May 17, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

How to turn your employees into brand ambassadors

Learn now to turn your employees into trusted brand ambassadors. We cover the importance of a clear vision, connecting with your employees, why transparency is key, using your own product and training your staff to use social media.

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6 Tips for Effective Corporate Meetings
May 14, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

6 Tips for Effective Corporate Meetings

Your co-workers won’t appreciate having to attend meandering, pointless meetings. Many people feel that meetings are the biggest time waster at work. Here are six must-know tips on how to conduct a productive meeting.

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360 Degree Feedback – What is it? What are the benefits of using it?
April 24, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

360 Degree Feedback – What is it? What are the benefits of using it?

Providing feedback for development is useful for employees because it helps them understand their strengths and weaknesses and how to progress in their career. In this article we discuss the 360 degree (multi-rater) feedback system.

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