VirtualSpeech Blog

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

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 it is, the Benefits and Limitations
April 24, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

360 Degree Feedback – What it is, the Benefits and Limitations 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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Teaching Strategies for the Eight Different Learning Styles
April 17, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Teaching Strategies for the Eight Different Learning Styles

Everyone processes information uniquely, so it's essential for trainers to understand the different learning styles. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to tailor your teaching strategy to suit your students or trainees.

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Designing a BBC Studio to Practice Media Interviews in VR
April 13, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Designing a BBC Studio to Practice Media Interviews in VR

Virtual reality provides a great way to practice media interviews in a realistic setting. When you put on the VR headset, you’ll be immersed in a TV studio with a presenter asking you questions.

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Ethos, Pathos, Logos: 3 Pillars of Public Speaking and Persuasion
April 11, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Ethos, Pathos, Logos: 3 Pillars of Public Speaking and Persuasion

Persuasive speaking is a skill that you can apply regularly throughout your life, whether you are selling a product or being interviewed. In this article, we discuss the three pillars for public speaking, ethos, pathos and logos.

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How to use Rhetorical Questions in your Speech, with Examples
April 05, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

How to use Rhetorical Questions in your Speech, with Examples

Rhetorical questions can be an effective communication tool during your speech. This article covers what a rhetoric question is and how to use it for persuasion.

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Business Software Tools and Services
March 27, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Business Software Tools and Services

Discover the best software for project management, communication, HR, business, management, CRM, accounting, email marketing, training and more.

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Overcoming the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve with Virtual Reality
March 23, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Overcoming the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve with Virtual Reality

We lose about 90% of the information we learn within a month. You may be investing a lot of money into learning a new skill, when ultimately not much of the material is remembered. We discuss how VR can be used to increase retention and overcome the forgetting curve.

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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
March 21, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Emotional intelligence accounts for 67% of the abilities needed to be a successful leader and is twice as important as technical proficiency or IQ.

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Giving Constructive Feedback in the Workplace
March 12, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Giving Constructive Feedback in the Workplace

Providing constructive feedback to employees is essential because it highlights how well they're performing and what improvements are needed. Well-delivered feedback should be educating and motivating rather than discouraging.

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Corporate Learning for the New Generation of Employees
June 01, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Corporate Learning for the New Generation of Employees

Advances in technology allow companies to reinvent their learning and development towards the incoming generations of employees, providing them with more desirable skillsets that better meet the needs of businesses.

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