VirtualSpeech Blog

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

What is Glossophobia and How to Overcome it
November 18, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

What is Glossophobia and How to Overcome it

Learn about public speaking anxiety, or glossophobia, including what it is, symptoms and signs, consequences, how to treat it and exercises to help you overcome your fear of public speaking.

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Guide for Presenting to Large Groups of People
November 14, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Guide for Presenting to Large Groups of People

A guide for how to present to large groups of people, either at a conference, theatre or other large venue. Our tips will help you influence your audience and deliver a memorable message.

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18 Ways to Make Your Presentation More Interactive
November 10, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

18 Ways to Make Your Presentation More Interactive

Involving your audience with an interactive presentation is much more likely to keep your audience’s attention and help them understand your message.

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Storytelling for Leaders: Craft Stories That Matter
November 09, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Storytelling for Leaders: Craft Stories That Matter

With stories, leaders can inspire employees to excel, align themselves with investors and engage better with customers. Creating an authentic and compelling narrative is vital to a leader’s success.

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Different Ways to End a Presentation or Speech
November 06, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Different Ways to End a Presentation or Speech

There are many different ways to leave closing remarks at the end of your speech, from summarising to rhetorical questions to an unusual quote. Learn about how to use them in different situations.

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Key Principles of Leadership Communication
November 02, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Key Principles of Leadership Communication

Read about the different principles of good communication for a leader, from actively listening, to storytelling, to asking the right questions. We’ll also cover effective ways to practice your communication skills.

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Advice for Giving and Receiving Feedback
November 01, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Advice for Giving and Receiving Feedback

Learn how to give and receive feedback from colleagues and friends, including how to be constructive with feedback, provide evidence and remain impersonal.

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10 Simple Rules for Good Communication
October 31, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

10 Simple Rules for Good Communication

Easy to implement rules for your next presentation or speech. Read over our checklist and make sure you have considering all the points when preparing and delivering your speech.

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Learn, Practice and Improve Methodology
October 31, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Learn, Practice and Improve Methodology

Improve your communication skills with the learn, practice and improve concept. We provide communication resources, guides and insights for the best ways to learn and practice.

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45 Impromptu Speech Topics and Ideas
October 29, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

45 Impromptu Speech Topics and Ideas

Impromptu speech topics you can use at your next event, or for practice to improve communication skills and quick-thinking. We also outline what an impromptu speech is and tips for picking a topic.

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How Virtual Reality can Improve Online Learning
October 27, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

How Virtual Reality can Improve Online Learning

Read how VR can help with your online education by letting you practice what you learn in realistic virtual environments from the comfort of your own home.

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Checklist for Before and After a Presentation
October 25, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Checklist for Before and After a Presentation

Read our complete presentation checklist for all essential tasks to prepare and think about before, during and after your speech, including what to bring with you on the day of the event.

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The Importance of Eye Contact during a Presentation
October 24, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

The Importance of Eye Contact during a Presentation

We discuss the benefits of good eye contact when giving a speech, and ways to improve your eye contact so that you connect with your audience in a meaningful way.

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How to Deliver a Great Sales Pitch
October 19, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

How to Deliver a Great Sales Pitch

Delivering a great sales pitch can be the difference between securing a contract and failing to do so – learn how to ensure you get the sale by selling a needed solution to your potential client.

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Guide for Handling Questions after a Presentation
October 19, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Guide for Handling Questions after a Presentation

Read our guide for answering questions, including how to prepare, setting rules for the audience, a framework for responding, handling difficult questions and strategies for when you are struggling to answer.

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