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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.

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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Managing Anxiety and Stress in the Workplace
March 08, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Managing Anxiety and Stress in the Workplace

Stress and anxiety in the workplace is common. Work-related stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 40% of work-related illnesses. In this article we have outlined steps you can take to deal with your stress or workplace anxiety.

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Preparing Your Company Spokesperson for Media Interviews
March 04, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Preparing Your Company Spokesperson for Media Interviews

Having a good company spokesperson is essential for your public relations. The spokesperson gives your organisation both a face and a voice, helping to build trust with the audience on your behalf.

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Learn a Language in Realistic VR Scenarios with these Apps
February 28, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Learn a Language in Realistic VR Scenarios with these Apps

Language learners are not solely relying on taking classes, listening to recordings or reading books. Users can now learn languages and experience culture in realistic virtual reality environments.

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What Not to Say in a Media Interview
February 27, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

What Not to Say in a Media Interview

During a media interview your aim is to deliver key messages clearly whilst positively representing your organisation. In this article we outline what to avoid saying in both TV and radio interviews.

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Augmented and Virtual Reality: The Future of Learning Experiences
February 24, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Augmented and Virtual Reality: The Future of Learning Experiences

AR and VR will play an important role in the future of learning. We discuss why these technologies are so important in the future classroom and give examples of how they are already being used in education.

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Media Training - Essential Tips for a Great Interview
February 23, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Media Training: Essential Tips for a Great Interview

Whether you’re launching a new product, defending your company during a crisis or an expert on a particular topic, media training is essential if you want to deliver a great TV or radio interview.

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What to wear at networking events
May 27, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

What to wear at networking events and how to stand out

Networking is at the core of business development and sales, however picking out what to wear can be difficult. In this article, we cover tips for what to wear in different situations as well as how to stand out from the crowd.

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Guide for Giving a Group Presentation
February 21, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Guide for Giving a Group Presentation

Group presentations are an important part of certain academic and business projects. In this article, we discuss how to prepare for and deliver a presentation with multiple speakers.

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Effective B2B Sales Strategies for your Business
February 19, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Effective B2B Sales Strategies for your Business

Learn effective B2B sales strategies, including the use of case studies, qualifying leads, having great support, researching competitors and learning about your customers’ journey.

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The Complete Guide to Crisis Management and Communication
February 11, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

The Complete Guide to Crisis Management and Communication

Crisis management is an essential organisational function. We cover best practices, case studies, examples and useful resources which can be incorporated into an effective crisis management plan.

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6 Ways to Practice Oral Communication Skills
January 31, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

6 Ways to Practice Oral Communication Skills

Communication skills are essential in today’s business world. We provide several effective ways to practice your communication skills, including training days, professional coaching and virtual reality.

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