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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.

Average Speaking Rate and Words per Minute
January 20, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Average Speaking Rate and Words per Minute

Our guide tells you how to calculate your speaking rate and words per minute, explains the average wpm for TED Talk presentations, podcasts, conversations, with examples and explanations of what influences the change of pace.

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Learn English Phrases for a Workplace Meeting
February 17, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Learn English Phrases for a Workplace Meeting

Meetings are an essential part of the modern workplace. Understanding the right phrases, vocabulary and terminology to use in an English business meeting can help your career progression in our highly competitive workplace environment.

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Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking: The Definitive Guide
January 10, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking: The Definitive Guide

The fear of public speaking is a common form of anxiety. It has been estimated that 75% of all people experience some degree of anxiety or nervousness when it comes to public speaking. Read our guide to understand how you can overcome your fear of public speaking.

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Guide to Choosing a Successful Speech Topic
January 05, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Guide to Choosing a Successful Speech Topic

We provide a framework for choosing a successful speech topic which your audience will find interesting, you are passionate about and knowledgeable on.

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10 Effective Ways to use Pauses in your Speech
January 02, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

10 Effective Ways to use Pauses in your Speech

A pause, if used correctly, can add a great deal to your speech. Here are 10 ways you can use a pause effectively, from adding emphasis to key points, to changing the presentation topic, to replacing filler words.

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Examples of Effective Corporate Presentations
December 20, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Examples of Effective Corporate Presentations

Examples of great corporate presentations from leaders in their respective industries. Learn from company presentations on Moz, Netflix, Accenture, HubSpot and Google, including slides and quotes.

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Presentation Practice with Your Own Slides in VR
December 16, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Presentation Practice with Your Own Slides in VR

Practice for a presentation, sales pitch, conference and other public speaking events, with your own slides. Load your presentation slides into the VirtualSpeech VR app, so that you can prepare with them.

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Practice your Sales Pitch in VR with Real-Time Feedback
December 12, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Practice your Sales Pitch in VR with Real-Time Feedback

Practice in virtual reality to create an effective sales pitch presentation. We analyse an example pitch for speaking clarity and eye contact, with real-time feedback, voice recording and questions.

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Role Play Exercise for a Sales Pitch with VR Practice
December 8, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Role Play Exercise for a Sales Pitch with VR Practice

Sales role play exercise where you prepare a sales pitch on a new idea to present to senior management, then practice delivering this prepared pitch in a realistic VR conference room.

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Practice in Virtual Reality to Improve Eye Contact
December 6, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Practice in Virtual Reality to Improve Eye Contact

Learn how practicing eye contact in VR can help you build rapport, keep people engaged in your presentation and sell your products or services. Examples and eye contact heatmaps provided.

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List of Key Communication Skills for Career Progression
December 5, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

List of Key Communication Skills for Career Progression

Master these important communication skills to advance your career and help secure a promotion. These skills, from body language to public speaking, are essential to every business and successful career.

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Exercises to Warm up your Voice before a Speech
December 4, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Exercises to Warm up your Voice before a Speech

Different exercises to warm up your vocal muscles before a speech or presentation. We explain why vocal warm up is important, different vocal exercises to try and tongue twisters to warm up your muscles.

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Analysing a Speech in VR using Speech-to-Text and Motion Tracking Technology
December 1, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Analysing a Speech in VR using Speech-to-Text and Motion Tracking Technology

Analysis of a presentation given in virtual reality, using speech-to-text insights and eye contact tracking technology to measure performance and provide real time feedback. Speech transcript and audio recording provided.

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How to Structure your Presentation, with Examples
November 27, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

How to Structure your Presentation, with Examples

The structure of your presentation plays a crucial role in whether your audience understands your message. We cover why structure is important, provide a template for your presentation and highlight good examples.

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5 TED Talks Every Public Speaker Should Watch
November 25, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

5 TED Talks Every Public Speaker Should Watch

Five powerful TED Talks to improve your public speaking and communication skills, from the impact of body language, to telling stories, to using your vocal toolbox.

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Why and How to Bring Statistics Into Your Speech
November 24, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Why and How to Bring Statistics Into Your Speech

Statistics and data are a great way to add impact to your presentation. Use these tips in your speech to make your message more persuasive and memorable.

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Use your Vocal Toolbox to Deliver an Impactful Speech
November 23, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Use your Vocal Toolbox to Deliver an Impactful Speech

How you speak and sound makes a dramatic impact on your speech. Use the different elements of the vocal toolbox during your presentation to sound more authoritative and knowledgeable.

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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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