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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.

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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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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