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 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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Improve Soft Skills and Technical Skills to Succeed in Future Jobs
January 25, 2018 - VirtualSpeech

Improve Soft Skills and Technical Skills to Succeed in Future Jobs

Research shows that for future jobs, both soft skills and technical skills will be essential to master for employees. We also review why social skills are becoming increasingly valuable to employers and individuals.

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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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