VirtualSpeech Blog

We offer advice, research and insights to improve your professional development skills, including communication, interview, leadership, interpersonal, and presentations skills.

September 5, 2018
Barriers to Effective Communication in the Workplace
Effective communication is not always straightforward and barriers can easily get in the way. They cause messages to become distorted, subsequently leading to confusion and misunderstanding. In this article, we describe these barriers to communication.
June 15, 2018
How Professional Networking can Improve your Career Progression
Effective networking is an important aspect of career development. Building relationships with a wide range of people can win you new business clients, increase your chance of finding a new job, as well as advancing your career. Here are our tips on how to improve.
June 12, 2018
Rhetoric: How to Inform, Persuade, or Motivate your Audience
Persuasive speaking is needed in a wide range of situations; from arguing with a colleague to performing a speech. Rhetoric is the key to developing this skill. We discuss how to use rhetoric for effective public speaking, in order to inform, persuade and motivate.
April 30, 2018
Brief History of Public Speaking and Famous Speakers through the Ages
Public speaking is an essential life skill in the modern world, full of meetings, conferences and networking events. In this article, we look at the history of public speaking, from Greece to the 21st century, as well as famous orators throughout history.
March 23, 2018
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.