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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.

Adult learning courses using VR
August 17, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Adult Learning Courses & Virtual Reality

The benefits of VR and AR for adult learning are revolutionary. The combination of experiential learning and accessibility make these emerging technologies serious contenders to shake up learning systems.

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Persuasive speech outline and ideas
August 13, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Persuasive Speech Outline, Structure and Tips for Delivery

A persuasive speech is a speech that is given with the intention of convincing the audience to believe or do something. Read our suggestions for a persuasive speech outline and ideas.

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21 persuasive speech topics
August 12, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

75 Persuasive Speech Topics and Ideas

When you’re first asked to give a persuasive speech, it’s common to go blank about what you can speak about. Here are 21 persuasive speech topics to get you started.

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8 elements of confident body language
August 10, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

8 Elements of Confident Body Language

When you speak, you don’t just speak with what you actually say, you also speak with your body language. Read our 8 tips on how to build confident body language for any occasion.

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5 ways you annoy your audience when public speaking
August 09, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

5 Ways you Annoy your Audience when Public Speaking

When people talk about distractions during a speech, they’re mostly referring to ones made by the audience or technological issues. Here are 5 of the most distracting things you might be doing and how to stop doing them.

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How to make Good First Impressions
August 09, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

How to make Good First Impressions

It’s thought that someone has already formed their first impression of you within seven seconds of meeting you. Read our top tips to help you come across as your best self when you first meet someone.

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An Introvert’s Guide on How to Be Confident
August 05, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

How to be Confident: An Introvert’s Guide to Social Situations

We live in an extrovert-driven society, where sometimes it can feel like the only way to be successful is if you’re confident, loud, and thrive off being around others. Here are some tips that can help you increase your confidence and have your voice heard.

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How is VR Changing Corporate Training?
August 02, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

How is VR Changing Corporate Training?

While many continue to debate over the adoption rates of virtual reality (VR), a VR tidal wave is quietly bringing VR very much into the present. A number of companies are already exploring VR as a supplementary tool for corporate training and you could find yourself being trained in VR sooner than you think.

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Online training courses with virtual reality (VR)
July 28, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Online Training Courses with VR

Online courses have become a popular way to learn just about anything, with sites such as Udemy, Udacity, Pluralsight and Coursera revolutionising education. VR can enhance courses by allowing you to practice these skills, such as Sales and Public Speaking, in a realistic way.

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Practice giving an impromptu speech in virtual reality
July 27, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

How to Give an Impromptu Speech

An impromptu speech can be one of the most terrifying speeches you’ll ever do; standing up in front of a crowd and having to speak for a few minutes without preparation is daunting even for the most seasons speakers. Here are some valuable tips on how to give an impromptu speech.

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Managing conflict in the workplace
January 16, 2019 - VirtualSpeech

Managing conflict in the workplace

85% of US employees experiencing conflict in the workplace. This article discusses common causes of conflict and how to resolve the conflict before it escalates.

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Professional and business networking tips
July 26, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

How Professional Networking Can Help your Career

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.

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Job interview preparation and search apps
July 6, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Interview Preparation & Job Search Apps

List of the top interview preparation and job search apps on the Android and iTunes platforms, including interview simulation, search and virtual reality apps. Try these apps out for free.

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The Secret to Your Dream Job: Interview Preparation
June 23, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

The Secret to Your Dream Job: Interview Preparation

If you haven't effectively prepared for an upcoming interview, then your chances of being offered the position are severely diminished. Here are our tips on how to improve your public speaking, communication skills, language learning and interview techniques with virtual reality.

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Where to find the best VR apps
June 5, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

Where to Find the Best VR Apps

There are thousands of VR apps already on the market and finding the best experiences can be challenging. We’ve searched through the VR app marketplaces and list our favourites for all the popular VR headsets, including Google Cardboard, Gear VR, Daydream, Rift and Vive.

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How to Stop Using Filler Words in 3 Steps
April 29, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

How to Stop Using Filler Words in 3 Steps

Um, like, so, er… they’re all words that have slipped into everyone’s everyday vocabulary and they’re known as hesitation or filler words. These are 3 practical steps to help you stop using them.

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3 Ways Virtual Reality is Changing Higher Education
April 24, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

3 Ways Virtual Reality is Changing Higher Education

While there are some sceptics who aren’t too sure what the future holds, there are universities who are already adopting the technology, confident of the benefits VR can bring. Here are 3 uses of VR in higher education, which universities around the world have started to adopt.

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VR's not just for gaming - 20 other industries that use VR
April 6, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

20 Non-Gaming Industries that use VR

There are some great virtual reality (VR) games out there, but VR, AR and MR are going to shape our future in so many more ways than gaming. Here’s a list of industries that are already adopting VR and how this could impact the future of that industry.

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3 tips for improving communicaiton skills
April 4, 2017 - VirtualSpeech

3 Tips to Improve Communication Skills

It’s a well-known fact that what we actually say is only a small part of how our message is received. However, it can be difficult to say the message we want to communicate, here are 3 tips to help you improve your communication skills.

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WebVR demo using A-Frame for public speaking
December 10, 2016 - VirtualSpeech

Developing a Public Speaking WebVR Demo

WebVR lets you access virtual reality (VR) in your web browser, using devices such as Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, HTC Vive and Gear VR. We talk briefly about our experience with building a public speaking WebVR demo using A-Frame.

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Presentation Tips and Skills
November 20, 2016 - VirtualSpeech

Top Presentation Tips & Skills

Essential tips to enhance your presentation and build a powerful story. Delivering your key message at the right time, to the right people, is the best way to persuade and influence the people that matter.

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