It can be difficult going through hundreds of online courses trying to find the best one. Each offers something a little different but is essentially the same as the other courses; either a bunch of video tutorials or written text trying to help you improve your communication and speaking skills.
None of these courses immerse you in the world of public speaking. None of these courses really prepare you for your next big presentation. None of these courses will have a lasting impression on how you effectively communicate.
We thought we would try something unique. With the rise in virtual reality (VR) and our backgrounds in the subject, we got to work designing a VR app and crafting a public speaking course which lets you practice speaking techniques in the virtual 360° world of VR.
In-app screenshot of a presentation to a virtual audience in our meeting room. Users can load in their own presentation slides to present with, as shown in the image.
The VirtualSpeech course has been integrated with our popular VR app, making it the first ever online speaking course combined with VR. The app, with over 150,000 downloads, serves as a great platform to learn communication skills in realistic simulations. This really is the best way to practice public speaking and be more confident in front of audiences of any size.
Although VR is great for practising and learning about various topics, it is difficult to learn all you need within a VR headset. One of the reasons for this is that after 20+ minutes of wearing a VR headset, you can start to get a headache. The combination of online tutorial videos and 15-20 minute VR courses is the perfect way to improve your speaking skills. Therefore, for this public speaking course we provide:
You can download the app from either the Google Play, Apple or Gear VR stores. It's designed to work with a mobile phone combined with a VR headset, such as Google Cardboard – open the app, insert it into the Google Cardboard and place it on your head.
Our FAQ page covers various questions you may have about VR and the app. The app has also been features in several top news sites: The New York Times, Forbes, Huffington Post, Springwise, Lifehacker & The Next Web. Below shows some of the course in-app training and features.
We try and cover a range of communication and public speaking topics; here are some of them to give you an idea of what’s in the course:
Find out more about our public speaking course and how it will help you master the art of public speaking.