Business Networking

Learn effective networking skills with our unique combination of online tutorials and virtual reality experiences.

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Find new business connections through networking

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.

Online tutorials and virtual reality for education

Learn how to enjoy networking, make others feel at ease talking to you, how to enter and exit a group of people, and how to build meaningful connections. You'll learn expert techniques with online tutorials and then practice in virtual reality, so you can expand your network and career opportunities.

How does it work?

When you enroll in the course, you will receive:

  • Access to over 25 online tutorials through our website
  • An access code to unlock 3 VR networking experiences within our app
  • A VR headset, if you require one
Learn through a combination of online courses and VR

An example of how this works: you'll learn about how to build rapport with our online tutorials, then you'll be prompted to put on a VR headset and practice your eye contact, body language and questioning techniques in our VR Networking Essentials course.

Why take a VirtualSpeech course?

What do I get?

Headset Included

A headset is required to experience the VR training - if you don't already have one, we'll send you one when you enroll so that you can start practicing your networking straight away. Simply email us when you sign up and we'll send you a BlitzWolf VR headset. Contact us to request a different headset.

BlitzWolf VR headset

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Your Instructor

Joseph course author


Joseph has led technical teams at companies such as Bookham and BML, and presented at events including the AUVSI, SEG and UAVNET conferences. He has 15 patents to his name and is a senior member of IEEE with a PhD in Electro-Physics from Cornell University.

Class Curriculum

  • 1. Welcome and Overview
  • Course Guide & Resources
  • Welcome! (1:29)
  • VR and the VirtualSpeech app (1:23)
  • Why Networking is Essential (6:49)
  • VR Training: Features & Environments
  • 2. Preparing for a Networking Event
  • Finding the Right Networking Events (2:30)
  • Research on the Event & Attendees (2:23)
  • Dress Well, Dress Distinctively (1:15)
  • Get Properly Equipped (1:49)
  • Elevator Pitch (0:59)
  • VR Training: Impromptu Networking
  • 3. Building Rapport with People
  • Become an Effective Listener (2:24)
  • Body Language & Attentiveness (3:13)
  • Good Storytellers Create Rapport (2:26)
  • The Importance of Empathy (1:36)
  • VR Training: Mirroring, Eye Contact & Listening

VR Training: Unique VR Content for this Course

Practice with the leading networking VR app, downloaded by over 150,000 users. At key points during the online part of the course, you'll be prompted to practice what you've learnt in one of the following VR training courses.

Networking Essentials in VR

Networking Essentials

Practice active listening, eye contact and building rapport with multiple people at our virtual networking event. Learn the fundamentals of networking to prepare you for your real networking event.

Advanced Networking in VR

Advanced Networking

Learn how to deliver an elevator pitch, tell a story, introduce yourself and how to end a conversation in a polite way. You can also test your listening skills with a quiz at the end.

Impromptu Networking in VR

Impromptu Networking

Practice quick-thinking by talking about a series of random business related slides for 30 seconds each. This will help you practice networking with anyone, as you'll be able to talk about a range of topics.

Everything you Need to Improve

Our VR app is full of useful features to help you grow your skills.

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Effective Networking

Practice your elevator pitch, effective listening, conversation closers and building rapport.

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Voice Analysis

Receive instant feedback on your conversations using the latest voice analysis technology.

Realistic VR environments

Realistic Environments

Develop your networking skills with our realistic virtual environments and audiences.

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Record your Speech

Save your conversation and listen to it later for analysis, better understand areas you need to work on.

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Eye Contact

Use our eye contact analysis to measure eye contact levels and help improve rapport building.

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Mobile Ready

Our iPhone and Android VR-apps work with the majority of modern phones.

See our App Guide for more information on features and environments within our VR app.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I have access to the online classes and VR training?

Once you've enrolled on the course, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes and online training material. We'll send you an access code to unlock the VR training within 8 hours of enrolling.

Do I need a VR headset?

You'll need a headset to use the virtual reality part of this course. If you don't already have one, we'll email you to get your address when you enroll and send you a headset. The type of headset depends on which package you select.

How do I get the VR content?

Once you've enrolled on the course, we'll send you an access code to unlock the VR training within the VirtualSpeech app. Download our app onto your mobile from the Apple App store or Google Play store, enter the access code, and begin practicing.

What is the split between tutorial videos and VR training?

We'll guide you through the main principles of business networking in our online tutorial videos, explaining our top tips that have helped thousands of people around the world. This is roughly 65% of the course content. The remaining 35% is VR training, where you'll practice with our VR courses and features.

Does the VR content work with Gear VR and Google Daydream?

You can now access all our VR training with both the Samsung Gear VR and Daydream View headsets.

Does VirtualSpeech pay for the VR headset shipping?

Yes, we cover all shipping costs for the VR headset when you purchase it as part of this course.

What equipment do I require?

  • A computer with internet access to view the online training material
  • A smartphone to use the VR training (running either Android 4.4 or later, or iOS 8.0 or later)
  • A VR headset (which works with a smartphone)

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