Business Networking Online Course with VR - VirtualSpeech

Business Networking

Learn effective networking skills with our unique combination of online classes and VR 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.

Learn with tutorial videos, practice in virtual reality, improve your skills

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 different networking techniques with online classes and then practice these in virtual reality.

Online learning, done differently

We combine online classes with VR for a unique learning approach. At certain points throughout the course, you'll be prompted to practice what you've learnt in VR.

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Learn with tutorial classes

You’ll complete a series of videos, quizzes, slideshows and case studies through our online platform - available to access at any time.

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Practice in realistic VR

Practice what you learn with VR scenarios specific to this course. Networking is just like any other skill - you need to practice to improve.

VirtualSpeech's learn, practice, improve loop

Improve with VirtualSpeech's loop

Learn online and then practice in VR. This loop occurs multiple times throughout the course and helps you improve more effectively.

Why take a VirtualSpeech course?

Reduce nerves through practice

Practice as often as you like in our realistic virtual simulations, ensuring you’re confident for any future networking event.

Create meaningful connections

Practice building rapport, opening and closing conversations, using body language and other skills in virtual reality.

Develop an essential life skill

Networking skills are essential for a successful career - perfect your skills with our tips for rapport building, asking questions and following up with people.

Be prepared for the real event

Features in our VR app ensure you’ll be better prepared, including interactive virtual avatars, eye contact training and impromptu exercises.

Speak clearly with our voice analysis

Using the latest voice analysis technology, we can pick up hesitation words, pace of voice and more, to ensure you’re speaking clearly.

Build confidence with role play

Prepare for and then practice our role play scenarios in VR. Build up experience and develop quick thinking by handling difficult conversations under time pressure.

What do I get?

Become a networking expert

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Course curriculum

  • Course guide and resources
  • Welcome
  • Why networking is essential
  • Public speaking in the 21st century
  • Finding the Right Networking Events
  • Research on the Event & Attendees
  • Dress Well, Dress Distinctively
  • Get Properly Equipped
  • Elevator Pitch
  • VR Training: Impromptu Networking
  • Become an Effective Listener
  • Body Language & Attentiveness
  • Good Storytellers Create Rapport
  • The Importance of Empathy
  • VR Training: Mirroring, Eye Contact & Listening
  • Networking Tips
  • How to Exit a Conversation
  • Networking Conversation Starters
  • How to Tell a Great Story
  • VR Training: Elevator Pitch, Exiting Conversation & Storytelling
  • Networking Solo?
  • Following Up & Staying Connected
  • Connect with Someone you Didn’t Meet
  • Identify networking opportunities
  • Hosting your own Events
  • Hosting Event Alternatives
  • Course Feedback
  • Tips for Introverts

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.

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.

Improve faster with our VR features

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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Realistic Environments

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

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Voice Analysis

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

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

Need a VR headset?

A headset is required to use the VR training - if you don't already have one, select the headset option when you enroll and we'll send you one.

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Grow your career through networking

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