Leadership Communication

Learn how to convey your ideas in ways that drive effective decision-making, teamwork and action.

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Course overview

Online with VR

Cost: $200

43 lessons, 5 hours

6 case studies

5 VR scenarios

English

What you will learn

Apply leadership and communication techniques that drive business success

Implement best practices for influencing the people around you

Communicate confidently in any environment with practice in VR

Communication skills are essential for leadership

As your responsibilities grow, your communication skills can help you succeed or hold you back. In our course, you’ll learn the tools and techniques used by successful managers all over the world. You’ll then get to practice these techniques in realistic virtual environments with our world leading VR app.

From boardroom pitches to networking events to conference presentations, this course will help you become more persuasive and influential in a range of settings. You’ll return to your role or organisation a more confident communicator with a solid understanding of why and how to shift between communication types.

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

You’ll learn the fundaments of leadership communication through our online classes, then practice these techniques in immersive virtual reality scenarios, where you’ll be able to test out new approaches, and learn to communicate with poise, clarity and conviction.

You’ll finish the course with the skills needed to engage, inform, and inspire others, and improve your ability to communicate like a leader.

Online learning, done differently

We combine online training with VR for a unique learning approach. At certain points throughout this leadership communications 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 training course. Leadership communication is just like any other skill - you need to practice to improve.


VirtualSpeech's learn, practice, improve loop

Improve with feedback

Learn online, practice in VR and receive feedback on your leadership communication. This loop occurs multiple times throughout the course and helps you improve your communication skills more effectively.

Why take a VirtualSpeech course?

Grow confidence in your presentation abilities

You can practice as often as you like in our realistic virtual simulations, ensuring you’re ready and confident for any future presentation.

Be more prepared for the real event

Features in our VR app ensure you’ll be better prepared, including loading in your own slides to the virtual room and voice analysis.

Convey your insights and feedback more effectively

Influence the people around you with our communication skills insights and immersive interpersonal training.

Learn the principles of communication that drive business interactions

Communication skills are essential for a successful career - perfect your skills with our tips for writing, designing and delivering.

Structure messages that inspire your audience to take action

Practice delivering your message a number of ways in our VR rooms and learn which inspires the audience more.

Learn through experience with VR

Skills improve the more you practice them. With VR, you can practice in a safe space at your own pace, as often as you need to.

Course objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply leadership and communication techniques to drive business success and become a more effective leader
  • Implement best practices for influencing employees, managers, subordinates, customers and other stakeholders
  • Effectively handle challenges such as delivering unpopular news, increasing team motivation and restoring credibility
  • Communicate confidently in any environment, from elevator pitches to high stakes presentations that earn buy-in and cooperation
  • Deliver powerful messages that lead to action and that control emotions when facing resistance
  • Sell your organization’s vision, mission and values to your team members

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Course curriculum


  • An introduction to the course, virtual reality (VR) and our training app. We explain how to make the most of the online classes and build confidence through realistic practice in our VR scenarios.
  • Course guide and resources
  • Welcome
  • VR and the VirtualSpeech app
  • This section explores what leadership communication is and why it’s so important for leaders and organizations. You’ll complete a Myers-Briggs assessment to understand your communication style.
  • What is leadership communication?
  • Importance of communication
  • Understanding your communication style
  • Four types of leadership communicators
  • What a leaders message does: the four I's
  • Connect with your audience through rapport building and understanding. Learn how to assess the organization's receptiveness to communication and how to engage employees effectively to build trust and credibility.
  • Assessing the organizational communications climate
  • Understanding your audience and connecting
  • Listening skills and active listening
  • Gaining trust and credibility
  • Getting feedback from employees
  • VR training: Building rapport at a networking event
  • Much of the impact we have on an audience comes from nonverbal communication. Learn how to use body language, eye contact, emotions, passion and more, as well as your voice, to achieve impact.
  • Body language, delivery and gestures
  • Emotions and passion
  • Eye contact
  • VR training: Practicing eye contact
  • Power of your voice
  • Learn literary techniques you can use to explain your message and make it more memorable. We explore essential language concepts and review how great leaders have used these to convey their message.
  • Ethos, pathos and logos
  • Speak like a leader
  • Literary techniques for leaders
  • Practice delivery of important messages that are memorable and motivating. Learn how to structure your message and why storytelling is so effective, before practicing the techniques in VR.
  • First impressions
  • Structuring your messages
  • Different types of presentation
  • Storytelling: Crafting impactful stories
  • Being authentic and credible
  • VR training: Pitching a new project
  • In this section you’ll learn how to effectively handle challenges such as delivering unpopular news, increasing team motivation, restoring credibility and winning hearts and minds.
  • Overcoming objections during the presentation
  • Example from a press conference
  • Delivering unpopular news
  • Restoring credibility
  • Increasing team motivation
  • VR training: Delivering bad news to employees
  • Understanding how to adapt your message depending on the audience and situation. We look at the four key communication channels and how to select the right media for your message.
  • Four leadership communication channels
  • Determining the right media for your message
  • Adapting your message for the situation
  • Learn to optimise internal communication and sell your organization’s vision, mission and values to your team members. You’ll practice what you’ve learnt in our TEDx styled theatre with speech analysis.
  • Elevator pitch
  • Spreading the company vision
  • VR training: TEDx Talk about company vision

VR Training: Unique VR scenarios for this course

Practice your leadership communication skills with the leading VR soft skills app, downloaded by over 250,000 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 scenarios.

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Learners in VR

1800+

Hours in VR training

3

VR awards

Improve faster with our VR features

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

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Presentation Slides

Personalise your training by adding your own slides into the virtual rooms.

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Voice Analysis

Receive live feedback on your delivery using the latest voice analysis technology.

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Realistic Environments

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


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.

Training a team? Purchase 1-2 Oculus Go headsets and share them amongst your team. Contact us to learn more.

VR headsets for training
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