Leadership Communication

Learn how to convey your ideas in ways that drive effective decision-making and action. Practice with interactive exercises.


AI feedback

7 practice exercises

CPD Accredited

Digital certificate

4 hours of learning

Course Outcomes

  • 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 control emotions when facing resistance
  • Sell your organization's vision, mission, and values to your team members

Communication skills are essential for leadership

As your responsibilities grow, your communication skills can either help you or hinder you. In this leadership course, you'll learn the best tools and techniques used by successful managers all over the world. You'll then have the opportunity to put these skills into practice.

From boardroom pitches to networking events and conference talks, this course will help you become more persuasive and influential in a variety of settings. By the end of this leadership course, you'll return to your role as a more confident communicator with a solid understanding of why and how to shift between communication types and lead your team to success.

The practice exercises allow you to test out new approaches and communication styles in a safe space, without fear of judgment or consequences. You'll receive instant feedback on your performance and can repeat the exercises as often as you like until you speak with clarity and conviction, and feel comfortable acting on your skills in the real world.

You'll finish the course with the skills you need to engage, inform and inspire others, and improve your ability to communicate like a top leader.

Online learning, done differently

This course combines online learning with interactive exercises for a unique, effective learning approach. At certain points throughout this Leadership Communication course, you'll be prompted to practice what you've learned.

Course Content

1. Welcome and overview
An introduction to the course and the online exercises. We explain how to make the most of the online classes and build confidence through realistic practice in the online exercises.
2. Fundamentals of leadership communication
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.
3. Understand and connect with your audience
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.
4. Nonverbal and verbal communication
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.
5. Using language to achieve impact
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 messages.
6. Prepare and deliver effective presentations
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.
7. Handling difficult situations
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.
8. Different business situations and audiences
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.
9. Sell your organization's vision, mission, and values
Learn to optimize internal communication and sell your organization's vision, mission, and values to your team members. You'll practice what you've learned in our TEDx-styled theatre with speech analysis.

Example videos

Throughout this course, you'll watch real-life video examples of the skills being taught, including how to start a presentation, use your voice effectively, and answer audience questions.

Learn from these videos and transfer the skills to your own public speaking.

Practice exercises

Practice your public speaking with interactive and engaging exercises. At key points during the course, you'll be prompted to practice what you've learned in one of the following exercises.

Roleplay with AI-powered avatars

Develop your leadership skills with AI-powered avatars, who adapt to what you say in a dynamic and personalized way. Practice difficult conversations, giving feedback, and more.

Features in the practice exercises

Improve faster and practice what you learn with these features.

Presentation Slides

Personalize your training by adding your own slides and notes into the virtual rooms.

Voice Analysis

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

AI Conversations

Practice a variety of conversations with AI-powered avatars and ChatGPT.

Record your Speech

Save your speeches and listen back to them later for analysis and a better understanding of areas you need to improve.

AI-Powered Questions

Practice answering AI questions from employees, clients, or the audience when you are communicating.

Frequently Asked Questions

1How do I access the online classes and practice exercises?

You can access the classes through the VirtualSpeech website, on any standard web browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.

The practice exercises can be completed online or in virtual reality (if you have a VR headset).

2When do I get access to the training?

When you enroll in the course, you'll get 24/7 access to the course (including tutorial videos, case studies, practice exercises, VR, and more) through the VirtualSpeech website and in VR.

3What equipment do I need for the practice exercises?

Both the online classes and exercises run in your browser, no additional software or download is required.

If you have a VR headset, you can also access the practice exercises in VR. Here's a list of our recommended VR headsets.

The online exercises have been tested across multiple browsers and run smoothly on Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Edge.

4How can I pay?

We accept payment via Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal directly through the VirtualSpeech site. If you'd like to pay with an Invoice or using another payment method, please contact us.

5Can I buy this course for multiple people / my team?

Yes you can. After pressing the 'Buy Now' button on this page, select the number of users (maximum is 25).

After the payment, you'll be made course admin and can add users to the course from the admin dashboard.

6Can I get a certificate when I complete this course?

Yes, when you've completed this course, we'll send you a Certificate of Achievement, which you can share in the Certifications section of your LinkedIn profile, on printed resumes, CVs, or other documents.

7What is the refund policy?

If the course does not meet your expectations, you can get a full refund within 7 days of purchasing the course.