The easiest way to become a great public speaker. Learn with online classes, practice in interactive exercises.Enroll Now
8 practice exercises
5 hours of learning
Overcome a fear of public speaking and feel comfortable speaking in front of audiences of various sizes
Know key theories and techniques to deliver effective and memorable speeches
Easily design your presentation to engage and persuade your audience
Manage nerves and become a confident public speaker with practice in interactive exercises
Engage and connect with your audience through storytelling
Enhance your message with body language, eye contact, and gestures
Access the practice exercises either online (in your browser) or in virtual reality (if you have a VR headset).
VirtualSpeech courses have been completed by employees at companies including:
Over 70% of HR professionals say that public speaking is essential for a successful career. Feeling confident in your ability to articulate yourself and inspire your audience can transform your professional and personal life, and help you to reach your full potential.
This course gives you the tools and techniques to successfully deliver a presentation, pitch, or speech whenever you want. We'll help you write and structure your speech, use literary techniques for maximum impact, and transform your nervous energy into an authentic connection with your audience.
A unique feature of this course is that you can practice everything you've learned, either online or in VR:
We combine online learning with practice for a unique learning approach. At certain points throughout this public speaking course, you'll practice what you've learned.
Complete a series of videos, quizzes, and case studies at your own pace - available to access at any time.
Build your skills and confidence by putting them to the test with computer-generated audiences and AI-generated questions.
Receive instant feedback on your performance to help identify your strengths and weaknesses.
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.
Dom is Curriculum Lead for the Public Speaking course. He's an entrepreneur and engineer with a passion for finding new ways to improve speaking skills using technology. Previously, Dom worked at Jaguar Land Rover before leaving to start VirtualSpeech and now speaks at events around the world.
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.
Note: These exercises can be completed online (in your browser) or in virtual reality (if you have a VR headset).
Improve your eye contact and connect with the audience. Gamification and heatmaps give you feedback on where you need to focus your eye contact.
Practice quick-thinking and impromptu speaking by talking about a random slide every 30 seconds or answer random Table Topic questions.
It's easy to get distracted by the audience and venue. Learn how to deal with sound and visual distractions, including mobile phones ringing and bright lighting.
Receive feedback on your TEDx speech in this large theatre, designed after a popular TEDx venue. Better understanding how your audience perceives you.
Learn about key literary techniques you can use in your next speech or presentation.
Practice how to deliver successful video-conferencing presentations on Zoom, Skype, Webex, Teams, and more.
Deliver a speech in this large lecture hall. Load slides and use the speech analysis feature to get feedback.
Deliver a conference presentation to around 100 people in this popular training environment with a range of features.
Practice your public speaking skills with other learners in groups of up to 4 people. After practicing, you'll receive feedback from your peers, helping you identify any skills you need to develop further.
Workshops run every 2 weeks, each with a different theme based on workplace and communication skills.
Faster than classroom training
Improve faster and practice what you learn with these features.
Practice answering AI questions from the audience on your speech.
Practice with your own presentation slides and notes with you.
Receive feedback on your eye contact, speaking pace, filler words, and more.
"As someone who suffers from public speaking phobia, this threw me right into the lions den... I encountered flaws in my approach that I would not have discovered until the actual event."
"Insanely useful for someone who wants to learn to speak in front of people... I'm now the 'pitch man' for our company, and my pitches opened the door to our (now completed) seed round of funding."
Kit Eaton - The New York Times