Perfect your public speaking and communication skills with our combination of online tutorials and virtual reality.Enroll in Course
Online with VR
58 lessons, 4 hours
6 case studies
8 VR scenarios
Know key theory 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
Engage and connect with your audience through storytelling
Enhance your message with body language, eye contact and gestures
Overcome a fear of public speaking and feel comfortable speaking in front of audiences of various sizes
Note: You can purchase a VR headset with the course if you don't already have one.
Over 70% of HR professionals believe that public speaking is critical for career success, yet 74% of people have speech anxiety which stops them reaching their potential.
This course provides you with the fundamental tools of communication to help you manage your nerves and feel more confident in front of an audience.
The immersive training allows you to practice your skills in a safe, VR environment, as often as you need to. Be better prepared for your next meeting, presentation or event.
We combine online learning with VR for a unique learning approach. At certain points throughout this public speaking course, you'll be prompted to practice what you've learnt in VR.
Complete a series of videos, quizzes and case studies through our online platform - available to access at any time.
Practice what you learn in realistic VR scenarios. Public speaking is just like any other skill - you need to practice to improve.
Receive feedback on your performance to help identify areas you need to improve to become an effective public speaker.
Practice as often as you need to in our realistic VR environments, ensuring you’re confident for any future public speaking events. Course participants have stated that practicing in VR has reduced their anxiety, as they get more used to speaking in front of an audience.
Practical tips for presentation slide design, formatting, using literary techniques and audience analysis will ensure you’re delivering a speech your audience want to hear.
Warren Buffett said "Imagine working on one skill that, once you improve it, will raise your value by 50 percent. The one skill is public speaking". Public speaking is essential for a successful career - perfect your skills with our tips for preparing and delivering a successful speech.
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. Learning through experience is the fastest way to improve your skills, with VR, you can do just that.
Using the latest voice analysis technology, we can pick up hesitation words, pace of voice, vocal volume of your delivery and more. The VR app will ensure you’re speaking clearly.
Prepare for and then practice our activity based scenarios in VR. Build up experience and develop quick thinking by handling difficult situations under time pressure.
Dom is Curriculum Lead for the Public Speaking course. He's an entrepreneur, VR enthusiast 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 develop the VirtualSpeech app, and now speaks at events around the world.
Practice your public speaking with the leading VR training app on the market. 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 scenarios.
Improve your eye contact and learn how to connect with the audience in this VR scenario. Gamification and heatmaps allow you to review where you are looking and areas you are neglecting.
Practice quick thinking and impromptu speaking by talking about the content of a random slide every 30 seconds. You’ll develop a valuable skill and be able to answer questions more naturally.
It’s easy to get distracted by the audience and venue. Learn how to deal with sound and visual distractions, including mobiles phones ringing, audio feedback from speakers and lighting.
Receive feedback on 15 different areas of your speech, including persuasiveness, aggression, and openness. Great for understanding how your audience are likely to perceive you.
Practice giving a formal or charity speech in our decorative room, styled after the popular Orchid Room at The Dorchester hotel in London.
Practice leading a meeting, presenting and answering questions. You'll also be quizzed on what the avatars tell you and receive feedback on your presentation.
Deliver a speech in our large lecture hall. Load slides and use the speech analysis feature to track progress.
Deliver a conference presentation in our popular training environment to around 100 people.
Learners in VR
Faster than classroom training
Our app is full of useful features to help you grow your speaking skills.
Practice public speaking with your own slides in the VR room with you.
Receive feedback on your eye contact, pace, filler words and more.
Learn to deal with audience noises, mobile phones ringing and stage lighting.
"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
Our course works with popular VR headsets, including the Oculus Quest, Oculus Go, Pico Neo 2, Vive Focus and Merge VR.
If you don't already have one, select the headset option when you enroll and we'll send you one.