Virtual Presentation Training

Practice how to deliver successful video-based presentations on Zoom, Skype, Webex, Teams and more.

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Course overview


Cost: $150 USD

17 Online Modules

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Simulation Training


Learn through online classes, practice in a video conferencing simulation

Classes and simulation are through a web browser, no VR headset required

Simulation provides feedback on performance, you can also self-evaluate

As the world has adapted to remote working, the way we deliver presentations has also changed. Most people now deliver presentations virtually through video conference calls, online meetings or webinars.

This requires a unique skill set for delivery compared to in-person presentations and meetings. For example, adapting to a lack of audience feedback and body language cues on virtual calls can be difficult.

To address this and provide an effective way to improve these skills, we’ve created a course that combines best practices for virtual presenting with a realistic simulation to practice in. You'll learn key tips, and then practice, improve and build confidence in a virtual presentation simulator.

Learn with a self-paced course and practice on-demand, as often as you like.

Course outcomes

This Virtual Presentations course teaches you the fundamentals for presenting virtually, covering topics from how to set up the tech to look your best, to the benefits of using hand gestures and storytelling.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to confidently deliver presentations over video to a virtual audience of any size.

Course overview

There are two main parts to this blended course:

  • Online classes: Learn fundamental techniques and strategies for giving video based presentations through articles, videos and case studies. The course includes around 2 hours of online classes.
  • Virtual simulation: After completing the classes, you can practice what you've learnt by presenting in a realistic simulation, which mimics online meeting software such as Zoom, Skype, Webex, Teams, and more.
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Course curriculum

  • Introduction to the virtual presentations course, with more information about the simulation and what to expect when presenting virtually.
  • Welcome
  • About the virtual simulation
  • Expectations and preparation
  • How to setup your camera, lighting and microphone to get the most out of your presentations. Testing your equipment to make sure everything works.
  • Lighting
  • Microphone and audio quality
  • Camera position and background
  • The importance of eye contact and body language in a virtual presentation, as well as hand gestures, ways to use your voice, and attire.
  • Eye contact in a virtual environment
  • Using hand gestures
  • Body language and posture
  • Using your voice to ensure clarity and attention
  • What to wear
  • Interacting with a virtual audience can be very different to in-person. Learn how to keep your audience engaged and effectively answer questions.
  • Keeping it engaging
  • Answering questions
  • Learn more about how to deliver your presentation and put everything you've learnt into practice with the virtual presentation simulation.
  • Introducing yourself and speaking up
  • Using visuals to support your content
  • Example: Telling a story
  • Practice what you've learnt in the video conferencing simulation.

Simulation overview

How does the simulation work?

Practice your presentation on a secure webpage that looks and feels like a video conferencing platform.

While delivering your speech, the simulation will analyse your voice and delivery, providing feedback when you’ve finished on aspects such as hesitation words, audience perception and confidence.

At the end of the presentation and throughout, answer text and audio-based questions from the virtual audience. You can also load in custom questions for a more targeted Q&A session.

Enable distractions while you present, such as mobile phones ringing and loud background noise, to test your virtual presentation skills further.

Virtual presenting simulation

Practice video presentations in the VirtualSpeech simulation. Answer audience questions, receive instant feedback on your performance, and watch yourself present on a video recording to identify areas for improvement.

Features in the virtual simulation

  • Practice video-based presentations in a risk-free simulation
  • Receive feedback on delivery, including your level of assertiveness, openness and speaking pace
  • Answer questions from the virtual audience in the chat bar as well as verbally
  • Common distractions occasionally occur so you can practice handling them
  • Track progress through AI, feedback and quizzes
  • Review the recorded audio and video to identify improvements you can make to your delivery and connection with the audience
  • Check slide change timings by watching the replay of you presentation alongside your slides

What equipment is required?

Both the online classes and simulation run through a web browser, so no additional software or download is required. Unlike other VirtualSpeech soft skills training courses, there is no VR element, so a VR headset is not required.

The simulation has been tested across multiple browsers and runs smoothly on Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Edge.

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