Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ split into general and app questions. Please contact us if you can’t find your answer below.

VirtualSpeech Courses

We've combined traditional online classes with virtual reality for a unique learning experience. You learn the fundamentals of a topic with tutorial videos and other learning material, then you get to practice what you have learnt in virtual reality.

View all our courses on our course library, each with a number of unique VR experiences. Our courses cover topics on:

  • Public speaking
  • Presentation skills
  • Sales pitches
  • Networking for your business
  • Answering interview questions
  • Leading a team meeting
  • Training a group of employees
  • Workplace mindfulness techniques

When you enroll in one of our courses, you will get the following:

  • Access to online course materials
  • Access to VR training
  • Unique VR features and rooms
  • Voice and eye contact analysis
  • VR headset, if you require one
  • Best-in-class courses taught by expert instructors
  • Continually updated course material
  • Real-world situational case studies (depending on course)
  • Personalised feedback on speeches (depending on course)

Yes, we cover all shipping costs for the VR headset when you purchase it as part of any of our courses. Where possible, we try and source the VR headset locally to reduce shipping time.

Both the online classes (tutorial videos, quizzes, role play exercises, etc.) and the VR training can be repeated as often as you have access to the course for.

Once you purchase a course, you'll have access to the online classes and VR scenarios for 6 months.

Yes, the headset is yours once you purchase it with a course.

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

Yes you can. After pressing the 'Enroll Now' button on one of the course sales pages, you'll be able to select the number of courses and headsets you require (maximum is 15). After the payment, you'll be made course admin and can add users to the course with their email address.

VirtualSpeech VR App

Yes there is, here's a link to the VirtualSpeech App Guide. You can also watch tutorial videos on our YouTube channel.

A download link for all the available platforms can be found here: Download VirtualSpeech app

iPhone and Android users: Download the free app onto your mobile from either the Apple App or Google Play store.

In order to use the app properly, you will need a virtual reality headset, such as the Merge VR or Daydream View. Once you have a headset, start the app, insert your mobile into the headset and begin practising.

Gear VR users: Download the app from the Gear VR store. The app is free to download. Once the app is downloaded, you can access it from the Oculus app or within your headset.

Oculus Go users: Download the app from the Oculus store.

Read about how to do this in our App Guide - Upload Slides

To change your slides within the app, hover over the Next or Previous buttons and either wait 3 seconds, or press your VR headset trigger. You can also hover over the slide and press your device trigger to change to the next slide.

We currently do not offer an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive version of the app. Our app does however work with the Oculus Go, if that is suitable for your requirements.

There seem to be 3 criteria for the app being compatible with my android mobile:

  1. Android version above 5.0
  2. The CPU processor in the mobile needs to be powerful enough to handle the graphics. We're using Unity Game Engine to build the app, which requires at a minimum a processor with ARMv7 + x86. The majority of mobiles have this, however if yours is slightly older, sadly it may not.
  3. Your mobile needs to have a gyroscope sensor (*most common cause). This is common for VR apps, as it allows for more accurate recognition of movement within 3D space. It stops the scene drifting and measures head movement when you have the VR headset on. Not all the older android phones have this sensor. (

If your device is not compatible, the likelihood is that your mobile is a slightly older model and does not have a gyroscope. This seems to be the most common reason in our experience.

Try our WebVR experiment instead, a VR experience in the browser (works with Chrome or Firefox)

Unfortunately some users have experiences drifting scenes within our app and other virtual reality apps. Most of the issues seem to occur on iPhones. This could be related to sensors within mobiles not being calibrated accurately. A solution which sometimes works is restarting your mobile, this resets the state of the phone.

Currently the app only supports English, as the content and instructions are all in English. However, if you are able to understand the instructions and want to use the app in a different language, all the features will work as intended except for a small section of the speech analysis. This section is the ‘Hesitation words’ part of the analysis, due to us only using a selection of English language hesitation words. Contact us if you want more information on this.

Read about our recommended headsets here.

We currently don’t support uploading transcripts to the app, mainly because reading text in VR can be difficult due to screen resolutions. However, we are working on some solutions and will hopefully introduce this feature in the future.

Issue: When you load up the app, you are asked to put your phone into the Daydream viewer. Once in the viewer, none of the buttons in the app are selectable.

Solution: Some mobiles will start the app in Daydream mode. You need to temporarily disable the Google VR Services app, which you can find by searching for it in your mobiles Settings.

You can get an app code by enrolling in one of our courses. The app code unlocks VR content specific to the course you enrolled in.

Your mobile device needs to meet the following criteria:

  • Android: Running Android version 5.0 or higher and have a gyroscope (most phones made in the last 3 years have a gyroscope).
  • iPhone: We recommend the iPhone 6 and above, however the app will run on an iPhone 5. Phone needs to be running iOS 8.0 or higher.

General Questions

We came up with the idea after presenting at the Augmented World Expo conference in California. We realised that there wasn’t a decent way to practice for this event, with current methods including talking to a mirror or paying for expensive public speaking classes. After doing some market research, we realised up to 74% of people suffer from speech anxiety and that we could create an exciting product to help millions of people.

Virtual reality is the term used to describe a three-dimensional, computer generated environment which can be explored and interacted with by a person. That person is immersed within this environment, giving the impression that the person is really there, and can perform a series of actions within this virtual world. It has both entertainment and serious uses.

The technology is becoming cheaper and more widespread. We can expect to see many more innovative uses for the technology in the future and perhaps a fundamental way in which we communicate and work thanks to the possibilities of virtual reality.

Read our complete guide to virtual reality.

We give further information on virtual reality headsets at our headsets page. To learn more about the different mobile VR headsets, read our Mobile VR Headsets for Android and iPhone article.

Practising in front of a mirror has its limitations. A full-length mirror will give you a good view of your body position. However, actually making a presentation in front of a mirror demands that you focus on two separate activities – the presentation and you watching yourself.

Working with a colleague can also be difficult and not satisfactory. You need to find someone with enough time to sit down with you and listen to you present a few times. It can also be hard for them to give honest feedback about your performance. In addition, presenting to a few colleagues will not prepare you for a big conference room and the fear that comes from speaking to hundreds of people at large events.

Working alone with a video camera can help improve your presentation style. The key is to focus on short sections of your speech, such as the opening. Watch your performance back a few times and work on areas you think need improving. Move on to the next section of the speech after you are happy with the results from the previous section. This method can work particularly well combining the use of a VR headset and the VirtualSpeech app.

WebVR lets you access virtual reality (VR) in your web browser, using devices such as Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, HTC Vive and Gear VR. It means you’ll no longer need to download huge apps to experience VR, allowing it to be easily incorporated into existing websites for a huge variety of use cases.

We have created a demo WebVR page to try out. It’s a great solution for companies wanting to integrate VR into their existing website, in order to captivate new audiences and create exciting ways to learn immersive content. Contact us if you are interested in finding out more.

Note: WebVR is still a very new concept and does not work with all web browsers or mobiles. However, progress is being made rapidly and major companies are investing time and money into its development.

VirtualSpeech meet the requirements for the upcoming new legal framework in the EU, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For more information about the GDPR, visit here and here or get in contact with us.