VirtualSpeech Online Courses Guide

Learn about the different features, classes and VR training available in our online courses to help improve your business and communication skills.


Introduction

Welcome to the VirtualSpeech course guide. We have developed online courses which combine traditional learning material with our virtual reality (VR) app, for an enhanced learning experience. This guide describes all the different parts of our course, from the online portal to the VR training scenarios, so that you’ll know how to get the most out of them. You can always contact us or visit our FAQ page if you have any additional questions.



Getting Started

When you enrol in a VirtualSpeech course, you’ll gain access to both our online portal and VR training. They work together to help you improve your skills in the following way:

  • Online portal – you’ll learn with tutorial videos, role play exercises, case studies, reading material and other resources
  • VR training – you’ll practice what you have learnt in immersive virtual reality environments
VirtualSpeech online course and virtual reality

Online Portal

The online portal houses all the learning material. At certain points throughout the online portal, you’ll be guided to practice what you have learnt in specifically designed VR training rooms.

The sign up and log in links to the portal are as follows:

When you have signed up to a course and logged in, you’ll see a screen similar to below:

VirtualSpeech online course portal main menu

The left column lets you navigate to the Class Curriculum, Course Resources, VR App Guide and Contact Us information.

To get started with the course, simply click on the ‘Start next lecture’ button. This will take you to a screen which looks similar to below:

VirtualSpeech online portal for courses

VR Training

The VR training is specifically designed for each course to complement the online portal material. Each training scenario is designed to be around 10-15 minutes long and can be repeated as often as you like.

For some of the VR training environments, we created role play scenarios to give context to them.

The VR app setup, features, rooms and training scenarios are discussed in detail in our VR App Guide:

For more information on virtual reality, the different VR headsets available, application of VR, how VR experiences are created and more, visit our VR guide:

Downloading the VirtualSpeech VR app

In order to experience the VR training, you'll need to download our VR app onto your mobile phone. You can download the VR app for Android (including Gear VR) and iPhone. Visit our product page to find relevant app store links.

VR access code

You’ll receive an access code within 8-12 hours of enrolling in the course. Read this section of the app guide to understand how to enter this code into the VirtualSpeech VR app.

VR Headset for the VR Training

A headset is required to experience the VR training. If you don't already have a headset, we'll send you one when you enrol in the course so that you can start using the VR training and practicing straight away.

If you select a course package with a VR headset, we’ll email you asking for your address so that we can send the headset to it.

We currently send the BlitzWolf VR headset as part of the course. The headset has an adjustable focal distance and soft leather frame for a comfortable viewing experience. You can always contact us to request a different headset.

Useful VR App Features

Here are some of the popular features within the VR app. These create an immersive learning experience where you can practice and improve various business or communication skills. Learn more about them in our VR App Guide.

  • Presentation slides - personalise your experience by adding your own presentation into the virtual rooms.
  • Voice and eye contact analysis - using speech-to-text and tracking technology, the VR app provides instant feedback on your speech.
  • Realistic environments - develop your presentation skills with our realistic virtual environments and audiences.
  • Record your speech - save your speech and listen to it later for analysis, better understand areas you need to work on.
  • Audience distractions - learn how to deal with distractions such as talking, mobile phones ringing and stage lighting.
  • Mobile ready - our iPhone and Android VR-apps work with the majority of modern phones.
  • Personalised feedback on speeches - upload your speech to us from within the VR app for detailed feedback.


Courses Library

Develop business skills with VR courses

Essential Public Speaking

Perfect your speaking, communication and presentation skills with our combination of online tutorials and virtual reality. Course link

Job Interview Preparation

Learn interview techniques and practice answering questions with our combination of online classes and virtual reality. Course link

Business Networking

Learn effective networking skills, from building rapport to delivering an elevator pitch. Practice these in VR. Course link

Mindfulness for Reducing Anxiety

A new way of Being - reduce your anxiety and improve your performance with our online lessons and relaxing virtual environments. Course link

Sales Training and Strategy

Learn sales skills, strategies and techniques to sell online and in person with our tutorial videos and virtual reality. Course link

Learn English for Business

Coming soon. Immerse yourself in the business culture and language of another country with our tutorial videos and virtual reality. Course link

Leadership Communication

Coming soon. Learn how to convey your ideas in ways that drive effective decision-making, teamwork, and action. Practice delivering this message in VR. Course link



Man wearing a vr headset practicing business skills

VirtualSpeech Course Content

The courses come with a range of useful features and training material to help you learn and practice the topic. Check the individual course page to see which of these features are in that particular course.

1. Access to online course materials

You’ll have access to our online portal and all training videos, reading material and content within the portal for that course.

2. Access to VR training

Access our VR app and use the VR training in conjunction with our online learning material. The online material with guide you to use the different VR training scenarios which come with each course.

3. Unique VR features and rooms

Each courses unlock unique VR training scenarios for that particular course. The VR training has been built to supplement your learning and let you practice what you learn in a realistic way.

4. Continually updated course material

Our courses are updated regularly with new tutorial videos, VR content, learning material and other resources for each course. Come back to the course regularly to see additional learning material.

5. Role play exercises in VR

We’ve created different role play exercises to give context to the VR training scenarios. For example, you’ll be given a role play exercise where you need to prepare for a TEDx talk and create 3 presentation slides for it, all within 15 minutes. You can then upload the 3 slides into the VR app and practice in our virtual TEDx room.

6. Real-world situational case studies

We analyse different real-world communication examples to help you learn. For example, we take the best presentation openings and analyse what makes them so great. We’ll deep dive on these specific areas for 20-30 minutes so that you can learn what to use in your next presentation.

7. VR headset, if you require one

If you don’t already have a mobile VR headset, we can send you one when you enrol on the course.



Frequently Asked Questions

When will I have access to the online classes and VR training?

Once you've enrolled on the course, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes and online training material. We'll send you an access code to unlock the VR training within 8-12 hours of enrolling.

Do I need a VR headset?

You'll need a headset to use the virtual reality part of this course. If you don't already have one, we'll email you to get your address when you enroll and send you a headset.

How do I get the VR content?

Once you've enrolled on the course, we'll send you an access code to unlock the VR training within the VirtualSpeech app. Download our app onto your mobile from the Apple App store or Google Play store, enter the access code, and begin practicing.

What is the split between tutorial videos and VR training?

We'll guide you through the main principles of the course topic in our online tutorial videos. This is roughly 60% of the courses content. The remaining 40% is VR training, where you'll practice with our VR courses and features.

Does the VR content work with Gear VR and Google Daydream?

You can access all our VR training with the Samsung Gear VR headset. We are working on the Google Daydream version and it will be available soon.

What equipment do I require?

  • A computer with internet access to view the online training material
  • A smartphone to use the VR training (running either Android 4.4 or later, or iOS 8.0 or later)
  • A VR headset (which works with a smartphone)