The easiest way to become a great public speaker. Learn with online classes, practice in online simulations.
58 online lessons
5 hours to complete
Overcome a fear of public speaking and feel comfortable speaking in front of audiences of various sizes
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 with practice in online simulations
Engage and connect with your audience through storytelling
Enhance your message with body language, eye contact and gestures
VirtualSpeech courses have been completed by employees at companies including:
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 authentic connection with your audience.
A unique feature of this public speaking course is that you can practice everything you've learnt:
What is an online simulation? A simulation is an online recreation of something. For example, one of the simulations in this course is a conference room with a pre-recorded audience. This allows you to practice public speaking in your web-browser and receive automated feedback on your performance.
We combine online learning with simulations for a unique learning approach. At certain points throughout this public speaking course, you'll be prompted to practice what you've learnt in the online simulations.
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.
Receive instant feedback on your performance to help identify your strengths and weaknesses.
Practice as often as you need to in the realistic virtual environments, ensuring you're confident for any future public speaking events.
Course participants have stated that practicing in simulations has reduced their anxiety, as they get more used to speaking in front of an audience.
Dom is your author and instructor for the Essential Public Speaking course, which was named by Forbes in 2020 as one of the ten best online business courses. He's an entrepreneur, engineer, public speaker and immersive tech enthusiast with a passion for finding new ways to learn using technology.
Dom previously worked at Jaguar Land Rover before developing the VirtualSpeech app, the first VR app in the world designed to improve public speaking, and he now speaks about his experience at events around the world.
Throughout the course, you'll be prompted to practice your new skills and techniques in one of the following simulations.
Note: You can practice in these simulations and repeat them as often as you like.
Deliver a conference presentation in our popular training environment to around 100 people.
Practice giving a speech in our small meeting room, where you can load in your own slides to practice with.
This TEDx styled large conference room allows you to practice for any upcoming presentations at large venues.
Practice how to deliver successful video-conferencing presentations on Zoom, Skype, Webex, Teams and more.
Practice thinking on your feet by talking about each slide - slides change every 30s.
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Learners in simulations
Faster than classroom training
Our simulations are full of features to give you the most realistic practice and help you quickly improve.
Upload your own presentation slides into the simulation so you can practice with the slide deck you'll have on the day.
Receive instant feedback on your pace, volume, confidence, use of hesitation words, and more.
Learn to handle a variety of common distractions, from phones ringing, to coughing, and technical issues.
"As someone who suffers from public speaking phobia, this threw me right into the lion's 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