People often lament that in-person conference panels are dull, lifeless and confusing, even though the best experts might be at the table and the discussion topic might be compelling.
Increased perspiration and blood pressure. Nausea. A feeling of panic. Sound familiar? These sensations are some of the symptoms of glossophobia, the fear of public speaking. VR can help learners overcome their anxiety and become skilled public speakers.
Introverts can use their listening skills to notice how the audience is feeling, which enables them to pace their delivery to match the audience. They also often put in more preparation time, as they don’t mind being alone for hours to plan.
In today’s skeptical and information-driven world, the ability to authentically communicate with others has become a coveted skill.