Limelight Lets You Become Awesome Speaker in VR
Virtual Neuroscience Lab just launched a software designed to train your public speaking skills, it’s called Limelight and it’s based on real evidence.
Virtual Neuroscience Lab Launches Limelight in VR
Limelight is an innovative Virtual Reality software that helps people decrease their public speaking anxiety and this making them become a better and more fluent presenter in front of an audience. This tool is useful if you have to prepare for a ceremonial talk, a lecture, a conference keynote, a sales pitch, and almost any situation where you need to talk in front of people.
When people feel anxious while performing and a lack of confidence, they lose quality and power in their performance. Their fear of social failure becomes so strong that they often avoid performing in public.
By combining behavioral therapy principles and practice, the Virtual Neuroscience Lab found the solution in Virtual Reality. It is known that learning by doing is the best possible way to learn new techniques, overcome fears, and improve skills. So by practicing in a virtual environment, people can actually increase their public speaking abilities.
Limelight is the Ideal Tool For Improving Your Speaker Skills
In Limelight you can choose the conditions such as the session length, the mood of the audience, the number of people, the type of room and even the tools (slides, whiteboard, microphone), and practice as much as you need. One of the best features inside Limelight is that you get tips that will help you get better at performing and gain some self-confidence.
What I find best about Limelight is that this is not just another VR app. The software is scientifically validated and it has psychological research supporting it. We can even expect new features that are under development such as tactile sensibility, gaze detection, and interactivity.
Virtual Reality, by itself, is already a powerful technological innovation, it allows people to experience realistic situations in a safe environment. People usually think that VR is most useful for gaming, but in reality, it proves to be also very effective as a tool in many different sectors and industries such as healthcare, architecture, design, military, etc.
Limelight VR Trailer
Limelight runs on HTC Vive and it is available on Steam. The app has been created by a team of clinical and experimental psychologists and Virtual Reality developers. Practice and research go hand in hand.