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Speaking in virtual environments

Speaking in virtual environments Speaking in virtual environments
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Interdisciplinary Learning CoursesSpeaking in virtual environments

If you have a lot to say, learn to do it well, because the world belongs to those who make themselves heard

You cannot move, convince, sell, narrate or even fall in love without good oratory. And it doesn't matter which of these things you want to achieve, because today's world is already difficult enough to understand to add a communication problem. For this reason, this course, in addition to being necessary and useful, can help you to think about new professional approaches, because using words well in a digital context can open many doors for you. YouTuber, entrepreneur, freelancer, teacher? The world belongs to those who dare to face their fears and now, more than ever, technology is our ally, so we just have to learn to work on our nerves, control the anxiety produced by being in front of the camera and learn the techniques that allow you to present ideas with confidence and fluency.

Through the exercises and dynamics that are worked on in this eminently practical and participatory course, you will be able to see how simple it is to overcome the natural resistance to expressing ourselves in a virtual environment, the discomfort in the face of the unknown and even that potential fear of doing the ridiculous. Communicate successfully, convince and manage to win over the audience. And take the opportunity to leave the members of your FRP tribunal with their mouths open!

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the characteristics of the online environment in the field of communication, to take advantage of its benefits and control its drawbacks.
  • Learn to structure content and adapt it to the online context, making presentations and speeches more dynamic.
  • Know and recognize your fears when speaking in public, the brakes that prevent you from fluid and relaxed communication in a virtual environment.
  • Know the technical principles that allow you to show a professional image in online communications.
  • Improve oral expression, non-verbal language and fluid thinking through improvisation techniques that you can apply to your professional or personal context.

Contents of the Subject

Speaking in virtual environments

  • 1) Talk and communicate: Tell me how you do it and I will tell you who you are.
    Practical workshop: Improvising a banal conversation.
  • 2) The virtual environment, or when technology is unavoidable: elements and resources that affect virtual speeches.
  • 3) Get rid of those nerves! Relaxation techniques and exercises to avoid losing your breath
    Practical workshop: case study.
  • 4) We learn from our mistakes: What not to do teaches you the way to success
    Practical workshop: Reviewing our mistakes. Flashback to the beginning of the course.
  • 5) Content is very important, dress it up and style it so that it looks as good as your speech.
  • 6) Body language, tics and other fixations we all have
    Practical workshop: non-verbal language control exercises.
  • 7) Capture and maintain attention: Tips to connect with the audience and not lose them.
  • 8) Effective presentations: sell me something… if you can
    Practical workshop: Watching presentations that make you fall in love and that scare you.
  • 9) Is a picture worth a thousand words? Should tortilla have onion or not? Let's discuss for a bit.
  • 10) Final presentation: Smile, everyone is looking at you.


Marta González Caballero Professor of Speaking in virtual environments

Marta González Caballero

Professional with extensive experience in the sector of production and realization of shows and events. PhD Professor with more than 20 years of teaching experience in programs in the area of Communication, specialist in Audiovisual Narrative, Film Analysis and Show Management.
In the business field, I have worked as Audiovisual Manager in event agencies, making presentations and pitching projects in companies in the audiovisual and video games sector. I am a compulsive reader and writer, interested in various topics, although with a particular inclination towards creative writing, fiction and essays. I promote learning based on empathy and self-esteem, and I strongly defend the use of humor as an invaluable tool in communication processes. Obviously, I talk a lot, but they usually tell me that I do it quite well.