Real life application for VR
If you’ve been keeping up with The American Genius and virtual reality, then you know we’ve been a big fan of all things VR including the developing technologies, the applications, and the many uses for businesses. So when Presentation Hero, a Virtual Reality application for Google Cardboard, introduced a new and clever way to use VR, we were all over it.
As a refresher, Google Cardboard is an affordable way for users to experience virtual reality, in an easy to use cardboard viewer that anyone can assemble or buy. Starting around $17, you can place your phone in the cardboard viewer of your choice (yes there are options), and begin exploring a ton of different apps such as Presentation Hero.
Putting you in the spotlight
This new app built specifically for Google Cardboard claims to improve your clarity, allow audience engagement, and help perfect your timing by placing you there for real. You know the outdated method of staring at yourself in the mirror to practice? Or recording yourself and playing it back? Using these may work, but the idea that standing in a bathroom alone, or practicing alone, is comparable to standing in front of thousands is absurd. Timing is never right, you can’t practice eye contact, or audience engagement and you ultimately feel stupid talking to yourself.
Perfects your presentation
But with this cool new app, still in BETA testing, talking to yourself seems a lot more realistic and is more efficient for presentation practice. Aside from placing you right in front of an audience, Presentation Hero tells you when to speak louder, softer, faster, or slower. So for the speed talkers like myself who practice for days slowing down and controlling your speech, only to get in front of an audience and speed through it anyway, this is the perfect fix.
Additionally, you can take advantage of their engagement tool that trains you how to make and keep eye contact, instead of staring at the same spot in the back of the room the entire time.
To assist with your timing, because nothing screams unprepared like going over or under your allotted presentation time, Presentation Hero gives you a timer at the bottom of the viewer so you can check your progress throughout.
We are waiting patiently for its release
So, to all the people who have lost hours in bathrooms across the world, staring at themselves and practicing, whether its for presentations in larger halls, or in executive meeting rooms, Presentation Hero, is your answer.
If you want to catch a glimpse of this cool app, you’ll have to wait a bit longer, as it is still in BETA right now. But if you are just as eager as we are to see how this app will function, head to their website and request a demo.