Next Steps

Last updated 6 months ago

Congratulations! If you've completed all of the steps in First Launch, you now have the necessary knowledge to begin using Ovation to reach your own goals. Keep the following in mind as you continue your journey with Ovation.

Record, record, record

Repetition is essential to improvement. Every pilot spends thousands of hours in flight simulators, first to learn how to fly, and then consistently over their career as a way to ensure they are proficient with cockpit controls and emergency procedures. With virtual reality, public speaking (and more generally, communication) can now use that same basic strategy.

Ovation is designed around the central idea that consistent virtual practice leads to real-world success. In theory, the more Recordings you create, the more you will improve. With enough practice, you should develop a "muscle memory" for speaking, while also becoming more aware of your strengths and areas for improvement—many of which are exceedingly difficult if not impossible to measure without virtual reality.

Follow a curriculum

You should be systematic with your training by following a curriculum, whether designed by yourself, your organization, or us.

A successful, well-rounded public speaker harnesses many different skill sets and is comfortable in a variety of speaking scenarios. They can speak to small and large audiences, hold a microphone or slide changer, speak extemporaneously or follow bullet points on a notecard, read from a teleprompter, etc. Ovation can be used for all of these scenarios, and many more. Make sure any curriculum you follow takes advantage of as many scenarios as possible, tailored to your specific goals.

Learn from others

Ovation has many tools to help you improve. Perhaps the best is plain old-fashioned human feedback. You can share Recordings (and videos of Recordings) to anyone and ask for their advice. You can also watch another user's Recordings for inspiration.