VR has opened a lot of new opportunities for businesses to bring new visuals and experiences to their clients. However, it is still considered early in the VR game for many businesses as people are still learning how to best adopt the technology and incorporate it into their processes. Those who have incorporated the tech and now have VR presentations as a major component of their businesses have seen much success and a great response from prospects and clients.
Are you someone who is curious about VR presentations and how they can make an impact on your business? Well, you’re in the right place as we’ve talked and tested with our many users and we have some of the best reasons why you need to start considering VR presentations at your organization.
Reasons why you need VR presentations
An engaging and interactive presentation format
Think about how you’ve seen people interact with VR, whether in person or online, in some reaction video or viral clip. There is certain energy and level of excitement people have when they use VR. You can channel that same energy into your business presentations when you take advantage of VR properly.
That energy comes from just how immersive and interactive VR can be. The act of wearing a headset is a way to separate the viewer from the real world and the visuals created within place them in a new environment. That simple “transportation” is a powerful immersive tool, and the effects can be impactful and memorable to viewers.
There is also more interaction when using a VR presentation. If your viewer has donned a headset, then will be physically looking around. If you take advantage of VR software such as Yulio, you can add hotspots that viewers can interact with. This could be things such as audio clips that help explain the environment they are in, or visual hotspots that lead to rendered images that can supplement your presentation. Getting that interaction up gets your viewers more engaged with the information you want them to learn.
Meet your goals in exciting new ways
Consider your goals for most of your presentations. Is the goal to inform your audience? Perhaps it is to transport and preview your designs, products, or experiences to them. Or maybe you want to stand out from the rest of your competitors. VR can help you meet any of these goals:
- Educate – We’ve already addressed how VR can make presentation viewers interact and engage with the presentation. When that presentation has some key information to get across, the engagement aspect of VR can help them retain that information. We like to say that an engaged viewer is an informed viewer.
- Preview and transport – We’ve spoken about the impact of how “transportation” can be powerful within a VR experience. But let’s look at specifics. An architecture firm can “transport” its prospects directly into a VR version of the building they are designing. The viewer gets the closest preview to stepping into the building themselves. They can also ask questions about the design and be guided through the VR version. Imagine being able to have a walkabout of your building, months or even years before it is done. That is something that VR can do
- Stand out – As we mentioned before, it is still early in the VR business landscape. Many businesses have yet to fully incorporate VR into their businesses. And especially use it as a presentation or sales tool. If you start looking at how you can use the tech now, you can be an early adopter and even be the business that introduces your customers and clients to the tech. You can make a memorable experience for your prospects and stand out from your competitors
The Many Ways You Can Access VR
When we talk about VR and how you view it, headsets are the main way we think of viewing a VR experience. It’s the most immersive and engaging way to view, but there are lots of options that would allow a viewer to view your VR presentation still. Most don’t even require a large investment either. You must consider what is best for your budget and audience. But some quick recommendations from across the board are the following:
- The Oculus Quest line of headsets from Meta – The Meta Quest 1 and 2 have been our top VR headset recommendations for quite some time. The new Meta Quest Pro is a little pricier if you are willing to splurge on the fancy tech, but the 1 and 2 do an amazing job of providing a standalone VR experience. You can even check out the Yulio app available on their app store.
- Mobile Phones – Many VR experiences can be enjoyed on a mobile phone luckily. Using the features of the phone, one can use their phone as a window into a VR environment and explore in all directions. You can even take it a step further by using it in combination with a VR accessory such as a lens clip like the Homido Mini, or with one of many low VR headsets that allow you to slide your phone into.
- Desktop Experiences – Another consideration is choosing VR software that allows you to still access the experience on a desktop, without using a headset and motion tracking. This is ultimately the most accessible version for people to use. It also is a good option if you are presenting to someone who may be very opposed to putting a VR headset on for reasons such as claustrophobia or motion sickness. With Yulio VR we offer a desktop experience that we call the fish tank view, which still allows people to explore VR environments with ease.
We hope that you now see that there are some strong reasons why you should consider implementing VR presentations at your organization. You will be able to wow your prospects with amazing visuals and experiences and make your mark. And when you use VR software such as Yulio, you get access to a bevy of features that will help you create, enhance and present your ideas to anyone.
VR has the power to elevate and transform your pitches to help you get to the sale quicker. Companies that have committed to integrating VR into their practices are seeing direct ROI from those efforts. From how you should budget for VR to choosing the right VR solution for your business, for more information on how to integrate VR into your firm for maximum ROI, you can check out our Whitepaper here. To learn more about Yulio and how you can start pitching with VR, book a demo to speak to one of our experts -- we would love to chat with you!