4 Steps to Create a VR Training Scenario

October 9, 2019

Creating a Pitchboy scenario takes a few easy steps. Our process is seamless and Pitchboy provides all the necessary tools and assistance to produce the optimal training simulation for your team.


Step 1 – Choose the use case

You want to start with defining which part of your organization will benefit the most from simulation-based training. Maybe your company is releasing a new product and your sales team needs to be brought up to speed on how to sell it. Maybe your senior leadership wants to create a more positive culture and your managers need to learn how to deal with employees with more empathy. Establishing who you are training and what the learning objective is will be an essential first step before deciding what the scenario is going to be. 

Step 2 – Gather existing learning materials and methods.

The second step is to revisit your company’s existing material on the topic of choice. Most companies already have written training content of some sort. It may be resting in a drawer, but your Learning & Development Director spent time building it and it's definitely there. This content and the associated best practices developed by your company will be the foundation of the VR scenario. For instance, if your sales method goes through 5 specific steps, we will ensure that the scenario trains your employees to master the those exact same steps.

If you don't have existing learning material, the project will start with a workshop with the Pitchboy Instructional Designer who will collect the necessary information from your company's subject matter experts and third-party specialists, if necessary.

Step 3 –Create flow chart

This is the stage where the script creation takes place. Think of the setting of the scenario and the environment in which you would like the training to take place. What kind of person will you be facing in the simulation?

Then, you want to think about four different flows:

o    Flow 1 - User is saying something that is expected within the training. The virtual character will respond accordingly and move the conversation forward.

o    Flow 2 - User is saying something irrelevant or not expected. You want to plan canned responses or text prompts to bring the user back into the conversation.

o    Flow 3 - User remains silent. Similarly to the previous flow, plan canned responses to prompt the user to start talking or respond to the question.

o    Flow 4 - User uses abusive words. Typically, this would end the simulation.


Step 4 – Finalize dialogues

Once the dialogues are approved, the filming process can begin. You will work with your Pitchboy Instructional Designer to pick the actors and the environment. For clients using Pitchboy for sales and customer service, we recommend to use their own facilities for the most realistic scenario.

Pitchboy then integrates, tests, and deliver the training tool to your L&D team.

Pitchboy supports you throughout the process. We help create your training objectives, define the evaluation criteria, develop script and dialogues, assist in video creation, or recommend production companies and video shoot, casting call, and video editing/stitching. Our people are at your service every step of the way to help your company make the leap into the VR future.