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Brainshark Professional Services to the Rescue!

Submitted by: Diane Gordon , SVP Customer Care, Brainshark, Inc.

August 29, 2014 10:53 AM

Are you up against a tight deadline and need to produce professional looking Brainshark presentations?  Perhaps you and your colleagues want to learn the tips and tricks necessary for creating slides and a script worthy of high retention rates?  Or do you simply dislike the sound of your voice so much that you are terrified at the thought of thousands of viewers hearing your recorded slides?  Have no fear, Brainshark’s Professional Services are here!  Brainshark&rs...

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Tags: Brainshark On-Demand, services

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3 Ideas to Accelerate Onboarding for Sales Productivity

Submitted by: Ann Lambert , Content & Social Media Marketing Manager, Brainshark

August 27, 2014 09:26 AM

Accenture recently collaborated with CSO Insights, a leading research and benchmarking resource for chief sales officers (CSOs), to complete an annual study on sales performance optimization. Surveying over 1,200 companies worldwide to assess current sales performance, challenges, and proposed solutions, they synthesized their results into five areas where sales effectiveness can be improved. Four of the five sales effectiveness pain points identified in the report focus on the processes an...

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Tags: Brainshark On-Demand, iPad, iPhone, mobile-learning, sales enablement

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Visual Lessons for Brainshark Authors: What ELSE You Can Learn from a TV Commercial

Submitted by: Irwin Hipsman , Director of Customer Community, Brainshark

August 25, 2014 09:47 AM

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the role music plays in TV commercials and Brainshark presentations. But it’s not all about the music! Half the allure is the visual presentation of commercials (that’s the point of advertising on a TV, right?). Having watched my fair share of commercials, I’ve been noticing a trend towards TV commercials that have the look and feel of PowerPoint presentations. Perhaps they are appealing to advertisers because they cost le...

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Tags: animation, Brainshark On-Demand, video

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The Versatility of Visual Storytelling: 4 Powerful Stats for B2Bs

Submitted by: Ann Lambert , Content & Social Media Marketing Manager, Brainshark

August 22, 2014 09:46 AM

Any graphic designer will tell you that visuals are essential to what they do. Visual stimulation is the impetus for audiences to look at, be drawn to, and engage with their work. This is also true for any form of business communications. Whether you are producing the content, enabling sales reps, training staff, or marketing to generate leads, the power of the visual is real. I recently downloaded a NewsCred eBook: The Power of Visual Storytelling. They teamed up with Getty to present the...

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Tags: animation, content marketing, video, social media

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Why Sales Enablement Content Does NOT Turn Reps into Paper Pushers (a Counter-Argument)

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

August 21, 2014 09:12 AM

Sales enablement continues to be a popular topic these days. But while there are lots of people talking about it, not everyone is saying the same things. There are lots of varying definitions out there, for example, and new posts and opinions on the topic seem to hit the Web every day. I came across one of these articles recently on the Business2Community site that immediately captured my attention – but not in a particularly positive way. The post (which I believe originally appe...

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Tags: sales enablement

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