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SlideShark v3.6 – New Improvements and Fixes!

Submitted by: Gerry Praysman , Product Marketing Manager, Brainshark

November 20, 2014 01:15 PM

Our plan is to end 2014 off strong on the SlideShark front. Part of this means putting out a quick release to do away with some bugs and to make a few usability upgrades. Bug Fixes After Apple’s controversial iOS8 release, some of our users started to experience odd happenings. So we’ve addressed those, as well as a couple of smaller things we found while we were under the hood. The following bugs have been addressed in this release: VGA Projection – Sometimes t...

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Tags: product updates

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2014 State of Sales Training Report: What’s Trending with B2Bs?

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

November 19, 2014 09:38 AM

Sales training plays an important role in any B2B organization. Preparing reps to communicate with prospects and win deals? This is where it all starts. Given this critical role, the implications of a successful (or unsuccessful) sales training program are far and wide. It’s troublesome, then, that only one-third of sales training professionals recently surveyed actually describe their current sales training methods as effective. Brainshark’s 2014 State of Sales Training Rep...

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Tags: sales enablement, technology, mobile-learning

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Generation Just-In-Time: A Shift toward Informal Learning in the Workplace

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

November 17, 2014 09:20 AM

There has been a lot of research and speculation around the impact that Generation Y (also known as the Millennial Generation) has had on the workplace. In short, Millennials have been pinned as demanding—high standards, require a level of flexibility that is amenable to their lifestyle, and need to be spoon-fed the right information at the right time. On a 2013 Time Magazine cover, Millennials are referred to as “lazy entitled narcissists”—the “Me, me, me&rd...

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Tags: sales enablement

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Trapped Like Lab Rats: What’s Your Sales Onboarding Program Like?

Submitted by: Wendy Goeckel , Director of Sales Enablement, Brainshark Inc.

November 13, 2014 09:32 AM

“Welcome to the company!  You’re going to spend the next three weeks in a windowless room, being inundated with PowerPoints, while people tell you all sorts of things you ‘absolutely have to know’ before going out to sell.” Not the best way to greet your newest flock of sales reps. What makes it even worse? The people you’re subjecting to this are outgoing. You hire them for their ability to interact well with others. And here you are, asking t...

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Tags: Brainshark, mobile-learning, sales enablement

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What Comes First, the Script or the PowerPoint?

Submitted by: Amy O'Brien , Training Manager, Brainshark

November 12, 2014 09:48 AM

“You’re going the wrong way!” “How would he know where we’re going?” The scene is from Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.  A couple is yelling out the car window to Del Griffith and Neal Page (John Candy and Steve Martin), trying to warn them that they are traveling the wrong way down the highway. Del has absolutely no idea he’s about to come face-to-face with two Mack trucks, and insinuates that the couple must be drunk for thinking they know ...

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Tags: Brainshark, quick tips, tips and tricks, audio

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