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The Road to Better Presentations: 5 Ways to Rethink Your Slides

Submitted by: Hannah Brownlow , Communication Consultant, BrightCarbon

April 17, 2014 10:03 AM

This article was originally posted to BrightCarbon.com. I’m sure we’ve all had to endure some really dire presentations. Quite often we can’t put our finger on why we come out feeling so depressed about life, in fact when we start to think it through it transpires that we remember nothing from the entire presentation. It’s moments like this that I wonder if I was actually part of a big CIA experiment on mind-wiping rather than an attendee of a small-time business ...

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10 Ideas for Better Sales Presentation Slides

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

April 16, 2014 09:42 AM

Fact: Not every sales communication requires a slide deck. Other fact: When you do need to deliver a more formal presentation, your slides better be good. One of the keys to better sales presentations is to avoid the most common traps many presenters fall into. Recently, Kathryn Roy, Managing Partner at Precision Thinking, published a free eBook designed to help with that very problem. The eBook, titled Ten Steps to a More Engaging Sales Presentation, is packed with simple tips for creating ...

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Tags: external communications, sales enablement, tips and tricks

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What’s Up with MOOCs? 20 Burning Questions Answered

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

April 15, 2014 09:56 AM

MOOCs have been a trending topic in learning and development circles over the past few years, but not everyone has been in on the conversation. If you have no idea what all the MOOC talk is about and how it fits into the world of online learning, here’s a short Q&A that will hopefully help clear things up. So… what exactly does MOOC stand for? MOOC is an acronym for “massive open online course”, and it’s pronounced exactly how it looks. They’ve become ...

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Tags: video, external communications

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5 Tips for Cheating Death by PowerPoint [On-Demand Webinar]

Submitted by: Marit Fratelli , Sr. Content Marketing Manager, Brainshark

April 14, 2014 09:37 AM

PowerPoint guru Laura Foley recently presented a webinar where she shared her top five tips for cheating death by PowerPoint. The presentation, titled Extreme Makeover: PowerPoint Edition, included real life “before-and-after” slide makeovers, offering creative solutions for design pitfalls dealing with: Color mistakes Improving layouts Tables and graphs Getting rid of excess text on a slide For a quick rundown of what NOT to do in PowerPoint, check out the two-m...

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SlideShark v3.5 – Introducing Okta for Single Sign-On

Submitted by: David Klein , Vice President of Product Management, Brainshark

April 10, 2014 09:05 AM

With today’s release of SlideShark v3.5, we have advanced SlideShark’s capabilities around security and identity management while making some design improvements. Integration with Okta In our last app release, we added SAML-based Single Sign-On (SSO) in response to many requests from our business-focused Team Edition users. With this release, we have expanded the accessibility options by integrating with Okta! Now users of Okta, one of the top identity management providers in th...

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