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Author: Irwin Hipsman

Where in the World is…Your Brainshark Being Viewed? Analyzing Global Viewing Trends with the Analytics Dashboard

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

March 24, 2014 09:35 AM

Have you ever wondered what percentage of your Brainshark views originate internationally? Across all customers, approximately 27% of views in 2013 took place outside of the United States, which is 9 percentage points higher than in 2011 (see the map below for leading countries). With our new Analytics Dashboard, there are a number of ways to measure your international views. Let’s take a closer look. Geolocation Overview All Brainshark authors and administrators have access to the re...

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New Tools and Resources for Building Better Brainshark Presentations

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

March 20, 2014 08:54 AM

In late February, the Brainshark Customer Community Team visited our customers and prospects in the United Kingdom and Europe. It is great to get out on the road and hear from people about how they’re using SlideShark and Brainshark On-Demand.  While in Europe, we participated in events hosted by BrightCarbon and LeadFabric, and held private user group meetings with various customers. During our time in London, we had the opportunity to meet with the folks from a pretty cool ...

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Brainshark Presentation Utilization Factoids – 2014

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

March 07, 2014 09:30 AM

One of the roles of the Brainshark Customer Community team is to look at how customers are using Brainshark and to provide benchmarking reference points for their next series of presentations. We just finished an analysis of presentations created by customers and several factoids jumped out at us. We will be discussing these and many other things at upcoming User Group Meetings and Workshops.  In the meantime, we’ve pulled together a few data points to share with you here. 1. Pre...

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Tags: Brainshark On-Demand, animation, audio

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24 Brainshark Customers Make the List of Top 125 Training Organizations

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

February 27, 2014 09:16 AM

Every year, Training Magazine chooses its Training Top 125, a list of the leading employer-sponsored workforce training and development organizations from nominees across various industries. The 2014 winners include Jiffy Lube, Keller-Williams, CHG Healthcare Services, Mohawk Industries and Capital BlueCross.  (For the full list of winners, click here.) Each company was measured on quantitative (70% of score) and qualitative (30% of score) data. Factors influencing the rankings include t...

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Third-Party Tools for Better Brainsharks in 2014, Part 2: Translation Tools

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

January 17, 2014 09:54 AM

This post is the second in a two-part series on third-party tools that will help take your presentations to the next level in 2014. Part one tackled tools for creating “hand-drawn” animations, and in this installment we’ll look at some tools to assist with language translations. Back in November, I wrote about the work Microsoft Research is doing by translating live presentations in real time while using the voice of the original narrator. Translation is of interest to many ...

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Tags: Brainshark On-Demand, external communications, tips and tricks

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