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Author: Irwin Hipsman

Brainshark Fall 2014 User Group and Workshop Recap: Part 1 – Audio

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

November 24, 2014 09:41 AM

This fall, the Brainshark Customer Community and Learning & Development teams hit the road and visited 19 cities for our Design Like an Artist Workshops and User Group Meetings. From London to Toronto, Los Angeles to New York City, and Des Moines to Pittsburgh, we met hundreds of customers who make all sorts of Brainshark presentations for a variety of use cases. This is the first in a 3-part deep dive into best practices for Brainshark authors that were discussed at these meetings. In ...

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This Just In: New and Improved Royalty-Free Animations for PowerPoint!

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

September 23, 2014 09:00 AM

78% of all Brainshark presentations created by customers have at least one animated PowerPoint slide. Take a look at this recent presentation from the Brainshark Services team to see what you can do with PowerPoint... pretty amazing!  Business presenters that use Brainshark are heavy users of PowerPoint, but designing graphics for visual communications may not be every presenter’s strong suit. So, the more that we can provide helpful resources to Brainshark users, the more su...

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Brainshark’s 19 City Tour: Join Us for a Workshop!

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

September 15, 2014 09:27 AM

The Brainshark Customer Community and Learning & Development teams are constantly on the road sharing best practices, networking with customers and providing training. In the spring we conducted 17 events and the feedback was fantastic. This fall we are stepping on the gas, going international and will be in 19 cities with two types of sessions. 5-Hour Building a Better Brainshark Presentation Workshop Do you struggle with starting your presentations? Is script writing a cha...

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4 Ways to Promote Brainshark at Your Company: Insights from Rock Star Administrators

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

September 09, 2014 09:24 AM

There are typically three types of people that interact with Brainshark at your company: content creators/authors, business sponsors who manage the overall relationship, and of course, Company Administrators who manage the day-day of the Brainshark site. (These roles can also overlap.) We have found that the more involved the Administrator is with Brainshark, the more engaging the company’s Brainshark presentations will be, and the more value the company will receive from their licens...

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Audio Lessons for Brainshark Authors: What You Can Learn from the Radio

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

September 02, 2014 09:45 AM

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, I examined the use of background music and visuals in TV commercials, and how similar techniques can be applied to Brainshark presentations. Now, I’m returning to talk about audio, but this time through a different channel: radio. It is impossible to measure what percent of Brainshark presentations have multiple narrators; but after having watched more than a thousand presentations, my guess is that it’s quite small.  As part of the res...

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