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Author: Irwin Hipsman

Projecting Content to Life: Rothko & Beam

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

March 19, 2015 09:49 AM

It is not often that a business-focused blog starts off with an art review, but hold on for a few paragraphs. In the middle of this brutal Boston winter, I visited the newly-renovated Harvard Art Museum in Cambridge, MA. If you like to see art in a beautiful space, it is free on Saturday mornings. The highlights of the visit were the Rothko Murals, on display until July 2015. They were originally hung in 1961 in an undergraduate dining hall at Harvard (go figure). I know that Rothko woul...

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Tags: iPad, iPhone, quick tips, technology, tablet, tips and tricks, video

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2014 Brainshark Presentation Stats: A Year in Review

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

March 09, 2015 10:05 AM

Over the course of the year, the Customer Community team monitors the ways authors utilize Brainshark. The data provides benchmarking reference points to consider when planning a presentation. We just finished the 2014 analysis, and several factoids jumped out at us. We will be discussing these, among other agenda items, at upcoming User Group Meetings, Power Hours and Workshops.     1. Most Popular Features Use of video continues to climb and is now the second most popular fea...

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Tags: animation, audio, Brainshark, video

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2015 Guide to Building Better Brainshark Presentations

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

March 02, 2015 09:44 AM

The Brainshark Customer Community team interacts with thousands of customers who participate in public and private online and geographic User Group meetings. Last year, participants asked for one document that pulls together the best practices, feature utilization, data analysis, and tips we’ve learned along the way. Together, with the Learning and Development team, we are excited to release the 2015 Guide to Building Better Brainshark Presentations. This guide is geared towar...

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

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WeVideo: Cloud-Based Video Editing for Brainshark Customers

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

February 05, 2015 09:04 AM

Incorporating a video shot with a camera or a screen capture tool can enhance the viewing experience for your audience. In 2014, adding video became the second most popular feature used by Brainshark authors with 33% of presentations incorporating some type of video. What is interesting to note is the average length of an uploaded video is 4 minutes; this just so happens to be the same for YouTube. However, unlike YouTube, there are usually slides, questions and other content incorporate...

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Tags: Brainshark, video

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Brainshark Fall 2014 User Group and Workshop Recap: Part 3 – End User Experience

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

December 18, 2014 09:05 AM

This is the third in a 3-part deep dive for Brainshark authors into best practices covered during our fall User Groups and Build a Better Brainshark Workshops. Parts 1 and 2 covered audio and slides, respectively.  This final post will look at the end-user experience. Once again, we also suggest you look at 10 Keys to Creating Engaging Brainshark Presentations, which focuses on planning your presentation. End User Experience A Brainshark presentation can be viewed on any device, i...

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Tags: Brainshark, quick tips, tips and tricks

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