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Author: Irwin Hipsman

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

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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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Tags: Brainshark, services, support

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

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

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Visual Lessons for Brainshark Authors: What ELSE You Can Learn from a TV Commercial

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

August 25, 2014 09:47 AM

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the role music plays in TV commercials and Brainshark presentations. But it’s not all about the music! Half the allure is the visual presentation of commercials (that’s the point of advertising on a TV, right?). Having watched my fair share of commercials, I’ve been noticing a trend towards TV commercials that have the look and feel of PowerPoint presentations. Perhaps they are appealing to advertisers because they cost less...

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Tags: animation, Brainshark, video

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