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Author: Irwin Hipsman

Spring 2015 User Group Tour Recap, Part 4: Storyboarding Your Presentation

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

July 13, 2015 09:10 AM

In the first three blog posts of this series we discussed PowerPoint training resources,  adding presentations to webpages, and sourcing media for your presentations.  The final theme that emerged from the spring User Groups was using a storyboard in the scriptwriting process. *To learn about scriptwriting, the first step of the content presentation process, check out the new on-demand BAIT Series (Brainshark Author Integrated Training). The storyboarding process was developed a...

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Spring 2015 User Group Tour Recap, Part 3: Sourcing Media for Your Presentations

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

June 22, 2015 09:10 AM

In the first two blog posts of this series we discussed PowerPoint training resources and how to create a lightwindow for Brainshark videos on your website. Another theme that emerged from the Spring User Groups was sourcing royalty-free images, music and video for presentations. We did the research and held an online Power Hour/User Group meeting on this topic in May. Our guest speakers included a multimedia presentation designer and a marketing project manager, and they covered the foll...

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Tags: audio, quick tips, technology, video

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Spring 2015 User Group Tour Recap, Part 1: PowerPoint Training

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

June 01, 2015 09:29 AM

From March to May, the Brainshark Customer Community Team met with hundreds of customers in 21 cities. The focus of this User Group series was Building a Better Brainshark Presentation.  In the coming weeks we will be blogging about some of the themes that emerged. Sourcing royalty-free music, videos and photography Where to get PowerPoint training Embedding presentations into webpages Storyboard templates for Brainshark presentations There are so many versions o...

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Tags: animation, audio, quick tips, technology

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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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