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Announcing the October iPad Winner

Submitted by: Sabrina Cote , Social Media Marketing Manager, Brainshark

October 31, 2012 04:07 PM

This Halloween, it’s all treats, no tricks here at Brainshark as we announce the winner of a new iPad from our Octoberblog contest! Without further ado, we would like to congratulate Jessica Truman, Marketing Manager at Avnet Technology Solutions, as the winner of the October drawing! Jessica’s post, featured below, highlights Avnet’s use of Brainshark for content marketing, and includes three excellent example presentations. This post was one of many fantastic submission...

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Tags: iPad, myBrainshark

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myBrainshark October 2012 Newsletter

Submitted by: Nathaniel Rink , Marketing Manager, Brainshark

October 31, 2012 02:41 PM

This October, the myBrainshark newsletter gives you an opportunity to be a part of history—by spending 5-8 minutes participating in Dr. Carmen Taran’s study on audience PowerPoint slide retention. What a treat! But fear not, myBrainshark readers, we included a few tricks as well—including video of our very own mascot, Tibby, invading the streets of San Francisco. You should also check out an entertaining Man-On-The-Street video, where we reveal some surprising results from las...

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Tags: iPad, iPhone, myBrainshark, myBrainshark newsletter, tablet

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Working with Graphics in PowerPoint: 4 Simple Tips to Try

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

October 31, 2012 09:05 AM

When it comes to working with graphics in PowerPoint, presenters might be surprised by the number of tools at their disposal. If a picture is worth a thousand words, it makes sense that images would be an integral part of great PowerPoint presentations, right? After all, the best slides are meant to compliment and support your narration. And while choosing the best fonts and adding cool animations can help, the right images can often make the biggest difference of all. Of course, there are c...

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The Andersen Company Improves Product Training with Brainshark Video Presentations

Submitted by: Guest Contributor

October 29, 2012 09:13 AM

The presentation below was submitted by Scott Andersen, Vice President, Sales, The Andersen Company The Andersen Company is an international manufacturer of matting products for the commercial, food service, and industrial/safety industries. Their company needed a better solution to train their sales representatives and distribution partners on their many product offerings.  In the success story below, Scott Andersen, Vice President, Sales, shares how Brainshark provided their team w...

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Tags: internal communications

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Digital Storytelling: Making Your Online Presentations Memorable [Webinar Replay]

Submitted by: Amy Marks , Sr. Marketing Programs Manager, Brainshark

October 26, 2012 01:06 PM

There’s nothing like a good story to capture your audience’s attention and keep them engaged.  So says Donna Papcosta of Trafalgar Communications.  On October 17th, Donna presented a Brainshark webinar on Digital Storytelling, describing how to use storytelling to connect emotionally with an audience and drive them to action.  Donna makes the case for using stories in business. Since stories cut through the noise and capture people on an emotional level, your audienc...

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Tags: external communications, tips and tricks, webinar replay

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