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10 PowerPoint Production Tricks (from the eSlide Professionals) [Webinar Replay]

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

February 29, 2012 08:21 AM

Last week, eSlide, a graphic design agency and Brainshark Learning Provider partner that specializes in professional quality presentations which communicate information quickly, accurately, and effectively to get the RESULTS you need, did a webinar for us on their Top 10 Production Tricks. More than 1,000 people registered, making it the largest, non co-sponsored webinar we’ve ever held and the comments were very positive form both beginners and power users. I promise that eve...

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Tags: animation, myBrainshark, tips and tricks, webinar replay


6 Reports You Can Run in Under a Minute

Submitted by: Cory Beaudoin , Customer Success Representative, Brainshark, Inc.

February 28, 2012 11:23 AM

"Hi, Peter. Whaaat's happening…We need to talk about your [Brainshark] reports. Did you get that memo?" ~ Office Space, 1999  Brainshark reporting is quick and easy, and you can get a lot of info about who’s viewing your presentations, where they’re viewing them, what they’re viewing, which ones they're viewing, for how long…you get the picture. Reports can be run by anyone, based on their own content, or by company administrators for information regarding ...

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Tags: support, tips and tricks, Brainshark


How I Use Brainshark and QR Codes

Submitted by: Bev Morgan , Clear Channel Communications

February 24, 2012 10:53 AM

"Connecting with new prospects! I mean REALLY connecting with the passion and excitement that only your voice can carry. I have been using Brainshark as a personal invitation to webinars, specifically, leveraging mobile technology + QR Codes in advertising. Bottom-line how to help clients and agencies think outside of the traditional boundaries of advertising. So, I included a QR Code link in the Brainshark presentation giving access to the webinar and information. Because of the content a...

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Tags: external communications, myBrainshark, QR codes, tips and tricks


Informal vs. Formal Learning: What's the Difference?

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

February 23, 2012 09:35 AM

In the world of corporate training, there’s often the question of whether a formal or informal learning program is the right way to go. First, it’s important to understand that there are many different opinions out there on formal vs. informal learning, and there’s certainly more than one approach for each. At Brainshark, we believe the training experience you choose should depend heavily on your company’s needs, objectives and challenges. In his book, Informal Learning:...

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Tags: tips and tricks


A Ken Burns Solution to a Small Video Problem

Submitted by: Jason Thompson , Graphic Designer, Content Marketing, Brainshark

February 22, 2012 12:16 PM

We recently sat down to record our CEO Joe Gustafson’s annual Brainshark State of the Union interview, to provide it on-demand rather than in a live webinar. Instead of going through the production antics of shooting and editing video, we did an audio recording and used it as narration to a series of PowerPoint slides illustrating what was being said. Brainshark software does handle video just as well as PowerPoint, but we decided to use PowerPoint slides this time. The intervie...

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Tags: animation, audio, myBrainshark, tips and tricks, video