Brainshark Ideas Blog

Read customer success stories, discover new Brainshark and PowerPoint tips and tricks, keep up with video and eLearning trends, and much more. Most importantly, get inspired!

Just-in-Time Learning for HP Global Sales Team

Submitted by: Carol Cohen , Learning Program Manager, Hewlett Packard

March 30, 2012 11:01 AM

HP’s global sales force is nearly 100,000 strong and, as you can imagine, we are challenged by keeping this increasingly mobile workforce well trained without sacrificing their productivity. They need to have access to precisely the information at the exact time that they need it.  We have created a just-in-time training structure that integrates into the daily lives of our employees, creating an invisible corporate training path that they follow, even without knowin...

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Tags: internal communications, sales enablement

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2012 Sharkie Winners Announced

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

March 30, 2012 10:28 AM

Our favorite event of the year, the presentation of the Sharkie Awards occurred yesterday at 2 pm. The online ceremony recognized the best customer produced Brainshark presentations created last year. This was the 4th annual contest and there were more than 200 presentations submitted in 14 categories. New categories included Voiceless Audio (presentations with no narration), Non-profit Cause Related,  Agency Created, and Short Presentations (less than 60 seconds). Highlights&...

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Tags: myBrainshark

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What Are the Best PowerPoint Fonts for Killer Presentations?

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

March 29, 2012 09:03 AM

You might not think so at first, but the wrong font choice can torpedo a PowerPoint presentation in a hurry. So how do you know if you’re making the wrong decisions? Check out some of the posts out there from PowerPoint pros and presentation experts, and you might be surprised by how much thought goes into the fonts they choose. While a lot of them talk about using PowerPoint for live meetings and speaking events, many of the concepts for choosing the best fonts easily apply to onl...

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Tags: tips and tricks

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Enterprise YouTube - What the Heck Is It?

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

March 28, 2012 10:45 AM

Ever since YouTube began its march toward becoming one of the most popular search engines on the planet, companies have been looking for ways to harness its power for business purposes. Enter the term “YouTube for the Enterprise.” But while this is hardly a new concept, if you look online, there’s not a tremendous amount of info on what it actually means. So I thought I’d take a crack at breaking it down as simply as possible. First, what YouTube for the Enterprise I...

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Tags: internal communications, social media, video, YouTube

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Announcing SlideShark for Box! Get Your Free T-shirts!

Submitted by: Jay Wilder , Freemium Product Marketing Director, Brainshark

March 28, 2012 09:35 AM

This morning, we’re incredibly excited to announce a new chapter in the SlideShark App story! We’re very pleased to become an application integration partner of Box and introduce one of the first apps in the new Box OneCloud platform. Check out the new SlideShark for Box app. New to Box? Box is a leading file sharing software that lets you securely store all of your content in the cloud, so you can access, manage and share it from anywhere. In addition to the...

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Tags: iPad, social media, product updates

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