Brainshark Ideas Blog

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Browse the Ideas Blog for the latest tips and trends on sales enablement, video and content marketing, training and eLearning, business presentations and more.

Preparation and Expectation - Lesson Learned (again!)

Submitted by: Beth Cail , National Account Manager, Brainshark

June 30, 2011 01:44 PM

I just completed a 2-day, 150 mile charity bike ride. We are now a large team of over 60 people, with a range of experience on the bike and the ride.  Some been riding for several years and are excellent riders and bike handlers but some are new to both the ride and the bike. As we carpooled into Quincy for the start, I rode with a first-time racer and someone pretty new to biking in general.  She was asking me so many questions and was anxious about the unknown.&n...

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Tags: tips and tricks


Brainshark Helps Improve Communication and Marketing for Multi-national Company

Submitted by: Amanda Cummins , Intl. Security Analyst & HR Assistant

June 30, 2011 10:04 AM

I work for a very large, multi-national company.  We recently went through the process of changing and revising one of our core programs and we needed to communicate all of the changes and new features to our employees.  Previously, we had used a pretty standard PowerPoint presentation, hosted on our company’s intranet, to explain the program.  It basically boiled down to a 22 minute lecture, where the same words that were being spoken were also written on the slides&hellip...

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Tags: audio, internal communications, services, tips and tricks


Top 10 Tips for Creating Training that Sticks

Submitted by: Linda Silverman , Account Manager, Brainshark

June 29, 2011 10:21 AM

With limited budgets, lean staffing guidelines, and increased business, employee learning and development has again become a vital element in maintaining a competitive edge for many organizations. However, C-Level leaders remain cautious when it comes to approving funding for corporate training because they often perceive it as being unsustainable.  To overcome this common barrier, one of our Premier Learning Provider Partners, Theo Gilbert-Jamison of Performance Solutions by D...

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Tags: myBrainshark, tips and tricks


Charles Schwab's New TV Commercial: An Infographic Test

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

June 28, 2011 12:47 PM

On our way to the Customer Success Tour in Cincinnati, we stopped in Des Moines and came across a new television ad by Charles Schwab. I am not sure whether this is playing across the country or if Des Moines is just a test market. The commercial struck a responsive chord in that it looked like a Brainshark presentation a customer might make. Take a look at the Charles Schwab spot on YouTube and then view a recently created presentation by Brainshark. The key difference is the audio. The...

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


Add Your Brainshark to LinkedIn (2 min Tutorial)

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

June 28, 2011 08:29 AM

Your LinkedIn profile page is the default social channel business people turn to in order to learn more about you and you’re company.  Adding a video presentation to your page allows you to interact with your page visitors in a way that’s dynamic, engaging, and more personal than just text alone. In this post, I’m going to show you in 2 minutes how to add a Brainshark or myBrainshark presentation to your LinkedIn Profile page. Here are the 3 simple steps ...

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Tags: careers, myBrainshark, social media, tips and tricks, YouTube