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Announcing 4 iPad Winners from Our Latest Survey

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

June 29, 2012 11:51 AM

Every so often we reach out to the SlideShark User Community with a survey to gather feedback on what’s most useful about the app today and where it should go tomorrow to get even better. We were thrilled to see thousands of responses on our most recent survey this month. Thank you to everyone that participated. Your input is greatly appreciated! To make things fun and interesting, this last survey offered respondents a chance to win 1 of 4 new iPads for sharing their thou...

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Tags: iPad

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Dark Shadows: Using Silhouettes to Create Engaging PowerPoint Slides

Submitted by: Paula Crerar , VP of Product Marketing, Brainshark

June 28, 2012 01:31 PM

A tried and true technique to instantly capture attention is to show an image of a person in an ad, website or other media. It works because our brains are programmed to seek out faces.  That’s why when we want to grab the attention of our audience, many of us turn to stock photos of people in PowerPoint slides. But there can be a few drawbacks to this approach. For example: You run the risk of your audience focusing exclusively on the people in the photos – ...

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Tags: animation, myBrainshark, tips and tricks

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Your Email Marketing Questions Answered [Webinar Replay]

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June 27, 2012 09:37 AM

Although the face of marketing has been changing pretty drastically over the last few years, email marketing has probably continued to be a pretty big part of your overall marketing strategy. Many of our customers are constantly trying to improve their efforts and successes in this area. Luckily, we rounded up four of Brainshark’s finest email marketing experts to combine forces and share their extensive knowledge. In this Q&A style webinar, our experts provided answers to commonly...

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Tags: myBrainshark, tips and tricks, webinar replay

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Is Hybrid Learning More Effective than In-Person Training?

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

June 26, 2012 09:50 AM

A recent study reports that not only can hybrid learning platforms produce the same results as traditional, “classroom style” training, but in some cases they actually perform even better. The report was put together by Matthew Chingos and the folks at Ithaka S+R. I should point out that the focus here is primarily on hybrid learning at higher education institutions and public universities. That said, the sample size (605 people participated) and depth of the findings she...

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myBrainshark June 2012 Newsletter

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

June 26, 2012 09:43 AM

What's the theme for this month's myBrainshark newsletter? You! It's the mere thought of your bright, shining smiles that gets us out of bed every morning and we thought that it was about time to show you just how we feel via a carefully crafted newsletter. Learn how to showcase your work and ideas with the Brainshark VideoFest and our Google+ page, respectively. Take a look at how we answered this month’s customer question on animations and submit your own. Also, lie back and float in ou...

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