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Using an iPad to School Some Kids

Submitted by: Beth Cail , National Account Manager, Brainshark

July 31, 2011 06:32 PM

For those of you following me, you know I have been enamored with my iPad and determined to make it my primary device, as least while travelling and on the road for work. Last week, I was travelling and on the road, but not for work. I was an adult leader in a service trip with our youth group from church, aiding Hurricane Katrina victims (yes, they still need help) in Gulfport, MS.  I took my iPad along so I could stay with touch with work, just in case something came up (well, that&rsquo...

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Tags: myBrainshark, iPad, tips and tricks

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Presentation Images: The Right's and Wrong's

Submitted by: m62 visualcommunications

July 29, 2011 01:52 PM

This post originally appeared on the blog of our great partner m62 visualcommunications. Here is it's initial form. Most presenters know by now that presentations should be visual, and not text-based. The most obvious way to make your presentations more engaging to your audience is to include more pictures on your slides. Yet presenters need to be careful that in making their slides more interesting, they aren’t actually making it more difficult for their audiences to absorb their messa...

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Tags: myBrainshark, tips and tricks

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Customer Idea: Restricting Time on Folders

Submitted by: Fady Kais , Web Services Specialist, at Dow Chemical

July 29, 2011 11:38 AM

Being able to restrict time per folder. I know it doesn’t make much sense for every client but for larger corporations such as ours, it would be a great asset. Our folders are structured by department and each department has their own folder, and with over 20 departments, it is hard to manage all of them. For an admin, the ability to restrict the amount of time per folder would help us in better managing our companies allowed usage and content. This would allow the departments for each fo...

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Tags: internal communications

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Sprucing Up Your Question Slides with a Little Background

Submitted by: Shannon Hayward , Learning & Development Manager

July 29, 2011 11:12 AM

We first heard this question at one of our Success Tour cities, which inspired this blog post! Have you ever wondered if it was possible to spruce up your question slides? It is! From adding custom question backgrounds to changing the font color and spacing of the slide’s components, you can do it all in the Media Library. Let’s explore. Why might you want to change the look of a question slide in the first place? Custom Question Slide Backgrounds can add impact to you...

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Tags: tips and tricks, Brainshark On-Demand

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Large Educational Developer Generates Qualified Leads with Brainshark

Submitted by: Anonymous

July 28, 2011 09:43 AM

We are a large Educational developer of print and online digital curriculum.  The education market is transitioning very quickly from a print-centered world to a digitally-minded marketplace and has been down for more than two years.  This year, for the first time, our sales force asked marketing for something they had never requested: leads.  We were asked to get into the marketplace and activate program interest in ways we’ve never done before and to generate viable leads...

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Tags: sales enablement, tips and tricks

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