Brainshark Ideas Blog

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Announcing the Winners of February's "Share the Love" $250 Blog Contest

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

March 09, 2012 10:59 AM

Last month, our myBrainshark users were invited to use their blogs to post reviews of their myBrainshark experiences as part of our February “Share the Love” contest. Bloggers who participated were entered into a 10-prize drawing with 1 first prize award of $250 cash and 9 second place awards of 50 Sharkbucks each (for use in purchasing wonderful Brainshark and SlideShark items at our online store!) Thank you so much to all of the bloggers who submitted entries! The review...

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Tags: myBrainshark, social media


Office Hours Recap: Creating, Distributing, and Tracking Compliance Content

Submitted by: Sabrina Cote , Social Media Marketing Manager, Brainshark

March 08, 2012 03:02 PM

Here is the recap of our last Office Hours Session focusing on compliance content. This review covers the full scope of compliance content from the creation process to analysis. We discuss: Creating dynamic content Utilizing guest books Security and viewer options Completion criteria Reporting View presentation in a separate window. Keep in mind that the attachments tab of the presentation also holds some valuable resources to help you along y...

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Tags: support, tips and tricks, external communications, internal communications


Creating a Brainshark Training Repository at Boston Scientific Corporation

Submitted by: Matt Shedlov , R&D Principal Analyst, Boston Scientific Corporation

March 08, 2012 10:39 AM

I helped push to get our company onboard with the idea of Brainshark for creating training presentations.  It took a while to get the corporate license purchased, which includes a secure repository and logins for BSC employees. The benefit of using Brainshark is tremendous and has helped me build a project management and software tool deployment strategy.  I’m able to communicate in rich web content that includes voice, video, animations, screen captures etc., creating a p...

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Tags: healthcare, internal communications


PowerPoint Animation Tips: Dos and Don'ts for Business Presentations

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

March 07, 2012 09:36 AM

In a recent Brainshark webinar, Marsh Makstein of eSlide shared 10 of his favorite PowerPoint production tips for creating more effective business presentations. One of the topics he covered centered on PowerPoint animations, and some of the ways they can be used to enhance your message without going overboard. As PowerPoint has evolved over the years, new features have been added for more powerful animations that in the past may have required some external video programs to generate....

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Tags: animation, myBrainshark, tips and tricks


What's the Best Way to Share your myBrainshark?

Submitted by: Matt Fuller , Customer Success Representative, Brainshark, Inc.

March 06, 2012 09:51 AM

Some of us may have been taught this life lesson at an early age.  Whether it is toys, food, or Brainsharks, sharing is a way for us to spread our material presence to others in the hope that they will benefit from something in the same way that we have.  On that note, we recently received a question from one of our myBrainshark users that we wanted to take a moment to respond to. User Question: Is it possible to use Brainshark for mass distribution via email? In other words, can I ...

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Tags: external communications, myBrainshark, support, tips and tricks