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Working My Sales Process More Simply with Some Inspiration from HGTV

Submitted by: Beth Cail , National Account Manager, Brainshark

September 12, 2011 01:55 PM

I would like to say that I don’t watch a lot of television.  It’s not that I watch a lot of programming; I watch every episode of a few shows - who doesn’t love the “Real Housewives” series (at least one) as a guilty pleasure?  But, last night I was watching the latest episode of Design Star on HGTV.  If you haven’t seen it, it’s a show where designers participate in an elimination game to be the last standing with their own show on HGTV....

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


A 7-minute Guide to Facebook Security

Submitted by: Gerry Praysman , SlideShark Product Marketing Manager, Brainshark

September 09, 2011 10:45 AM

Several weeks ago, Facebook released a free guide detailing how to protect your account and online identity while using the popular site. This e-book, entitled A Guide to Facebook Security for Young Adults, Parents, and Educators, was co-written by security experts Linda McCarthy and Keith Watson as well as editor and teacher Denise Weldon-Siviy, so you can bet your bottom dollar that it's legit. Here is the article by Juan Carlos Perez from IDG News which initially turned me on ...

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Tags: myBrainshark, social media, tips and tricks


Customer Idea - Periodic Content Review

Submitted by: Scott Craig , Sr. Training Analyst, Principal Funds Distributor, Inc.

September 09, 2011 10:11 AM

One of the challenges for educators is to keep content relevant, for as soon as we create it, the content starts to become stale.  This is especially true in any industry that is heavily regulated, such as mine: finance.  If you have rules or policies, internal or external, driving you to maintain the relevance of your content, keeping it relevant isn’t only a matter of a best practice, but may be one of compliance as well.  Luckily, Brainshark’s ‘Security&rsq...

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Tags: financial services, tips and tricks


Some Amazing Animation Templates to Create Awesome PowerPoints

Submitted by: John Utter , Corporate Trainer, Vantage Deluxe World Travel

September 08, 2011 09:16 AM

Have you been seeking something a little different to add to your presentations in order to engage your viewers? Allow me to share a few of the animations that I've been using to add some visual interest to mine. Please note that the PowerPoint used to create this presentation can be found in the attachments tab, so copy away if you find anything of interest: View this presentation in a separate window. For more animation templates, check out the presentation in this ...

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Tags: animation, myBrainshark, tips and tricks


Channel Sales Enablement Is Going Mobile

Submitted by: Jon Whitlock , Vice President, Channel Solutions, Brainshark

September 07, 2011 10:07 AM

Jeff Ernst, in The New Rules of Sales Enablement, cites research showing that 30% of reps turn over each year, it takes an average of seven months to ramp up a new sales person and the average salesperson forgets more than 80% of what they learn in sales training within 30 days. In other words, traditional sales training is about as cost-efficient as owning a vintage, wooden-hulled sailboat. At the same time, CSO Insights 2010 states that 47% of companies surveyed report that salespeople...

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Tags: channels, tips and tricks, sales enablement