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Become a PowerPoint Ninja in 2012 with these New Free PPT Resources

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

January 05, 2012 03:10 PM

Just in time for your 2012 New Year’s resolutions list, becoming a PowerPoint Ninja in the next 12 months just got a little easier with our new Free PowerPoint Resources in the Community & Events section of the Brainshark site, under Helpful Resources. You can use these free PowerPoint resources from leading presentation experts to help make your presentations more effective and impactful this coming year. The content is organized into three categories: Pla...

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Tags: animation, myBrainshark, tips and tricks

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Office Hours Recap: Personalization and Wrapping

Submitted by: Courteney McDonnell , Customer Success Representative, Brainshark, Inc.

January 05, 2012 02:37 PM

Here is a replay of our previous Office Hours session on the best practices around personalizing and wrapping your Brainshark presentations. In this quick recap (less than 4 min), you’ll learn to keep in mind the flow of your presentation, who will be personalizing it, and the level of usage so that you can effectively manage it and ultimately boost response rates. Be sure to check the attachments tab of this and all other Office Hours replays for helpful resources: View p...

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Tags: internal communications, support, tips and tricks

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A Trip to the Movies Ends with Some Great PowerPoint Images

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

January 04, 2012 01:10 PM

On New Year’s Day, my family went to see Martin Scorcese’s Hugo. For anyone making PowerPoint presentations, I highly recommend seeing it in 3-D. All great directors make a film that is a tribute to cinema and this is about the turn of the 20th century French filmmaker George Melies. Melies was an illusionist who, upon seeing his first movie, re-invented himself into a filmmaker. What he realized early on was that unlike a magic show, movies can tell a story. A contemporary of ...

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Tags: animation, tips and tricks, YouTube

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Announcing the December iPad 2 Winner - Our Last!

Submitted by: Gerry Praysman , Product Marketing Manager, Brainshark

January 04, 2012 10:21 AM

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re officially here. Seven months and scores of customer testimonials later, we’ve reached the end of the road of our Customer Success Story contest. Our seventh and final iPad 2 winner is one Rebecca Saunders, the Director of User Documentation at Apex Learning. Her post was actually published yesterday and is definitely one of our favorites! Needless to say, Rebecca was pretty pumped about the win and writes, “I have the best jo...

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Tags: iPad, myBrainshark

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The 3 C's of Great Mobile Presentation Audio

Submitted by: Pat Kelly , Director, Customer Experience, Brainshark

January 03, 2012 02:41 PM

Over the last couple of weeks, we've been blogging about some best practices around designing content for mobile devices. An important chapter to mobile content design is the audio! The first thing to consider is that your viewer literally is mobile - they might be in a cab going from midtown to downtown Manhattan; on the train from O’Hare to downtown Chicago; in rental car in the Ted Williams tunnel or sitting in LAX waiting for the next fligh...

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Tags: audio, tips and tricks

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