Brainshark Ideas Blog

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Brainshark and Adobe Mobile Flash - It's Business As Usual

Submitted by: Andy Zimmerman , Chief Marketing Officer, Brainshark

November 22, 2011 01:25 PM

Recently, Adobe made an official announcement that it has suspended any further development of its Flash technology for use in mobile device browsers.  The latest version of the Flash Player v. 11.1 for use in mobile browsers, which plays on Android devices and the BlackBerry PlayBook, will be the final version released and supported by Adobe. They stated this decision was made based on the fact that the leading competing alternative technology, HTML5, “is now universally suppor...

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Tags: animation, myBrainshark, technology


Thanksgiving Success for BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina

Submitted by: Donna Cunningham , Sales Communication Consultant, BCBS North Carolina

November 22, 2011 09:30 AM

An ROI Story: Last year at Thanksgiving, I had a frantic call from a sales representative who had good news and bad news. The good news? She had sold one of our health insurance products to a bank with 44 locations in North Carolina and Virginia. The bad news? It was a product the employees were not familiar with, and they wanted the sales team (of only 4 people) to visit each branch during Thanksgiving week to explain to employees how their new plan worked. I told her not to worry. We d...

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Tags: insurance, technology


SlideShark: Upload Files Directly From Your iPad

Submitted by: David Klein , Vice President of Product Management, Brainshark

November 21, 2011 01:53 PM

(UPDATE: Guess what -- we've added more stuff! Visit our SlideShark topic page for details on the latest SlideShark features and releases.) We just released a new version of SlideShark (v.1.2) with a key feature that many users have been asking for.  In addition to uploading slides to your SlideShark account from your computer, you can now push PowerPoint files directly from your iPad.  Use SlideShark to view and present presentations emailed to you as at...

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Tags: iPad, support, tablet, technology, tips and tricks, product updates


Large Insurance Firm Using Brainshark for Compliance Training

Submitted by: , Associate Compliance Officer

November 18, 2011 02:03 PM

When the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) modeled regulations to require agents who sell annuity products to complete product-specific training, they recognized that tracking those requirements, in today's "smaller government" environment, would make it difficult for states to add the infrastructure necessary to accomplish that task.  The solution?  Require insurers to track this training.  Nevermind that training requirements have, traditionally, been tied ...

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Tags: internal communications, insurance, tips and tricks, sales enablement


Office Hours Recap: Social Media Distribution and Tracking

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

November 17, 2011 12:03 PM

Last month, we hosted our first Support Office Hours session detailing how to distribute your Brainshark presentations to various social media outlets and the best ways to track them. We had a lively session with a good group of attendees so we plan to continue these each month! Here is the on-demand recap of some the finer points from last month’s meeting. Be sure to check the Attachments tab in the player to access additional resources that should be of use to you. Also, since we had th...

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Tags: external communications, social media, tips and tricks, YouTube, support