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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

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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

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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

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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

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Using Brainshark as a Visual/Audio Discussion Board

Submitted by: Julia VanderMolen , Dept. Coordinator for Science, Health and Nursing, Davenport University

September 06, 2011 10:29 AM

Inquiry is once again being widely touted as basic to health and science instruction and, from an online perspective, the online discussion board can be a great way to improve student instruction and learning. While increasing participation is an obvious goal in courses that include frequent discussions and small-group work, it is also important in a lecture course. You can improve student participation in your online course by devoting time and thought to shaping the environment and planning e...

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