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Selecting a Learning Management System for Your Company

Submitted by: Dennis Martinek , Account Manager, Brainshark, Inc.

August 02, 2011 02:33 PM

A file cabinet without files…is just a filing cabinet. Recite this mantra as you search for an LMS. Having spent nearly nine-years in the Talent Management industry (Softscape and then SumTotal when they acquired Softscape), I know quite a bit about the reasons why companies select a Learning Management System. For some, it’s the ease of having a data repository in which to place all of their training materials so that they’re easily accessible to those who need th...

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It's Officially Shark Week - How Vivisimo is Celebrating with Brainshark

Submitted by: Jean Kosobucki , Training Manager, Vivisimo

August 01, 2011 02:31 PM

Vivisimo optimizes the way information is used by large organizations to deliver business value. The Technical Education group is responsible for educating both internal and external people on how the Velocity software platform works. Our dilemma is that technical education can be less than stimulating. So in order to keep peoples' attention, we decided to break our content into less than 15-minute chunks.  In the past few months we have been using Brainshark to teach people about ...

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The July iPad 2 Winner Announced

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

August 01, 2011 10:48 AM

Another epic round of customer success stories graced the Brainshark offices in the month of July. This morning, we did our second drawing of the summer for an iPad 2 and our lucky winner this time around was none other than Chad A. Miller of Charlotte, North Carolina! Chad, an avid user of myBrainshark, also submitted an entry in June on his use of the product for his recruiting efforts. In fact, you can check out Chad’s blog, The Job Salesman, for recruiting and job-seeking ad...

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Using an iPad to School Some Kids

Submitted by: Beth Cail , National Account Manager, Brainshark

July 31, 2011 06:32 PM

For those of you following me, you know I have been enamored with my iPad and determined to make it my primary device, as least while travelling and on the road for work. Last week, I was travelling and on the road, but not for work. I was an adult leader in a service trip with our youth group from church, aiding Hurricane Katrina victims (yes, they still need help) in Gulfport, MS.  I took my iPad along so I could stay with touch with work, just in case something came up (well, that&rsquo...

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Presentation Images: The Right's and Wrong's

Submitted by: m62 visualcommunications

July 29, 2011 01:52 PM

This post originally appeared on the blog of our great partner m62 visualcommunications. Here is it's initial form. Most presenters know by now that presentations should be visual, and not text-based. The most obvious way to make your presentations more engaging to your audience is to include more pictures on your slides. Yet presenters need to be careful that in making their slides more interesting, they aren’t actually making it more difficult for their audiences to absorb their messa...

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