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2 Minutes to Better Looking Visuals in PowerPoint 2007

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

June 22, 2011 09:36 AM

In 2 minutes, you can learn some really valuable visual tricks in PowerPoint 2007 to get your decks and slides looking their best before uploading to Brainshark and myBrainshark.  In this brief presentation, I’ll show how you can add shadows, reflections, 3D effects and more to your slide visuals, taking them from dull to dynamic in just a couple of clicks. Specifically, we’ll review the simple upgrades you can make using the Format menu of enhancements available for an...

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Customer Story - Improve Training with Custom Certificates

Submitted by: Anonymous

June 21, 2011 09:23 AM

Are you looking for another way to provide value and recognition to those who complete your course or presentation? Would you like to generate additional interest in your program and expand your audience? Wouldn't it be great if more of your trainees had a reminder of the key points of your session hanging on their workspace walls? Don't forget to add a custom certificate to your next Brainshark presentation, which has been very effective for me. Custom certificates are completion ce...

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Go Hollywood With Your Webinar - create a trailer

Submitted by: Linda Silverman , Account Manager, Brainshark

June 20, 2011 08:33 AM

Lots of planning goes into a webinar.  One of Brainshark’s Learning Providers, Webinar Resources, describes the process by dividing it into 4 phases: planning, preparation, execution, and follow up. Years ago, Webinar Resources produced the first “webinar trailer” to help with registration acquisition using Brainshark. A webinar trailer is a short 2 to 3 minute presentation that basically communicates four specific messages and a "call-to-action" slide.  Here’s...

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Tags: myBrainshark, tips and tricks, webinar strategy

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Using Social Tools for B2B Storytelling & Demand Generation [Webinar Replay]

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

June 17, 2011 12:29 PM

Earlier this week, the Marketing Cloud hosted a great webinar, Using Social Tools for B2B Storytelling & Demand Generation. The Marketing Cloud, which we are pleased to now be a part of, is a collection of cloud-based marketing services which make internal marketing functions more efficient and external marketing programs more effective. We were glad to have a hand in this particular event, which featured Jay Baer, Social Media Strategist, Elizabeth Sosnow, Managing Director at BlissPR...

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Tags: myBrainshark, social media, tips and tricks, webinar replay, YouTube

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Extreme Makeover: Mitt Romney's PPT Slides Edition

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

June 17, 2011 09:18 AM

Earlier this month, we blogged about Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney’s PowerPoint slides. We offered to do a slide makeover and our friends at RexiMedia stepped up to the plate. Using principles outlined in their book, Better Beginnings, the designers at RexiMedia worked on two of his slides. Take a look and ask yourself which slides are more impactful. What we particularly like is that the makeover slides do not stand on their own and need a presenter to provide the context. RexiM...

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