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The Sales Management 2.0 Evolution [Webinar Replay]

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

June 23, 2011 04:36 PM

We here at Brainshark were fortunate enough to sponsor this webinar featuring our good friend Jim Dickie, Managing Partner at CSO Insights. This incredibly informative presentation hits some really hot topics in the sales management arena. First, Jim introduces the Sales Relationship/Process Matrix™ and how sales performance falls into 3 distinct levels across it. To further the point, the webinar dives into a couple of case studies, one of which covers StorageTek, a company that tri...

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Tags: tips and tricks, webinar replay


myBrainshark Tracking and Technology Saves the Day

Submitted by: Kimmie Herbert , Water, Energy & Technology Incubator

June 23, 2011 09:12 AM

It all started with a conference; the first of it’s kind here in the depressed Central Valley of CA. Some say we produce a fifth of the world’s produce here in the Valley, but the threat of water scarcity doesn’t end with local growers. So with the help of some friends, the Water, Energy & Technology Incubator put on a water conference focused on international solutions to regional issues. Wanting to gain feedback and learn about the audience experience, we decided to...

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Tags: myBrainshark, tips and tricks


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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Tags: animation, myBrainshark, tips and tricks


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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Tags: tips and tricks


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