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What’s Up with MOOCs? 20 Burning Questions Answered

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

April 15, 2014 09:56 AM

MOOCs have been a trending topic in learning and development circles over the past few years, but not everyone has been in on the conversation. If you have no idea what all the MOOC talk is about and how it fits into the world of online learning, here’s a short Q&A that will hopefully help clear things up. So… what exactly does MOOC stand for? MOOC is an acronym for “massive open online course”, and it’s pronounced exactly how it looks. They’ve become ...

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Tags: video, external communications

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5 Tips for Cheating Death by PowerPoint [On-Demand Webinar]

Submitted by: Marit Fratelli , Sr. Content Marketing Manager, Brainshark

April 14, 2014 09:37 AM

PowerPoint guru Laura Foley recently presented a webinar where she shared her top five tips for cheating death by PowerPoint. The presentation, titled Extreme Makeover: PowerPoint Edition, included real life “before-and-after” slide makeovers, offering creative solutions for design pitfalls dealing with: Color mistakes Improving layouts Tables and graphs Getting rid of excess text on a slide For a quick rundown of what NOT to do in PowerPoint, check out the two-m...

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Tags: tips and tricks, webinar replay

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SlideShark v3.5 – Introducing Okta for Single Sign-On

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

April 10, 2014 09:05 AM

With today’s release of SlideShark v3.5, we have advanced SlideShark’s capabilities around security and identity management while making some design improvements. Integration with Okta In our last app release, we added SAML-based Single Sign-On (SSO) in response to many requests from our business-focused Team Edition users. With this release, we have expanded the accessibility options by integrating with Okta! Now users of Okta, one of the top identity management providers in th...

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Tags: product updates

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What’s the Most Important Aspect of Training New Sales Hires?

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

April 09, 2014 09:32 AM

Our recent Sales Training eBook features a collection of articles and ideas from sales and learning experts on developing a more effective sales training program. While putting the eBook together, we reached out to some of the sharpest sales minds in the business with a single question: What is the MOST important thing to focus on when training and onboarding new sales hires? The issue with onboarding new reps is that they have a LOT to learn; from general selling skills to product training ...

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Tags: Brainshark On-Demand, internal communications, sales enablement, tips and tricks

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5 Types of Videos to Fuel Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

Submitted by: Sabrina Cote , Social Media Marketing Manager, Brainshark

April 08, 2014 09:27 AM

Everywhere you look, experts are predicting that video will be a top social media trend again this year, but they’re not the only ones placing added emphasis on social video. Top social media channels are showing their commitment to video in the form of platform updates that more prominently feature video – like Facebook’s introduction of auto-play videos in its newsfeed, Twitter’s Vine and many more.  It’s important to have a strategy in place to guide the...

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Tags: content marketing, social media, video

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