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Where in the World is…Your Brainshark Being Viewed? Analyzing Global Viewing Trends with the Analytics Dashboard

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

March 24, 2014 09:35 AM

Have you ever wondered what percentage of your Brainshark views originate internationally? Across all customers, approximately 27% of views in 2013 took place outside of the United States, which is 9 percentage points higher than in 2011 (see the map below for leading countries). With our new Analytics Dashboard, there are a number of ways to measure your international views. Let’s take a closer look. Geolocation Overview All Brainshark authors and administrators have access to the re...

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Tags: Brainshark On-Demand

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New Tools and Resources for Building Better Brainshark Presentations

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

March 20, 2014 08:54 AM

In late February, the Brainshark Customer Community Team visited our customers and prospects in the United Kingdom and Europe. It is great to get out on the road and hear from people about how they’re using SlideShark and Brainshark On-Demand.  While in Europe, we participated in events hosted by BrightCarbon and LeadFabric, and held private user group meetings with various customers. During our time in London, we had the opportunity to meet with the folks from a pretty cool ...

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Tags: Brainshark On-Demand, tips and tricks, video

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YouTube SEO Best Practices: Titles and Descriptions [eBook Excerpt]

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

March 19, 2014 08:57 AM

The following is a short excerpt from the free eBook, The Marketer’s Guide to Video SEO. One of the greatest benefits of posting your video content to YouTube is the SEO value that comes with it. YouTube is one of the largest search engines in the world (second only to Google), and with that popularity comes extremely high authority in Google search. When publishing videos to YouTube, it’s important to apply SEO best practices to certain areas of the page. For example: #1. Titles....

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Tags: content marketing, SEO, tips and tricks, video, YouTube

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Announcing SlideShark Anywhere: Presenting and Broadcasting from a Computer or Windows 8 Tablet

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

March 17, 2014 04:48 PM

Today, we’re incredibly excited to announce one of the most significant additions to SlideShark since its inception in 2011. With SlideShark Anywhere, Team Edition users can now present and broadcast their content from a PC/Mac computer or Windows 8 tablet via web browser. Presenters have the choice of presenting their approved decks from either their mobile device (iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch) or now their computer or Windows 8 tablet, as all of their SlideShark content is easily acces...

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Tags: tablet, product updates

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Adding Emphasis to PowerPoint Images: It’s Black and White

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

March 17, 2014 09:58 AM

When it comes to creating compelling PowerPoint presentations, more and more emphasis is being placed on limiting text and opting for visuals to communicate the message.  The right images can make a world of difference when it comes to engaging an audience, and keeping them focused on the speaker’s message rather than on reading a slide. Presenters and PowerPoint designers can draw from an array of tricks to create consistent sets of images for cohesive presentations, tips for&nbs...

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Tags: animation, tips and tricks

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