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Coming Soon: SlideShark Will Support PDFs this Summer!

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

July 01, 2014 10:28 AM

We have big plans for the rest of 2014 here at Brainshark, and making the SlideShark app bigger and stronger is a major part of our vision. With that in mind, we’re excited to announce that SlideShark will soon support PDF documents – a huge step to expanding the SlideShark story! This summer, SlideShark Team Edition users (and trialers), will soon be able to present PDF documents in addition to the PowerPoint file-types they’ve already been using. More details on the ex...

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Tags: iPad, iPhone

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10 Social Selling Thought Leaders to Follow Right Now

Submitted by: Bridgette Kosek , Brainshark

June 30, 2014 09:42 AM

Lots of sales reps these days are wondering how social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter can help them prospect and win more deals. So who has the answers? Here is a short list of some of the most popular social selling minds on the web today. Brian Bachofner, Social Selling Guru Brian has over 10 years of experience in the B2B Data and Sales Intelligence market. He manages the content for Social Selling University, the leading source for best practices and advice for deploying socia...

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Tags: sales enablement, social media

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Is Your Sales Enablement Content Creating Too Much Noise?

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

June 24, 2014 08:37 AM

The conversation around B2B sales enablement has certainly gotten louder over the past year, with a lot of the talk focused on the role of content. What do reps need? Where do they find it? How do they use it? You know, questions like that. Recently, I listened in on a great webinar hosted by Mark Synek of Sales Benchmark Index (SBI) titled Equip Your Sales Team with Content That Creates Value, Not Noise. The panel of experts covered quite a few topics and issues that can impact ...

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Tags: sales enablement

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New This Month: Import eLearning Content to Brainshark via SCORM!

Submitted by: Alex Salop , Director of Enterprise Product Marketing, Brainshark

June 19, 2014 11:19 AM

June has brought with it a host of new Brainshark updates, including significant enhancements for formal eLearning, portal theme options, Salesforce.com integration, and more! Let’s take a closer look at what’s new. SCORM Import Brainshark presentations have been SCORM-compliant for use in third-party learning management systems for a long time. Now we’re taking SCORM one step further. As of our June 14 release, Brainshark Cloud solution customers who use Brainshark Ra...

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Tags: product updates

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Is Your eLearning Content Written for Humans?

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

June 18, 2014 09:14 AM

“The first and foremost rule for better eLearning is better writing.” That’s what Cammy Bean writes in a recent post for ASTD.org, 6 Tips for Writing Better eLearning Scripts. Cammy is the author of the book The Accidental Instructional Designer (the post is actually an excerpt), and it’s pretty tough to argue with her assessment here. With all the time we spend talking about things like on-demand training videos, interactivity and gamification, it can be easy to f...

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Tags: internal communications

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