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Visual Lessons for Brainshark Authors: What ELSE You Can Learn from a TV Commercial

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

August 25, 2014 09:47 AM

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the role music plays in TV commercials and Brainshark presentations. But it’s not all about the music! Half the allure is the visual presentation of commercials (that’s the point of advertising on a TV, right?). Having watched my fair share of commercials, I’ve been noticing a trend towards TV commercials that have the look and feel of PowerPoint presentations. Perhaps they are appealing to advertisers because they cost less...

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Tags: animation, Brainshark On-Demand, video

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The Versatility of Visual Storytelling: 4 Powerful Stats for B2Bs

Submitted by: Ann Lambert , Content & Social Media Marketing Manager, Brainshark

August 22, 2014 09:46 AM

Any graphic designer will tell you that visuals are essential to what they do. Visual stimulation is the impetus for audiences to look at, be drawn to, and engage with their work. This is also true for any form of business communications. Whether you are producing the content, enabling sales reps, training staff, or marketing to generate leads, the power of the visual is real. I recently downloaded a NewsCred eBook: The Power of Visual Storytelling. They teamed up with Getty to present the...

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Tags: animation, content marketing, video, social media

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Why Sales Enablement Content Does NOT Turn Reps into Paper Pushers (a Counter-Argument)

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

August 21, 2014 09:12 AM

Sales enablement continues to be a popular topic these days. But while there are lots of people talking about it, not everyone is saying the same things. There are lots of varying definitions out there, for example, and new posts and opinions on the topic seem to hit the Web every day. I came across one of these articles recently on the Business2Community site that immediately captured my attention – but not in a particularly positive way. The post (which I believe originally appe...

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Tags: sales enablement

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Music Lessons for Brainshark Authors: What You Can Learn from a 30-Second TV Commercial

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

August 19, 2014 09:25 AM

Media content is unavoidable. Think about how many TV commercials, radio ads, and news stories you see and hear as you’re getting ready for work, on your morning commute, or just lounging at home. But if you watch and listen closely, you’ll find there’s a lot you can learn from these daily media consumptions that can then be applied to your Brainshark presentations. This is the first article in a three-part series that will explore some of these techniques and how they can...

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Tags: audio, Brainshark On-Demand, quick tips, video

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5 Strategies to Maximize Social Selling (and Ways to Get Started RIGHT NOW)

Submitted by: Ann Lambert , Content & Social Media Marketing Manager, Brainshark

August 15, 2014 09:30 AM

I recently came across an interesting article from SellingPower titled 5 Tips for Leveraging Social Networks to Sell. The post opens with a reference to an InsideView whitepaper that states how “sales executives and B2B companies that ‘lack an established social media presence’ are ‘far less capable of effectively gaining the attention of prospects who are already fully engaged on the social Web.’”  The article proceeds to offer five great tips for...

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Tags: social media, sales enablement, quick tips

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