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Brainshark Content Portal Adds Custom Filters, Desktop Player Gets a New Look

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

April 30, 2014 11:11 AM

At Brainshark, we know that being the best isn’t enough; you have to keep improving your products to stay on top. That’s what we’ll be doing on May 3, with improvements to the Brainshark Content Portal and the desktop player! Custom Filters The Content Portal has always been a great way to organize and access Brainshark, with intuitive navigation and easy search. This release makes it even easier, with new custom filters that provide powerful navigation capabilities similar ...

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Tags: product updates

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Is Shorter Content the Key to Better Online Sales Training?

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

April 28, 2014 10:40 AM

In a recent article about onboarding new reps with online sales training, MindTickle’s Mogit Garg shares four components for a successful program. Number one on the list? Choosing the right content. As Mogit writes, when it comes to training, “doing it online is an entirely different thing from doing it face-to-face inside a room. You can’t expect them to sit down for two hours or read text-intensive slides. It will only bore employees to death.” In other words, when...

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Tags: sales enablement

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How Content Marketers Help Sales Teams Sell [eBook Excerpt]

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

April 23, 2014 09:40 AM

The following is a short excerpt from our free Sales Enablement eBook. These days, buyers spend more time researching products and services before ever engaging with a sales rep. Because of this, it’s more important than ever for marketers to create quality, useful content to help move potential customers through the buying cycle. Content Marketing Institute reports that creating enough content was among the top challenges for B2B marketing organizations in 2013. To keep up with demands...

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Tags: content marketing, sales enablement

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Trade in Your PowerPoint Bullet Points: How to Create Custom Icons

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

April 22, 2014 09:54 AM

We’ve heard the question countless times, ‘Do bullet points belong in PowerPoint?’ The answer: sometimes. In many business presentations, it’s essential to show a list of items on a slide to help convey a message. Just because your slide requires a list doesn’t mean you have to be tied to the standard bullet point options – try using icons instead.  In the tutorial below Bruce Gabrielle, author of Speaking PowerPoint, outlines how to easily c...

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Tags: tips and tricks, video, quick tips

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Red Carpet Recap: Sharkie Awards 2014

Submitted by: Allison Wahl , Customer Community Specialist, Brainshark

April 21, 2014 09:57 AM

Now that the 6th Annual Sharkie Awards have come and gone, we can safely put away the tuxes and ball gowns, retire to our day jobs, and rest assured that we have celebrated the best of the best. This year’s event was truly one of the most exciting yet, featuring our first-ever finalist from overseas (Surf Life Active by Presentation Studio in Australia) and brand new categories such as Best VideoSync Presentation (won by Karl Storz for AHDC Installation Guide). One of the highlights of ...

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Tags: Brainshark On-Demand, video

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