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Enhanced Tag Functionality Offers Greater Control for Brainshark Administrators

Submitted by: Kristin Simonini , Product Management Director, Brainshark

February 24, 2014 09:36 AM

As a Brainshark author, you know that you have the option to tag your presentations to help categorize them.  This does several great things.  First, those tags are searchable via text search, so if a viewer’s query includes a word or phrase  that is also a tag, presentations that have that specific tag will be returned in the search results.  Second, tags are available as a filter in the new Content Portal, making it easy for viewers to narrow down results to find...

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Tags: Brainshark On-Demand, product updates

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Qualification Rates for Web Conversions Drop with Every Second You Wait [Report]

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

February 20, 2014 08:48 AM

The expression “time is money” might be a bit of a cliché, but that doesn’t make it any less true for B2Bs – especially when you have the data to prove it. That’s what the folks at Software Advice uncovered from their recent Online B2B Buyer Behavior Report. The goal of the report, which collected data from over 6 million unique website visitors from 2008 through 2013 (talk about a long-term project!), shows a direct correlation between the time reps wait ...

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Tags: external communications, sales enablement

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Brainshark Question Backgrounds are Coming to a Mobile Device Near You

Submitted by: Kristin Simonini , Product Management Director, Brainshark

February 19, 2014 09:57 AM

I’ve got BIG NEWS for customers who share their Brainshark presentations with mobile viewers.  Beginning this Saturday, February 22, if you include questions in your presentations, the question background will now appear in mobile viewing.  Told ya it was big! So what does this mean, really?  It means that by default, we will now show the question background in our mobile player (tablet and phone).  In addition to showing the background, we will honor the supplied te...

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How to Design Visually Compelling PowerPoint Tables

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

February 18, 2014 09:49 AM

A few months ago, Brendan Cournoyer explored the question: do tables really belong in PowerPoint, or should you kill them all together?  In his review, Brendan shared some helpful tips from business presentation guru Laura M. Foley on the best ways to represent data in PowerPoint. Through a simple example, Laura makes the case for ditching tables and opting for graphs to communicate data in a more visual way. She explains that tables often force the audience to divide their attention be...

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Hello, My Name Is – Group Manager

Submitted by: Kristin Simonini , Product Management Director, Brainshark

February 17, 2014 09:07 AM

I’m sure by now you have all heard about our amazing Analytics Dashboard, introduced last month to the sounds of cheers and whistles from all over the world.  What? You missed it?!  That’s OK.  Check out our blog post on that update and add a little awesome to your day. One of the personas available from the dashboard is that of the Group Manager, but you may not be aware of what a Group Manager is, or how one can be identified as such.  Look no further!  O...

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