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Tag: internal communications

Spread the Wealth! Introducing Updated Permissions for Brainshark Folder Administrators

Submitted by: Kristin Simonini , Senior Director of Product Management , Brainshark

April 28, 2015 12:07 PM

As a Company Administrator, there may be times when you feel like a one person show responsible for all the content in your site. But what can you do? Make others full administrators like yourself?  Admittedly this is not really the most ideal solution as it can provide too much access to too large a group. No doubt you have found yourself feeling a bit like Tom Hanks ala Castaway -- deserted in your efforts to manage great on-demand video content. Good news! Today we’re gettin...

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Tags: Brainshark, internal communications, quick tips

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A Brainshark Customer’s Tale: Animating for Success in PowerPoint

Submitted by: Guest Contributor

February 19, 2015 09:27 AM

This article was submitted by Stephanie VanGilder, Senior Business Operations Specialist at Mercy Hospital, St. Louis. Stephanie has over thirteen years of training experience, and has been a Brainshark customer and user for four years. At Mercy, she develops, manages, supports, and generates reports for e-Learning modules. We’ve all experienced it: viewing an overly-animated PowerPoint to the point that you either cover your eyes or run out of the room to prevent the imminent nause...

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Tags: animation, Brainshark, internal communications, quick tips, tips and tricks

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Sales Enablement for Pharma: Reps Need Engaging Content Too

Submitted by: Guest Contributor

October 20, 2014 09:02 AM

By Karl Tiedemann, Partner, Rosetta This article originally appeared on the PharmaExecBlog. Managing the pharma sales force has always been challenging. Reps are spread out geographically, often far from corporate offices, preventing them from taking part in the on-site activities and face-to-face interactions that typically foster a connection to the company. In order to help the sales force achieve their primary goal — educating physicians — they require frequent training ...

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Tags: internal communications, life sciences, pharmaceutical, sales enablement, technology

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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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What’s the Most Important Aspect of Training New Sales Hires?

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

April 09, 2014 09:32 AM

Our recent Sales Training eBook features a collection of articles and ideas from sales and learning experts on developing a more effective sales training program. While putting the eBook together, we reached out to some of the sharpest sales minds in the business with a single question: What is the MOST important thing to focus on when training and onboarding new sales hires? The issue with onboarding new reps is that they have a LOT to learn; from general selling skills to product training ...

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