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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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The Road to Better Presentations: 5 Ways to Rethink Your Slides

Submitted by: Hannah Brownlow , Communication Consultant, BrightCarbon

April 17, 2014 10:03 AM

This article was originally posted to BrightCarbon.com. I’m sure we’ve all had to endure some really dire presentations. Quite often we can’t put our finger on why we come out feeling so depressed about life, in fact when we start to think it through it transpires that we remember nothing from the entire presentation. It’s moments like this that I wonder if I was actually part of a big CIA experiment on mind-wiping rather than an attendee of a small-time business ...

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10 Ideas for Better Sales Presentation Slides

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

April 16, 2014 09:42 AM

Fact: Not every sales communication requires a slide deck. Other fact: When you do need to deliver a more formal presentation, your slides better be good. One of the keys to better sales presentations is to avoid the most common traps many presenters fall into. Recently, Kathryn Roy, Managing Partner at Precision Thinking, published a free eBook designed to help with that very problem. The eBook, titled Ten Steps to a More Engaging Sales Presentation, is packed with simple tips for creating ...

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Tags: external communications, sales enablement, tips and tricks

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5 Tips for Cheating Death by PowerPoint [On-Demand Webinar]

Submitted by: Marit Fratelli , Sr. Content Marketing Manager, Brainshark

April 14, 2014 09:37 AM

PowerPoint guru Laura Foley recently presented a webinar where she shared her top five tips for cheating death by PowerPoint. The presentation, titled Extreme Makeover: PowerPoint Edition, included real life “before-and-after” slide makeovers, offering creative solutions for design pitfalls dealing with: Color mistakes Improving layouts Tables and graphs Getting rid of excess text on a slide For a quick rundown of what NOT to do in PowerPoint, check out the two-m...

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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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Tags: Brainshark On-Demand, internal communications, sales enablement, tips and tricks

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