November 15, 2012 01:25 PM
Last Tuesday we hosted the first annual Boston Shark Meet Conference, and we were thrilled with the turnout and feedback from our guests! Over 100 people attended the Shark Meet to learn how to create more engaging live and on-demand presentations.
The day’s events kicked off with a keynote address by TED speaker, Joe Sabia, on the power of storytelling. Joe wowed the audience with his six principles for creative storytelling, and energized the group for an afternoon packed with informat...
November 07, 2012 10:06 AM
I create a LOT of presentations as a Brainshark Instructional Designer, so I was very excited to attend the 10th Annual Presentation Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona. Although the conference is small with only about 200 attendees, it boasts many of the biggest names in presentation creation and delivery: Rick Altman (who hosts the conference), Carmen Taran, Julie Terberg, Dave Paradi, Simon Morton, Ken Molay – the list goes on.
It was a fun and exciting event (there was even juggling b...
November 01, 2012 09:06 AM
Over the past few years, Carmen Taran, co-founder of San Francisco-based RexiMedia, has presented at several Brainshark-sponsored in-person events and online webinars. Her evaluation scores are off the charts and if you attended one of Carmen’s talks, you found her presentation style to be engaging and the content actionable.
Carmen has a PhD in psychology and blends the science of what we perceive, with the emotion of how we perceive visual information. At the many Brains...
October 31, 2012 02:41 PM
This October, the myBrainshark newsletter gives you an opportunity to be a part of history—by spending 5-8 minutes participating in Dr. Carmen Taran’s study on audience PowerPoint slide retention. What a treat! But fear not, myBrainshark readers, we included a few tricks as well—including video of our very own mascot, Tibby, invading the streets of San Francisco. You should also check out an entertaining Man-On-The-Street video, where we reveal some surprising results from las...
October 25, 2012 08:59 AM
Looking for a little light reading? These upcoming books include tips and ideas for taking your presentation skills to the next level.
Whether you’re preparing to give a live presentation from your mobile device or putting together online presentations to be viewed later, effective communication is a must. But even those who with little experience in public speaking or PowerPoint design can become better communicators for their businesses. In fact, sometimes, all it takes is the right boo...