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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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What’s Up with MOOCs? 20 Burning Questions Answered

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

April 15, 2014 09:56 AM

MOOCs have been a trending topic in learning and development circles over the past few years, but not everyone has been in on the conversation. If you have no idea what all the MOOC talk is about and how it fits into the world of online learning, here’s a short Q&A that will hopefully help clear things up. So… what exactly does MOOC stand for? MOOC is an acronym for “massive open online course”, and it’s pronounced exactly how it looks. They’ve become ...

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Tags: video, external communications

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5 Types of Videos to Fuel Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

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

April 08, 2014 09:27 AM

Everywhere you look, experts are predicting that video will be a top social media trend again this year, but they’re not the only ones placing added emphasis on social video. Top social media channels are showing their commitment to video in the form of platform updates that more prominently feature video – like Facebook’s introduction of auto-play videos in its newsfeed, Twitter’s Vine and many more.  It’s important to have a strategy in place to guide the...

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Tags: content marketing, social media, video

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Video Content Ranks High with Technology Marketers [Report]

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

April 01, 2014 09:44 AM

New research shows that technology companies have made video a key part of their content marketing strategies in 2014. The use of online video content has been on the rise with B2B content marketers for several years now, increasing 15% from 2011 to 2013 according to data from the Content Marketing Institute (CMI). Based on the latest numbers, you might wonder if technology companies are influencing that surge in usage all by themselves. A new study conducted by CMI and MarketingProfs looks s...

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Tags: content marketing, technology, video

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