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How to Create a PowerPoint Design Template for Brainshark

Submitted by: Amy O'Brien , Training Manager, Brainshark

May 28, 2015 09:31 AM

One of the things we hear from Brainshark authors who take our workshops is this: “We have a standard PowerPoint template that I have to use, so I’m not sure how I can design more effective Brainsharks when I have to adhere to this deck.”    The decks are typically bullet-driven with too many background graphics taking up the slide space. They’re built for live presentations, not on-demand video communications, but because people learn that Brainshark is...

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Tags: animation, quick tips, tips and tricks, video

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What Is Content in Context (and Why it Matters for Sales) [Video]

Submitted by: Ann Lambert , Content & Social Media Marketing Manager, Brainshark

April 27, 2015 09:22 AM

Studies have shown that reps waste 40% of their time just looking for the right content to use. Putting sales content “in context” can reduce that productivity loss—but what does that even mean? In the short video below, Brainshark’s Brendan Cournoyer breaks it down, outlining four different ways that content can be delivered in context with the selling situation.  For more details, download our free whitepaper, What Is Content in Context? (and Why It Matters ...

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Tags: mobile-learning, sales enablement, technology, video

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How Do You Create a Learning Culture at Work?

Submitted by: Ann Lambert , Content & Social Media Marketing Manager, Brainshark

April 09, 2015 09:23 AM

So you want to create a learning culture at work, but you’re not sure how to go about it. First thing’s first. Assess your current situation: Are your employees spending their day on the road? Ensure learning is mobile-ready. Are they struggling to find time to attend live training sessions? Ensure learning is accessible on-demand. Are they zoning out and failing to retain key information? Ensure learning is relevant and interactive. Are they constantly working in the sam...

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Tags: iPad, iPhone, mobile-learning, quick tips, sales enablement, technology, tips and tricks, video

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Projecting Content to Life: Rothko & Beam

Submitted by: Irwin Hipsman , Director of Customer Community, Brainshark

March 19, 2015 09:49 AM

It is not often that a business-focused blog starts off with an art review, but hold on for a few paragraphs. In the middle of this brutal Boston winter, I visited the newly-renovated Harvard Art Museum in Cambridge, MA. If you like to see art in a beautiful space, it is free on Saturday mornings. The highlights of the visit were the Rothko Murals, on display until July 2015. They were originally hung in 1961 in an undergraduate dining hall at Harvard (go figure). I know that Rothko woul...

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Tags: iPad, iPhone, quick tips, technology, tablet, tips and tricks, video

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2014 Brainshark Presentation Stats: A Year in Review

Submitted by: Irwin Hipsman , Director of Customer Community, Brainshark

March 09, 2015 10:05 AM

Over the course of the year, the Customer Community team monitors the ways authors utilize Brainshark. The data provides benchmarking reference points to consider when planning a presentation. We just finished the 2014 analysis, and several factoids jumped out at us. We will be discussing these, among other agenda items, at upcoming User Group Meetings, Power Hours and Workshops.     1. Most Popular Features Use of video continues to climb and is now the second most popular fea...

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Tags: animation, audio, Brainshark, video

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