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Adding Emphasis to PowerPoint Images: It’s Black and White

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

March 17, 2014 09:58 AM

When it comes to creating compelling PowerPoint presentations, more and more emphasis is being placed on limiting text and opting for visuals to communicate the message.  The right images can make a world of difference when it comes to engaging an audience, and keeping them focused on the speaker’s message rather than on reading a slide. Presenters and PowerPoint designers can draw from an array of tricks to create consistent sets of images for cohesive presentations, tips for&nbs...

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Tags: animation, tips and tricks

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Brainshark Presentation Utilization Factoids – 2014

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

March 07, 2014 09:30 AM

One of the roles of the Brainshark Customer Community team is to look at how customers are using Brainshark and to provide benchmarking reference points for their next series of presentations. We just finished an analysis of presentations created by customers and several factoids jumped out at us. We will be discussing these and many other things at upcoming User Group Meetings and Workshops.  In the meantime, we’ve pulled together a few data points to share with you here. 1. Pre...

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Tags: Brainshark On-Demand, animation, audio

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5 PowerPoint Tips for Emphasizing Objects

Submitted by: Ellen Creaser , Presentation Consultant, BrightCarbon

February 03, 2014 10:32 AM

This article was originally posted to BrightCarbon.com. It’s important to ‘run through’ your presentation after you create it to make sure everything is the way you want it, and if you notice that something doesn’t quite draw the attention it should there are simple ways that you can adjust or add to your design so that it becomes the most obvious thing on the slide. Advice we’ve all received before… A wise man once said that if something is...

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Animation Tips: 4 Ideas for Better PowerPoint Presentations

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

January 27, 2014 09:38 AM

When designing PowerPoint presentations for business, it’s important to strike the right aesthetic balance – you want your slides to be eye-catching and engaging, while still retaining a professional tone. This may seem like a steep challenge, but with the right resources, you can easily create a PowerPoint presentation that captivates your audience, but doesn't detract from your message. Here are a few simple guidelines to help you design a compelling presentation: #1. Transform...

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Tags: animation, Brainshark On-Demand, tips and tricks

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Third-Party Tools for Better Brainsharks in 2014, Part 1: Creating Hand-Drawn Animations

Submitted by: Allison Wahl , Customer Community Specialist, Brainshark

January 16, 2014 10:07 AM

As you ramp up for 2014, we want to make sure your Brainshark content follows suit with some new tools to add to your repertoire. In this post, we’ll highlight two cool tools for creating hand-drawn animations. Then keep your eyes peeled for part 2 where we’ll recommend some interesting translation tools to consider. We’ve all seen them – whiteboard animations, and wow are they cool! They add a storytelling twist to even the blandest of content, taking presentations...

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Tags: animation, Brainshark On-Demand

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