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Spring 2015 User Group Tour Recap, Part 1: PowerPoint Training

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

June 01, 2015 09:29 AM

From March to May, the Brainshark Customer Community Team met with hundreds of customers in 21 cities. The focus of this User Group series was Building a Better Brainshark Presentation.  In the coming weeks we will be blogging about some of the themes that emerged. Sourcing royalty-free music, videos and photography Where to get PowerPoint training Embedding presentations into webpages Storyboard templates for Brainshark presentations There are so many versions o...

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Tags: animation, audio, quick tips, technology

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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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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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2015 Guide to Building Better Brainshark Presentations

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

March 02, 2015 09:44 AM

The Brainshark Customer Community team interacts with thousands of customers who participate in public and private online and geographic User Group meetings. Last year, participants asked for one document that pulls together the best practices, feature utilization, data analysis, and tips we’ve learned along the way. Together, with the Learning and Development team, we are excited to release the 2015 Guide to Building Better Brainshark Presentations. This guide is geared towar...

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

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A Brainshark Customer’s Tale: Animating for Success in PowerPoint

Submitted by: Guest Contributor

February 19, 2015 09:27 AM

This article was submitted by Stephanie VanGilder, Senior Business Operations Specialist at Mercy Hospital, St. Louis. Stephanie has over thirteen years of training experience, and has been a Brainshark customer and user for four years. At Mercy, she develops, manages, supports, and generates reports for e-Learning modules. We’ve all experienced it: viewing an overly-animated PowerPoint to the point that you either cover your eyes or run out of the room to prevent the imminent nause...

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Tags: animation, Brainshark, internal communications, quick tips, tips and tricks

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