June 19, 2013 09:28 AM
I remember sitting in my high school French class and really wanting to speak, but also equally not wanting to make a fool of myself. It would have been great to use a free tool to record myself speaking a script I wrote in French (in the privacy of my Leonardo DiCaprio-covered bedroom) and then send it online to Monsieur Lanciaux for review. But at the time, Al Gore had only just invented the Internet and that kind of technology wasn’t available.
Fast-forward to today, where we now have...
June 18, 2013 09:43 AM
Picture this – you’ve finally finished that PowerPoint presentation you’ve been working on. The data is compelling, the slides are tight, and the visuals are strong. Then you click Save and realize it’s also GIGANTIC. Like 30,000 KB huge.
This is no good, since oversized and bloated PowerPoint files can be difficult to share and challenging to upload for others to see. The performance of your slides can even suffer at times too.
So here we are – as the great Jon ...
June 17, 2013 03:28 PM
The mobile business productivity space continues to expand! On Friday, June 14th, Microsoft launched Office Mobile for the iPhone, an app that allows you to view, create or edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents and view or edit (at a very basic level) PowerPoint files on the iPhone. The app is free but available only to existing Microsoft Office 365 subscribers.
With this product announcement, Microsoft recognizes that PowerPoint continues to be the dominant present...
June 17, 2013 09:24 AM
Are you the Brainshark go-to-person in your organization? The one who is tasked with uploading presentations for all other Brainshark content creators in your company? Or do you create presentations and then have guest speakers narrate some or all of the content?
If you answered yes any of the questions, you may already know that you can add the guest speaker or content creator’s picture and bio to the presentation you’ve uploaded as long as the person has a Brai...
June 14, 2013 09:53 AM
I recently read a great article in the McKinsey Quarterly called Givers Take All by Adam Grant. The article discusses a team of Harvard psychologists that studied the U.S. intelligence system to determine what makes a unit effective.
They studied 64 groups and ranked them from best to worst based on a comprehensive list of factors that drive effectiveness. What they found was that the single most important factor driving the effectiveness of a given unit was not even one they ha...