Brainshark’s SlideShark App Wins ‘Gold’ Stevie Award in 2013 International Business Awards Program

"SlideShark – for Showing PowerPoints Properly From the iPad and iPhone – Recognized for Recent, Groundbreaking Features, Including Presentation Broadcasting Capabilities"

WALTHAM, Mass. — August 27, 2013 — Brainshark, Inc., the leading sales enablement platform provider, today announced that its SlideShark app – for showing PowerPoints properly from the iPad and iPhone – won a “Gold”-level Stevie® Award in the 10th Annual International Business Awards (IBAs). SlideShark earned the highest ranking in the “Apps: Utilities & Services” category.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2013 IBAs received entries from more than 50 nations and territories.

More than 3,300 nominations from organizations in virtually every industry were submitted this year.

“To be recognized by the international business community with a ‘Gold’ Stevie Award is particularly exciting, considering the outstanding apps and broad scope of innovation from around the world,” said Brainshark CEO Joe Gustafson. “With SlideShark, we’ve built an app that is now relied on by mobile presenters in more than 150 countries. SlideShark not only empowers mobile users to give reliable presentations but – through a variety of advanced features – has cemented itself as a presenter’s best friend.”

SlideShark enables iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users to do what was previously impossible: view and present PowerPoints the way they were meant to be seen – with fonts, animations, graphics, hyperlinks and videos intact. The app, available in a business version as well, also serves as a platform to securely distribute, track and manage presentations in the cloud.

In particular, the IBAs recognized Brainshark’s SlideShark 3.0 update, unveiled in March, including its groundbreaking broadcasting capability. With SlideShark Broadcasting, mobile users can broadcast their presentations, live and intact, over the Web and invite others to follow along in real time – an important industry first. The SlideShark 3.0 update also introduced the ability for presenters to draw on and annotate their slides. 

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.

“The 2013 International Business Awards are noteworthy for featuring the best collection of entries we have ever received,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “The judges have been unanimous in their comments about the quality of achievements, and the expertise with which they were portrayed, in the nominations we received this year.”

This award comes on the heels of other exciting recognitions for SlideShark. The app was recently named a winner in the Best in Biz 2013 International Awards. SlideShark 3.0 is also currently a finalist in the MassTLC Leadership Awards and 2013 Golden Bridge Awards. Last year, Brainshark also won two ‘Gold’ awards for SlideShark in the Stevie Awards’ American Business Awards (ABAs) program, the U.S. counterpart of the IBAs.

Details about the recent International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

About Brainshark

Brainshark sales readiness software equips businesses with the training, coaching and content authoring capabilities to achieve sales mastery and outsell the competition. With Brainshark, companies can: prepare sales teams with on-demand training that accelerates onboarding and keeps reps up-to-speed; validate readiness with sales coaching that ensures reps master your message; and empower sales organizations with rich, dynamic content that can be created quickly and accessed anywhere. Thousands of companies – including more than half of the Fortune 100 – rely on Brainshark to identify and close performance gaps, and get better results from their sales enablement initiatives. Learn more at www.brainshark.com.