Brainshark Announces 2013 Sharkie Award Winners

"Winners Recognized for Outstanding Use of Online and Mobile Video Presentations"

WALTHAM, Mass. — April 8, 2013 — Brainshark, Inc., the leading sales enablement platform provider, today announced the winners of its fifth annual Sharkie Awards. These awards honor organizations and individuals that have demonstrated excellence in their use of Brainshark to deliver engaging and effective business communications to their audiences across industries.

Brainshark received more than 400 entries for consideration in this year’s competition. Presentations were evaluated based on clarity, organization, aesthetics and quality, along with their use of key Brainshark capabilities – including video clips, animations, audio, attachments, survey and test questions, and more. Four new categories were added to this year’s competition: Marketing for Lead Generation Presentations, Sales Presentations, Humorous Presentations and Presentations Delivered in SlideShark, Brainshark’s award-winning app for viewing and sharing PowerPoints on the iPad and iPhone.

Winning content can be viewed at The 2013 winners, listed by category, are as follows:

Gold Winner – Presentation of the Year

Also: Training – External Audience Presentation


“Company Overview”


Silver Winner – Presentation of the Year

Also: Creative Expression Presentation

Corporate Visions

“Job Description – Designer”


Bronze Winner – Presentation of the Year

Also: Voiceless Presentation

Forsythe Technology

“Mobile Devices in the Workplace: 5 Key Security Risks”


Charitable Cause Presentation

Motorsports On Demand

“Warriors in the Workplace On Demand”


Corporate Communications Presentation

Darden Restaurants

“Salaried Medical Choices”


Foreign Language Presentation

Metso Mining and Construction

“Introducción a eLearning de Metso”


Humorous Presentation

Southwestern College

“Jinx & Bobo Christmas Greetings”


Marketing – Lead Gen Presentation

Stagnito Media

“Stagnito Media Overview”


Marketing Presentation

Franklin Templeton Investments

“Yield Scarcity and the Case for Dividends”


Mobile Presentation

Pacific Life

“Pacific Income Provider (Client)”


My First Brainshark Presentation

Hospital Housekeeping Systems (HHS)

“Western HCAHPS”


myBrainshark Presentation

Nelson Mandela School Berlin

“Flex A Presents A Winter Tale”


Sales Presentation

B2B Contact

“Cerium & Avaya – Social Media”


Short Presentation

Phillips 66 Company

“Gas for Life”


SlideShark Presentation

Nine Network

“Nine's International Summer of Cricket”


Training – External Audience Presentation*

Derema Group

“Features and Benefits”

* Tie with Plantronics (gold winner above)


Training – Internal Audience Presentation

Dominion Enterprises

“New Hire Orientation – Company Overview (Abridged)”

Co-sponsors of this year’s awards included Brainshark partners BrightCarbon, CGI Interactive, Eloqua and LeadFabric. Representatives from each organization judged the gold, silver and bronze winners.

“We congratulate the winners in this year’s Sharkie Awards for their creative and effective use of online presentations,” said Irwin Hipsman, Brainshark’s director of customer community. “Brainshark’s technology helps organizations improve the impact of their sales, marketing and training communications – and this year’s winners exemplify principles of excellence. As mobile technology, social media, the cloud and video play increasingly important roles in business today, our Sharkie winners are successfully integrating these elements to create compelling, results-oriented communications.”

About Brainshark

Brainshark’s data-driven sales enablement and readiness platform provides client-facing teams with the knowledge, skills and resources they need to perform at the highest level. With best-of-breed solutions for training and coaching, as well as cutting-edge insights into sales performance, customers can ensure their sales reps are always ready to make the most of any selling situation. With Brainshark, companies can: enable sales teams with on-demand training that accelerates onboarding and keeps reps up-to-speed; validate readiness with sales coaching and practice that ensure reps master key messages; empower teams with dynamic content that can be created quickly, updated easily and accessed anywhere; and use powerful scorecards to visualize sales performance trends and make real connections from improved readiness to increased revenue. Thousands of customers – including more than half of the Fortune 100 – rely on Brainshark to close performance gaps and get better results from their sales enablement initiatives. Learn more at