Brainshark Introduces VideoSync – Making it Easy to Combine Video and Slides for a Powerful Viewing Experience

"With VideoSync, Users Can Now Show Video and Slides Side-by-Side to More Effectively Highlight Subject Matter Experts and Increase Audience Engagement"

WALTHAM, Mass. — August 20, 2013 — Brainshark, Inc., the leading sales enablement platform provider, today announced the launch of VideoSync – a new Brainshark On-Demand™ feature that lets users quickly and easily combine video and slides, side-by-side, to create a powerful and unique viewing experience for their audiences. VideoSync can be used to increase audience engagement and maximize the impact of online presentations – with “talking head” video clips, subject matter expert commentary, pre-recorded product demos, executive speeches, and more playing alongside and complementing slide content.

VideoSync, part of Brainshark On-Demand, can be used to optionally enhance any Brainshark presentation. Brainshark On-Demand makes it easy to add narration – via telephone, computer microphone and now VideoSync too – to PowerPoint slides to create dynamic video presentations that can be viewed anytime, on-demand, from virtually any device. Users can also add polls, quiz and/or survey questions to their presentations; set completion criteria for formal eLearning courses; and view in-depth analytics to measure the reach, effectiveness and engagement level of their video content.

VideoSync-enabled presentations are simple to create and automatically optimized for viewing on desktop computers, laptops and tablets. In addition, mobile viewers can access presentations via Web browser with no downloads required.

With VideoSync, users can:

  • Upload a video to play alongside their slides with a single mouse-click. As with Brainshark On-Demand, VideoSync supports more than 100 different video formats.
  • Synchronize slides and animations to video content with easy-to-use controls. Users can manage the timing of on-click animations on their slides – synchronizing animations with the accompanying video with simple drag-and-drop markers.  
  • Adjust the ratio of video-to-slide content. When creating a presentation, it’s easy to set the level of zoom for video and slide content, and lock in the ratio or leave it unlocked for viewers to adjust.
  • Easily edit slides on a single screen with simple visual cues. Users can edit or replace slides on presentations they’ve created without having to change the accompanying video content.

“Adding VideoSync to Brainshark On-Demand gives our customers a new way to present video content,” said David Klein, vice president of product management at Brainshark. “Their audiences, in turn, get to experience that content in a captivating and unique way that drives interest and engagement. It is this type of powerful functionality – driven by customer feedback – that demonstrates our commitment to product innovation and has made Brainshark On-Demand a proven enterprise solution for more than a decade.”

VideoSync is now included as a standard feature in all subscriptions and packages that include Brainshark On-Demand. To view a Brainshark presentation with more information on VideoSync, please see: http://bit.ly/bsk-videosync-intro.

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.