SlideShark Wins People’s Choice Stevie® Award in 2014 American Business Awards

"Brainshark’s Popular App for Showing, Sharing and Tracking PowerPoints Also Earns Gold-Level Stevie as a ‘Product of the Year’"

WALTHAM, Mass. — September 23, 2014 — Brainshark, Inc., the leader in cloud-based business presentations, today announced that its SlideShark app – for showing and sharing PowerPoints from the iPad, iPhone and other devices – has won a People’s Choice Stevie® Award for “Favorite New Products” in the 12th Annual American Business Awards (ABAs). For the third year in a row, SlideShark also took home a gold-level Stevie® award at the ceremony in the “Best New Product of the Year: Mobile On-Demand Application” category.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations.

Esteemed judges evaluated more than 3,300 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry this year. In addition, the general public cast more than 57,000 votes in the ABAs’ People’s Choice Stevie Awards program.

“As a presenter’s best friend, SlideShark helps millions of users in more than 160 countries deliver, manage and measure the effectiveness of their presentations,” said David Klein, Brainshark’s vice president of product management. “We’re gratified by these honors from both the formal judging panel and the community at large – and owe a special thanks to our users, whose feedback and use continue to spur our product innovation.”

With more than 7.5 million presentations and 200 million slides uploaded to its service, SlideShark lets mobile professionals show and share presentations – accurately and professionally every time – while serving as an enterprise-class platform to securely distribute, track and manage content in the cloud. Recent industry-leading features recognized by this year’s judges include SlideShark’s presentation broadcasting capabilities, integrations with cloud storage providers and in-depth presentation analytics. Brainshark also recently introduced SlideShark Anywhere – letting SlideShark Team Edition users take advantage of key app benefits on their PCs, Macs and Windows 8 tablets.

 In addition to its People’s Choice Award and gold award recognition, SlideShark also won a bronze Stevie in this year’s ABAs in the “Apps: Utilities & Services” category. Since its launch three years ago, SlideShark has received more than 40 industry awards – recognizing its industry-first capabilities, customer success stories, benefits for sales teams and more.

 “We’re delighted to recognize so many innovative companies, new products, technical achievements and technology executives this year,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “We congratulate all of the Stevie Award winners and thank them for the inspiration their achievements have stimulated.”

 Details about the ABAs, including the lists of Stevie Award winners, are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA. For more information about SlideShark, please see www.slideshark.com.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. 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.