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Instant Brainshark

By : Daniel Li
Book Image

Instant Brainshark

By: Daniel Li

Overview of this book

Brainshark's audio annotation system is a power presentation tool that allows you to convert your boring, outdated slideshows into engaging and powerful audio presentations. Alongside its mobile functionality and customer feedback capabilities, it provides an easy-to-use interface for anyone from account executives to sales directors. "Instant Brainshark" will quickly get you started with creating online presentations and web presentations following best practices. The book covers the basics of BrainShark and explores a variety of best practices in both Internet marketing and presentation design to help you build effective and powerful presentations. Instant Brainshark will start you off with the basic functionality of BrainShark in order to introduce you to the best practices involved in presentation design. Then, it will guide you through a series of important and useful recipes that will show you how to reach customers via various marketing channels. You will learn how to find customers through social media networks, whether they be on a desktop computer or mobile device, as well as how to get feedback from your valued customers. You will also dig into BrainShark's audio annotation system and learn how to get the most out of it by following the recommended guidelines. Lastly, the book will guide you through a recipe on how to upload your BrainShark audio presentations as videos on YouTube, furthering the exposure of your presentations. Using Instant Brainshark, you will learn everything you need to know, from starting your first presentation and applying audio annotations to sharing it across multiple social media websites and retrieving customer feedback.
Table of Contents (7 chapters)

Synchronizing slide animations to audio (Should know)

Occasionally, slide animations do not perfectly align with the audio recorded. This recipe will briefly look into how to re-sync audio to ensure appropriate performances.

How to do it...

This section will show a step-by-step process on how to sync slide animations with Brainshark:

  1. Press the My Content button on the navigation bar.

  2. Press the Edit Presentation link on the action panel, located on the right-hand side.

  3. Under Manage Audio, select Record audio.

  4. Select whether or not you'd like to record using microphone or phone.

  5. Click on the Record button and then click on the Next On-click Animation button to trigger the next animation. The counter underneath the button will indicate the of animations left in the slide.

  6. Don't forget to add a pause at the end of your audio to ensure a smooth transition into the next slide.

How it works...

Brainshark presentations are designed to play for fixed amounts of time, without user input. As such, it's important to realize that your recorded audio represents the slides' lifetime during the presentation. Ensuring you sync your voice with animations and include pauses will lead to more comprehensible presentations for your audience and better engagement, allowing better sales over time.

There's more...

Sometimes, you may find that a slide does not actually need audio. This may be true in cases where you wish to quickly display a graphic or document that requires no commentary.

Deleting audio from slide

The following steps will illustrate how to remove audio from your slides:


Deleted audio cannot be retrieved through Brainshark's support channels or otherwise. Please make sure that you are positive about deleting audio when you follow the given steps.

  1. In the left panel, select Manage slides.

  2. Click on the Audio button on the slide that should have its audio deleted.

  3. Select Delete in the dropdown that pops up.