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Instant Brainshark

By : Daniel Li
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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Brainshark's audio annotation system is a power presentation tool that allows you to convert your boring, outdated slideshows into engaging and powerful audio presentations.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)

Adding URL slides (Become an expert)

One of Brainshark's premiere features is the ability to include Web URL slides for dynamic content. This section will cover how to fully utilize URL slide functionality.

An example of a Shockwave Flash (SWF) URL slide with an airplane animation

How to do it...

The steps to add URL slides are as follows:

  1. Hover over the Add Slides link in the What Can I Do Now? menu and select the URL Slide option.

  2. Ensure that your website link is working and available to the public. Take the URL of the link and place it in the Web URL textbox. Make sure to include the protocol in front of the URL (http://) and assign it a title.

  3. Press the Save button.

  4. Test your presentation. If you have scrollbar(s) on the webpage and wish to get rid of them, ensure that the dimensions of your webpage are less than or equal to 480 pixels of width and 360 pixels of height.

How it works...

Web URL slides allow you to edit the contents of your presentations fly by changing your website instead of all your presentations. An example of this is if you have seven presentations all referencing the same pricing information; rather than editing all seven presentations when your pricing changes, you can use web slides and link them to your website. Then, you only need to change the information on your website to update the respective presentations.