Irwin Hipsman is the Director of Customer Community at Brainshark, Inc. Brainshark's cloud-based software lets users create online and mobile video presentations -– using simple business tools like PowerPoint and the telephone –- and then share and track their content. Thousands of companies use Brainshark to improve the reach and results of their business communications, while dramatically reducing costs.
In this conversation, Irwin discusses Brainshark's repertoire of amazing animated slide content.
Geetesh: You folks at Brainshark created a repository of slide content that users can download for free and use – can you tell us more about this content?
Irwin: Many of Indezine's readers are familiar with Brainshark's cloud-based business presentation solutions for sales, marketing and training. Every month, tens of thousands of PowerPoint presentations are uploaded for either live presenting using SlideShark or for the delivery of voice-enriched presentations using Brainshark On-Demand.
So the business presenters that use our products are heavy users of PowerPoint, but designing graphics for visual communications may not be every presenter's strong suit. The more that we can provide helpful resources to our users, the more successful they will be in delivering engaging communications in a short amount of time. If you search the web, you will find lots of PPT background templates, but very few places to access pre-produced animations to use in presentations. The animations templates can both save people time and provide inspiration. What I particularly like about them is the ability to deconstruct or see how the effects were built by looking at the animation and selection panes.
Geetesh: What are the most popular content types available within this repository? And how can users send you feedback about what they would like you to provide next?
Irwin: We've seen great response to prior templates we've issued. In this new collection, we looked at what people downloaded the most, and added to that based on what we felt would round out the collection. We've also greatly improved how users can navigate the templates to quickly find what they need.
So far, the most popular are the highly visual animations, which you can see below.
Anyone can access the animations templates by visiting this page. There are 9 categories including agendas, maps, calendars and timelines – all things that business communicators frequently need. Just choose the collection and you will see a Brainshark presentation that shows what the animations look like.
Then you can access it from the attachments tab. Once downloaded, the slides and animations are completely editable. You can change the text, size, and speed of animations, colors – anything you would normally do with your own slides. If you are not familiar with PowerPoint animations and how to work with them, check out the Brainshark PowerPoint Helpful resources page for a wide range of tutorials.
We are always on the lookout for additional animations and we encourage your readers to contact us at [email protected] to provide or license your animations.
I also just published a 3-part blog series, What can you learn from a 30-second TV commercial or a 4-minute radio news story. Part 2 may be of interest to your readers as it looks at the relationship between TV commercials and Animations.
Categories: animation, brainshark, interviews, powerpoint
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