Brainshark’s SlideShark App Now Lets Users Broadcast Their Presentations Over the Web


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Brainshark Launches SlideShark Broadcasting – Letting Mobile Presenters
Invite Remote Meeting Attendees to View Their Live Presentations Over the

SlideShark App Users Can Now Also Draw on and Annotate Slides While
Presenting From Their iPad or iPhone, and Get In-Depth Data on Who Tuned in
to See Their Broadcast Presentations

WALTHAM, Mass. — March 26, 2013 — Brainshark, Inc., the leading sales
enablement platform provider, today announced the launch of “SlideShark
Broadcasting” – making presentations delivered from the iPad and iPhone
accessible in real time to remote or in-person meeting attendees on their
device of choice. Now, users of SlideShark – the award-winning app for
viewing, presenting and sharing PowerPoints on iOS devices – can invite
others to view their presentation as it’s being delivered live. Recipients,
whether across the table or across the globe, can see the presentation on
any Internet-connected computer, tablet or smartphone – viewing slides as
they’re advanced, animations as they unfold, drawings and annotations as
made by the presenter, and more.

Attendees can easily view live broadcasts of presentations via their Web
browser – no downloads required. Presenters, meanwhile, maintain control
over what content is delivered, when it’s delivered and the overall cadence
of the meeting. At the meeting’s conclusion, they also receive detailed
reports on audience viewing activity and attendance.

“So many of us have been in this situation: We’re about to give a
presentation and learn that some people can’t attend in-person,” said
Brainshark CEO Joe Gustafson. “SlideShark eliminates those barriers to
information delivery – now providing a total meeting solution for mobile
presenters. They have the unique ability to show and project PowerPoint
decks with full fidelity using their iOS devices, and now can make it easy
for everyone – especially those who aren’t in the room – to follow along.
Broadcasting is another way we strive to make SlideShark a presenter’s best
friend, and we’re excited about the benefits this brings to business users.”

Introduced a year-and-a-half ago, SlideShark has been downloaded more than
1.4 million times and is used by individuals and businesses in more than 140
countries. The app gives users the unprecedented ability to view and present
PowerPoints on the iPad and iPhone with fonts, animations, graphics, videos
and hyperlinks intact – while also serving as a business-class platform to
distribute, track and manage content in the cloud.

“Our sales team is constantly on the road – with mobile reps relying on
SlideShark to present to prospects and clients from their iPads,” said
Mehgan Recker, senior manager for digital innovation and development at
Stagnito Media, a publisher of leading magazines for food, gourmet and
convenience store retailers, and provider of integrated marketing services.
“Now, when reps learn someone can’t attend a meeting, they won’t have to
scramble to email out the deck – hoping the recipient will follow along
correctly. SlideShark Broadcasting lets our sales reps keep everyone in the
loop, while enabling them to maintain control over their presentation
delivery. It’s very intuitive to use – for presenters as well as attendees –
and makes the app even more useful to us.”

Part of the newly released SlideShark version 3.0, SlideShark Broadcasting
marries SlideShark’s ability to show PowerPoints properly on iOS devices –
as well as its powerful features for mobile presenters – with several key
capabilities in traditional desktop Web conferencing solutions as well.
SlideShark Broadcasting is truly unique in enabling iOS users to present
PowerPoint decks intact and broadcast them over the Web, while supporting
animations too.

Now, with the launch of SlideShark Broadcasting, users who are presenting
via SlideShark on their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch can:

• Tap within the app to begin broadcasting their live presentations.
Presenters each have a unique URL with their username that attendees use to
join the broadcast.
• Invite attendees by email from within the app – either before the
presentation starts or even during it – to simply click the link to join the
broadcast. Presenters can also add additional information, such as a welcome
message and conference call number, which will be visible to attendees.
• Prompt attendees to enter a unique security code, if desired, in order to
ensure privacy for each broadcast session.
• Receive visual alerts when someone enters/exits a broadcast.
• Get an in-depth report on who attended the broadcast and for how long.
• Access additional detailed reports on the broadcast meeting itself –
including how long it lasted, which presentations and slides were shown, how
much time was spent on each slide and more.

Along with the launch of SlideShark Broadcasting, Brainshark is also
announcing SlideShark Pro, a new offering that includes the broadcasting
capabilities and provides an additional 1GB of storage for the user.
SlideShark Pro account holders are able to invite up to 10 attendees to view
each presentation they broadcast. Users of SlideShark Team Edition, the
multi-user business version of SlideShark, can invite up to 25 attendees per
broadcast. Free SlideShark users, as well as individuals with SlideShark
Plus accounts, can try out the capability through May 31 at no cost –
inviting up to three attendees to view each broadcast.

Additional new features available to all users as part of SlideShark 3.0
include the ability for presenters to:

• Draw on slides, using SlideShark’s new annotation capabilities. Presenters
can draw attention to elements with a highlighter or pen – choosing from six
different colors and three thicknesses. They can erase sections, as well as
the entire drawing, and save their annotations for reference and/or future
use. Annotations are also visible in real time during a broadcast.
• Take advantage of SlideShark’s laser pointer feature, when using the
iPhone or iPod touch as a remote control to advance presentations delivered
from the iPad.

“Sales enablement is a strategic priority for many organizations today, as
they look at how to best equip sales teams to drive bottom line results,”
said Edge Coble, research analyst within the sales enablement strategies
practice at SiriusDecisions, a leading analyst firm focused on sales and
marketing effectiveness. “Because sales reps are increasingly mobile and
time-constrained, solutions that enhance productivity on the road are
critical. In this regard, products such as SlideShark – that enable sales
professionals to deliver powerful presentations from their mobile device at
hand, loop in colleagues and prospects in remote locations, and get
actionable data on presentation effectiveness – can help companies drive
their business forward.”

To view a Brainshark presentation with more details on SlideShark
Broadcasting, please see More details are also
available at

About Brainshark, Inc.
Brainshark provides the leading cloud-based platform for sales enablement,
helping companies more effectively generate demand, prepare and train
employees, engage with key audiences and advance business opportunities.
Brainshark’s easy-to-use solutions enable static documents to be transformed
into dynamic, mobile-ready content that can be accessed quickly and viewed
as on-demand video presentations or presented live – anytime, anywhere.
Companies can also measure the effectiveness of their communications in ways
never thought possible and use these insights to take action. Thousands of
companies – including half of the Fortune 100 – and millions of individuals
rely on Brainshark to increase the impact and reduce the cost of their
sales, marketing, training and HR communications. Learn more at

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