Sales enablement platform provider, BrainShark has released SlideShark Broadcasting, a new component of their SlideShark app that allows presentations to be viewed live via the web. 

It’s a Telecommuting Work World

During a work day, many colleagues may have to work completely from home, have to meet with clients or be out of the office on business trips and therefore are unable to make scheduled meetings. In the past, either these individuals would miss a meeting entirely or have to wait for an assistant to email out the deck copy with detailed notes.

With SlideShark Broadcasting, which is part of the recently released SlideShark 3.0 app, presentations can now be sent from an iPad or iPhone and accessed as it's being presented by remote meeting attendees from the device of their choice via web browser. SlideShark has combined the tool's ability to showcase PowerPoint presentations with desktop or web conferencing solutions so users will be able to share and present information to all of their colleagues.

It’s the logical next step for SlideShark, which has cemented itself as one of the simplest ways to pitch a presentation without dealing with a clunky laptop,” said Devindra Hardawar of Venture Beat.

In addition to being able to broadcast these presentations over the web and support for animation components, in using SlideShark Broadcasting users can also:

  • Give each individual presenter a unique URL with their username to direct attendees to the right broadcast, while presenters can also add a security code that has to be entered before access is given.
  • Attendees can be invited either before or during the presentation by email directly from the app, while invitees merely have to click the link in the email to join the presentation.
  • Presenters can receive alerts when someone joins or leaves the presentation and report on who attended the presentation and for how long. Other information that can be reported includes how long the meeting lasted, which slides where shown and how much time was spent on each slide.

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Going Pro?

The broadcasting feature isn't the only addition to the SlideShark tool-set. The company has also announced SlideShark Pro, a new plan that not only includes SlideShark Broadcasting, but gives users an additional 1GB of storage space and the ability to invite up to 10 participants to view a presentation.

SlideShark: Taking a Bite out of Presentations

Released in late 2011, SlideShark is an app that allows users to view and present information with their iPad and iPhone, and the option to include animations, graphics, videos and links  to enhance presentations which can be distributed, tracked and managed in the cloud.

The tool recently integrated with Syncplicity to improve mobile presentation capabilities.

SlideShark's strength lies in its ability to play PowerPoint presentations as a slideshow,” said Philip Michaels of Computer World. “The app gives you the ability to auto-play presentations, using a slider to set the amount of time before automatically moving to the next slide.”

In its most recent update with Slide Shark 3.0, BrainShark has also added a Draw On Slide feature with real-time annotation capabilities where users can draw attention to particular parts of the presentation with a highlighter or pen tool as well as erase sections that are irrelevant to what is being talked about. Another new feature is the laser pointer that is controlled with an iPhone or iPod touch acting as a remote control.