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The Field Guide to the 6Ds: How to Use the Six Disciplines to Transform Learning into Business Results by Calhoun Wick, Roy V. H. Pollock, Andy Jefferson

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How to Remind Learners to Apply Their Training

Introduction

One of the most basic mechanisms to help improve learning transfer is simply to remind learners periodically after a training program.

The goal is to two-fold:

  1. To keep the training and the need to apply it “top of mind”
  2. To strengthen the neural pathways to the training concepts

The need to maintain “share of mind” is the reason that even the world's best-known brands (like Coca-Cola, McDonald's, and Apple) continue to spend millions of dollars annually on advertising. It seems counter-intuitive. If you are already well known, what is the point of continuing to advertise?

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