Did you know that around 90% of the things we learn tend to get forgotten within just 3-6 days? That is of course, unless we come up with ways to keep remembering the information learned. It’s one of the toughest challenges to overcome as a virtual trainer – how to make sure your participants remember the materials presented to them. If you’re looking for ways to make sure your virtual training sticks, below you’ll discover 3 top tips that can help.
1. Deliver the materials in multiple ways
One of the best psychological tips to help participants remember what they’ve learned is to deliver the information in multiple ways. Now obviously, the virtual training session is going to be the main method used to deliver course materials. However, ideally it should not be the learners only source of information.
Always include training materials sent either via email, or posted to participants. These materials should support the sessions and include a bullet list of the main points participants will need to remember. Learning the information via more than one method helps to really cement the new knowledge in the participant’s mind.
2. Keep the training session simple and structured
A big mistake many virtual trainers make is not following a specific structure. It’s common to take a more relaxed approach in a virtual setting, but that could be your downfall. It’s vital to have some sense of structure so you can ensure all key learning points are addressed. It also helps to prevent participants getting distracted. For example, when using a virtual training platform, try to keep the features you use to a minimum. Participants can easily get distracted if you allow them to use things such as chat emoji’s during the session.
3. Make it catchy
It’s much easier to remember things when they’re delivered in a catchy way. You can do this by focusing on your key points and coming up with catchy terms to present them to participants. That way, they will learn to recall the catchy terms and then remember what they mean.
Overall, virtual training is difficult and it does pose many challenges. Ensuring your learners remember the things you have taught them during each session is by far one of the biggest challenges you face as a virtual trainer. The 3 tips above will really help to maximise the learning experience. Many businesses also find it useful to hire a virtual training facilitator to take over various parts of the session to ensure they can focus solely on delivering the best, most effective materials.