Developing Impactful Learning Experiences

Lead, Talent Development at Axonify
Talent Development

Developing Impactful Learning Experiences

Kerry O’Brien

Explore effective learning and retention strategies in Kerry's talk, 'Overcoming the Forgetting Curve.' This talk addresses the challenge of retaining what we learn, explaining the forgetting curve concept that illustrates the decline of memory over time. Kerry offers practical techniques to enhance learning effectiveness, such as practicing memory retrieval, spacing out review sessions, and applying knowledge in diverse ways to test understanding and reinforce learning. This talk provides valuable tips for anyone looking to boost their learning efficiency and memory retention.

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6 episodes (11:63)
Meet Kerry.
Kerry provides practical insights on leadership, storytelling, goal achievement, and other topics
Learning is the easy part, remembering is the difficult part.
Join Kerry in this episode where he shares his journey to uncover more effective learning frameworks that create real comprehension and change - the kind that sticks with people long-term.
What is the forgetting curve?
In this episode, Kerry shares insightful and entertaining stories highlighting the reality of the forgetting curve in action.
How to escape the learning retention trap.
In this practical episode, Kerry draws from cognitive science to reveal what traditional study methods get wrong.
Building knowledge that sticks.
Kerry lets us in on the secrets to genuinely retaining what we learn.
Learning that clicks: Building solid learning habits.
Kerry drills down on why developing excellent retrieval habits early-on makes all the difference for genuinely owning new skills long-term.

Kerry O’Brien is a 14-year veteran of Talent Development, primarily growing and scaling teams in the tech sector. This experience, combined with his Masters degree in Leadership, have led to a leadership practice that centers on self-care, transformational leadership, and goal achievement. Kerry is also a talker. A prolific speaker and podcast guest, you can hear him talking about everything from learning frameworks to storycrafting to energy management to being a better listener, usually with parenting stories thrown in for good measure.

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