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  • Reflection is a critical part of learning. After a presentation, take a moment to recall the main takeaways. Think about how you can apply them to your job, team, or industry.
  • The best way to learn is to teach. Summarizing and sharing your knowledge with someone is also a good way to retrieve information. 
  • Think about how you can apply what you are learning. During and after the session, link the learning to a situation at work.
  • As you get ready for your next training opportunity, plan to keep the learning going.

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Most conferences and online seminars are focused on success during the session, without sufficient attention to what happens later.

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