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Unlocking the Top Marketing Secrets for L&D

Unlocking the Top Marketing Secrets for L&D

Ditch the outdated training model! Let's harness the power of marketing to design learning experiences that resonate with learners.

It's time to take a new approach to L&D, one that puts the learner at the center of the process and leverages the power of marketing to create more engaging, relevant, and effective learning experiences. Learn about the primal brain, learner personas, attention-grabbing visuals, and writing good copy to enhance your L&D strategy.

Learning Objectives:

* Harness the power of the lizard brain, and create attention-grabbing learning solutions using good copy and amazing visuals.

* Create learner personas to design learner-centered solutions.

* Design engaging learner journeys.

Mike Taylor

May 15, 2024
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  1. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 Why You Should Buy Our Hamburgers: • They

    taste really good • We make them any way you want • We make them fresh • They are inexpensive • We have free kids toys • We have restaurants in lots of places
  2. Primal Brain 01 Captivating Words 03 Engaging Graphics 04 Learner

    Personas 02 Learning Campaigns 05 Things To Steal from Marketing 5
  3. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 “Instead of being conscious actors, we are driven

    by our unconscious mind.” Leonard Mlodinow Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior
  4. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 Marketers speak to the Lizard Brain 1 System

    1 operates largely unconsciously and automatically System 2 requires conscious effort and control
  5. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 SUBCONSCIOUS MIND Supercomputer loaded with a database of

    programmed behaviors #ATD24 @tmiket https://www.brucelipton.com/resource/interview/romp-through-the-quantum-field
  6. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 PERSONAL The primal brain craves personal relevance and

    ignores generic info. Six Ways to Engage the Primal Brain CONTRASTABLE Contrasts grab attention. Our brains focus on differences, seeing them as important. TANGIBLE The primal brain craves concrete things it can see, touch, and feel – not abstract things. MEMORABLE Unusual, emotion-sparking info is easier to remember. VISUAL Our primal brain is wired to prioritize and make sense of visual input. EMOTIONAL Emotions are the primal brain's signal that something matters, driving attention and action.
  7. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 PROFESSIONAL (THE WORK) PERSONAL (THE INDIVIDUAL) ORGANIZATION-LED (TOP

    DOWN) EMPLOYEE-LED (BOTTOM-UP) Human Experience 2019 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trend Report Experience should be bottom-up and personal
  8. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 PROFESSIONAL (THE WORK) PERSONAL (THE INDIVIDUAL) ORGANIZATION-LED (TOP

    DOWN) EMPLOYEE-LED (BOTTOM-UP) Human Experience 2019 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trend Report Employee Engagement Human Experience Work/Life Balance Employee Experience Am I making a difference? When experience is bottom-up and personal, it becomes focused on “human experience”
  9. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 Learner Personas • Representation of your typical learner

    • Fictitious character • Supports human-centered design • 3-5 personas are ideal
  10. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 Learner Personas • Become more aware of your

    audience • Meet learners’ needs based on their preferences • Share the right content, at the right time, and at the right place • Increase engagement and productivity
  11. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 51 GATHER INFORMATION ANALYZE INFORMATION CREATE LEARNER PERSONAS

    • Interviews (learners, managers, other stakeholders) • Observations • Use of data Learner Persona Creation • Common threads • Similarities • Trends • Excel and PowerPoint • Brainstorming in design thinking sessions • Confirm with learners
  12. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 Name: Apima Barsar Age: 26 Location: London Tenure:

    1 year Role: Administrative Assistant Education: B.S. Goal: Manage a team Tech-savviness: high Interests: running and reading Best time to learn: early in the morning Access training through: any digital format Other: English is her second language SEE HEAR DO THINK/FEEL She is overwhelmed by the large volume of work. She just doesn’t have time to learn new skills at work. She needs a more flexible schedule. Her child is her priority right now. She hears from others that feel equally overwhelmed and miss flexibility on how they can access training, especially when they need it. Daily focuses on tasks and keeping operations running smoothly. Apima is a valued member of her team. She is taking classes online because it provides flexibility for her family-focused life. Overwhelmed by trying to keep up with multiple request and competing timelines. Frustrated by the training she has gotten because she doesn’t understand how it relates to her role or future roles. Example Pain Points • Her manager isn’t available as much as she would like • She doesn’t know where to go to learn new skills to help her reach her goal • Too many different sources and it’s hard to distinguish what’s worth her time • Not enough open communication within her core team • Too much gossip Needs • More guidance from her manager • Dedicated time to learn • People to stop talking and act, follow-through on accountabilities
  13. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 Name: Location: Tenure: Role: Education: Goals/Aspirations: Tech-savviness: Interests:

    Best time to learn: Access training through: Other: SEE HEAR DO THINK/FEEL • What does their work environment look like? • Who are their peers, coworkers, and friends? • What would they see when it comes to the work environment, and learning specifically? • What do they hear in their work environment about others’ pain points in general • And what do they hear when it comes to learning and learning solutions specifically? • What are their common tasks? • What would they do while using a learning solution? (where do they go, are they focused on the learning or do they multitask, etc.) • What are they thinking and feeling when they are faced with challenges at work? • What are they thinking and feeling when they take learning? • What is their attitude towards learning provided? Pain Points • What are some of the pain points in their daily work life right now? • Why is this a pain point? • What can’t they do because of this pain point? • Who or what stands in their way to perform the best they can in their role? Needs • What do they need in order to solve their pain points? • Who or what can help them perform at the level they want to be at? • Is it something they can provide, or is it something the organization has to provide? • What do they need to reach their goal?
  14. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 8 of 10 people will read headline copy

    2 of 10 people will read the rest TITLES/ HEADLINES ARE IMPORTANT
  15. #ATD24 @tmiket Compelling headlines spark curiosity and convince learners the

    content is worth their time. They should be specific, benefit-driven and use action words.
  16. Simplicity S Before: The multifaceted nature of project management necessitates

    the utilization of various methodologies and frameworks to effectively oversee and coordinate the myriad aspects of a given project, from inception to completion. After: Project management requires using different methods and tools to manage all parts of a project well, from start to finish. Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level 23.3 10 Flesch Reading Ease 18.2 55.4 Words 30 20 easy words and short sentences
  17. Useful S Before: Customer service is an essential skill for

    sales representatives in the high-end kitchen equipment industry. After: Struggling to close deals? This customer service course will show you how to listen to customers' needs, showcase LuxeKitchen's unique features, and handle objections with confidence - skills that are key to boosting your sales performance. U directly addresses their pain point & clearly outlines how the course will help them solve this problem
  18. Resonate Emotionally Before: Product knowledge training is mandatory for all

    LuxeKitchen sales representatives to ensure they can accurately describe product features and benefits to potential customers. After: Imagine the satisfaction of helping a customer find the perfect LuxeKitchen product to bring their culinary dreams to life. Our product knowledge training is more than just memorizing specs - it's your chance to become a trusted advisor who can inspire and delight home chefs with every interaction. Taps into emotional rewards and shows the positive impact R
  19. Easy to Skim S Before: Effective communication is crucial for

    success in the high-end kitchen equipment industry. By honing their communication skills, LuxeKitchen employees can build strong relationships with colleagues, customers, and suppliers, leading to improved collaboration, customer satisfaction, and business growth. This course will explore various strategies for effective communication, including active listening, clear messaging, and adapting to different communication styles. After: Why Communication Matters at LuxeKitchen • Build strong relationships with colleagues, customers, and suppliers • Improve collaboration and customer satisfaction • Drive business growth How to Communicate Effectively 1. Practice active listening 2. Craft clear, concise messages 3. Adapt to different communication styles E uses clear headings, bullet points, and numbered lists to break the content into easily digestible chunks
  20. Simplicity Utility Resonate Emotionally Easy to Skim Our brains crave

    simple, clear information for efficient learning, making readability key in L&D. Ditch generic content and write for learners’ problems, just like marketers target customer needs for better engagement. Emotional learning content creates lasting impact by connecting with hearts and minds, not just facts. Busy learners skim, so create skimmable content with clear headings, short chunks, and visuals to boost learning. S U R E
  21. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 Nobody wants to read your sh*t! Don’t take

    it personally… nobody wants to read anything.
  22. #DevLearn22 @biancabaumann @tmiket 1. Streamline your message Focus it and

    pare it down to its simplest, clearest, easiest-to-understand form.
  23. #DevLearn22 @biancabaumann @tmiket Nobody wants to read your sh*t! Don’t

    take it personally…nobody wants to read anything. 1. Streamline your message Focus it and pare it down to its simplest, clearest, easiest-to-understand form. 2. Make its expression fun. Or sexy or interesting or scary or mysterious. Make it so compelling a person would have to be crazy NOT to read it.
  24. #DevLearn22 @biancabaumann @tmiket Nobody wants to read your sh*t! Don’t

    take it personally…nobody wants to read anything. 1. Streamline your message Focus it and pare it down to its simplest, clearest, easiest-to-understand form. 2. Make its expression fun. Or sexy or interesting or scary or mysterious. Make it so compelling a to it. Apply that to everything you do.
  25. #DevLearn22 @biancabaumann @tmiket Nobody wants to read your sh*t! Don’t

    take it personally…nobody wants to read anything. 1. Streamline your message Focus it and pare it down to its simplest, clearest, easiest-to-understand form. 2. Make its expression fun. Or sexy or interesting or scary or mysterious. Make it so compelling a to it. Apply that to everything you do. 3. Make it Visual!
  26. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 A simple closed shape in Euclidean geometry. It

    is the set of all points in a plane that are at a given distance from a given point, the center; equivalently it is the curve traced out by a point that moves so that its distance from a given point is constant.
  27. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 Our unconscious mind can form likes or dislikes

    before the conscious mind even knows what is being responded to.
  28. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 What we see, hear, feel, or experience in

    our first encounter with something colors how we process the rest of it. https://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/headlines-change-way-think
  29. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 Our automatic, subconscious reaction to a design influences

    how we perceive its relevance, credibility, and even usability.
  30. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 Inattentional blindness: Our intuition is that we will

    notice something that's that visible, that's that distinctive, and that intuition is consistently wrong. – Daniel Simons Invisible Gorilla
  31. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 Learner Journeys Learner Journey or Learner Experience View

    Curriculum View Topic View 1 2 3 4 5 6 2 A B C D 5 A B C D
  32. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 1 LEARN SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST TIME 2

    LEARN MORE OF SOMETHING 3 APPLY & REFINE WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED 4 ADJUST TO CHANGE 5 REACT TO FAILURE Example: System Rollout Training Traditional: • WBT Systems Overview • Job Aids • Knowledge Check 5 Moments of Need
  33. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 1 LEARN SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST TIME 2

    LEARN MORE OF SOMETHING 3 APPLY & REFINE WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED 4 ADJUST TO CHANGE 5 REACT TO FAILURE 5 Moments of Need 2-3 weeks before system rollout WHEN WHAT Micro-video or WBT Overview System 1 week before system rollout Interactive job aid System rollout Wiki page, help desk Asked to complete a new task Tool tips Error message in system Help desk and Wiki page
  34. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 Kick-off Session Email 1 Email 2 Opened No

    Email 1 Email 3 Yes Closing Session Email 3 Opened No Email 2 Yes Chatbot Chatbot Journey Example
  35. Things To Steal from Marketing 5 stealfrommarketing.com Primal Brain 01

    Captivating Words 03 Engaging Graphics 04 Learner Personas 02 Learning Campaigns 05
  36. stealfrommarketing.com #ATD24 Finish That Sentence I learned… I’m beginning to

    think that… I wonder if… I rediscovered… I was surprised that… I’m going to try…