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Duration

1 day

Objectives
At the end of the course, delegates will be able to permanently:

• Eliminate the habits of re-reading (making regressions) and reading one word at a time
• At least double, even treble their reading speed, crucially without any loss of accuracy
• Use the most efficient reading speed depending on what they are reading and why
• Be more engaged whilst reading and not lose concentration so easily
• Increase comprehension of what they are reading
• Remember more of what they have read
• Read effectively from any screen and device
• Save large amounts of time by being more selective

Key topics covered

The physical process of reading “making the eyes work better”

1. Course objectives and initial benchmarking
2. Current reading problems and how to overcome them

The mental process of reading – “making the brain work better”

3. How to concentrate better
4. How to understand and absorb more
5. Reading from screens and devices
6. How to remember more; how and when to take effective notes / highlight
7. Applying the skills at work

Follow-up
All delegates attending the Fast Effective Reading course benefit from a once weekly, follow-up email for 8 weeks after the course.


What is this course about?

Do you often feel swamped and can’t keep up with everything you are expected to read? The amount of information we are expected to absorb is thought now to be doubling every two years – whether from emails, websites, or paper-based documents. Many people may now spend up to 4 hours or even more reading every day!

Do you often lose your concentration and forget much of what you have read? Do you find reading from a screen challenging?

Having been taught to read when you were about 5, you now spend a large amount of time using your least efficient skill. This proven training programme will enable delegates to develop a faster and more effective way of reading and reap the benefits in personal productivity.

Who would benefit?
Anyone wishing to save at least 2 hours per day, or to double the amount they read, with enhanced concentration and mental focus, and with increased absorption and retention.

Objectives
At the end of the course, delegates will be able to permanently:

  • Eliminate the habits of re-reading (making regressions) and reading one word at a time
  • At least double, even treble their reading speed, crucially without any loss of accuracy
  • Use the most efficient reading speed depending on what they are reading and why
  • Be more engaged whilst reading and not lose concentration so easily
  • Increase comprehension of what they are reading
  • Remember more of what they have read
  • Read effectively from any screen and device
  • Save large amounts of time by being more selective


Key topics covered

Part 1:   The physical process of reading “making the eyes work better”

1. Course objectives and initial benchmarking

• Tests to measure delegates’ current reading performance
• What could be achieved

2. Current reading problems and how to overcome them

• Current reading habits; how and why they cause problems
• Controlling regressions (re-reading words, sentences and paragraphs)
• “Chunking” – reading in groups of words
• Controlling sub-vocalisation – the internal voice
• Fast effective reading from the computer screen / tablet and smart phones

Part 2:   The mental process of reading – “making the brain work better”

3. How to concentrate better

• Poor concentration – getting to the end and realising you haven’t taken it all in
• 5 practical ways to concentrate better for longer
• The connection of reading speed and concentration
• How long to read before concentration wanders
• Where best to read for peak concentration
• Reading on-screen/off-screen – how concentration can be affected

4. How to understand and absorb more

• Effective previewing and skimming techniques; using PASS©
• Key purposes for reading, and how they should affect the pace of reading
• Varying the pace to get the comprehension you require
• Suspending judgement; reading impartially
• Peripheral Reading© – the ‘zig-zag’, ‘diagonal reading’, ‘ski-reading’

5. Reading from screens and devices

• The challenges of reading from screens
• Tips and techniques for reading effectively from any screen or device

6. How to remember more; how and when to take effective notes / highlight

• Memory improvement exercises; using READ© to remember more
• When and when not to make notes; principles of noting

7. Applying the skills at work

• Final assessments, comprehension tests and eye control tests
• Practice required for long-term reinforcement
• An 8 week follow-up email series to embed the learning

Fast Effective Reading Open Courses

We deliver the Fast Effective Reading programme as an open course every 8-10 weeks in London. If you would like to attend the course as an individual or small group then this could be the option for you.

All courses are delivered in state-of-the-art venues in London and prices start from £399 +VAT per delegate. Discounts are available for two or more people to attend the course with the second delegate getting a 10% discount and the third and any subsequent delegates get a 20% discount. The price includes course documentation, a certificate of learning upon successful completion plus lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

The course starts at 09.30 and finishes no later than 17.00. The training centre is open from 8am with complimentary continental breakfast and wifi for all of our delegates.

All delegates attending the open course will also automatically be added to the 8-week email series to follow up the course and embed the learning beyond the training room.

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Sushi-Bite Taster Session

If you are not sure about delivering the full course and you also don’t want to attend one of our open courses in London then the sushi-bite taster session could be just right for you.  The sushi-bite taster was our first introduction to many of the clients we work regularly with today.

We are so confident in the Fast Effective Reading course that we offer a completely free, no-obligation taster session so you can try before you buy.  Lasting no more than one-hour and for up to 20 people per session, this is a great opportunity for you to see if the course is right for you and your teams.  Click the button directly below to find out more, what have you got to lose?

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