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Study Effectively, Pass Exams, Achieve Better Grades. Essential study techniques every high school and university student should know.
Welcome to Gloo Memory, Speed Reading and Study Skills Courses. Our aim is simple, to help YOU be more successful. We specialise in combining memory, speed reading and study skills techniques to help you save time and achieve more each day. We do this through a unique range of fun, fast and effective public training courses, private one to one programs and in-house staff training courses. So if you're serious about achieving more, faster and having fun in the process, or you simply want to read faster and remember more, you've come to the right place.
Small Group Memory, Speed Reading And Study Skills Courses Open To All
Designed And Delivered By Australian Memory Record Breaker Chris Lyons
The Hidden Advantage Workshop
1 Day Small Group Training Course
Now in its tenth year, our popular 1 day memory/speed reading course for anyone looking to boost their memory, double their reading speed and tackle information overload. Limited to just 10 people.
*SPECIAL: Book by 31 March 2018 and save $200*
Sydney - 22 March 2018 3 Places Left
Melbourne - 12 April 2018
Brisbane - 1 May 2018
Canberra - 8 May 2018 *1 Place Left*
Sydney - 22 May 2018
Melbourne - 19 June 2018
Brisbane - 10 July 2018
Sydney - 31 July 2018
Canberra - 7 August 2018
Essential Study Skills For High School Students
1 Day Small Group Workshop
Study smarter, boost your grades, pass exams and gain the confidence to succeed at school and in life. Discover highly effective study techniques most ordinary students are never ever shown. Limited to just 10 students.
*SPECIAL: Book by 31 March 2018 and save $200*
Brisbane - 10 April 2018
Melbourne - 11 April 2018 *2 Places Left*
Canberra - 17 April 2018 3 Places Left
Sydney - 24 April 2018
Sydney - 27 April 2018 *1 Place Left*
Bribane - 11 July 2018
Melbourne - 12 July 2018
Canberra - 17 July 2018
Sydney - 20 July 2018
Dates Not Convenient?
The study skills course can also be done as a one to one private program at any time through the year. For details visit 1 To 1 Study Skills Program.
Looking to achieve more this year? We've got some fantastic savings available right now on Gloo training courses and 1 to 1 programs.
High School Study Skills Public Courses - save $200
High School Study Skills 1 To 1 Programs - save $200
University Study Skills 1 To 1 Programs - save $200
In-School Study Skills Courses - save $1000
Specials apply to bookings made by 31 March 2018 for courses and programs delivered between now and 30 September 2018. For full details, simply click on the links above.
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If you're interested in how you and your team can save time, boost your productivity and achieve more each day, then we can help you with our unique range of memory skills and speed reading In-House Staff Training Courses delivered at a time to suit you and in the convenience of your offices.
Gloo memory improvement, speed reading and study skills training courses are designed and delivered personally by Chris Lyons who in 2006 doubled the Australian Memory Record by reciting Pi to 4,400 places without error. In September 2008 Chris won the Australian Memory Championships Names competition by correctly memorising 46 people's names in just 5 minutes.
An experienced trainer and facilitator, Chris also has over 10 years' commercial experience gained in senior management roles in large UK and Australian companies, before starting to design and deliver Gloo training programs in 2004.
Chris has appeared on The Today Show, A Current Affair, Today Tonight, ABC TV's Can We Help? and demonstrated how effective memory techniques can be on radio stations all around Australia including 2UE, 2GB, 3AW and frequently on the ABC.
With summer already over, now's the perfect time to ensure you achieve more of your goals this year by joining us at our popular memory skills/speed reading training course The Hidden Advantage Workshop.
Bookings are now open for courses taking place from now through to September 2018 in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane. Each workshop is limited to just 10 people. So book early to avoid missing out. Plus save $200 with our current special.
Learning how to learn is perhaps the single most important skill you will ever learn. Yet sadly many students go through their entire academic career never really knowing how to study efficiently or effectively.
The good news is that there are a small number of simple, easy to learn techniques which any student can use to study much more effectively, improve their grades and achieve better results.
Our fun, fast-paced one day course, Essential Study Skills For High School Students, shares these techniques and gives students the confidence and capability to fulfil their true potential.
Our recent courses were all fully booked, so don't miss out on our next high school study skills courses taking place next month in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane during the Easter school holidays.
Each workshop is limited to just 10 students, so book now to guarantee a place. Plus take advantage of our current special, save $200.
Our Essential Study Skills Workshop is also run directly in schools all around Australia. It is designed for groups from 20 up to 120 students and is available as either a one day or a half day course. Plus at present you can save $1000 on the delivery costs for all one day workshops delivered any time between now and 30 September 2018.
Many university students struggle to cope with the vast volume of information they are expected to read and remember. Fortunately help is at hand! For the first time we will be running our popular University Study Skills 1 To 1 Program as a public course open to all.
Join us at Essential University Study Skills 1 Day Public Course and learn how to reduce stress and achieve better results by combining simple yet highly effective memory, speed reading and note-taking techniques. Plus take advantage of our current special, save $300.
Can't make the date or location? Then also consider the University Study Skills 1 To 1 Program which can be done at at time of your choosing and from anywhere in the world.
If you need a little help in deciding which program or course would work best for you then simply give us a call on 02 9089 8892. Or if you prefer Contact Us via email. We're happy to help.
Over the past 10 years Chris Lyons has trained an eclectic mix of people in memory, speed reading and study skills techniques. From students to seniors. From secretaries to CEOs. From entrepreneurs to entertainers. In fact, people from a wide range of different companies, industries, situations and backgrounds. Because improved memory, faster thinking and learning how to read faster and remember more are key skills from which anyone and everyone can benefit.
Gloo staff training sessions, public courses and 1 to 1 programs have been attended by people from many organisations, including the following:
Allied Investment Group
Bendigo And Adelaide Bank
BMW Financial Services
Choice Home Loans
Halletts Financial Services
National Australia Bank
Queensland Investment Corporation
State Super NSW
Ascent Audit Canberra
Blake Dawson Waldron
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Henry Davis York
HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
Institute Of Chartered Accountants
KJB Law Canberra
Mallesons Stephen Jacques
PKF Chartered Accounting
Australian Council For International Development
Australian Institute For Commercialisation
Control Equipment Pty Ltd
Corporate Risk Ratings
Green Light Media
National Protective Services
Pitt And Sherry
PM Partners Group
The Pharmacy Guild Of Australia
Water Wise Trucks Australia
Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure
Davids Real Estate
Jones Lang Lasalle
Lean Field Developments
Look Property Group
Love Real Estate
McVay Real Estate
McGrath Real Estate
Nelson Alexander Real Estate
Ray White Group
The Planning Group
Williams Real Estate
Your Style Homes
Ardoch Youth Foundation
Girl Guides Australia
Hills Street Group
Jenny's Early Learning Centre
Life Without Barriers
Medecins Sans Frontieres
Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation
Melbourne City Mission
National Surgical Corporation
NSW Nurses And Midwives' Association
Rapid Personal Training
Royal District Nursing Service
Royal Australasian College Of Physicians
Ted Noffs Foundation
The Spine Centre Brisbane
Vision Personal Training
Australian Bureau Of Statistics
Australian Defence Force
Australian Federal Police
Australian Research Council
Australian Taxation Office
Defence Material Organisation
Department Of Agriculture And Water Resources
Department Of Communications And The Arts
Department Of Corrections NZ
Department Of The Environment
Department Of Defence
Department Of Education
Department Of Families, Housing, Community Services And Indigenous Affairs
Department Of Foreign Affairs And Trade
Department Of Health
Department Of Human Services
Department Of The Environment
Department Of The Prime Minister And Cabinet
National Museum Of Australia
Royal Australian Air Force
Royal Australian Navy
Royal Military College Duntroon
Audit Office of New South Wales
Bayside City Council
Brimbank City Council
Cardinia Shire Council
City Of Canterbury
City Of Melbourne
City Of Port Phillip
City Of Stonnington
City Of Whittlesea
City Of Yarra
City Of Sydney
Coffs Harbour City Council
Crime And Misconduct Commission QLD
Department Of Community Safety QLD
Department Of Education VIC
Department Of Education NSW
Department Of Environment ACT
Department of Environment VIC
Department Of Human Services VIC
Department Of Justice QLD
Department Of Planning And Community Development VIC
Department Of Premier And Cabinet QLD
Department Of Sustainability And Environment VIC
Fire and Rescue NSW
Inner West Council
Infrastructure Association of Queensland
Isaac Regional Council
Kingston City Council
Lake Macquarie City Council
Liverpool City Counci
Macedon Ranges Shire Council
Mackay Regional Council
Mitchell Shire Council
NSW Environment Protection Authority
NSW Police Force
NSW Public Service Commission
Parliament Of Victoria
Parliament Of Queensland
Penrith City Council
Port Authority Of NSW
Queensland Ambulance Service
Roads and Maritime Services NSW
Shoalhaven City Council
State Revenue Office Victoria
Strathbogie Shire Council
Victorian Auditor-General's Office
Victorian Curriculum And Assessment Authority
Wyndham City Council
Academic Colleges Group NZ
Academy of Mary Immaculate Melbourne
Alexandra Secondary College
Ambrose Treacy College Brisbane
Australian Catholic University
Australian Institute Of Applied Sciences
Australian National University
Box Hill TAFE
Cabramatta High School
Catholic Education Office
Condell Park High School
Cromwell Secondary College NZ
Donvale Christian College Melbourne
Farm Cove Intermediate School NZ
Geelong Grammar School
Grace College Brisbane
Healesville High School
Jannali High School
Lavalla Catholic College Traralgon
Lilydale High School
Massey University NZ
Melbourne Business School
Preshil Senior School Kew
Pymble Ladies' College
Queensland University Of Technology
Rosebank College Sydney
Saudi Student Association Brisbane
South West TAFE Victoria
St Aloysius College Sydney
St Clare's College Canberra
Sydney Medical School
Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College
University Of Canberra
University Of Melbourne
University Of Newcastle
University Of New South Wales
University Of Queensland
University Of Southern Queensland
University Of Sydney
University Of Technology Sydney
University Of The Third Age
Upper Yarra Secondary College
Western Sydney University
Yarra Hills Secondary College
Corporate Training And Life Coaching Institute
McMillan Staff Development
Young Presidents Organisation
Young Professionals Network Tasmania
Boost Juice Bars
City West Water
North Melbourne Football Club
Victorian Amateur Football Association
Yoram Gross Films
Improve your memory and double your reading speed, quickly! Gloo training programs are designed and delivered by Australian Memory Record Breaker, Chris Lyons. Chris has been delivering training courses and coaching programs for over 10 years without a single customer complaint or refund request. Not one. Just fantastic feedback on the unique style of memory improvement, speed reading and study skills training - fun, fast and effective!
Here is just a small selection of comments from people who have already benefitted from Gloo staff training sessions, public courses and 1 to 1 programs.
"The memory sessions were brilliant and I have since used one of the techniques to present a one hour training session without notes - a feat I would never have thought possible before this workshop."
Glen Frost, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
"Doubled my reading speed in a very short time. Simple processes, easy to remember."
Mark Elworthy, Director, Merrill Lynch
"This was an absolutely brilliant course. It has been one of the most interesting and useful courses I have ever done. Learning how to quickly remember names will help me a great deal in business."
Matt Zwolenski, Presales Manager, EMC
"Presented in a very simple but incredibly effective way. Brilliant presenter. 10/10 for the content and the way it was delivered."
Ray Itaoui, CEO, Sanity/Virgin/HMV
"This course was extraordinary! I learned so many helpful study, reading and memory techniques. I recommend this course to anyone in high school."
Julia Aruci, Year 8 Student, Melbourne Girls Grammar
"This information is mind-blowing! It is set to put me ahead of the bunch in business, sales, presentations and of course communications. Chris was brilliant."
Kris Cochrane, Business Owner, Rapid Personal Training
"It's hard to believe that one single workshop could enhance my memory and study skills by so much."
Darryn, Commerce Student, ANU Canberra
"Really well presented and I have definitely learned a lot to take back to my studies."
Anna Farrant, University Student, Melbourne
"I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and I can't wait to apply what I learnt today."
Deirdre Comerford, Mayor, Mackay Regional Council
"Chris, thank you for an enjoyable and fun night. Your method for remembering names works and we are all better for it."
Peter Iancov, CEO, Doric Group, Perth
"The speed reading course was fantastic - it will save me time in all aspects of my life. I would highly recommend this to anyone who reads."
Lucy McInnes, Boral
"Excellent simple techniques. Amazing improvement in 1 day. Incredible."
Justin Ezard, Manager, PKF Chartered Accounting Melbourne
"4 hours of my life that I will remember forever."
Jake Fiori, Year 9 Student, Sydney
"Exceeded even my own expectations. Gloo's techniques are outstanding with undeniable results."
Jenny Jones, CFO, Victorian Curriculum And Assessment Authority
"One of the best training courses I've done."
Michael Musson, Director, Australian Bureau Of Statistics Canberra
"Very engaging and energetic presentation! The memory and speed reading techniques were practical and very useful."
Greg Thompson, Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
"Education at its best. One of the best and most useful presentations I've attended. An absolute must for anyone who thinks."
Ange Marinakis, Doctor, Melbourne
"Incredibly impressive. Totally intrigued by Chris's ability to use simple strategies to solve a complex problem!"
John Georgiou, CEO, Georgiou Group, Perth
"My reading speed more than doubled after just one session. I always had a strong memory but Chris's techniques have improved it even further. Well worth it."
John Havas, Manager Risk and Compliance, Commonwealth Bank
"Chris is an interesting and energetic presenter. The tips and techniques will touch every aspect of my job and I don't know how I survived without them!"
Matthew Palmer, Lawyer, Macquarie Group Sydney
"Extremely useful, particularly for remembering names."
Allegra Spender, CEO, Carla Zampatti
"It was very interesting how much better my memory got and I also really noticed the difference in the speed of my reading. Thanks Chris, you are probably the best public speaker I have been given the opportunity to listen to."
Kristen French, High School Student, Brisbane
"Very active and fast flowing day. Complex issues presented simply. Continual reinforcement which was great. Easy to use, great take away messages."
Peter FitzGerald, Area Manager, Elders
"Fantastic workshop. Very well organised and full of succinct and useful content. Loved both components on memory and speed reading. Great day overall. Thank you."
Ajay Arora, Business Analyst, Citigroup
"Today was a fantastic practical expose of the approaches to improving memory and reading. The pace of the day was perfect. I feel inspired to practise and apply what we covered. Had some great laughs too!"
Michele De Gabriele, Senior Manager, UBS
"Chris is an excellent presenter who is able to deliver lots of information in an easy to understand, fun and interesting way. I have heaps of great techniques that I am really looking forward to using. I am in the professional training industry and Chris is right up there with the best!"
Julie Blackburn, General Manager, Beyond Success Canberra
"Fantastic workshop. Presented with great enthusiasm and understanding. Made the systems and approaches easy to understand and replicate. Your knowledge and techniques are a must for all people."
"The most interesting training course I've been on. Excellent presentation of material, entertaining and fun. Would recommend highly. Thank you!"
Cathy Donnelly, Executive Assistant, Department of Planning and Community Development Victoria
"An excellent day's training that everyone should do. Chris is a super presenter and can back-up his teachings by using on the spot examples."
Darryn Thomson, Financial Accountant, BSH Home Appliances
"A really helpful and engaging workshop that gave us invaluable skills. Hugely beneficial. I personally found it to be excellent."
Zak McMurray, Year 12 Student, Ballarat
"Very useful practical techniques for an essential life skill for any successful executive."
Mitchell Taylor, Managing Director, Taylors Wines
"Very enjoyable, simple exercises that work. Highly recommended."
Jack Cavanagh, Social Media Director, Texas Productions
"A must for business people."
Bronwyn Matthews, General Manager, Mercury Telephones, Canberra
"Excellent workshop, valuable and informative. Great presenter and entertaining."
George Andreopoulos, Detective, NSW Police Force
"Great, informative, well presented, motivating. Great tips for personal and professional life. Thanks!"
Ellie, ICU Veterinarian, Veterinary Specialist Services
"I found the workshop extremely beneficial, in that little amount of time my memory doubled in power. The techniques were fantastic and I will definitely use them in the future."
Jack White, Year 10 Student, Melbourne
"The most useful training I have been to... ever. Great presenter and I learnt many things I will be able to use on a daily basis."
Jessica Cutting, Senior Strategic Planner, Bayside City Council
"An excellent day of training with quick and easy learning techniques to improve memory, give presentations and speed read. Not only informative and fun but Chris managed to keep me engaged for 8 hours! A course I would recommend to everyone. Thanks Chris!"
Louiza Menzel, Director, French Organic Skin Care Products
"Very interesting, helped me to understand how to increase the productivity of my study. The memory techniques work great and the speed reading will come in handy not only in school but also in the work place. All up a friendly environment and a great teacher. WORTH EVERY MINUTE!!!"
Oscar Lonergan, Year 10 Student, Sydney
"On behalf of the Catholic Education Office, Sydney thank you for the outstanding memory presentation you delivered to some 350 of our staff. The feedback was extremely impressive and even the sceptical came away surprised at how they will be able to put to practical use the simple techniques you demonstrated. I would happily recommend your techniques to other organisations."
Kathy Campbell, Catholic Education Office, Sydney
"These tools should be the foundation of our education. A fun filled day which will genuinely save time and assist me in finding that elusive work-life balance."
Kate Melrose, Global Manager Strategic Marketing, Lend Lease
"Helpful in increasing all aspects of study, reading and memory. Thank you."
Alyssa Marshall, Year 12 Student, Sydney
"Great day. Enjoyable and fun. The memory systems are really useful. Very good pace, no time wasted."
John Shanahan, CEO, Colmar Brunton
"Very effective. Very valuable."
Simon J Costa,, CEO, Costa Group
"I found the workshop extremely valuable. Chris made what seemed like an insurmountable learning curve in memory and speed reading incredibly logical, possible and even simple - all in the space of 1 day!"
Kerry-Ann Benton, Business Development Manager, National Australia Bank
"The goal of the day was to provide my high school children with tools to improve their study habits and retention. Both my daughter and son benefitted from today and into the future. Thank you."
Brett White, Father, Victoria
"Excellent course! Well presented, captured my attention 100%. Learnt what I came for. Facilitator - presentation, interaction, could not be faulted."
Jennifer Taalman, Project Officer, Department of Planning and Community Development, Victoria
"Presented with style and pizzazz!"
Jeff Allis, Director, Boost Juice Bars
"The most enjoyable, most practical course I've ever done - can be applied to anything."
Mario Kos, Royal District Nursing Service
"The absolute stand out were the memory sessions."
Rick Ashton, Director, Westpac
"A great session. I have heard about memory techniques for years but to actually experience it in a day was like having the lights turned on."
Steven Mitchell, McDonalds Australia Ltd
"Excellent!! Thanks Chris for a very informative, lively workshop. I have learnt how to read more proficiently and can now use my memory more effectively. Thanks, thoroughly enjoyed the day."
Julie Botten, Interpreter, Melbourne
"Well rounded day that develops areas that traditional business courses don't touch."
Andrew Randall, Finance Manager, SP Ausnet
"Very, very useful, especially the reading techniques. This has helped me immensely."
Jarred Deluca, Year 11 Student, Kellyville
"Memory is all you have, once it's gone there is nothing to hold on to. Session was excellent. It will help me for years to come."
Emily Sang, Kingston City Council
"Fun, lively way to expand your brain! After having medical memory loss, Chris's course and techniques have proven valuable and also a big self-esteem booster. Thanks Chris."
Linda, Business Manager, Brisbane
"Thoroughly enjoyed the session. Wish I had done it years ago."
Leanne Curphey, Department of Planning and Community Development Victoria
"Excellent overview of mind and memory skills that will last a lifetime. Chris is an excellent teacher and facilitator, full of passion, energy and knowledge. Mind and memory skills are definitely a much needed tool in the business and academic arena. Kudos!"
Andrew Yeoh, MBA Student, Melbourne Business School
"Practical and high energy...new ideas that give you a hidden advantage."
James Budin, Director, Rogen International
"The best course I've ever done. I would recommend this course to all sales people."
Aaron Lukeman, Mercury Telephones, Canberra
"Fantastic techniques - memory and speed reading. Best training I have done in a long time! Kept my attention all day and that is saying something!"
Lesley Hodge, Ardoch Youth Foundation
"Really enjoyed the program, it was very engaging. I have a toolkit to take away to further develop my ability to remember things especially names, increase my reading speed and structure presentations in a more effective manner."
Tracey Beckham, National HR Manager, K.W.Doggett
"Enjoyable interactive presentation style turned theoretical techniques into practical solutions."
Peter Turner, Senior Executive, KPMG
"Thanks Chris, very interesting presentation. I learnt many techniques to use at work and in my own personal study to save time, increase my efficiency, organisation and my memory. Great day."
Helen French, Chiropractor, The Spine Centre Brisbane
"The presentation was one of the best I've been to - and I have been to a few! Very enjoyable, using fun to educate. Inclusive, brilliant presenter."
Pauline Lonel, Royal District Nursing Service
"Great pace, amazing techniques and tips that are easy to apply. The workshop was fun, energetic, inclusive. Thank you Chris - great value."
Judi Stanton, Research and Advocacy Co-ordinator, Ardoch Youth Foundation
"Thoroughly enjoyed the content. Great presenter which made the day very enjoyable and took away some fantastic techniques."
Nicolle Connelly, Operations Manager, Airservices Australia
"Fantastic. Some techniques I was aware of but didn't really know how to use them and now I do. Learnt a lot of new techniques. This will make my work a lot easier, more organised. Also more professional through better memory. This is one of the few trainings that I haven't had 3.30-itis! It was great how you kept us thinking and our brains engaged!"
Allison Trethowen, Program Manager Mentoring, Whitelion
"A wonderful programme. I flew down for each session and it was worth every cent. Chris has a very practical approach to turning theory into sensible ways to use this knowledge in the business world."
Jeff Scicluna, IT Consultant, Macquarie Bank
"I was wrapped with the results! I saw an exponential increase in my reading speed. I definitely recommend this course."
Tamara Dimattina, Marketing Account Manager
"GREAT course...really loved it. You exceeded my expectations with the way the simple building blocks all got put together into some pretty powerful stuff that sticks."
Andrew Hollo, Director, Workwell
"Fascinating and powerful."
Greg Stephenson, Commander, Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board
"I have always had a firm belief that I had a bad memory. With a few simple exercises I was incredibly surprised how much I could remember."
Michelle Molan, Yooralla
"A really great way to develop and improve your memory skills."
Dr Michael Best, GP, Melbourne
Then choose from these convenient training options
Small Group Courses Open To All
Public training courses held regularly around Australia
Private Programs For Individuals
Private one to one programs available all year round
Workshops For Organisations
Fun, fast and effective in-house training courses for teams
If you are interested in how you can improve your memory, double your reading speed or study more effectively then contact us for a quick chat. Call us on 02 9089 8892 or if you prefer Contact Us via email.