Half Day Speed Reading Course delivered by Chris Lyons
who doubled the Australian
Memory Record by reciting Pi to
4,400 places without error. To have a go yourself click here!
Chris has appeared on The Today Show, A Current Affair,
Today Tonight, ABC TV's Can We Help? plus demonstrated how effective
memory and reading techniques can be on radio stations all around Australia.
In September 2008 Chris won the Australian Memory Championships Names
competition by correctly memorising 46 people's names in just 5 minutes.
Speed Reading Made Easy
Half Day Public Training Course
60 Second Summary
Blast through emails, books and reports, save valuable time, be more productive. The benefits of speed reading
are obvious. In this fun, fast-paced, speed reading course you'll discover the reading techniques used by highly effective people to read faster, boost their productivity and get more done each day. Plus go beyond traditional speed reading courses by learning how to remember much more of what you read through the use of powerful memory techniques.
Saturday 10 March 2018
Special - Save $100.
Purpose Of Workshop
- To give you a rapid introduction to the most effective Speed Reading techniques
- To show you how to double your reading speed and tackle information overload
- To provide you with a simple framework to help you apply and practise your new Speed Reading skills
What You'll Learn
Speed Reading - how well do you currently read and what's possible?
Why most people read below their potential and with poor comprehension
4 key techniques to increase your reading speed, comprehension and recall
How to quickly double your reading speed through effective practice
How to remember more of what you read using the BDA approach
How and when to make notes to maximise comprehension and retention
How to combine speed reading with memory techniques for maximum recall
Reading strategies for different materials and purposes
Common reading traps and how to avoid them
"My reading speed more than doubled. 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
"Doubled my reading speed in a very short time. Simple processes, easy to remember."
Mark Elworthy, Director, Merrill Lynch
"After the first 10 minutes I learnt the simplest technique that immediately doubled my reading speed and is so easy it blew my mind. I wish they taught me this at school, doubling my reading speed and comprehension allows me to build a good momentum while Iím reading, which allows me to read faster, for longer and more focused. Thanks Chris, I loved your passion and easy approach to learning the techniques."
Phillip Allison, Real Estate Agent, Belle Property
"Most useful workshop I have attended in 25 years. Strongly recommend it for immediate results."
Jon Doovey, Director, Vincents Chartered Accountants
"What a great practical course! The first step in changing my reading habits is becoming aware of what I am doing wrong. This course has put me on the right track to doing this."
Lisa Stewart, Solicitor, Gadens Lawyers
"I've been doing the exercises through the week and just done the test today and gone from 160-170 WPM to 480 WPM, so more than double the speed and it is more focused too. Thanks for the course and info."
Kevin McAuley, Digital Marketing Expert, Sydney
Fun, fast-paced half day training course lasting 4 hours
Exclusive, live and interactive small group online training
Limited to just 5 people to maximise personal attention and results
"The speed reading course was fantastic, It will save me time in all aspects of my life. I highly recommend this to anyone who reads."
Lucy McInnes, Boral
"Extremely useful for people who have to read large reports daily."
Dylan Jones, Complaints Officer, Crime & Misconduct Commission
"Easy to use concepts, enjoyable format. Simple ways to improve what we do daily."
Patricia Zeitz, Financial Controller, Bendigo Adelaide Bank
"Simple techniques, maximum value. Very enjoyable and useful."
Steve Bayliss, CIO, Coffs Harbour City Council
"I was amazed that I could learn to read faster which I didn't think was possible. I will most definitely use the techniques I have learnt. Recommended!"
Ally Stapleton, Para Consultant, Fusion Workforce
This small group workshop is delivered live using our Online Training Platform which means that you can take part from anywhere in the world and in the comfort of your home or office, no need to travel.
The Online Training Platform runs in your web browser so you simply need a computer or tablet with a web cam and microphone plus a broadband internet connection.
You will be provided with a special link to access the Online Training Platform prior to the workshop.
"The techniques used in this workshop are deceptively simple. Chrisís approach is light-hearted and fun, which makes the training enjoyable. The resulting knowledge is a lifelong skill which will repay the course fee hundreds of times over in the course of your personal or professional life."
Robert Stevens, Director, Allied Investment Group
"Great presentation, lively and interesting. Tips regarding speed reading and memory will be of great benefit in our current roles."
Amanda, FOI, AFP Canberra
"The reading techniques are simple and will have time and productivity advantages. Very straightforward approaches to break through some long standing limitations."
Rob Riddell, Partner, Gadens Lawyers
"Very useful techniques which I can start using straight away."
Suzanne Marks, E.O., Royal Australasian College Of Physicians
"Simple steps to become an awesome reader."
Helen Blazek, Planner, Dep't. Of Planning & Community Dev't.
"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 Co-ordinator, Ardoch Youth Foundation
"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
"A memorable presentation! Simple techniques to put in to place to assist with reading and retention."
Christiane Lamb, COO, Vincents Chartered Accountants
"Best course ever."
John Diggle, Detective, Crime And Misconduct Commission
This Speed Reading Course is delivered personally by Australian Memory Record Breaker Chris Lyons. Over the last 10 years Chris has shown thousands of people how to double their reading speed and improve their memory through a unique range of public training courses and private coaching programs.
Chris has also been sought out to deliver speed reading training for many large organisations including Boral, McGrath Real Estate, Bendigo Adelaide Bank, Gadens Lawyers, Vincents Chartered Accountants, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, J.P.Morgan, Deutsche Bank, the Productivity Commission and the AFP.
An experienced trainer and facilitator, Chris has over 10 years' commercial experience gained in senior management roles in large Australian and UK companies before starting to design and deliver Gloo Training Programs in 2004.
"Chris is an excellent presenter who is able to deliver lots of information in an easy to understand, fun and interesting way. I am in the professional training industry and Chris is right up there with the best!"
Julie Blackburn, General Manager, Beyond Success
"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, NAB
"Simple concise tools that can be used in the practical world. Delivered in a high-energy participative environment with 100% interaction. Recommend to all levels and walks of life."
Daleney Sounthakith, Quality Assurance Manager, BMW Finance
"Well presented. Simple, easily applied techniques. Remembering and intelligence are made easy by Chris."
Anthony Crandell, Commander, NSW Police Force
"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
"Best workshop ever. Highly recommended. Fun, organised and very good presenter."
Fernando Fineza, Nurses Union NSW
"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 good presenting. Chris practises what he preaches. Best course I have attended in a long time."
Sonja, Owner, Tina Cowley Reading
"Excellent course! Well presented, captured my attention 100%. Facilitator - presentation, interaction, could not be faulted."
Jennifer Taalman, Project Officer, Victorian Government
"Very engaging, practical and slick. Great session, dazzling!"
Sheryl, Principal, Melbourne School
"I realised how little I knew. Leaving excited with expanding my memory and reading skills. Will also help me educate my children. Highly recommended."
Travis Brown, Director, Hocking Stuart
"Intellectually stimulating and entertaining. Very rare to find a workshop that provides the two. Would recommend this workshop to anyone who genuinely wants to succeed."
Zana, Law Student, Melbourne University
The ability to read quickly and rapidly absorb information is an essential skill from which anyone and everyone can benefit. Which is why Chris's Speed Reading Courses have been attended by a wide range of people from students through to CEOs.
This is just a small selection of comments from people who have attended our Speed Reading programs. What's more, Chris has now been running training courses and coaching programs for over 10 years without a single customer complaint or refund request. Not one.
"The course allowed me, and the other participants, to learn critical techniques that improve memory, reading and comprehension. Essential skills when required to read a lot of business information."
Steve McGrath, General Manager, Coffs Harbour City Council
"Very useful practical techniques for an essential life skill for any successful executive."
Mitchell Taylor, Managing Director, Taylors Wines
"Wow! What an interesting workshop. It increased my reading speed and improved my memory. Great presentation."
Tina Yang, University Student, Brisbane
"Fantastic methodology to create, develop and memorise a presentation. A simple yet highly effective set of techniques to implement easily."
David Allen, Cloud Specialist, Verizon
"One of the best training courses I've done."
Michael Musson, Director, Australian Bureau Of Statistics
"Great practical suggestions that will easily be incorporated into my daily work schedules. Very entertaining delivery."
Ann Dalton, ACT Branch Director, Pharmacy Guild of Australia
"Exceeded even my own expectations. Gloo's techniques are outstanding with undeniable results."
Jenny Jones, CFO, Victorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority
"Provided what I was looking for. I have been to many seminars that were much more costly and did not provide half the quality information provided. Recommended!"
Isaac Prakash, Consultant, UPSS
"Fantastic content and delivery. Chris is an amazingly engaging presenter and kept the whole group interested throughout. Definitely worth the money."
Martin Cholewka, IT Consultant, Melbourne
"I'm amazed at the simple techniques demonstrated throughout the training. Speed reading techniques were simple yet highly effective. If only these techniques were implemented in the education system!"
Rhiannon Peterson, Owner, SQC International
"Loved it! Great presenting and interaction from Chris. Valuable information and tools I will use across all spectrums of my life. I will definitely be recommending Gloo! P.S. Outstanding value for money."
Emma, Key Account Director, Sydney
"A must for business people."
Bronwyn Matthews, General Manager, Mercury Telephones
To read more customer feedback on our unique blend of training Click Here.
Half day, small group workshop = $395 including GST.
*Special* = $295, a saving of $100.
Applies to all workshops booked and paid for by 31 January.
Any Group/Student/Senior Discounts?
10% Group Discount: book 2 or more places at the same course at the same time and receive a further 10% discount off the total cost
$50 Student/Senior Discount: if you are a High School, University or Mature student, or you are a Senior aged over 60, then to assist you with the cost of the workshop you receive a further $50 reduction off the above prices and pay just $245 with the current Special. To obtain the Student/Senior Discount simply complete and return the Student/Senior Discount Booking Form.
Next Course Dates
Information updated daily and correct as at
. Our next Half Day Speed Reading Public Courses are taking place in:
- March 2018
Questions about the workshop? To email us Click Here.
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If you can't make one of the above dates, some other options...
1 To 1 Speed Reading Program. We also offer a private, one to one version of this training covering the exact same content and techniques as in the above public workshop. Available all year round, you can take the program at the time which works best for you either live online or face-to-face at Gloo in Sydney. The 1 To 1 Speed Reading Program can be completed all in one half day or if you prefer over two separate shorter sessions one week apart. Find out more about the 1 To 1 Speed Reading Program.
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Henry Davis York
HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
Institute Of Chartered Accountants
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Ardoch Youth Foundation
Girl Guides Australia
Hills Street Group
Jenny's Early Learning Centre
Life Without Barriers
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Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation
Melbourne City Mission
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Victorian Amateur Football Association
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Australian Bureau Of Statistics
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