Speed Reading

Read Faster, Remember More. Learn simple and effective techniques to boost your reading speed and save you valuable time each day.

speed reading staff training courses Speed Reading For Business Professionals
Half Day In-House Training Course

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 Course 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, in-house speed reading training course you and your colleagues will 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. Designed and delivered by Australian Memory Record Breaker Chris Lyons.

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 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 after the course

 What Attendees 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, retention and recall
  • Plus how to use effective note-taking to prepare reports in a fraction of the time
  • Reading strategies for different materials and purposes
  • Common reading traps and how to avoid them

"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

"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 I’m 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

"Very effective techniques. I wish I had done this before completing my studies."
Cherie Atkinson, Assistant Director, Australian Research Council

"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

"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

"The techniques used in this workshop are deceptively simple. Chris’s 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

"Extremely useful for people who have to read large reports daily."
Dylan Jones, Senior Complaints Officer, Crime And 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 found it very interesting and I will most definitely use the techniques I have learnt. Recommended!"
Ally Stapleton, Para Consultant, Fusion Workforce

"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, Executive Officer, Royal Australasian College Of Physicians

"Simple steps to become an awesome reader."
Helen Blazek, Planner, Department Of Planning And Community Development

"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

"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

speed reading staff training courses  Delivery Format

  • Half day 3.5 hour training course delivered at your offices or chosen venue
  • Includes access to the Speed Reading 7 Day Online Follow-up Program to give attendees an easy and effective way to practise what they learn at the workshop
  • Ideal group size up to 12 people, though can also be delivered to larger groups

 Workshop Presenter

This in-house 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 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.

 Attendee Feedback

Chris has now been running speed reading training courses and coaching programs for over 10 years and has never had a single customer complaint or refund request. Not one. Because Gloo training is fun, fast and effective. Here is just a small selection of comments from people who have attended our courses.

"I was dubious about the workshop and expected it to be another workshop that was a waste of time. However I was wrong and even just using the simple techniques made a very remarkable difference. I really recommend this course."
Paul Neunhoffer, Compliance Manager, Bendigo Adelaide Bank

"Punchy, useful and relevant. Although a sideline, particularly useful tips on remembering people’s names."
John Thynne, Director, Vincents Chartered Accountants

"With the limited time we made available to Chris he took us through essential tips and techniques for a significantly better memory and much improved reading skills/speed. Highly relevant to the business and professional study environments - thank you very much!"
Stacie Shaw, Commercial Manager, Lawler Partners

"Just so informative and useful. Fantastic!"
Sharyn Seifert, Strathbogie Shire Council

"Thank you so much. Simple, useable and of life-long benefit."
Michael Poletra, Database Administrator, Australian Research Council

"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

"Very informative. Learnt lots. Very well presented."
Anne Baker, Mayor, Isaac Regional Council

"Fantastic. Short, fast, humour. To the point."
Dan Mahon, Acting Director, Crime And Misconduct Commission

"Excellent, enjoyable training where I was able to add lots of new skills to my very busy working life - highly recommend!"
Amanda Lethlean, Office Manager, Water Wise Water Trucks

"It was excellent. I have picked up some good new ideas to help me speed read and understand better ways to report back."
Kevin Casey, Deputy Mayor, Mackay Regional Council

"Learnt some very valuable techniques to apply to professional work. Memory principles were particularly useful. Thanks for a great course."
Odette Grabinski, Royal Australasian College Of Physicians

"Very effective. Very valuable."
Simon J Costa, CEO, Costa Group

"Really enjoyed it. Will be very helpful for my studies as a law student."
David Hopkins, Law And Commerce Student, University Of Newcastle

"Memorable. Excellent delivery ensuring engagement. Smarter exiting than entering."
Ray Harris, H.R. Manager, Mackay Regional Council

"I learnt so much in such a short time span. I will definitely use these techniques in my day to day life. Thank you!"
Louise Goodman, Young Presidents Organisation

"Deceptively simple, easy to practise and apply. Engaging, fast-paced and fun."
Shirani de Saram, Stakeholder Information Co-ordinator, Department Of Planning And Community Development

"Presented with style and pizzazz!"
Jeff Allis, Director, Boost Juice Bars

"Great stuff! Very useful, simple techniques which are easy to implement. Great presenter. Thank you!"
Melinda, Solicitor, Gadens Lawyers

"Simple effective and easy to follow. An enjoyable morning combining humour and education."
Ross Walker, Councillor, Mackay Regional Council

"Focused and to the point. Course was enjoyable as well as beneficial in helping me understand how my brain works and how to improve my rate of reading and retention of what I read."
Louise Morris, Newcastle

"Fantastic session. Well worthwhile."
Doug Lawlor, Operations, Crime And Misconduct Commission

"Exceeded even my own expectations. Gloo's techniques are outstanding with undeniable results."
Jenny Jones, CFO, Victorian Curriculum And Assessment Authority

"Memory exercises were very useful and I will definitely make use of them in everyday activities. I am reading faster already!"
Mel, Admin Officer, Royal Australasian College Of Physicians

"Such an eye-opening session with Chris. I still cannot believe that I remember the first ten Prime Ministers of Australia!"
Arvin Lee, Assistant Director, Australian Research Council

"Great course, definitely exceeded my expectations. Handy tips and techniques which will make life at work and as a student easier."
Vicki, Senior Team Member, AFP Canberra

"Simple helpful tools that can easily be applied straight away. I especially like the memory techniques."
Natasha Behan, Forensic Accountant, Vincents Chartered Accountants

"The time passed too quickly (unusual for workshops!) I found it very relevant, practical and engaging."
Kelly VeaVea, Councillor, Isaac Regional Council

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 How Much?

Pricing varies depending upon the training location, the number of participants and the number of workshops booked. We also run Specials from time to time. For pricing details please complete the brief form below to let us know about your location and requirements. Alternatively, call us directly on 02 9089 8892.

Special - Save $500

Book this in-house training course by 30 April 2018 for delivery any time between now and 30 September 2018, and save $500 off the usual training delivery fee.

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Who Uses Gloo Techniques?

Gloo in-house training sessions, public workshops and 1 to 1 programs have been attended by people from many organisations, including the following:


Allied Investment Group
American Express
Bendigo And Adelaide Bank
BMW Financial Services
Choice Home Loans
Commonwealth Bank
Deutsche Bank
DNW Group
Grant Thornton
Halletts Financial Services
Hills Rogers
Macquarie Bank
Merrill Lynch
Morgan Stanley
National Australia Bank
Queensland Investment Corporation
Rodgers Reidy
Shannons Insurance
State Super NSW
State Trustees


Ascent Audit Canberra
Blake Dawson Waldron
CPA Australia
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Gadens Lawyers
GMK Partners
Grant Thornton
Henry Davis York
HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
Institute Of Chartered Accountants
Kelly Partners
KJB Law Canberra
Lawler Partners
Mallesons Stephen Jacques
Pitcher Partners
PKF Chartered Accounting
Thomson Geer

Business Services/Industrial

Airmaster Australia
Alstom Australia
APA Group
Associated Grain
Australian Council For International Development
Australian Institute For Commercialisation
Australian Vinyls
BAE Systems
BWM Advertising
CBG Systems
Cisco Systems
Citadel Group
Clover Fields
Colmar Brunton
Control Equipment Pty Ltd
Corporate Risk Ratings
Delta Agribusiness
Green Light Media
HSY Autoparts
K.W. Doggett
Konnect Digital
Mobility Engineering
National Protective Services
Pitt And Sherry
PM Partners Group
Primary Communications
Rio Tinto
Recovery Partners
Snowy Hydro
SP Ausnet
Sylvan Australia
Tanna Partners
Texas Productions
The Pharmacy Guild Of Australia
Vector NZ
Vemco Services
Water Wise Trucks Australia
Weir Minerals
Worley Parsons


Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure
Belle Property
Brookfield Multiplex
CBS Prjoects
Davids Real Estate
Desyne Developments
First National
Hansen Yuncken
Hocking Stuart
Inspire Concrete
Jones Lang Lasalle
JP Dixon
Lean Field Developments
Look Property Group
Love Real Estate
Matrix Group
McVay Real Estate
McGrath Real Estate
Nelson Alexander Real Estate
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Plantation Homes
Ray White Group
The Planning Group
Williams Real Estate
Your Empire
Your Style Homes


ABC Radio
Alfred Health
Ardoch Youth Foundation
Assessments Australia
Aspen Medical
Atherton Hospital
Citywide Fitness
Girl Guides Australia
Hills Street Group
Jenny's Early Learning Centre
Lantern Clubs
Life Without Barriers
Medecins Sans Frontieres
Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation
Mayne Health
Melbourne City Mission
National Surgical Corporation
NSW Ambulance
NSW Nurses And Midwives' Association
Queensland Health
Rapid Personal Training
Royal District Nursing Service
Royal Australasian College Of Physicians
Samaritan Foundation
SDA Church
TEAR Australia
Ted Noffs Foundation
The Spine Centre Brisbane
Vision Personal Training
WorkCover Queensland
WorkCover NSW

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Airservices Australia
Australian Bureau Of Statistics
Australian Defence Force
Australian Federal Police
Australian Research Council
Australian Taxation Office
Attorney-General's Department
Commonwealth Ombudsman
Commonwealth Treasury
Defence Material Organisation
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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
Productivity Commission
Royal Australian Air Force
Royal Australian Navy
Royal Military College Duntroon

Local Government

Audit Office of New South Wales
Bayside City Council
Brimbank City Council
Cardinia Shire Council
City Of Canterbury
City Of Melbourne
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Department Of Environment ACT
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Department Of Justice QLD
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Hydro Tamanina
Inner West Council
Infrastructure Association of Queensland
Isaac Regional Council
Kingston City Council
Lake Macquarie City Council
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Macedon Ranges Shire Council
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Mitchell Shire Council
NSW Environment Protection Authority
NSW Police Force
NSW Public Service Commission
Parliament Of Victoria
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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
Victoria Police
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
Authentic Education
Bond University
Box Hill TAFE
Cabramatta High School
Catholic Education Office
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Cromwell Secondary College NZ
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Farm Cove Intermediate School NZ
Geelong Grammar School
Grace College Brisbane
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Melbourne Business School
Mental Blank
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University Of Sydney
University Of Technology Sydney
University Of The Third Age
Upper Yarra Secondary College
Victoria University
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Yarra Hills Secondary College


Corporate Training And Life Coaching Institute
Entrepreneurs Organisation
Fusion Workforce
McMillan Staff Development
Ontrack Employment
Rogen International
Young Presidents Organisation
Young Professionals Network Tasmania


Accor Hotels
Australia Post
Boost Juice Bars
City West Water
Costa Group
David Jones
McDonalds Australia
Mercury Telephones
North Melbourne Football Club
Origin Energy
Princess Cruises
Victorian Amateur Football Association
Yarra Trams
Yoram Gross Films

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