Speed Reading

Read Faster, Remember More. Simple Techniques To Double Your Reading Speed.

 Double Your Reading Speed, Quickly!
1 To 1 Speed Reading Program

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 Program 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 Program you will discover the reading techniques used by highly effective people to read faster, boost their productivity and achieve more each day.

Plus go beyond traditional Speed Reading Programs 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.

Live 1 To 1 Private Speed Reading Program

You can take this 1 To 1 Speed Reading Program from anywhere in the world using our Online Training Platform. In Sydney? You can also take the Program face-to-face at Gloo in Balmain.

 Purpose Of Program

  • 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, 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

 How Is The Program Structured?

For your convenience, you can choose between two formats each of which covers the same material, whether done online or face-to-face:

  OPTION A: Half Day Program. Delivered in x1 four hour session, either a morning or an afternoon. Perfect if you want to cover all the material in the shortest possible time and in just one go.

  OPTION B: 2 Session Program. Delivered in x2 two hour sessions one week apart. Ideal if you find two shorter, separate coaching sessions more convenient.

With both options, the program is broken up in to a number of short modules each of which covers one or several key strategies or techniques, which progressively build on each other through the course of the training. The material is delivered in a fun, relaxed and humorous fashion to ensure maximum engagement and retention. Regular short breaks are also taken to maintain attention and focus. In this way, it is possible to easily absorb and learn the techniques covered whether done in x1 four hour session or over x2 separate two hour sessions. Half Day Program Discount: As less preparation time is required when the program is done all in one go a $100 discount applies to the Half Day Program option, whether done online or face-to-face.

 Who Delivers The Program?

All Speed Reading Programs are delivered personally by Chris Lyons who doubled the Australian Memory Record by reciting Pi to 4,400 places without error and won the Australian Memory Championships Names competition by correctly memorising 46 people's names in just 5 minutes. Chris has appeared on The Today Show, A Current Affair, Today Tonight and has demonstrated how effective Memory and Speed Reading techniques can be on radio stations all around Australia including 2UE, 2GB, 3AW and the ABC.

Chris has now been running Speed Reading Programs for 15 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 taken our Speed Reading Programs.

"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

"Very useful method on how to approach reading for maximum retention and understanding. Currently reading 2 books a month and look forward to applying these principles to cover even more content. Chris was super effective in teaching. Highly recommended!"
Edric Taing, Manager, Stecs Trading Pty Ltd

"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

"Lots of tools and tricks to implement easily and immediately. I loved your delivery and the flow of the coaching program. Thanks Chris."
Tiffany Cooney, Sales Manager, BMW Sydney

"A brilliant approach to speed reading and memory coaching. Truly original and refreshing. It was enjoyable and great to learn these skills that will help improve my focus and productivity. Would highly recommend Chris."
Michael Barca, Sales Professional, Sydney

"One of the main areas of benefit for me is that the information provided has allowed me to maximise my organisational productivity. Highly recommended."
Anne Oakley, Manager, Melbourne Citymission

"A lot of value in increasing your reading speed and memory. With just one session I have at least doubled my reading speed. Highly recommended!"
Vinh Luu, Business Improvement Consultant, Sydney

"Very straightforward and informative. Enjoyed it immensely and achieved results quickly. Thank you very much."
Bernard Walker, Director, Clover Fields Penrith

"The biggest benefits for me have been that I can now remember when I need to and cover a lot more written material than previously - a significant boost to my productivity."
Lyndie Spurr, (Former) Executive General Manager, Royal District Nursing Service

 How Much Does The Program Cost?

The Speed Reading Program costs $595 including GST based on x2 two hour sessions one week apart, whether done online or face-to-face. If the program is done in one Half Day session of 4 hours, less preparation time is required and the cost is $100 lower, $495 including GST. If you are interested in the program but it is beyond your budget, you can reduce the cost by taking the program with a friend, family member or colleague, see question 5 below.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some frequently-asked questions about this program. If you have other questions before you register for your Gloo 1 To 1 Program, feel free to call us on 02 9089 8892.

1. When Do The Sessions Take Place?

Available all year round and at a time to suit you, this Speed Reading Program can be taken on weekdays, Saturdays or selected Sundays. Face-to-face sessions at Gloo in Sydney take place during the daytime. Online sessions take place during the daytime plus are also available on selected weekday evenings.

2. Where Do The Face-To-Face Sessions Take Place?

Face-to-face sessions take place in Balmain in Sydney's Inner West which is 5km or 10 minutes from Sydney CBD Google map. Face-to-face sessions take place during the daytime. Alternatively, programs can also be delivered at your home or place of work within the Sydney metropolitan area at no extra charge if done in one session.

Not in Sydney or prefer not to travel? You can also take this training as an Online Program from the comfort and convenience of your home or office, see next two questions for details.

3. How Does The Online Program Option Work?

For Online Programs we use a web-based training delivery platform which enables us to share video and audio in real time. So it is similar to a face-to-face session just done via computer or tablet and over the internet. The platform also allows us to share documents and you are able to view the supporting PowerPoints we use as we progress through the training. For online program you simply need broadband internet access plus a computer or tablet with webcam and microphone.

4. Is There Any Difference Between Online And Face-To-Face Programs?

Both options are live, one to one training and cover exactly the same ideas, techniques and content. Some people prefer to learn face-to-face in the same room and so this is a good choice if you are based in (or can travel to) Sydney. Online Programs offer more flexibility in terms of scheduling and can also save on travel time and costs. Both options work well, cover the same material and achieve the same results.

5. Is It Possible To Take The Program With Someone Else?

Yes, you can take this program with up to 2 additional people at the same time. The cost for each additional person is $200 including GST. So if you take the Half Day Program with a friend or colleague the total cost is $495 + $200 = $695 or under $350 each, a saving of c$150 per person.

6. Is This Program Suitable For Students?

Learning how to study effectively is crucial to academic success. For this reason, we offer separate 1 to 1 programs specifically tailored to the needs of students:

  Essential Study Skills For High School Students

  Essential Study Skills For University Students

For high school students we also run a special Essential Study Skills 1 Day Workshop at various times throughout the year in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra.

7. I'd Prefer To Attend A Public Course, When Are The Next Ones?

Our next Speed Reading/Memory Skills Public Courses are taking place shortly in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane.

8. I Work For An Organisation, Can You Deliver This Program At Our Offices?

Yes. For details please Contact Us.


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