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 get more done 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.
You can take this live 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.
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, reading and learning 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 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 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
"A must for business people."
Bronwyn Matthews, General Manager, Mercury Telephones
Before you register below for your Gloo 1 To 1 Speed Reading Program, here are the answers to some commonly-asked questions.
For your convenience, you can choose between two delivery options both of which cover 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the next question.
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.
Learning how to study effectively is crucial to academic success. For this reason, we offer separate1 to 1 programs specifically tailored to the needs of 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.
Our next speed reading/memory skills public courses are taking place shortly in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane.
Yes. For details please Contact Us.
Registering for your Gloo 1 To 1 Speed Reading Program is quick and easy. Simply complete the brief form below and then hit 'Submit'. We'll then be in touch within 24 business hours for a quick chat to check that the program is right for you and to discuss your preferred coaching times. If you choose to go ahead we will book in the date(s) and ask you to pay for your program via credit card, PayPal or bank transfer.
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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
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
If you are interested in speed reading but need a little help to decide which training option is right for you, then simply contact us for a quick chat. Call us on 02 9089 8892 or if you prefer Contact Us via email.