Speed Reading

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

The Hidden Advantage Workshop
Speed Reading And Memory Course

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 Course Summary

Discover how to read faster, remember more and tackle information overload, all in just 1 day.  In this fun and interactive In-House Staff Training Course, you and your colleagues will learn simple, practical techniques for improving your memory, increasing your reading speed and achieving more each day. Delivered by Australian Memory Record Breaker Chris Lyons.

Special - Save $1,000

Book this 1 Day In-House Course by 30 April 2024, for delivery any time between now and 30 June 2024, and save $1,000 on the usual delivery fee. See below for details.

 Purpose Of Course

  • To give you a rapid introduction to the most effective Speed Reading and Memory Techniques
  • To show you how to combine these techniques to improve your memory, 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 and Memory Skills after the course

"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, Virgin

"Terrific workshop, the impact of the speed reading section alone will be immense in my career."
Chris Hughes, Ass. Manager Funding, Bendigo Adelaide Bank

"Extremely useful, particularly for remembering names."
Allegra Spender, CEO, Carla Zampatti

"Very useful practical techniques for an essential life skill for any successful executive."
Mitchell Taylor, Managing Director, Taylors Wines

"Outstanding course. Excellent content and delivery."
Kevin Dearlove, Director, McGrath Real Estate

"Very engaging, knowledgeable and entertaining. Thank you Chris for making a difference to the lives of everyone in the room myself included."
Dean Willemsen, CEO, DNW Group

 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
  • Memory Skills - beliefs, myths and your true potential
  • The real reason we forget things and why this is good news
  • The simple 3 step approach to remembering people's names
  • Plus how to use the 80:20 rule to get good at remembering names, quickly
  • How to give great presentations without referring to notes even once
  • How to use the GO method to slash the time needed to prepare presentations
  • How to remember numbers, facts and other key business information
  • How to get information into your long-term memory for instant recall
  • Tips and techniques used by memory champions to perform record-breaking feats

"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

"Best work presentation I have ever been to. I was engaged right from the beginning and everything I learned I can benefit from instantly. Thanks!"
Gurneek Hansra, Client Services Accountant, Hill Rogers

"Very engaging course and presenter. Skills learned will be very useful."
Thaddeus, Assistant Director, Department Of Communications And The Arts

"Very engaging and energetic presentation! The memory and speed reading techniques were practical and very useful."
Greg Thompson, Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

"Thank you Chris for this fantastic session. Highly recommend it to anyone who wants to improve memory and reading skills."
Jowita Kozlowska, Doctor, Greenslopes Hospital Brisbane

"Simple, immediately implementable techniques that will help me remember and read better. Thank you!"
Nik Samuelson, Director, PM Partners Group

"Awesome. Great stuff to use in everyday life and during work hours."
James Ordish, AFP HQ Canberra

 Delivery Format

  • 1 Day In-House Training Course usually run from 9am to 5pm though start time flexible
  • Delivered in person at your offices, chosen venue or live online via Zoom
  • Ideal group size up to 12 people, though can also be delivered to larger groups
  • Includes access post-course to the Hidden Advantage 21 Day Online Follow-up Program giving participants an easy and effective way to practise what they learn at the course

For online sessions we use Zoom which runs in any web browser and on any device. Learn more about Gloo Zoom sessions.

"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

"One of the best training courses I've done."
Michael Musson, Director, Australian Bureau Of Statistics

"Highly intensive training session, full of energy and inspirational delivery."
Toby Hassall, Economics Analyst, Aurizon

"Great day. A really good investment of time and money."
Linda Kirkwood, Executive Manager HR, Coffs Harbour City Council

"Made it a fun learning experience. Thanks a million."
Peter Franks, CEO, Mackay Regional Council

"Very simple and easy to use techniques that I can actually see myself using!!"
Kath Micallef, HR Director, The Productivity Commission

"An excellent workshop. Very enthusiastic presenter. Learnt a lot."
Priya Khanna, Research Officer, Royal Australasian College Of Physicians

"Fun, fast and fantastic. Full of useful information. Highly recommended."
Cissy McCool, Executive Assistant, Lawler Partners

"Stuff that everyone should know. Simple yet very effective."
Mat Wolnicki, Department Of The Environment, Canberra

"One of the best and most useful courses I have attended. Plenty of tools and techniques to apply. Chris is a very engaging presenter!"
Adam Ellison, Manager Business Transformation, Coffs Harbour City Council

"Fantastic course and presenter. Learnt many new skills to help with my memory, no longer will my children be able to say I forget everything. Thanks for making it fun and effective without us even realising it!"
Elizabeth Coe, Manager Risk Facilitation Team, Bendigo Adelaide Bank

"Absolutely loved today, thank you. I feel my staff (not to mention myself) got tremendous benefit. We would like to work with you further."
Shani Ford, General Manager, Hill Rogers

"Productivity is a key driver for all business leaders. This course will help me and my team process information faster and engage quickly with new and existing customers. Great investment!"
Tanya Gray, Director, Getting Clients Today

 Course Presenter

This In-House Speed Reading/Memory Improvement Course is delivered by founder of Gloo, Chris Lyons, who doubled the Australian Memory Record by reciting Pi to 4,400 places without error. Chris has appeared on The Today Show, A Current Affair, Today Tonight, ABC TV and demonstrated how effective Memory Improvement and Speed Reading techniques can be on radio stations all around Australia.

Over the last 21 years Chris has shown thousands of people how to double their reading speed and improve their memory through a unique range of Public Courses and Private 1 To 1 Programs.

An experienced trainer and facilitator, Chris has also been sought out to deliver 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.

Chris also 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 2003.

"Really enjoyed the program. 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

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

"Fantastic! Great tips, tools and methods that are easy to remember and work!"
Chela-Marie, HR Manager, Hill Rogers

"Chris was very knowledgeable, extremely engaging and entertaining. The content was very thorough and well prepared. I enjoyed the facilitation style and we were always doing something different."
Dom Kauter, Student, QUT Brisbane

"Training session was excellent. Great content, fantastic presentation, learnt lots. Will be able to use lots of the points and skills learnt."
Glenda Rowlands, Senior Group Regulatory Compliance Officer, Bendigo Adelaide Bank

"A worthwhile investment in time. I highly recommend this course."
Carolyn, Assistant Director, Department Of Communications And The Arts

"Very worthwhile. Learnt important techniques and satisfied my original outcomes for the day. Would happily recommend to other businesses."
Chris Duff, Senior Farm Consultant, Delta Agribusiness

"Awesome, informative day. Well worth the time to learn new techniques to make my life easier. Thank you Chris!!"
Isabelle Maule, Office Manager, Texas Productions

"I wish I'd heard about the speed reading back in school/university. Simple ways to get more out of life."
James Kirby, Senior Planner, Department of Planning and Community Development

"Great and dynamic workshop. Easy things to learn with huge benefit."
Andres Romero, Design Engineer Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure

"Outstanding. I rated my memory but this is a game changer. Huge improvement for me personally."
Alistair Kivell, Associate Agent, McGrath Real Estate

"Really good Chris. Great material, well put together and presented."
Andrew Walker, Chairman, Aspen Medical

"The memory sessions were brilliant."
Glen Frost, Partner, PwC

 Attendee Feedback

Chris has now been running staff training courses and coaching programs for 21 years and has never had a single customer complaint or refund request. Not one. Because Gloo training is fun, fast and effective. Here is a small selection of comments from people who have taken part in our courses.

"Fantastic experience. Always engaging and delivered very practical insights in to improving memory and reading techniques. Highly recommend to anyone of any age."
Adam Woods, Head Of Business Systems Development, Bendigo Adelaide Bank

"Greatly exceeded expectations! Highly recommended."
Robert Giblin, Accountant, Hill Rogers

"Sound strategies and surprisingly simple for genuine improvements in memory, reading and presentation. Content was delivered in an amusing and interactive format. Expectations of improved capability was far exceeded."
Ruth Watts, Senior Manager, Bendigo Adelaide Bank

"Very enjoyable! Fast paced, kept the interest up and the content was fresh and innovative. Many thanks."
Lotte Linden, Learning and Development, Australian Government Productivity Commission

"Very informative program. Has given me skills to use in business and everyday life. Very worthwhile."
Rick Lethlean, Managing Director, Water Wise Water Trucks

"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 thoroughly informative, engaging and entertaining day. Useful techniques enjoyed by all our staff. Thank you."
Courtney Rowe, Managing Director, Fusion Workforce

"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

"The Hidden Advantage Workshop should be compulsory teaching in schools - the sooner the better!"
Rhyll Dorrington, CEO, Western Chances

"Provides the necessary tools in my daily life to improve my memory. I would recommend this workshop to others."
Miley Chen, Financial Accounting Manager, Railcorp

"I learnt fantastic skills that will help with my productivity and self-satisfaction of getting things done! It will help me take many things off my 'to-do list'. Thanks for your time and effort Chris."
Carol Mioduchowski, Primary Care Manager, Geelong

"A very well spent day. Useful, practical, fun and enjoyable training. I learnt so many techniques to be utilised in my every day work and personal life. Thank you!"
Sharon Richens, Director, Hills Street Group

"If you want to move away from boring PowerPoints to an interactive and fun way of learning where you actually remember everything from start to end, and learn lifelong skills to make your everyday work so much easier, Gloo is for you. That is what I achieved in one day."
Geoff Caine, Department Of Sustainability And Environment

"Brilliant! Very useful. Can remember more than I thought I could."
Trish Harrop, Mitchell Shire Council

"Great techniques for enhancing memory and recall, what's even better is they are simple too. Lively and fun workshop that made it all the better."
David Hood, Department Of Sustainability and Environment

"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

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 How Much?

The following prices are based on delivery in the metropolitan Sydney area. We are happy to deliver this workshop in other locations around Australia, travel expenses from Sydney apply at cost.

Delivery Fee: 1 Day In-House Speed Reading/Memory Skills Course plus access for each attendee to the 21 Day Online Follow-up Program = $3,000 plus GST

Special - Save $1,000

Delivery Fee = $2,000 plus GST. Applies to 1 Day Courses booked and paid for by 30 April 2024 for delivery any time between now and 30 June 2024.

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American Express
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Thomson Geer


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