Speed Reading

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

The Hidden Advantage 1 To 1 Program
Speed Reading And Memory Skills

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 Program Summary

Discover how to read faster, remember more and tackle information overload in this combined Speed Reading and Memory Improvement Program. Learn simple, practical techniques to improve your memory, double your reading speed and achieve more each day. Delivered in person by Australian Memory Record Breaker Chris Lyons.

1 To 1 Speed Reading/Memory Program
Sydney And Online

You can take this 1 To 1 Private Program from anywhere in Australia using Zoom. In Sydney? You can also do the Program face-to-face at Gloo in Balmain or directly in your home.

 Purpose Of Program

  • 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 program

 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
  • 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

 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: 1 Day Program. Delivered in 1 day, usually from 9am to 4.30pm, start time flexible. 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 two 4 hour sessions, ideally one week apart. Ideal if you find two shorter, separate 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. These progressively build on each other and regular short breaks are taken to maintain attention and focus. In this way, it is possible to easily absorb and learn the techniques covered whether done in one go or two shorter, separate sessions.

 How Is The Program Delivered?

If you live in Sydney, this Program can be done face-to-face at Gloo in Balmain. It can also be delivered directly in your home within the Sydney metropolitan area at no extra charge if done in one session.

Not in Sydney? The Program can also be done live online from the comfort of your home using Zoom, which means you simply need a computer or tablet with a webcam and microphone and a broadband internet connection in order to take part. See the FAQ below for more details.

 Who Delivers The Program?

This Speed Reading/Memory Improvement Program is delivered live and in person 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, ABC TV and has demonstrated how effective Memory and Speed Reading techniques can be on radio stations all around Australia. 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.

An experienced trainer and facilitator, Chris has been teaching people how to read faster and remember more for over 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 and Memory Skills Programs.

"Doubled my reading speed in a very short time. Simple processes, easy to remember."
Mark Elworthy, Director, Merrill Lynch

"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

"Chris is a master at his craft of memory techniques, speed reading and presentation skills. My reading doubled in speed after just one hour of coaching with him."
Tony Cosentino, Creator Of Change, Peak Performance Coach

"Awesome value adding content. Easy to understand and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Give Chris a call if you want to add value to yourself and grab some valuable life lessons. Thanks again Chris."
John Nisa, Owner, Inspire Concrete

"A great informative program to help unlock the true potential of your mind and reap the rewards!"
Grant Robertson, Pilot, Gosford

"Excellent simple techniques. Amazing improvement in 1 day. Incredible."
Justin Ezard, Manager, PKF Chartered Accounting

"I took part in this one-to-one program with Chris and thoroughly enjoyed it. Chris taught me some very useful techniques to enhance my memory and reading speed, and they are a lot of fun!"
Kee Li, Community Engagement Officer, City Of Sydney

"A wonderful program. I flew down for each session and it was worth every cent. Chris has a very practical approach to turning theory into sensible ways to use this knowledge in the business world."
Jeff Scicluna, IT Consultant, Macquarie Bank

"Chris is a great teacher and makes learning fun and easy. Highly recommend doing this course."
Parmella, Escort

"Very flexible, relaxed, dynamic and tailored to suit individual weaknesses and needs. Very enjoyable."
Nadi Sha, Entrepreneur

"One on one coaching with Chris gave me the ability to take in a lot of technical information. It was an investment in my brain and my future."
Stephen Hepworth, Future IT Specialist, Sydney

"Thank you for a most enjoyable and informative program! Chris delivers his concepts in a clear and concise manner and shows consideration to the needs of his clients. All the information given is relevant to my professional needs."
Lucy Choong, Sydney

"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

 How Much Does The Program Cost?

The Hidden Advantage Speed Reading/Memory Improvement Program costs $895 including GST. If you are interested in the program but it is beyond your budget at present, you can reduce the cost by taking the program together with a friend, colleague or family member. See question 4 below for details.

Special - Save $200

Book this Program today and pay just $695. Special applies to 1 Day Programs booked and paid for by 15 June 2020 for delivery any time between now and 31 December 2020.


Another option is to take part in one of our Small Group Public Courses which we run regularly throughout the year in Sydney and online.

  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 Private Memory/Speed Reading Program can be taken on weekdays, Saturdays and selected Sundays. Sessions take place during the daytime and 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? This Program can also be done from the comfort and convenience of your home via Zoom.

3. How Do The Online Sessions Work?

For Gloo Online Programs we use Zoom a web-based platform which runs in any web browser and on any device, which means you simply need a computer or tablet with a webcam and microphone and a broadband internet connection in order to take part. It is also possible to attend using a smart phone. To learn more about Zoom Click Here. We’ve been running Online Programs for adults and students for many years and they are a great alternative to face-to-face courses. The week prior to your program we will send you a Zoom link to access your Online Program, together with the program handouts in one easy-to-print PDF document.

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

Yes, you can take this program with up to two additional people at the same time. The cost for each additional person is $200 including GST. So if you take the 1 Day Program at the current special rate with a friend or colleague the total cost is $695 + $200 = $895, equivalent to c$450 each, a saving of over $400 per person compared to the normal individual 1 Day Program price.

5. 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 Small Group Public Study Skills Course regularly throughout the year in Sydney and online.

6. I'd Prefer To Attend A Group Course. When Are The Next Ones?

We regularly run this program as a small group public course open to all, a cheaper option to a private program. For upcoming dates and to find out more visit Memory/Speed Reading Group Courses.

7. I Work For An Organisation. Can You Deliver This Program For Our Team?

Yes, it can be delivered for teams either face-to-face in small groups or online via Zoom. For details please Contact Us.


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