The Speed Reading/Memory Courses below are all going ahead, though in light of the current COVID-19 situation they will now be delivered live online, rather than face-to-face, until further notice. We've been running this course in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra continuously for the last 15 years and we will resume running it face-to-face as soon as it is safe to do so.
In the meantime, the good news is that you are now able to join us at any of our May or June Online Courses wherever you live in Australia and from the comfort and convenience of your own home! We hope to see you online soon. Read on to learn more.
Discover how to read faster, remember more and tackle information overload, all in just 1 day. In this fun and interactive small group workshop, you'll learn simple and effective techniques for improving your memory, doubling your reading speed and achieving more each day. Delivered live online and in person by Australian Memory Record Breaker Chris Lyons.
ONLINE - Thursday 30 April 2020 - Fully Booked
ONLINE - Tuesday 12 May 2020 - Places Available
ONLINE - Saturday 23 May 2020 - Places Available
ONLINE - Tuesday 2 June 2020 - Places Available
ONLINE - Tuesday 30 June 2020 - Places Available
"Was amazed at the end of the day how much I was able to recall. Also now reading twice as fast as before the course and remembering more information."
Kurt Butterworth, Paramedic, Queensland Ambulance Service
"Hugely impressed with the increase in my ability to recall and read at a faster pace in just a few hours. Many thanks."
Mark Micic, Commercial Law, HSY Autoparts
"A high energy workshop that enables you to understand simply how to read faster, remember more and present easily. Ideal for students, business people, management, in fact just about anyone!"
John Paranchi, Sales, McGrath Real Estate
"Very helpful. Doubled my reading speed with higher comprehension."
Michael Kelly, Manager, Matrix Group
"A fast moving and well structured program to assist in absorbing and retaining more information which is what we all need help with in this complex world."
Jamie O'Rourke, National Chairman, RSM Australia
"I have done a heap of courses over the last 25 years. This one will have the most sustainable and practical application to my professional life."
Todd Jorgensen, Owner/CEO, Associated Grain
"I just have to let you know that I applied my memory and speed reading learnings to my study. I sat the exam last week and got 94% - and I can definitely say that the tips and tricks I learned in the Hidden Advantage Workshop helped contribute to my result. So thank you."
Sue Davidson, Customer Experience Black Belt, Optus
"Loved it. Came for speed reading and got that and so much more. Going to be great to apply the many things I learnt to many facets of my life. Thank you!"
Liesl Tesch, Paralympic Gold Medallist, Sport Matters
"I found the workshop really beneficial taking away real techniques that I can use every day. In addition it wasn't too much but highly targeted - very worthwhile and really well presented."
Patrick Farrell, Chief Investment Officer, BT
"Best training I've been on in four years of public service. Presenter excellent. I have never done a training course as engaging and useful as this with techniques I will actually use in my job. Very entertaining."
Lisa Kilpatrick, Accountant, Department Of Education
"The memory sessions were brilliant and I have since used one of the techniques to present a one hour training session without notes - a feat I would never have thought possible before this workshop."
Glen Frost, Partner, PWC
"Good practical techniques to realistically increase speed of reading and memory. Excellent workshop."
Mario Sindone, Special Counsel, Gadens Lawyers
"It's hard to believe that one single workshop could enhance my memory and study skills by so much."
Darryn, Commerce Student, ANU Canberra
"My only regret is that I did not do this course earlier."
Neville Marinko, Retired GP, Sydney
"Exceptionally helpful. These skills can be used by a high school student to a CEO which is where their strength lies and why I recommend people should do this course. If you are unsure whether to do this, take my word it will be of huge benefit."
James Carroll, HR And Training Officer, City Of Yarra
"Fantastic way to improve your remembering names ability and speed reading in an easy practical 1 day course - just do it."
Chris Gray, CEO, Your Empire
No special software or programs are required to take part in this live Online Course. We use a simple to use web based platform which runs in any web browser. You just need a computer or a tablet with a webcam and microphone and a broadband internet connection. We’ve been running Online Courses for adults and students for many years and they are a great alternative to face-to-face courses, especially in the current situation. Once you've booked a place we will send you, the week prior to the course, your log in details to access the platform, together with the course handouts as an easy to print PDF document.
This Speed Reading/Memory Improvement Course is designed and delivered in person by founder of Gloo, Chris Lyons, who doubled the Australian Memory Record by reciting Pi to 4,400 places without error. Chris also won the Australian Memory Championships Names Event 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 demonstrated how effective Memory Improvement, Speed Reading and Study Skills techniques can be on radio stations all around Australia. An experienced trainer and facilitator, 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.
"Incredible techniques to help me remember the vital things I used to struggle with. It's a must for any professional who needs to learn, recall and/or present large amounts of information. Plus my reading speed is lightning fast now."
Tomasz Forfa, Doctor, Pass GAMSAT
"Extremely useful for people who have to read large reports daily."
Dylan Jones, Senior Complaints Officer, Crime And Misconduct Commission
"Chris Lyons is truly the yoda of memory and speed reading. If you're looking for immediate results in an engaging and fun environment, you will find everything and more in this one day course."
Angela, Analyst, Melbourne
"Great simple tools that make life easier and give an unfair advantage."
Shad Hassen, Partner, McGrath Real Estate
"Extremely useful, particularly for remembering names."
Allegra Spender, CEO, Carla Zampatti
"Everyone of all ages should do this course. Especially the speed reading and memory information. An excellent day, Chris is fantastic."
Kate Freeman, Sales Professional, Financial Services
"Fantastic course. Amazingly simple concepts that will change my life both in recreation and medical practice. Many thanks!"
Milo MacBain, Doctor, Melbourne
"Really great techniques for more accurately and quickly remembering and recalling information. These skills will come in handy on a daily basis."
Kevin Degutis, Marketing Manager, AMEX Group
"Excellent. Simple time-saving techniques in an era of diminishing time. Should be part of standard education."
Rory Howard, Doctor, Atherton Hospital
"Great course with a heap of practical content. I've already improved my reading speed and the memory techniques helped instantly. Recommend this course to everyone."
James Kerrison, Manager, Citywide Fitness, Hobart
"Excellent workshop. Chris is very engaging and took us on a journey to develop techniques to improve memory, reading and presentation skills. Wish I had learned this at school!"
Brendan Oldham, CIO, Audit NSW
"The Hidden Advantage Workshop gives you great techniques that you can utilise in business, study and everyday life. Valuable memory and speed reading skills that will benefit anyone. Great course and delivered with passion."
Janelle Johnston, Director, Life Coaching Institute
"What I learnt in one day will compound my learning at a speed I never thought possible. I have no hesitation in recommending this to friends and colleagues."
Michael Smith, Sales Representative, Wine Industry
"Simple and efficient techniques which were very powerful and effective. I wish I had done this course 10 years ago!"
Janardan Andrews, Law Student, Victoria University
"Really enjoyed the day, new practical tools. I can see myself using everything we discussed on a day to day basis. Congratulations on a very engaging session!"
Duncan Pittard, General Manager VIC/TAS, Institute Of Chartered Accountants
After the course you'll also receive free access to the Hidden Advantage 21 Day Online Follow-up Program which provides you with a simple, easy to follow way to practise and apply what you learn at the workshop. Plus it also contains other valuable tips, ideas and techniques.
"These tools should be the foundation of our education. A fun filled day which will genuinely save time and assist me in finding that elusive work-life balance."
Kate Melrose, Global Manager Strategic Marketing, Lend Lease
"This will dramatically improve my effectiveness and efficiency. Wish I had known this 20 years ago."
Ben Salisbury, Director, Rok Financial
"Excellent course to promote reading skills and memory."
Brian Robson, Mayor, City Of Canterbury
"Very good presenting. Chris practises what he preaches. Best course I have attended in a long time."
Sonja, Owner, Tina Cowley Reading
"Outstanding! Worth every penny! Highly recommended no matter what stage in life."
Alex Negron, Project Manager, Sydney
"It's amazing how much faster you read after a few exercises. You can almost immediately tell the difference. I'm not someone who can normally remember lots of things but with the activities and techniques I now can."
Ime, University Student, Auckland
"Went very quickly, enjoyable and funny. Very useful, easy to learn techniques. Noticed a difference in my reading speed immediately."
Courtney, Solicitor, Gadens Lawyers
"Very clever course structure and engaging delivery. Best course I've been to."
Kitty Gordon, Victorian Auditor-General's Office
"Finally I have mastered how to remember people's names."
Paul Krug, Mature Student, Brisbane
"The first workshop I've attended that's held my attention all day. Immediate results! I can remember people's names! Excellent course, I highly recommend it."
Pat McManus, Business Development Manager, Airmaster Australia
"Very useful skills. Great for my children too."
Dale, Partner, Capital Chemists
"Today's course was absolutely fantastic! Packed full of very practical tools to improve your reading and memory. I want Chris to come and train my staff now!"
Ali Akbarian, GM, Mobility Engineering
"I have been to many seminars that were much more costly and did not provide half the quality information provided. Recommended!"
Isaac Prakash, Consultant, UPSS
"Very useful practical techniques for an essential life skill for any successful executive."
Mitchell Taylor, Managing Director, Taylors Wines
"Who knew my brain could bend in so many willing ways? Chris not only managed to teach us a lot but kept my attention for a full 8 hours - quite a feat in itself!"
Sue White, Freelance Journalist, Sydney
"Looking forward to using the speed reading. It's going to make study time a whole lot shorter!"
David Lowth, Financial Controller, Plantation Homes
"Excellent. Structure and content were great and good pace. Very useful tips I will use to improve my memory and reading."
Malini Shanthikumar, CFO, Sotheby's
"Amazing course and incredibly presented! Learnt everything I was expecting and much more. Very relevant to studies at Uni. Thank you!"
Daniel, 1st Year Student, UTS
"Very helpful for remembering names and the journey technique will come in handy for future presentations. I will also teach the techniques to my kids to help with their high school studies."
Greg Love, General Manager, Control Equipment Pty Ltd
"Well presented. Simple, easily applied techniques. Remembering and intelligence are made easy by Chris."
Anthony Crandell, Commander, NSW Police Force
"It was a real eye-opener to realise how quickly I could manage to read faster. Furthermore, the memory techniques are highly applicable to my university studies."
Min Young Park, Student, University Of Sydney
"Mind-blowing. Finally a workshop that gives you food for thought. Light-bulb moment!"
Pauline Lawrence, Social Worker, Queensland Health
"Great day. Enjoyable and fun. The memory systems are really useful. Very good pace, no time wasted."
John Shanahan, CEO, Colmar Brunton
"This was really what I needed for my studies. Really fun and inspiring. Thank you so much, this gave me some great tools that I can apply to many aspects of my life."
Katya le Roux, Student, Massey University NZ
"Taught me some very useful techniques that will be useful both for GAMSAT and my degree."
Adrienne Murray, Medicine Student, Queensland University Of Technology
"Great presentation! Very helpful. Remembering names is a major challenge for me so really helpful."
Athol Opas, Solicitor, Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers Canberra
"I loved it! I'm no longer dreading when the time comes to catch up on my text book readings for class, the speed reading techniques were extra helpful!"
Tess, Student, QUT Brisbane
"One of the best training courses I've done."
Michael Musson, Director, Australian Bureau Of Statistics
"I did the course earlier this year in order to get a promotion at work. With 2 kids under 2 and renovating our apartment I needed an efficient way to study. They were taking 24 out of 70. Got in the top 24! Thanks mate."
Chris Dascolias, Fire And Rescue NSW
Chris has now been running Memory Skills and Speed Reading Courses 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 attended this Speed Reading/Memory Skills Course.
"Very engaging and energetic presentation! The memory and speed reading techniques were practical and very useful."
Greg Thompson, Director, Deloitte Australia
"Packed full of useful techniques, tools and strategies to boost memory, reading speed and presentations for work and business use. Very enjoyable and engaging."
Geoff Lang, Risk Change Co-ordinator, Department Of Health
"This course is a must for anyone who wants to develop skills which improve memory and enhance performance in the workplace, school and in your personal life. Very enjoyable, very worthwhile."
Adam Smith, Naval Officer, Royal Australian Navy
"Chris is an excellent presenter who is able to deliver lots of information in an easy to understand, fun and interesting way. I am in the professional training industry and Chris is right up there with the best!"
Julie Blackburn, General Manager, Beyond Success
"I found the workshop extremely valuable. Chris made what seemed like an insurmountable learning curve in memory and speed reading incredibly logical, possible and even simple - all in the space of 1 day!"
Kerry-Ann Benton, Business Development Manager, National Australia Bank
"Just wanted to say thank you for a great session yesterday - It is such a pleasure to attend a training program facilitated by a true professional, with energy and expertise!"
Michael Riley, Specialised Counselling Services NSW
"Simple concise tools that can be used in the practical world. Delivered in a high-energy participative environment with 100% interaction. Recommend to all levels and walks of life."
Daleney Sounthakith, Quality Assurance Manager, BMW Finance
"Today was a fantastic practical expose of the approaches to improving memory and reading. The pace of the day was perfect. I feel inspired to practise and apply what we covered. Had some great laughs too!"
Michele De Gabriele, Senior Manager, UBS
"Best workshop ever. Highly recommended. Fun, organised and very good presenter."
Fernando Fineza, Nurses Union NSW
"Excellent course! Well presented, captured my attention 100%. Facilitator - presentation, interaction, could not be faulted."
Jennifer Taalman, Project Officer, Department Of Planning And Community Development, Victoria
"Very engaging, practical and slick. Great session, dazzling!"
Sheryl, Principal, Melbourne School
"I realised how little I knew. Leaving excited with expanding my memory and reading skills. Will also help me educate my children. Highly recommended."
Travis Brown, Director, Hocking Stuart
"Intellectually stimulating and entertaining. Very rare to find a workshop that provides the two. Would recommend this workshop to anyone who genuinely wants to succeed."
Zana, Law Student, Melbourne University
"8 hours don't usually go this quickly especially when on a course! It was excellent, fun, great dynamic presenter."
Dorcas Heap, G.P., Atherton
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Information updated daily and correct as at 2020. Our next Speed Reading/Memory Skills Public Courses are taking place in:
Given the current COVID-19 situation, our Speed Reading/Memory Courses below will all be delivered safely and conveniently online.
ONLINE - 0900 to 1700 on Thursday 30 April 2020
- Maximum 5 People, Fully Booked
ONLINE - 0900 to 1700 on Tuesday 12 May 2020
- Bookings Open, Maximum 5 People, Places Available
ONLINE - 0900 to 1700 on Saturday 23 May 2020
- Bookings Open, Maximum 5 People, Places Available
ONLINE - 0900 to 1700 on Tuesday 2 June 2020
- Bookings Open, Maximum 5 People, Places Available
ONLINE - 0900 to 1700 on Tuesday 30 June 2020
- Bookings Open, Maximum 5 People, Places Available
If you can't make the above dates, some other options:
1) Work for an organisation? Run this as an In-House Online Training Course for your team.
2) The Hidden Advantage 1 To 1 Online Private Program. We also offer a private, one to one version of this training covering the exact same content and techniques as in the public course. Available all year round, you can take the program at the time which works best for you. The Hidden Advantage 1 To 1 Program can be completed all in one day or over multiple sessions if you prefer. Find out more about The Hidden Advantage 1 to 1 Online Private Program.
Questions about the course? Call us on 02 9089 8892 or if you prefer you can Contact Us via email.
Gloo In-House Training Sessions, Public Workshops and 1 To 1 Programs have been attended by people from many organisations, including the following:
Bank Of Queensland
Bendigo And Adelaide Bank
BMW Financial Services
Choice Home Loans
National Australia Bank
St. George Private Bank
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
Corporate Risk Ratings
Pharmacy Guild Of Australia
PM Partners Group
Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure
Jones Lang Lasalle
Look Property Group
Love Real Estate
McGrath Real Estate
Nelson Alexander Real Estate
Ray White Group
Girl Guides Australia
Medecins Sans Frontieres
Melbourne City Mission
NSW Nurses And Midwives' Association
Rapid Personal Training
Royal Australasian College Of Physicians
Royal District Nursing Service
St. Vincent De Paul Society NSW
Ted Noffs Foundation
Vision Personal Training
Australia Council For The Arts
Australian Bureau Of Statistics
Australian Defence Force
Australian Federal Police
Australian Research Council
Australian Taxation Office
Defence Material Organisation
Department Of Agriculture
Department Of Communications And The Arts
Department Of Defence
Department Of Education
Department Of Environment
Department Of Foreign Affairs And Trade
Department Of Health
Department Of Human Services
Department Of Prime Minister And Cabinet
National Museum Of Australia
Royal Australian Air Force
Royal Australian Navy
Royal Military College Duntroon
The Productivity Commission
Audit Office of New South Wales
City Of Sydney
Coffs Harbour City Council
Crime And Misconduct Commission QLD
Department Of Community Safety QLD
Department Of Education NSW
Department Of Education VIC
Department Of Environment ACT
Department Of Human Services VIC
Department Of Justice QLD
Department Of Planning VIC
Department Of Premier And Cabinet QLD
Department Of Sustainability VIC
Fire and Rescue NSW
Lake Macquarie City Council
Mackay Regional Council
NSW Environment Protection Authority
NSW Police Force
NSW Public Service Commission
Parliament Of Queensland
Parliament Of Victoria
Penrith City Council
Port Authority Of NSW
Queensland Ambulance Service
Roads and Maritime Services NSW
State Revenue Office Victoria
Victorian Auditor-General's Office
Australian Catholic University
Australian National University
Catholic Education Office
Geelong Grammar School
Lavalla Catholic College Traralgon
Melbourne Business School
Pymble Ladies' College
Queensland University Of Technology
Rosebank College Sydney
Saudi Student Association Brisbane
Sydney Medical School
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
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
Johnson & Johnson
North Melbourne Football Club
Victorian Amateur Football Association
This workshop is also available as an In-House Staff Training Course conveniently delivered in your offices directly to your team at a time of your choosing.In-House Course Details
If you are interested in speed reading but need a little help to decide which training option is right for you, then contact us for a quick chat about your situation. Call us on 02 9089 8892 or if you prefer Contact Us via email.