Speed Reading

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

Speed Reading For Business Professionals
Half Day In-House Training Course

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 Course 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, In-House Speed Reading Course you'll learn simple and effective techniques to increase your reading speed and improve your comprehension.

Plus go beyond traditional Speed Reading Courses by learning how to remember what you read through the use of powerful Memory Techniques. Delivered by Australian Memory Record Breaker Chris Lyons.

Special - Save $500

Book this Half Day In-House Course by 15 June 2024, for delivery any time between now and 30 September 2024, and save $500 on the usual delivery fee. See below for details.

 Purpose Of Course

  • 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, easy-to-follow Action Plan to help you apply and practise your new Speed Reading skills after the course

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

"My reading speed more than doubled. 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

"After the first 10 minutes I learnt the simplest technique that immediately doubled my reading speed and is so easy it blew my mind. I wish they taught me this at school, doubling my reading speed and comprehension allows me to build a good momentum while I’m reading, which allows me to read faster, for longer and more focused. Thanks Chris, I loved your passion and easy approach to learning the techniques."
Phillip Allison, Real Estate Agent, Belle Property

"Most useful workshop I have attended in 25 years. Strongly recommend it for immediate results."
Jon Doovey, Director, Vincents Chartered Accountants

 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
  • Reading strategies for different materials and purposes
  • Common reading traps and how to avoid them

"Very effective techniques. I wish I had done this before completing my studies."
Cherie Atkinson, Assistant Director, Australian Research Council

"What a great practical course! The first step in changing my reading habits is becoming aware of what I am doing wrong. This course has put me on the right track to doing this."
Lisa Stewart, Solicitor, Gadens Lawyers

"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

"The techniques used in this workshop are deceptively simple. Chris’s approach is light-hearted and fun, which makes the training enjoyable. The resulting knowledge is a lifelong skill which will repay the course fee hundreds of times over in the course of your personal or professional life."
Robert Stevens, Director, Allied Investment Group

"Extremely useful for people who have to read large reports daily."
Dylan Jones, Senior Complaints Officer, Crime And Misconduct Commission

"Easy to use concepts, enjoyable format. Simple ways to improve what we do daily."
Patricia Zeitz, Financial Controller, Bendigo Adelaide Bank

"Simple techniques, maximum value. Very enjoyable and useful."
Steve Bayliss, CIO, Coffs Harbour City Council

"I was amazed that I could learn to read faster which I didn't think was possible. I found it very interesting and I will most definitely use the techniques I have learnt. Recommended!"
Ally Stapleton, Para Consultant, Fusion Workforce

 Delivery Format

  • Half Day In-House Training Course lasting 4 hours
  • 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 Speed Reading 7 Day Online Follow-up Program giving participants an easy and effective way to practise what they learn at the course

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

"Great presentation, lively and interesting. Tips regarding speed reading and memory will be of great benefit in our current roles."
Amanda, FOI, AFP Canberra

"The reading techniques are simple and will have time and productivity advantages. Very straightforward approaches to break through some long standing limitations."
Rob Riddell, Partner, Gadens Lawyers

"Very useful techniques which I can start using straight away."
Suzanne Marks, Executive Officer, Royal Australasian College Of Physicians

"Simple steps to become an awesome reader."
Helen Blazek, Planner, Department Of Planning And Community Development

"Great pace, amazing techniques and tips that are easy to apply. The workshop was fun, energetic, inclusive. Thank you Chris - great value."
Judi Stanton, Research and Advocacy Co-ordinator, Ardoch Youth Foundation

"The presentation was one of the best I've been to - and I have been to a few! Very enjoyable, using fun to educate. Inclusive, brilliant presenter."
Pauline Lonel, Royal District Nursing Service

"A memorable presentation! Simple techniques to put in to place to assist with reading and retention."
Christiane Lamb, COO, Vincents Chartered Accountants

"Best course ever."
John Diggle, Detective, Crime And Misconduct Commission

 Course Presenter

This In-House Speed Reading 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 Speed Reading and Memory Improvement 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 Speed Reading 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.

"I was dubious about the workshop and expected it to be another workshop that was a waste of time. However I was wrong and even just using the simple techniques made a very remarkable difference. I really recommend this course."
Paul Neunhoffer, Compliance Manager, Bendigo Adelaide Bank

"Punchy, useful and relevant. Although a sideline, particularly useful tips on remembering people’s names."
John Thynne, Director, Vincents Chartered Accountants

"With the limited time we made available to Chris he took us through essential tips and techniques for a significantly better memory and much improved reading skills/speed. Highly relevant to the business and professional study environments - thank you very much!"
Stacie Shaw, Commercial Manager, Lawler Partners

"Just so informative and useful. Fantastic!"
Sharyn Seifert, Strathbogie Shire Council

"Thank you so much. Simple, usable and of life-long benefit."
Michael Poletra, Database Administrator, Australian Research Council

"I was wrapped with the results! I saw an exponential increase in my reading speed. I definitely recommend this course."
Tamara Dimattina, Marketing Account Manager

"Fantastic. Short, fast, humour. To the point."
Dan Mahon, Acting Director, Crime And Misconduct Commission

"Excellent, enjoyable training where I was able to add lots of new skills to my very busy working life - highly recommend!"
Amanda Lethlean, Office Manager, Water Wise Water Trucks

"It was excellent. I have picked up some good new ideas to help me speed read and understand better ways to report back."
Kevin Casey, Deputy Mayor, Mackay Regional Council

"Learnt some very valuable techniques to apply to professional work. Memory principles were particularly useful. Thanks for a great course."
Odette Grabinski, Royal Australasian College Of Physicians

"Very effective. Very valuable."
Simon J Costa, CEO, Costa Group

 Attendee Feedback

Chris has now been running Speed Reading Courses 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 just a small selection of comments from people who have attended our Speed Reading Courses.

"Memorable. Excellent delivery ensuring engagement. Smarter exiting than entering."
Ray Harris, H.R. Manager, Mackay Regional Council

"I learnt so much in such a short time span. I will definitely use these techniques in my day to day life. Thank you!"
Louise Goodman, Young Presidents Organisation

"Deceptively simple, easy to practise and apply. Engaging, fast-paced and fun."
Shirani de Saram, Stakeholder Information Co-ordinator, Department Of Planning And Community Development

"Great stuff! Very useful, simple techniques which are easy to implement. Great presenter. Thank you!"
Melinda, Solicitor, Gadens Lawyers

"Simple effective and easy to follow. An enjoyable morning combining humour and education."
Ross Walker, Councillor, Mackay Regional Council

"Fantastic session. Well worthwhile."
Doug Lawlor, Operations, Crime And Misconduct Commission

"Memory exercises were very useful and I will definitely make use of them in everyday activities. I am reading faster already!"
Mel, Admin Officer, Royal Australasian College Of Physicians

"Such an eye-opening session with Chris. I still cannot believe that I remember the first ten Prime Ministers of Australia!"
Arvin Lee, Assistant Director, Australian Research Council

"Great course, definitely exceeded my expectations. Handy tips and techniques which will make life at work and as a student easier."
Vicki, Senior Team Member, AFP Canberra

"Simple helpful tools that can easily be applied straight away. I especially like the memory techniques."
Natasha Behan, Forensic Accountant, Vincents Chartered Accountants

"The time passed too quickly (unusual for workshops!) I found it very relevant, practical and engaging."
Kelly VeaVea, Councillor, Isaac Regional Council

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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: Half Day In-House Speed Reading Course plus access for each attendee to the 7 Day Online Follow-up Program = $2,000 plus GST

Special - Save $500

Delivery Fee = $1,500 plus GST. Applies to Half Day Courses booked and paid for by 15 June 2024 for delivery any time between now and 30 September 2024.

Time An Issue?
If time is at a premium then consider the shorter, kickstart version of this course Introduction To Speed Reading.

Something Different In Mind?
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American Express
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