Speed Reading

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

Speed Reading Made Easy Workshop
Half Day Speed Reading 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 small group Speed Reading Course you'll 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 Courses by learning how to remember much more of what you read through the use of powerful Memory Techniques. Delivered live online by Australian Memory Record Breaker Chris Lyons.

Half Day Public Speed Reading Course

Limited to just 6 people, don't miss out.

Zoom - Thursday 20 June 2024
Bookings Closed
Zoom - Tuesday 30 July 2024
Zoom - Friday 6 September 2024

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Book By 15 June 2024, Save $100

 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 framework to help you apply and practise your new Speed Reading skills after the course

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

"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

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

"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 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

"I've been doing the exercises through the week and just done the test today and gone from 160-170 WPM to 480 WPM, so more than double the speed and it is more focused too. Thanks for the course and info."
Kevin McAuley, Digital Marketing Expert, Sydney

 Course Format

  • Exclusive Small Group Half Day Speed Reading Course starts at 9am finishes at 1pm (Sydney time)
  • Fun, fast-paced delivery, broken up into short sessions with frequent breaks
  • Limited to just 6 people to maximise personal attention and learning
  • Delivered live online, take part from the convenience of your home or office from anywhere in the world

This Speed Reading Course is delivered via Zoom which runs in any web browser and on any device. The week prior to your course date we will send you a Zoom link for the workshop together with the course handouts in one easy-to-print PDF document. Learn more about Gloo Zoom sessions.

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"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

"The speed reading course was fantastic, It will save me time in all aspects of my life. I highly recommend this to anyone who reads."
Lucy McInnes, Boral

"Extremely useful for people who have to read large reports daily."
Dylan Jones, Complaints Officer, Crime & 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 will most definitely use the techniques I have learnt. Recommended!"
Ally Stapleton, Para Consultant, Fusion Workforce

"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, E.O., Royal Australasian College Of Physicians

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

"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 Speed Reading Course is designed and 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 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.

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"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

"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

"Well presented. Simple, easily applied techniques. Remembering and intelligence are made easy by Chris."
Anthony Crandell, Commander, NSW Police Force

"Best workshop ever. Highly recommended. Fun, organised and very good presenter."
Fernando Fineza, Nurses Union NSW

"Very good presenting. Chris practises what he preaches. Best course I have attended in a long time."
Sonja, Owner, Tina Cowley Reading

"Excellent course! Well presented, captured my attention 100%. Facilitator - presentation, interaction, could not be faulted."
Jennifer Taalman, Project Officer, Victorian Government

"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

 Attendee Feedback

The ability to read quickly and rapidly absorb information is an essential skill from which anyone and everyone can benefit. Which is why Chris's Speed Reading Courses have been attended by a wide range of people from students through to CEOs.

This is just a small selection of comments from people who have taken part in our Speed Reading Courses. What's more, Chris has now been running training courses and coaching programs for 21 years without a single customer complaint or refund request. Not one.

"Wow! What an interesting workshop. It increased my reading speed and improved my memory. Great presentation."
Tina Yang, University Student, Brisbane

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

"I'm amazed at the simple techniques demonstrated throughout the training. Speed reading techniques were simple yet highly effective. If only these techniques were implemented in the education system!"
Rhiannon Peterson, Owner, SQC International

"The course allowed me, and the other participants, to learn critical techniques that improve memory, reading and comprehension. Essential skills when required to read a lot of business information."
Steve McGrath, General Manager, Coffs Harbour City Council

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

"Great practical suggestions that will easily be incorporated into my daily work schedules. Very entertaining delivery."
Ann Dalton, ACT Branch Director, Pharmacy Guild of Australia

"Fantastic content and delivery. Chris is an amazingly engaging presenter and kept the whole group interested throughout. Definitely worth the money."
Martin Cholewka, IT Consultant, Melbourne

"Loved it! Great presenting and interaction from Chris. Valuable information and tools I will use across all spectrums of my life. I will definitely be recommending Gloo! P.S. Outstanding value for money."
Emma, Key Account Director, Sydney

"Provided what I was looking for. 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

 How Much?

  • Half Day Small Group Speed Reading Course = $395 per person
  • Special = $295 per person, a saving of $100 Applies to all courses booked and paid for by 15 June 2024
  • Multiple Booking Discount Book 2 or more places at the same course and receive a further 10% discount off the total cost (2 places = $531 with current Special)

Student/Senior Discount

  • $100 Student/Senior Discount If you are a high school, university or mature student, or you are a senior aged over 60, then to assist you with the cost of the workshop you receive a $100 reduction off the above prices and pay just $195. To obtain the Student/Senior Discount please complete and return the Student/Senior Discount Booking Form

 Upcoming Dates

Information updated daily and correct as at 2024. Our next Half Day Speed Reading Courses are taking place in:

June 2024

Zoom - 9am to 1pm (Sydney time) on Thursday 20 June 2024
Bookings Closed

July 2024

Zoom - 9am to 1pm (Sydney time) on Tuesday 30 July 2024
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Bookings Open, Maximum 6 People, Places Available

Book Your Place Now

September 2024

Zoom - 9am to 1pm (Sydney time) on Friday 6 September 2024
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Bookings Open, Maximum 6 People, Places Available

Book Your Place Now

Questions about the course? Call us on 02 7229 4920 or if you prefer Contact Us via email.

Dates Not Convenient?

If you can't make the above dates, some other options.

1 To 1 Speed Reading Program. We also offer a private, one to one version of this training covering the exact same content and techniques as in the above public workshop. Available all year round, you can take the program at the time which works best for you either online via Zoom or face-to-face in Sydney or Lismore. 1 To 1 Speed Reading Programs can be completed all in one half day or if you prefer over two separate shorter sessions one week apart. Find out more about the 1 To 1 Speed Reading Program.

Work for an organisation? Run this as an In-House Training Course for your team at a time of your choosing. Find out more about the In-House Speed Reading Course.

Bring This Workshop To Your Organisation

This workshop is also available as an In-House Staff Training Course conveniently delivered directly online to your team.

In-House Course

Who Uses Gloo Techniques?

Gloo In-House Training Sessions, Public Workshops and 1 To 1 Programs have been attended by people from many organisations, including the following:


American Express
Bank Of Queensland
Bendigo And Adelaide Bank
BMW Financial Services
Choice Home Loans
Commonwealth Bank
Deutsche Bank
Grant Thornton
Hills Rogers
JP Morgan
Macquarie Bank
Merrill Lynch
Morgan Stanley
National Australia Bank
Rodgers Reidy
Shannons Insurance
State Trustees
St. George Private Bank


Blake Dawson Waldron
CPA Australia
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
FB Rice
Gadens Lawyers
GMK Partners
Grant Thornton
Henry Davis York
HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
Institute Of Chartered Accountants
Kelly Partners
KJB Law Canberra
Lawler Partners
Mallesons Stephen Jacques
Pitcher Partners
PKF Chartered Accounting
Thomson Geer


Accor Hotels
Australia Post
Boost Juice Bars
City West Water
Clubs Queensland
David Jones
Johnson & Johnson
North Melbourne Football Club
Origin Energy
Princess Cruises
Victorian Amateur Football Association
Yarra Trams


Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure
Belle Property
Brookfield Multiplex
Caine Real Estate
First National
Hansen Yuncken
Hocking Stuart
Jones Lang Lasalle
JP Dixon
Look Property Group
Love Real Estate
Matrix Group
McGrath Real Estate
Nelson Alexander Real Estate
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Ray White Group
Your Empire


ABC Radio
Alfred Health
Aspen Medical
Fitness First
Girl Guides Australia
Mayne Health
Medecins Sans Frontieres
Melbourne City Mission
NSW Ambulance
NSW Health
NSW Nurses And Midwives' Association
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney
Queensland Children's Hospital
Queensland Health
Rapid Personal Training
Royal Australasian College Of Physicians
Royal District Nursing Service
Samaritan Foundation
St. Vincent De Paul Society NSW
Ted Noffs Foundation
Vision Personal Training
WorkCover NSW/QLD

Federal Government

Airservices Australia
Attorney-General's Department
Australia Council For The Arts
Australian Bureau Of Statistics
Australian Defence Force
Australian Federal Police
Australian Research Council
Australian Taxation Office
Commonwealth Ombudsman
Commonwealth Treasury
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 Infrastructure
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

Local Government

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 Economic Development VIC
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
Victoria Police


Australian Catholic University
Australian Graduate School Of Management
Australian National University
Bond University
Catholic Education Office
Corporate Training And Life Coaching Institute
Entrepreneurs Organisation
Fusion Workforce
Geelong Grammar School
Lavalla Catholic College Traralgon
Macquarie University
Melbourne Business School
McMillan Staff Development
Monash University
Moorebank High School Sydney
Northern Beaches Christian School Sydney
Ontrack Employment
Peter Carnley Anglican Community School Perth
Pymble Ladies' College Sydney
QTAC Brisbane
Queensland University Of Technology
Rogen International
Rosebank College Sydney
Saudi Student Association Brisbane
Sydney Medical School
Sydney University
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
Victoria University
Western Sydney University
Williamstown High School Melbourne
Yarra Hills Secondary College
Young Presidents Organisation
Young Professionals Network Tasmania

Business Services/Industrial

Alstom Australia
APA Group
Australian Vinyls
BAE Systems
Cisco Systems
Citadel Group
Colmar Brunton
Corporate Risk Ratings
General Electric
KW Doggett
Pharmacy Guild Of Australia
PM Partners Group
Rio Tinto
Snowy Hydro
SP Ausnet
Sylvan Australia
Vemco Services
Worley Parsons

Need A Little Help?

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 7229 4920 or if you prefer Contact Us via email.

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