Mounting work pressures, too little time, keeping your knowledge base up-to-date, checking out the competition: we all have to find a way of dealing with today’s tidal wave of information.
One highly effective solution is speed reading - a technique that’s not just about reading fast, but about making your whole reading process more efficient.
This course is a must-have for anyone who wants to be able to deal with vast amounts of information quickly.
You need this training if you sometimes:
Feel overwhelmed by the amount of reading you have to do
Find it hard to pick out the important points in your reading
Have difficulty in concentrating when you read
Worry that you may miss some crucial information when you read.
During this course you will learn:
How to browse quickly and effectively
Three techniques for gaining a brief overview of what you are reading
Six skills which will improve your reading speed
Exercises to help you read faster and understand more of what you’ve read
Exercises for improving your eyesight and avoiding eyestrain
Techniques for helping you to remember what you read
How to select an appropriate reading approach
A process for studying more effectively.
Word Smiths training events are highly interactive events. This means our workshops work best with a group of between 10 and 15 participants – although we can of course deliver the same content in a lecture hall or as one-to-one session.
Welcome and introductions
What slows you down?
Your reading baseline
How the eyes work
Six techniques for reading faster
The high speed skim
Exercises for relaxing the eyes and developing vision
Stretching speed and comprehension
Styles of reading
Note-taking and recall
A process for studying effectively
Tips for speed reading success
Recap and review
Planning the next steps
If you can't attend a workshop event Jane Smith's audio book Speed Reading for Success offers many of the top tips and techniques from this training workshop.