Basic Speed Reading for IT Professionals
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Basic Speed Reading for IT Professionals

Develop your mind to think faster, get more focused and work smarter. I guarantee that you will read at least 33% faster
3.8 (98 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
11,306 students enrolled
Created by Alex Garcez
Last updated 11/2014
English [Auto]
Current price: $41.99 Original price: $69.99 Discount: 40% off
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Improve your reading speed by at least 33% in the first 30 days or your money back
  • Develop more effective thinking skills
  • Learn how to speed read online
  • Learn how to speed read on paper
  • Use speed reading software
  • Achieve deadlines on time
  • Diminish stress
  • Transform ordinary people into extraordinary performers
  • Increase productivity of your team
  • Promote innovation
  • An open mind


You will learn how to read fast at least 33% or your money back!

Accelerate peak performance and promote innovation in your company. Learn how to read anything faster.

The teacher, Alex Garcez, discovered that your brain loves speed, and he thinks that fast is fun - slow is boring! If you like playing video games you already know that, the faster it gets, the more exciting the game becomes. If you think you have short attention span to read books, documents and social media, then you probably read slowly and carefully. Instead of understanding the text you get bored and distracted, needing to skip back to re-read text countless times. The main reason is that your brain is too powerful to go at such a slow pace and will drift off into something more interesting to think about.

Alex Garcez gave up his Engineering degree in the third year because he was a very slow reader, however, his weakness became his strength, after taking a speed reading course, and deciding he was not going to become a laborer but an entrepreneur. Since then he took a Business Degree, Masters in Marketing and Advertising, and developed the Revolution Speed Reading Method. He personally coached more than 3,500 people and more than 95% of his clients improved their reading performance by at least 33%. In fact most of his clients improve their reading speed by more than 100%.

With more than 9,000 clients taking this two hour course online in 53 countries, Alex expects to motivate people to read more books. His method is based on science, and he has achieved amazing results while coaching professionals from companies such as: Goldman Sachs, GE, J P Morgan, Google, Bloomberg, eBay, The Wall Street Journal, Sage, The Walt Disney Company, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Thomson Reuters, Adecco, Lloyds Bank, Citigroup, PwC, HSBC and O2.

You will assess your reading speed at the beginning and throughout the course. So, if you spend 3 hours reading at work and improve your reading speed, on average, by 33%, you will save a whole month of work every single year.

You can find more information at

Take this ultimate course Speed Reading Course for IT right now and learn how to read fast.

Attention: This course has similar content to the You Can Read 33% Faster course because it is foundational.

Who this course is for:
  • Programmers
  • Analysts
  • Geeks
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Team leaders
  • University students
Course content
Expand all 20 lectures 02:02:16
+ The easy way to Speed Read
4 lectures 14:42
Take a glimpse of the Crash Course on Speed Reading for Programmers.
Preview 03:15
This is the first half of THE 4 HOUR SHIFT. 
By watching two hours of video you will understand how it's possible to speed read and Alex will guide you step by step so you'll improve your reading speed on the spot. 
Alex guarantees that you will be reading 33% faster by the end of the 2 hours or your money back.
Alex has been teaching Speed Reading for more than 8 years. He has trained thousands of professionals in Speed Reading and the majority double their reading speed after 4 hours of training.

As a young person he used to read slowly and was labeled dyslexic. His interest in learning only really developed once he learnt how to speed read at the age of 21.

He has a Bachelor Degree in Business with an MA in Marketing and Advertising. He is a Learning Difficulties Practitioner using the Raviv Method and he is also a practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

His clients include professionals from companies such as:

Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Google, GE, Bloomberg, eBay, Wall Street Journal, The Walt Disney Company, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Home Office, Thomson Reuters, Adecco, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Lloyds Bank, Citigroup, Sage, Bank of America, PwC, HSBC and O2.

Preview 00:28
You'll understand that by using science to explain the process of reading faster you'll be ready to experience it by yourself.

The conclusion is that your brain loves speed and that by reading faster you'll understand more of what you read.

Preview 02:25
Humans love measuring things.

Before starting a car journey you want to know how many hours it will take to get to your destination. Before reading a book you want to know how many pages there are to be read. You probably know the number of gigabytes of memory of your computer and we've measured incredible things like the speed of light!

But what is your reading speed?

Almost nobody knows the answer to this fundamental question.

Take a simple test and understand if you are a slow, average or fast reader.

Once you know where you are it's much easier to start improving.

Preview 08:34
+ Understanding your learning brain
4 lectures 23:34

Most people can hear their own voice inside their head while reading silently and they normally read at the same speed they talk.

To speed read you'll learn to silence this imaginary voice and will not be limited by the speed that you talk. You'll improve your reading speed without loss of comprehension. 

The Reticular Activating System (RAS) is part of your physical brain and is responsible for filtering reality. It also helps us to answer any questions we might have. By focusing on a problem we naturally start seeing more things that relate to that subject mater. 

The RAS is also responsible for developing your focus while reading.

You'll understand why we end up skipping back to re-read so many times.

The basic ideas
Decide in advance what you want to learn from a book or text and you'll be more likely to find the meaningful points to you.
The Reticular Activating System
By understanding the RAS you'll develop more confidence and will develop your reading speed easily.
Avoid skipping back and improve 20%
If you consciously avoid skipping back to re-read you'll start altering your brain waves and your comprehension will improve automatically.
Brain waves and your performance
+ Speed Read on screen in a surprisingly easy way
2 lectures 11:41
Understand how speed reading started as a concept to be able to have an experience of reading faster on screen without any training.
You'll be speed reading in about 3 minutes from now

In this short video you'll see images being flashed very quickly and after that I'll flash words and you'll understand the text.

This video will blow your mind!

You'll be reading at 350 and 500 words per minute and will understand the text.

Most people think that reading at 500 words per minute is easier than reading at 350 words per minute.

Speed read on the spot without any training
+ This is what happens inside your mind while reading
2 lectures 09:29
Watch the eye tracker in action and understand what happens with your eyes while reading.

Then find out that the first strategy to speed up your reading is to stop less times on each line of text.

The second strategy to speed up your reading is to make your eyes stop for less time every time they stop.

Your eyes jump around while reading
The left side of the brain is responsible for reading but if you understand the power of the right side of your brain you can start using it to speed up your reading in a very smooth way.
Understanding the Left and Right brain
+ Speed Read with a book and a rhythm
2 lectures 13:14
The practice starts now.

The metronome helps people play music at the right pace and you'll use the metronome to create a good rhythm to read.

Once you're comfortable with the metronome the comprehension will start to develop.

If you speed up your reading your comprehension will suffer at the beginning but keep the same pace and the comprehension will be enhanced automatically.

Get ready for the practice
Resist the temptation of slowing down and your comprehension will improve.

You don't need to know where your eyes will stop on each line. It will happen automatically so relax and practice.

As you practice your brain will quickly find the best strategies to improve your overall performance and will keep doing what works best.

You don't need to consciously know what's going on inside your mind. Just trust and the results will show themselves.

You'll start at 300 words per minute and then will read at 400 and 500 words per minute.

Using a pointer will make you develop much faster because your eyes naturally follow motion. It can be a pen, a chopstick or even your finger.

If you don't use a pointer as a guide your eyes will go all over the place and you'll miss the opportunity to start developing yourself the easy way.

Synchronise your eyes with your pointer
+ Time to practice. Pick up your book and lets start!
3 lectures 30:06
Pick up your book and start reading with your pointer as a guide.

You don't need to watch the video, just listen to the sound of the metronome and read.

This is just the awakening stage. There is more to come.

Use your pointer and start reading now - Practice
Understand that 100 % comprehension is not realistic and learn how to remember more of what you read by stopping and thinking about the message in the text.

I will compare your brain with a Ferrari and you'll learn how to shift gears to become more flexible while reading.

Your perception will change and you'll get comfortable with rhythms that were challenging just moments before.

Overcoming mental blocks
Pick up your book and start reading with your pointer as a guide.

You don't need to watch the video, just listen to the sound of the metronome and read.

To develop your Speed Reading practice you can use other rhythms of the metronome:

Use the FREE metronome online 
To listen to it just push PLAY, click on the rhythm you want and adjust the speed with the arrows.

If you have an iPhone or Android Phone there are many metronome Apps to choose from.

If you want to download the main rhythms to your computer or phone follow the link below:

Your comprehension will improve even more - Practice
+ Testing your new reading performance
1 lecture 06:25
As you keep exercising and doing your "Eyerobics" the comprehension improves and your eyes get fitter.

Now it's time to relax your  your eyes and do some "Eye Stretching".

Take another reading test and measure your improvement and keep track of your progress on your control sheet.

By doing that you'll become more stimulated to keep improving.

It's amazing how you can develop so quickly
+ Develop a reading routine for outstanding results
2 lectures 13:04


You've reached the end of The 2 Hour Shift Programme. I believe you are more aware about the way you read, and you will be able to read faster when you can, and slow down when you need.

To expand even further it is important to understand about your strengths.

In this lecture you will develop even further and will understand that by taking the Genius Test, you can find books that will help you develop your career.

Follow this link to take your test for FREE.

Now that you've done the basic training with the metronome you can choose which rhythm you want to be playing to read any text from the selection I have on my website.

Click the link below to choose the best option for you. You can listen, download or find an App for your mobile device so you can always boost your reading speed.

Setting targets are a great way to keep improving.

The Mini Max Target is great to help you develop a new reading routine or any other routine.

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