Speed Reading Simplified
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Speed Reading Simplified

Learn proven speed reading methods and retain the knowledge in one hour!
4.1 (124 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
13,358 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Read faster
  • Remember more of what you read
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  • How to read
  • No prior knowledge required

****Richard has successfully taught over 25,000 people to speed read!****

Come with me on a journey to fast-track your reading and comprehension!

Most people read consciously, which means they use 5% of their mind. What would happen if you could use 25% of your mind? Or 50%? Would you like to effortlessly increase your comprehension level five times or even ten times?

Richard taught high school math for 5 years before becoming Head Instructor for Speed Reading Toronto, Canada. He next became a certified Master Hypnotist/Relaxation. Combining the two professions, it dramatically shortened his student's learning curve for Speed Reading.

In this experiential course (Yes, you have to do the exercises and practise), Richard unlocks the secret of your mind in a gentle, effective manner that will have you whipping through memos, emails, technical manuals and, yes, even reading and enjoying your favorite books in record time!

Untrained readers use the central focus of their eyes, but not "Horizontal Peripheral Vision" as they read losing about 50% of their reading speed. In this course, we will show you a easy method to essentially doubling your reading speed, by removing this loss.

The untrained reader tends to consciously re-read lines and back-skip (subconscious rereading due to their eyes jumping around) for up to 30% of their reading.

What you will learn:

1) The importance of Hand Motion. This fundamental of Speed Reading in discouraged in schools, oddly enough. Yet you will double your speed simply because this active reading secret prevents your eyes from doing the one thing eyes like to do that slows your reading to a snail's pace. (Lecture 7)

2) How to Super-Charge your Memory. What is the point of reading faster if you forget faster. (Lecture 12)

3) Relaxation and Visualization. Stress interferes with your mind's natural brilliance. Our society is so stressful, you don't even know you are stressed out and that your mind is performing at extremely low efficiency. Do you run faster carrying a 50 pound backpack or without it? You read carrying a 50 pound 'backpack'. Time to let it go. (Lecture 16)

This course is perfect for you if you always thought there was a better way to acquire knowledge and keep it.

But, if you want my personal "insider" information - remember I've helped over 125,000 readers, just like you, dramatically increase their reading speed and retention - you need to get this course now ... right this minute.

Every minute you delay is actually COSTING you time and money....

Register for Speed Readnig Simplified Today!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to retain information that they read
  • Students who feel they should be able to read and learn more, faster
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Curriculum For This Course
Introduction to Speed Reading
3 Lectures 03:49

Richard Walton shares what you can expect out of this course.

Preview 00:42

Hello, I am Richard Walton. I taught high school math for 5 years and head instructor for speed-reading Toronto. I then became a certified Master Hypnotist/relaxation. Combining the two professions, it dramatically shortened my Speed Reading system. I have successfully taught 25,000+ people to read faster so far!

Preview 02:23

Tell us all about you in the chat box above. What are you all about and what are you looking to learn in the course.

Introduce Yourself
An introduction to Speed-Reading
8 Lectures 25:47

Give you the main things that are important when you are learning a particular skill. We will do drills or exercises to enhance your learning. We will also include mental ability exercises in the process. Your reading rate will improve as well as comprehension. It is important that these things become natural to you.

Preview 01:32

In this lecture, we use 2 books, one should be a novel, a notebook or a notepad and pen or pencil to get you started reading faster.

Preview 01:32

In order to know if this course helps you or not, we need to know how fast you are now.

Testing Your Starting Reading Rate

Underline line by line with a finger, pen or pencil This eliminates Regression, which where the eye goes forward 3 - 4 words then jumps back a word or two. This slows you down. We will time you for 30 seconds. You may notice that you become 50% faster just by learning this easy process.

Keys to Speed Reading, First Key is Hand Motion

Let's work on some exercises to practice some initial skills to determine what you are focusing on, on the page.

Second Key to Speed Reading are Drills

An Exercise in self hypnosis:

Clasp hands together

Be aware of how you feel and what is happening while you do this

Combine the will and the imagination

Pick a colour of a string in your mind

Imagine it is pulling your fingers together while trying to keep your fingers apart

The visualization

Where the will and imagination are in conflict, imagination wins.

Third Key to Speed Reading is Visualization

Reviewing what you just did. And how it impacted your reading speed.

Review the Glance and Read Program

Exercises to help complete the hand motions on your cards. This will be a drill.

Preview 04:09
Link Memory System
3 Lectures 04:09

We will memorize a short shopping list.

Preview 01:01

This Exercise involves visualization.

[Activity] Visualization Memory System

Now we will see how much your reading speed has improved.

Let's test you again
Relaxation & Visualization Exercises
3 Lectures 10:01

If we can help people move from standard thinking, down a notch, then you learn faster and remember more. This is what we will be doing in this chapter.

Preview 01:59

We are in beta right now, you are walking around...some people can click down to another gear. Many people do all kinds of types of relaxation, if you have done one, pick one you like. Find the stage of total relaxation. I will review everything I have done at this time through the relaxation period.

[Activity] Relaxation & Visualization Exercise

Speed Reading review and summary.

A Review of the Drills you have completed
2 Lectures 00:44

Most important thing you can do, the 21 Day Review. Takes 21 days to get changed over.


1) Read a page

Reread the same page

Reread the page again

2) Glance at the page

Then read it

3) Glance through a whole chapter

4) Read by changing hand motions

[Activities] 21 Day Drills
2 Lectures 02:30
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About the Instructor
Richard Walton
4.2 Average rating
124 Reviews
13,358 Students
1 Course
Educational Consultant and Speed Reading Expert

Richard has an ability to SIMPLIFY systems.

When he taught high school mathematics for 5 years, he had about 500 students per year, some gifted and some slow learners. No student ever took homework home, and everyone passed.

Richard was head instructor for Toronto for a Reading Dynamics Course. It was 8 weeks long. He condensed the program to 3 weeks and eventually to a single session. Much of this shortening ability was due to his learning to be a Master Hypnotist.

A few years later, a company called Alpha Dynamics came to Canada. They taught speed reading, memory and relaxation techniques. He was Canadian Director and traveled to major Canadian cities with the Founder and promoted on Radio, TV and in Newspapers. They then had a weekend program.

Because of his Math background he went into Mortgages and Financial Consulting for 20 years. He also joined the Network Marketing industry, and enrolled 25,000 people. He specialized in teaching and training the members of various companies.

Richard’s goal has always been to help and share.

Scott Paton
4.2 Average rating
2,048 Reviews
82,830 Students
75 Courses
Executive Producer (42 Podcasts, 70+ Udemy courses), Trainer

Scott Paton has been podcasting since the spring of 2005. His podcast "Weight Loss and The Mind" hit over 375,000 subscribers in its first year and over one million downloads. He has executive produced and/or co-hosted over 35 podcasts. An internationally renowned speaker, Scott has presented to audiences from London, England to Sydney, Australia, from Vancouver, BC to New York, NY, from LA to Rwanda. Thousands of entrepreneurs and NGO's have changed their public engagement strategies based on Scott's sharing. We hope you will, too!

Scott has over 66,500 students from 176 countries taking his courses.

Scott joined Udemy in 2013. In late 2014, one of his clients inspired him to make a video course on Podcasting. He revisited Udemy and got very excited at the potential. After his course went live, Scott told his clients and many decided to make courses but needed help, so he has become a co-instructor with them, while continuing to support and build his own courses. His co-topics all include areas of life-long learning by Scott, including Stock Option Trading, Alternative Health, EFT, and Relationships.