Speed Reading for Business. Improve focus and comprehension.
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Speed Reading for Business. Improve focus and comprehension.

It takes 4 hours to fast forward your career. Learn how to blast through your books, documents and social media.
4.2 (58 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.
2,061 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2015
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $105 Discount: 90% off
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 11 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Improve your reading speed by at least 66% in the first 30 days or your money back
  • Develop more effective thinking skills
  • Learn how to speed read on paper
  • Learn how to read online
  • Use speed reading software
  • Achieve deadlines on time
  • Diminish stress
  • Transform ordinary people into extraordinary performers
  • Increase productivity of teams
  • Promote innovation
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Requirements
  • An open mind
Description

THIS IS THE 4 HOUR SPEED READING COURSE PROGRAMME THAT CAN DOUBLE YOUR READING SPEED

You will read at least 66% faster or your money back.

The teacher, 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 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.

Alex Garcez discovered that your brain loves speed, and he thinks that fast is fun - slow is boring! 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.

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 his website.

Please Google "The Speed Reading Coach"

This is what you'll cover during the training course:

  1. Assessment of reading speed and comprehension
  2. Understanding the Reticular Activating System
  3. Reading actively instead of passively
  4. Avoid back skipping to re-read
  5. Brain waves to do intellectual work
  6. Speed reading online software
  7. Speed read without any training
  8. See how the eyes work when you read faster
  9. The mechanics of speed reading strategies
  10. Understanding the left and right brain functions
  11. Understand how to speed read using a pace maker
  12. Speed reading practice
  13. Expanding your memory
  14. Understanding mental blocks
  15. Further speed reading practice
  16. Neuro-Linguistic Programming applied to speed reading
  17. Develop your focus and online reading
  18. Expanding peripheral vision
  19. Advanced reading practice
  20. Ergonomics and performance
  21. Assessment of reading speed and comprehension
  22. Using the Mini Max Target
  23. How to plan to speed read a book
  24. Motivation to start reading more
  25. Becoming an expert in your area

Take this speed reading course now, improve your reading skills and save your valuable time!

This is a 4 Hour course. If you want to take only the first 2 hours you can choose between his 2 other courses on Udemy:

  • Speed Reading for Work/Leisure
  • Speed Reading for IT
Who is the target audience?
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Team leaders
  • Doctors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Solicitors
  • Lawyers
  • MBA Students
  • PHD Students
  • University Students
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Curriculum For This Course
42 Lectures
04:12:32
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The easy way to Speed Read
4 Lectures 12:36
This is the trailer for the course. 
It highlights the objectives and the Guarantee.
Preview 01:07

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.

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 will understand that by using science to explain the process of reading faster you will be ready to experience it by yourself. 

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

Preview 02:27

Humans love measuring things.

Before starting a course you want to know how long it will take to finish it, we count the number of pages in a book, the memory of your computer in gigabytes and 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
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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. 

You will understand that the Reticular Activating System (RAS) is part of our 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.

Preview 05:06

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
13:53

By understanding the RAS you'll develop more confidence and will develop your reading speed easily.
Avoid skipping back and improve 20%
02:14

If you consciously avoid skipping back to re-read you will start altering your brain waves and your comprehension will improve automatically.
Brain Waves and your performance
02:21
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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
05:13

In this short video you'll see images being flashed very quickly and after that I'll flash words at 350 and 500 words per minute and you'll understand the text.

This video will blow your mind!

You will be surprised to see that reading at 500 words per minute is easier than reading at 350 words per minute.


Speed read on the spot without any training
06:28
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This is what happens inside your mind while reading
2 Lectures 09:29
Watch the eye tracker software 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
05:31

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
03:58
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Speed Read with a book and a rhythm
2 Lectures 13:14

The practice starts now.

The metronome helps you play music at the right pace.

You will 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
07:15

Resist the temptation of slowing down and your comprehension will improve.

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.

Don't worry if your initial reading speed was faster than 300 wpm because you are just warming up.

You'll be reading at 400 and 500 words per minute too.

Synchronise your eyes with your pointer
05:59
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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
07:12

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.

Comparing your brain with a Ferrari and learn how to shift gears and 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
10:52

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 onlinehttp://a.bestmetronome.com/ 
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:

http://www.thespeedreadingcoach.com/audio/  

Your comprehension will improve even more - Practice
12:02
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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.

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
06:25
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Develop a reading routine for outstanding results
2 Lectures 11:45

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.

http://www.thespeedreadingcoach.com/audio/ 

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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Set yourself up for success
11:16

I recommend you practice reading your workload, books, emails and the paper using the principles you've learnt for a few days and you'll keep improving.
Use the pointer as much as you can and play the metronome from time to time to give you a boost.
Get comfortable reading in this new way for a few days before moving on.
On the next section I will talk about the Neuro-Linguistic Programming for some serious improvement. 
Practice for a few days before watching the next section
00:29
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Boost speed by developing better focus
2 Lectures 19:14
Measure your reading speed again before moving on and keep track of your progress on your Control Sheet.


Get ready for some serious improvement
04:40

Understand how the brain works to get focused.
Develop your focus
14:34
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Your panoramic vision
2 Lectures 22:51
As you keep practicing you activate your brain to receive information at a faster pace, your peripheral vision expands and you will move your eyes less and less.
Get ready to expand your peripheral vision
06:26

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.

Let's get started - Practice
16:25
7 More Sections
About the Instructor
The Speed Reading Coach - Alex Garcez
3.9 Average rating
367 Reviews
22,468 Students
4 Courses
From dyslexic to coaching top CEOs - over 22,040 students

As a young boy he used to read slowly. Because he felt he was dyslexic, he would avoid reading altogether. His interest in learning only really developed once he learnt how to speed read at the age of 21. He's been teaching Speed Reading for more than 11 years and he's developed a new methodology that really works. 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.

He has trained thousands of people in Speed Reading and he guarantees 50% improvement for all that take his course. Most of his clients double their reading speed after 4 hours of training.

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.

His speed reading training is straightforward and clear. You'll assess your reading speed at the beginning and throughout the training so you will be able to measure the return on investment (ROI) from the course. His approach to reading is holistic, by applying the tips, tools, techniques, software and shortcuts he helps each individual to perform at their personal best.

Alex believes that the success of a company is directly proportionate to the ability of a team to process information at speed so they can solve problems, promote innovation and increase profitability.

Below you can read what his clients say about the 4 hour live training course.

Improved 147%%. IInformation was very well presented and was effective when put into practice. I feel more confident that I can read faster. I also feel inspired to read more. I used to love reading but fell out of the habit.”

Louise Simpkins – Operational Risk Manager – Bank of America

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Improved 84%%. I saw I could read faster while actually improving my understanding. Ideas did stick.”

Sandrine Andre – Business Analyst – JP Morgan

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Improved 100%%. Very interesting. Target improvement was 30%% and actual improvement was 100%%! Good techniques to practice. Thanks!”

Jennifer Bodie – Analyst – Goldman Sachs

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Improved 165%%. I think the techniques taught are very valuable and I’ll be able to keep using them and improve.”

Emma Gibson – Editor – Sage

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Improved 317%%. I have found it extremely useful. I have struggled with reading since I was a child and I feel that these tools are good to really kick start a new passion for reading.”

Nikki Jones – Marketing and Sponsorship Executive – O2

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Improved 125%%. I did like the course. In true sense, the potential was not realised. Achieved quite a lot of understanding of different techniques and would try to improve it.”

Abhijeet Kulkami – Engineer – General Electric

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Improved 100%%. Gave me an insight into new ideas and techniques. It has definitely helped me already. Good amount of knowledge packed into a session.”

MShilpa Peters – AML Analyst – PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Improved 145%%. Variety of information presented in a very common sense way. The instructor is highly entertaining.”

Marina Potok – Manager – UBS

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Improved 93%%. You gave the why, not just the what.”

Jim Albert – Managing Director - Adecco

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Improved 125%%. It was a fascinating insight into speed reading and I feel inspired to read more. I just need to make sure I do it now! I just wish I’d done this years ago. It was excellent!”

Martin Dannhouser – Senior Policy Advisor – Home Office

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Improved 112%%. Good examples, enthusiastic and love to hear more about memory skills.”

Jide Odunsi – Trader – Goldman Sachs

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Improved 80%%. I can see the tangible results of the short 4 hour training which is a 80%% increase in my reading speed. Plus practice going forward, I am confident that my reading speed will be a lot faster! Thanks Alex.”

Chrissy Cao – Auditor – KPMG

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Improved 204%%. Impressive use of experience, skills and human behaviour to rapidly improve speed reading skills.”

Richard Ridout – Deputy Head of Foreign Office Detainee Team – Foreign & Commonwealth Office

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Improved 86%%. Alex was a great teacher who really brought the session to life and had some great tips.”

Ben Jones – Project Manager – Argos Head Office

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Improved 102%%. I now believe I can read faster and the tools were clearly useful and practical. Very fun and lively instructor.”

James Lapwood – Communications Officer – Firebrand Training

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Improved 213%%. Don’t know where to start. I learned much more than how to read faster. Amazing tools for life and I am inspired to be better.”

Kellie Golboume – Sales Executive for Film Distribution - The Walt Disney Company