Speed Reading for Business. Improve focus and comprehension.

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Published 10/2012 English

Course Description


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

What are the requirements?

  • An open mind

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Team leaders
  • Doctors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Solicitors
  • Lawyers
  • MBA Students
  • PHD Students
  • University Students

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: The easy way to Speed Read
This is the trailer for the course. 
It highlights the objectives and the Guarantee.

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.

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.


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.

Section 2: Understanding your learning brain

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.

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.
By understanding the RAS you'll develop more confidence and will develop your reading speed easily.
If you consciously avoid skipping back to re-read you will start altering your brain waves and your comprehension will improve automatically.
Section 3: Speed Read on screen in a surprisingly easy way
Understand how speed reading started as a concept to be able to have an experience of reading faster on screen without any training.

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.

Section 4: This is what happens inside your mind while reading
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.

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.
Section 5: Speed Read with a book and a rhythm

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.


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.

Section 6: Time to practice. Pick up your book and lets start!

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.


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.

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:


Section 7: Testing your new reading performance

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. 

Section 8: Develop a reading routine for outstanding results

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.


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. 
Section 9: Boost speed by developing better focus
Measure your reading speed again before moving on and keep track of your progress on your Control Sheet.

Understand how the brain works to get focused.
Section 10: Your panoramic vision
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.
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.

Section 11: Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Speed Reading

The way you think will influence your performance.

The principles of eye movement described in this video are the most observed behaviours but you might observe different patterns for some people.

To really apply NLP I would recommend you take appropriate training or read some good books about the subject.

If you have any questions please get in touch.

Section 12: Eyes positioning and reading performance
Most people fall asleep while reading in bed. But why?
Section 13: Improve your posture for better comprehension

A lesson in ergonomics from a Japanese restauranteur.

Watch the video to understand why better posture will promote better reading performance.

Section 14: Find your own pace to read
So prop up your book and let's practice a little more.
Another test to find your new comfort zone to read.

Keep track of your progress on the control sheet.

Section 15: Improve your memory
Developing new ways to remember more...
For example: 
If you stop to think about an idea you just read you might engage imagination and emotion.
Therefore you will remember what you create in your mind instead of the words from the book.
Section 16: Get inspired to read more books

If you think that it would take you 2 or 3 months to finish reading a book you won't even start reading it because it becomes a big challenge.

But if you know in advance how many hours it will take to read a book you are more likely to start reading it.

Watch the video for a pleasant surprise!



If you've liked the course please give me 5 Stars and write a short review on Udemy. It will help me a lot!

Now you have the tools and I will help you find the inspiration to keep developing yourself.

When you are inspired you want to learn more. Find out how to make learning an exciting experience.

View "The Vault" to get even more inspired to read and learn. Find pleasure and develop yourself!

Tell a friend about the course by posting the link on your Facebook page, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Click here for your link. Your friends will pay $29 US for the course you've just taken.

For In House or Skype training please email me alex@thespeedreadingcoach.com or visit my website http://www.thespeedreadingcoach.com

To your success,


Section 17: The Vault - Resources to Help You Gain Knowledge Faster
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Instructor Biography

The Speed Reading Coach, I help busy professionals to read at least 33% faster

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 9 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 33% improvement for all that take his 2 hour course, and guarantees 66% improvement on his 4 hour 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


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

Sandrine Andre – Business Analyst – JP Morgan


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

Jennifer Bodie – Analyst – Goldman Sachs


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


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


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


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


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

Marina Potok – Manager – UBS


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

Jim Albert – Managing Director - Adecco


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


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

Jide Odunsi – Trader – Goldman Sachs


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


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


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


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


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

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