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0.5 days
187 GBP excl. VAT
Professional Training
Next available date: Call For Dates - Cambridge
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Course description

Rapid Reading - Half Day Course

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • See a noticeable increase in your reading speeds
  • Heighten your concentration levels
  • Improve your retention of the written word
  • Apply specific techniques for previewing documents
  • Use your vision more effectively when reading
  • Advance your note taking strategies
  • Identify your optimum state of mind for reading

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Suitability - Who should attend?

With a world full of reading overload, this is for anyone with a regular pile of documents to read and who would benefit from saving time by getting to the key points, understanding specific issues and retaining critical information

Outcome / Qualification etc.

GBC Learning course attended certificate

Training Course Content

Introduction & Workshop Objectives Setting the scene

  • What is Rapid Reading and what are the benefits to me?
  • How can I overcome the distractions that stop me reading as quickly and efficiently as I would like?

Reading strategies

  • What happens when we read?
  • What are widespread reading myths and how can they cap our reading speeds?
  • How do we process information and what do the different sides of the brain focus on?

Memory mechanics

  • What do we mean by the working memory?
  • How can I improve my memory to ensure that I retain the key points?
  • What are mind maps and how can they help us take meaningful notes?

Reading techniques

  • How can I use my eyes more efficiently when reading?
  • What tactics can I use to improve my focus?
  • How do I preview a document by scanning and skimming?
  • What patterns do we see in business writing and how can these help us save time?

The Way forward

  • What techniques work best for me?
  • How will I apply what I have learnt from today?

Why choose GBC Learning & Development

Providing great training solutions since 1994

Working with over 400 organisations annually in the UK and Europe

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Course fees are £187 + VAT per delegate.

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Average rating 5

Based on 2 reviews

Showed me techniques that I can use to read faster. More of a personal form of development.
It opened my eyes to old habits and the way to change life time habits of slow reading. Sharing and explaning as well as understanding different reasons behind.
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