Speed Reading Essentials

Emails, articles, reports, social media updates – do you ever feel that you have too much to read? Information overload is an increasing problem in the workplace and yet most of us haven’t improved our reading speed since we left school.

This eye-opening one-day workshop, delivered in partnership with Buzan Asia, will equip you with a range of practical techniques to help improve your reading speed.

Who should attend?

Anyone who needs to read a large amount of text as part of their job.


  • Use your eyes and brain more effectively when reading
  • Have increased reading speed while maintaining comprehension
  • Free up more time at work and in your personal life

Course Outline

Introduction and Overview

  • Speed reading quiz
  • How do we read?

Methods of Reading

  • Reading methods and types of documents
  • Skimming, scanning and intensive reading
  • Skimming and scanning practice

Factors affecting reading speeds

  • Initial speed reading test
  • Word shapes
  • Speed enhancement techniques

Buzan speed reading techniques

  • Grouping
  • Reducing fixation time
  • Eliminating back-skipping
  • Using a guide
  • Speed reading practice

Course Information

Public Training Dates 2017
December 6
Public Training Dates 2018
February 28 June 27 August 15
October 17 December 12  

Length: 1 day

Venue: Professional Development Centre, Toa Payoh

Maximum group size: 16

Course Fees : $706.20 (including GST)