In one of the hugely popular series of Guardian masterclasses, Word Smiths speed reading specialist Jane Smith shares simple, practical techniques which will help you become a faster, more efficient reader.
Reports of reading’s demise at the hands of the internet are greatly exaggerated. In fact, there is now more to read than ever before, and it can be tough to find the time and energy to stay abreast of developments at work, keep up with the news and read novels for pleasure. The solution – speed reading – may seem like a magician’s parlour trick or a knack you have to be born with. In reality, it’s a set of skills and techniques that you can pick up quickly and easily, and which will make an instant difference to your life.
The Guardian newspaper has commissioned Jane to lead a one-day speed reading masterclass. In this dynamic course she will provide you with a toolkit of different techniques to suit different purposes, whether you need to skim an article for a quick overview, or understand all the key points of a heavyweight report. These techniques will also help you read more, remember information more accurately, and ensure you don’t miss any important elements in a text.
You’ll be able to see yourself make progress in this lively, fun masterclass through a series of practical exercises, games and discussions. The small group size ensures you’ll receive individual coaching and feedback to maximise your individual development.
Saturday 11 October, 10am–4pm
The Guardian, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU
Price: £229 (includes VAT, booking fee, lunch and refreshments)
There’s a maximum of 16 places available for this highly interactive small group session – follow here to book a place or find out more. The course fee includes a download of Jane’s audiobook Speed Reading for Success to help you practise and develop your new skills.
Word Smiths also run speed reading workshops as one-day in-house events for organisations at their own premises, for an all-inclusive fee. We run workshops on mind mapping, business writing, report writing, minute writing, grammar, memory techniques and proof reading.
Contact us to find out more. You can download the pdf course brochure here.