Speed Reading Jim Estill www.jimestill.com
Beginning Steps <ul><li>Why is reading this important? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I want to gain from the experience </li><...
Why Speed Reading? <ul><li>Gain Time </li></ul><ul><li>Boost Productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance Knowledge </li></ul><u...
What is Speed Reading? <ul><li>A series of techniques that can substantially improve reading speed </li></ul><ul><li>A way...
What Slows us Down? <ul><li>Re-reading </li></ul><ul><li>Stopping and losing your place </li></ul><ul><li>Vocalizing </li>...
Your Mind is Faster than Your Eyes <ul><li>Your mind actually wanders while you read </li></ul><ul><li>Read faster and you...
Tip 1 <ul><li>Read with a Purpose </li></ul>
Tip 2 <ul><li>Pre- read </li></ul><ul><li>We learn better by repetition </li></ul>
Tip 3 <ul><li>Don’t read it </li></ul><ul><li>Why read things you do not need to? </li></ul><ul><li>Share magazine reading...
Tip 4 <ul><li>Have the tools handy </li></ul><ul><li>Post its </li></ul><ul><li>Highlighter </li></ul><ul><li>Notepad </li...
Tip 5 <ul><li>Use a pointer </li></ul><ul><li>Peripheral vision works </li></ul>
Tip 6 <ul><li>Push a bit and you get faster </li></ul>
Tip 7 <ul><li>Works better with focus </li></ul>
Tip 8 <ul><li>Read the first and last paragraph </li></ul><ul><li>Journalists are trained that way </li></ul>
Things to Avoid <ul><li>Vocalization </li></ul><ul><li>Rereading the same material (pointer) </li></ul><ul><li>Pausing for...
Things to Avoid <ul><li>Highlighting Excessively </li></ul><ul><li>Distractions </li></ul>
Specific Techniques <ul><li>Skim page </li></ul><ul><li>Focus your eyes on the middle of each paragraph being read </li></...
<ul><li>You now know speed  how to read.  You will reading enjoy more.  You will of what you read retain.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Ths s tst t s hw wll y cn rd wtht th vwls.  Prhps th kds r rght – txtng wrks </li></ul>
Next Steps <ul><li>Create your reading space </li></ul><ul><li>Practise </li></ul><ul><li>Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Just Do ...
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  1. 1. Speed Reading Jim Estill www.jimestill.com
  2. 2. Beginning Steps <ul><li>Why is reading this important? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I want to gain from the experience </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Speed Reading? <ul><li>Gain Time </li></ul><ul><li>Boost Productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Increase Retention </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Speed Reading? <ul><li>A series of techniques that can substantially improve reading speed </li></ul><ul><li>A way to read while increasing comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>More fun </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Slows us Down? <ul><li>Re-reading </li></ul><ul><li>Stopping and losing your place </li></ul><ul><li>Vocalizing </li></ul>
  6. 6. Your Mind is Faster than Your Eyes <ul><li>Your mind actually wanders while you read </li></ul><ul><li>Read faster and you retain more </li></ul><ul><li>Focus, Focus, Focus </li></ul>
  7. 7. Tip 1 <ul><li>Read with a Purpose </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tip 2 <ul><li>Pre- read </li></ul><ul><li>We learn better by repetition </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tip 3 <ul><li>Don’t read it </li></ul><ul><li>Why read things you do not need to? </li></ul><ul><li>Share magazine reading with friends </li></ul>
  10. 10. Tip 4 <ul><li>Have the tools handy </li></ul><ul><li>Post its </li></ul><ul><li>Highlighter </li></ul><ul><li>Notepad </li></ul>
  11. 11. Tip 5 <ul><li>Use a pointer </li></ul><ul><li>Peripheral vision works </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tip 6 <ul><li>Push a bit and you get faster </li></ul>
  13. 13. Tip 7 <ul><li>Works better with focus </li></ul>
  14. 14. Tip 8 <ul><li>Read the first and last paragraph </li></ul><ul><li>Journalists are trained that way </li></ul>
  15. 15. Things to Avoid <ul><li>Vocalization </li></ul><ul><li>Rereading the same material (pointer) </li></ul><ul><li>Pausing for punctuation </li></ul><ul><li>Reading one word at a time (phrases) </li></ul><ul><li>Cramming in a very short time </li></ul><ul><li>Trying to remember everything </li></ul>
  16. 16. Things to Avoid <ul><li>Highlighting Excessively </li></ul><ul><li>Distractions </li></ul>
  17. 17. Specific Techniques <ul><li>Skim page </li></ul><ul><li>Focus your eyes on the middle of each paragraph being read </li></ul><ul><li>Read as though punctuation doesn’t even exist. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a steady pace </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>You now know speed how to read. You will reading enjoy more. You will of what you read retain. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Ths s tst t s hw wll y cn rd wtht th vwls. Prhps th kds r rght – txtng wrks </li></ul>
  20. 20. Next Steps <ul><li>Create your reading space </li></ul><ul><li>Practise </li></ul><ul><li>Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Just Do it </li></ul>

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