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Speed Reading

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Speed Reading

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Speed Reading

  1. 1. Speed reading TRAINING BY ROGER CLAESSENS & ELÉONORE SNYERS
  2. 2. The Newsroom
  3. 3. Program 1. The technique of speed reading 2. The stages of memorisation 3. Optimal conditions 4. Exercises of the training session 5. Forgetting and searching 6. Data management
  4. 4. What are your expectations?
  5. 5. What can you do for yourself?
  6. 6. 6 In an interview: “just all talent, no work ”
  7. 7. 7 Speed reading
  8. 8. Summary of the methodology  Reading = taking a picture of the words  Use a support for your eyes: pencil, your finger  Gradually increase the speed of reading WITHOUT sub- vocalisation  Learn to see the key words  In the final stage of the technique, simultaneously look at two or three lines at the same time
  9. 9. The methodology  Do neither vocalise nor sub-vocalise  Disconnect reading from pronouncing  It is a matter of extracting information  Do not regress (return to what you have read)  Use your peripheral vision
  10. 10. The methodology  Take note of the structure of the document (pre- reading)  Read again what you have underlined in the text(repetition is the key principle of memorisation)  What would be the summary of what you have read?
  11. 11. The advantages of speed reading  You can read more  Gain time  Is a good exercise for your memory  Retrieve information faster  Help to practice concentration  Read a document at least twice if you want to remember what you have read.
  12. 12. The benefits of speed reading  80 % of the information is to be found in the first and last paragraph of a text + a graph (in certain cases) 12
  13. 13. The down side of speed reading  Inadequate for legal documents  Not appropriate if you want to enjoy literature  Not applicable for an important personnal message  Not appropriate for instructions
  14. 14. 14 “Cash is king” is often quoted. Any company should monitor and manage carefully its cash position, understand and anticipate how cash is generated. The balance sheet would record any change in cash over a given period of time; and the change is cash is between two dates could provide the net cash generated over that period. The ultimate goal
  15. 15. 16 The stages of memorisation
  16. 16. The three stages of memorisation  « On average, adults read about 250 words a minute and retain only 10 per cent of what they have read after 36 hours. » (Source F.T.) 17
  17. 17. The art of memorisation Sensitive memory 1 Short term memory 2 Long term memory 3 18
  18. 18. The art of memorisation 19 A brief recognition by the mind of what the senses take in A limited amount of facts that you can hold in the mind at any one time Practically limitless capacity
  19. 19. The art of memorisation 1. ENCODING A certain number of tasks: Attention & Association 2. RETRIEVING= A certain number of tasks: Recalling & Recognition PRACTICALLY LIMITLESS CAPACITY
  20. 20. Encoding 21  Encode with attention  Classify and structure the information  Establish a link with an association  Determine a code of retrieval ▼  1° An individed attention  2° A conscious effort of repetition ▼ Speed reading
  21. 21. Encoding - Focus « No multitasking » An undivided attention Can you add this column of figures while you continually repeat the names of the months of the year ?  4  8  5  7  9 22
  22. 22. Encoding – An undivided attention  It is important to remember that the amount of information that can be held in your short-term memory is very limited!  Anything that distracts you can displace what currently is in your short term memory.  « What am I doing here? » 23
  23. 23. Encoding Our long term memory refers to any information that is no longer conscious thought but is solidly stored for potential recollection. It holds multiple information such as:  What happened last Christmas  The information you need to drive a car  The situation of your portfolio  Unusual circumstances 24
  24. 24. 25 Encoding Unusual circumstances
  25. 25. Encoding Ask yourself, « When is it really important for me to pay attention? » When important, resolve to focus your awareness on the task or information at hand. 26
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  27. 27. 28 Optimal conditions
  28. 28. Techniques of memorisation (for information only) 1. Association 2. Visualisation 3. Active Observation 4. Elaboration 5. Written reminders 6. Auditory reminders 7. Environmental change 8. Self-instructions 9. Story method 10. Chunking 11. First letter clues 12. Create a word 13. Categorisation 14. Search your memory 15. Alphabetical search 16. Review
  29. 29. How to remember their name? 30 Edyta Gorniak Lettice Rowbotham Carly Rose Sonenclar
  30. 30. Techniques of memorisation  Visualisation = the process of creating a mental picture  A picture speaks a thousand words
  31. 31. 32 Visualisation
  32. 32. Techniques of memorisation  Some additional comments:  It is easier to remember things in a familiar field  Learning a language is, above all, a matter of sensitivity to vocal flexibility  One remembers better when « emotion » is involved. 33
  33. 33. Techniques of memorisation  Remember that the brain requires a lot of energy, think about how you eat  Motivation is essential, we remember much better what motivates us  Forgetting is a necessary process of the good functioning of our memory. 34
  34. 34. Summary of techniques ues of memorisation & speed reading 1° Undivided attention 2° Positive expectations 3° Relaxed 4° Organised (Time Management) 5° Good physical condition 6° Sustained activity 7° Confidence ▼ MOTIVATION – CONCENTRATION - PERCEPTION
  35. 35. 36 Exercises for speed reading
  36. 36. Exercises Concentration Association Attention
  37. 37. Exercices Concentration Association Attention The MOMENT called ZERO Various texts From 250 words per minute to 500 words per minute 
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  39. 39. 40 Forgetting & searching
  40. 40. Why do we forget?  1° Some information never got into the memory  2° Too much subsequent similar information  3° Few associations  4° No proper trigger that retrieves the information  5° No recent retrieval  6° Memory changes over time 41
  41. 41. The curve of Hermann Ebbinghaus, showing that one has already forgotten 50 to 80 percent of what was read during one hour, the next day and between 85 and 97 percent after one month.
  42. 42. Let your brain search for information 43
  43. 43. Why do we forget? 44
  44. 44. 45 Data management
  45. 45. Data management  Choose the sources which take you the least time and provide you the required information.  Leave blanks in your agenda to read information you consider important 46
  46. 46. Data management Do you find the information you are looking for quite quickly? How is your office organised? How do you organise the incoming information? 47
  47. 47. No excellence without passion
  48. 48. Intelligence is a gift of which the management is an art 49
  49. 49. Leavefromhere thinkingthat YOUARE AWESOME
  50. 50. Happy reading times Your personal slides on WWW.ROGERCLAESSENS.BE 53

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