Speed Reading for Knowledge Management and Critical Analysis
- High Impact Speed Reading Techniques for Busy Executives and Business Professionals.
The NEED FOR SPEED
The University of Houston Reading Clinic researched shows that speed reading does improved efficiency and the increase in productivity was so evident that many well-known companies have been training their executives to read faster. In an easy-to-understand, direct style workshop, you will be shown on how you can train yourself to read more than four times your normal reading speed with excellent comprehension and recall.
SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN LINK BETWEEN READING SPEED AND CAREER
Whether you are a CEO, Director, and Manager, Supervisor or an employee you are a professional in your own right and have to continuously grapple with and manage the constant influx of knowledge in your work life. There is a lot of reading to be done from memos, emails, journals, correspondences from internal and external customers and more. Reading at a slow pace is simply not going to allow you to make the cut. What you need is to train yourself to read at four to six times your normal reading speed with excellent comprehension and being able to remember everything important that you have read. Sounds impossible? Absolutely not!
With the right training and practice you can more than quadruple your reading speed with excellent comprehension and recall of what you have read. Just think how this is going to transform your productivity and efficiency in your organization.
In this intensive one day workshop you will be shown on how you can train yourself to read more than four times your normal reading speed with excellent comprehension and recall. There is only two qualities that you have to keep in mind to achieve this – a positive mental attitude that you can achieve this and a commitment to practice after practice until you achieve this process. You will see measureable improvement to your reading speed and comprehension. You will learn on how you can use a powerful technique that will help you extract important substance from what you read and being able to think critically and creatively as and when required.
Reading faster and comprehending better are needed for survival in an economy driven by knowledge management.
KEY TAKEAWAYS - UNLOCK THE HIDDEN POWER OF YOUR MIND
By the end of the workshop you will be able to:
- Understand how your eye and brain perceive and process information.
- Identify the barriers that stifles your ability to read faster.
- Overcome the barriers to read faster.
- Apply the sweep technique to read 500 – 900 words per minute.
- Apply the hop technique to read in excess of 1000 words per minute.
- Maximize your peripheral vision and improve your reading.
- Improve your vocabulary to understand better.
- Apply the PQRIM to comprehend and recall what you read.
- Customize PQRIM to the various academic subject that you are learning.
- Manage your knowledge better with speed reading.
- Fundamentals of reading faster.
- Identify and overcome the barriers to reading faster.
- Sweep technique of speed reading and its application.
- Hop technique of speed reading and its application.
- Expanding your near, mid and far peripheral vision.
- Practice with different types of materials.
- Customizing and personalizing your reading technique proficiently.
- Comprehending whatever you read with PQRIM – Preview, Question, Read, Infer and Memorize.
- Apply PQRIM to various reading text.
- How to infer with the five stage process – premise, authority, argument, counter-argument and recommendation / conclusion.
- Using the Pegging technique of memorization to extract, remember and recall important information in what you read.
This is a highly interactive workshop involving lots of practices and individual testing to identify the participants’ level of competency. At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to see a measureable improvement on their ability to read faster, comprehend better and able to recall important things from the text.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This workshop is highly relevant to business professionals, executives and senior officers whose work involves research, reading, comprehension and report writing.
This speed reading course has placed me top of my work. Further, Sandra Daniel has assisted me in strengthening my concentration power whilst reading, a tool necessary during my work to minimize stress of reading overwhelming dental reports. With this new speed reading skill, I am now able to embark on additional courses to advance myself.
Dr. Caroline Lim, Elite Dental Group Ltd.
I like the pace and the way Sandra brings the concepts of speed reading to an engaging and fun manner. Sandra has clarified doubts I had on the significance of critical thinking in reading and this alone has saved a lot of time. The application of note-taking methods has greatly assisted in my knowledge management.
Nicholas Ng, MHA
A very useful course. Sandra Daniel’s reading drills has given me the opportunity to become an adept speed reader by minimizing my barriers namely, sub-vocalization and regression. I spend less time reading my academic courseware and more time applying what I have read.
Michelle Lee, NUS Associate Lecturer
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Sandra Daniel is an ACTA-Certified trainer and holds a Master in Science (Training and Development) from University of Leicester. She is a dynamic and entertaining speaker in areas of communication and speed reading.
As a corporate trainer, she has been guiding various statutory boards, government-based organizations and private business enterprises in recognizing opportunities to function proficiently in competitive environments. Some of her workshops and public seminars include clients from diverse industries namely Citibank, State Courts, Singapore Police Force, Singapore Prisons, Singapore National Employers Federation, Singapore Tourism Board, Ministry of Home Affairs, Kreuz Subsea Technologies Pte Ltd, Ministry of Home Affairs, Lonpac Insurance Bhd, Ministry of Manpower, Singapore General Hospital, Housing & Development Board, Land Transport Authority, Central Provident Funds Board, Bax Global, Lex Travel, Hilton Hotel and Singapore Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic and Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
Apart from being a corporate trainer, Sandra is an adjunct lecturer with the following universities: Singapore Institute of Technology, UniSIM, University of Munich, and University of Liverpool. She designs, develops and lectures topics on Speed Reading and Critical Thinking for Academic and Work Success, Negotiation and Relationship Management, Sun Tze Art of War Conflict Resolution, Crisis Communication, Integrated Thinking for Problem Solving and Decision Making, Research Methodologies, Emotional and Social Intelligence to Communicate Effectively and Transformational Leadership Skills.
Besides lecturing Sandra is also a courseware developer for speed reading from the following Universities:
TUM (Asia) German Institute of Technology
University of Glasgow
Singapore Institute of Technology
University of Liverpool
University of Manchester
University of Newcastle
Sandra regularly contributes articles on management and communication skills as well as effective learning strategies to Straits Times Recruit. To date, Sandra authored and co-authored several books namely, How to Think Critically with Sun Tzu Art of War Stratagems, Impactful Academic Writing, Extremely Busy People’s Guide to Read Faster and Memorize Better and Think Clearer.