There are so many good books out there to read. And so little time to read them. You feel like you want to read them all at once, just so you know what everyone was talking about. That would be cool, wouldn’t it? To be able to read all the books you ever wanted to, all at once. Sounds kooky?
Well, not really. There are ways to do this. Obviously not read all the books you want to in one go – but similar.
Rapid reading has been around for some years now, and many famous people use the system to increase their knowledge, and indeed many achieve their fame because of it. Speed-reading is now big business, and people who want to get ahead in life are adopting the technique to further their careers, as well as enjoy the sense of power, and freedom that reading faster provides.
Personal development is all about improving ourselves, and making the most of potential. Having the ability to speed-read is one example of making more of our brainpower.
Speed-reading classes have been around since the late 50s when schoolteacher Mrs Evelyn Wood pioneered her now world-renowned techniques. Workshops, seminars, and self-help books soon followed, and now there are many computer software packages available too as home-study by PC takes root across the globe.
Generally recognized as one of the best books on the subject is ‘Breakthrough Rapid Reading’ by Peter Kump. Kump was National Director of Education for Evelyn Wood’s Reading Dynamics school, and devised his own self-help program for speed-reading, and comprehension which he published in 1998. It is claimed that the book has helped thousands of people to read up to eight times faster, allied to improved concentration, and retention of information.
The book was even endorsed by US Senator William Proxmire who said, “Speed-reading is one of the truly useful educational ideas of the last few years, and this book can be the least expensive, and most efficient way you can learn it”.
However, learning to read faster via books, and classes, can be a slow process compared to the burgeoning capability of computer software. The advantage of software products such as 7 Speed Reading – the very latest on the market – is that they can combine tutorials using video clips, as well as other interactive tools, and standard exercises, all tailored to the students specific requirements, and needs. And thanks to the speed of the Internet, students receive up-to-the minute monitoring of their progress.
Ultimately, though, 7 Speed Reading doesn’t leave the student hanging around. With just seven minutes study a day, students can be up and reading faster within a week if they so desired. It is hard sometimes to get oneself motivated if studying alone, but with the 7 Speed Reading video tutors online to spur you on, students get that interaction, and extra push that good mentoring provides.
Books or software? It is all down to the individual at the end of the day – it just depends how badly you want to succeed. And how soon.