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How Fast Can You Acquire the Skill?

How fast you acquire the skill depends how fast you want to go. A one-day course is sufficient to learn all the key principles of speed reading. The two-day licensed instructor course goes into greater depth and covers advanced techniques (such as meta guiding) and information gathering (the Buzan Organic Study Technique). Typically, students will at least double in their reading speed during a course.…

Accommodation Options for the World Speed Reading Championship

We are looking forward to meeting all our friends in Mental Literacy at the 2019 World Speed Reading  Championship in Beijing, China. To assist in your planning our Chinese Organising Team have made some recommendations for accommodation – hotels that are with easy travelling distance of our venue at the Renmin University of China. If you have any challenges please contact our Chinese Team on:…

Announcing the 2019 World Speed Reading Championship

We are delighted to announce that the 2019 World Speed Reading Championship will be held in Beijing, China on the 30th November 2019. To sign up for this event please make contact with our Chief Arbiter Elaine Colliar on Elaine@TonyBuzan.com Our gorgeous venue this year will be the Renmin University of China at 59 Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, Beijing,China The Competition is a Standard Competition…

Is it worth spending the money to come on a course?

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” ~ Attributed to Robert Orben (born March 4, 1927) American professional comedy writer. Speed reading skills pay for themselves tens to hundreds of times over simply in terms of time saved, knowledge is gained from reading more books and less stress. So attending a practitioner course at least, is a no-brainer. What about becoming an instructor? Is…

Can Children Speed Read and Should Schools Teach Speed Reading?

One of the biggest barriers to overcome when teaching adults to speed read is unlearning bad habits such as back-skipping, wandering eyes and long fixation times. If children are taught some of the principles of Speed reading from the outset they will be far more successful. Children often naturally point to words with their fingers as they learn to read. This is traditionally seen as…