This is a highly interactive session that has been developed for Councillors, who want to develop their skills in speed reading and develop the ability to use memory techniques.
It is a very practical programme which will demonstrate how to use different reading styles in order to maximise the limited time that is available for review and retention of material.
During the workshop, we will be using a variety of different exercises and examples to show ways in which a reader can double their reading speed, without losing retention.
This will include strategies for reading at speed from tablets and screen including awareness of some of the programmes that are available online which can be used to learn how to improve eye/brain relationship.
Later on in the session we will also be exploring the way that the brain absorbs and retains information as well as looking at some interesting and pragmatic solutions to help minimise eye strain and to improve concentration.
Importantly, we will also be talking about strategies for understanding ‘dense’ documents – technical reports/legislation – which are typically harder to read. We will be identifying ways to analyse written information which are more about retention than speed.
This means that the programme features ideas around reading more effectively – not just reading information faster.
Delegates usually report an immediate speed increase of around 50% in their ability to scan a document for its main points.
9.45 Registration & Refreshments
10.15 Introductions, welcome and programme overview
10.25 How our brain works
10.45 Memory skills
11.45 Refreshment break
12.00 Introduction to mind mapping
13.15 Principles of speed reading
13.45 Assessment of current reading speed
14.00 Different reading styles
14.20 Refreshment break
14.30 Eye guides
14:40 . Reading from screens and electronic devices
15.00 Reading for retention
15.30 Programme summary and close.