ABC to Brain Smart Speed Reading TechniquesPersonal Effectiveness and Productivity

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DurationOne day
Course Dates09 Jan 2024 9:00am - 09 Jan 2024 5:00pm
09 Apr 2024 9:00am - 09 Apr 2024 5:00pm
09 Jul 2024 9:00am - 09 Jul 2024 5:00pm
08 Oct 2024 9:00am - 08 Oct 2024 5:00pm

Course Fee

Member $370.60
Non-Member $436.00
  • Members enjoy a 15% discount before GST
  • Group Discount (3 or more participants) - 10%
  • Course fees updated with 9% GST for 2024


Research revealed that global information is doubling every 3 years. While the rate of information growth is increasing at break-neck speed, more than 90% of us did not improve our reading speed since we left school. Our average reading speed remains at about 200 words per minute (wps) but it is estimated that we need a reading speed of 400 wps to be functionally literate today. This one-day practical course will improve your reading speed as much as 5 times more than your current speed. You will discover how your eyes can move and read faster than you think.

Key Takeaways

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to;

  • Learn basic brain principles - how it works and how to apply effective brain skills to work smart and improve productivity
  • Know how your eyes and brain do the reading
  • Learn the unique 4 Speed Technique developed by Brain Guru Tony Buzan
  • Increase your reading speed without compromising your comprehension
  • Know how to browse and skim information
  • Learn how your brain remembers as you read and after you read

Who Should Attend

Executives, professionals and managers who need to read fast and manage information better at work.

Programme Outline

Module 1: Knowing Why You Need to Read Fast

  • Today’s Information and Knowledge Management
  • Benefits of Reading Fast
  • Factors affecting a person’s reading speed
  • Measure Your Initial Reading Speed

Module 2: Fundamentals of Reading

  • Definition of Reading
  • Common Problems of Reading
  • Identify the different reading genres

Module 3: ABCs of Speed Reading

  • Development of Speed Reading
  • Global Speed Reading Benchmark
  • How the Eye Reads
  • How the Brain Reads and Comprehends

Module 4: The Four Speed Reading Principles

  • Reading in Groups
  • Avoiding Fixation
  • Problem with Back-skipping
  • Use of Reading Guides

Module 5: Reading in Groups

  • Our Field of Vision
  • Chunking Your Words
  • Record Your WPM and Comprehension

Module 7: Relationship between Speed and Comprehension

  • Remember and Recall Key information
  • Extracting relevant information with speed
  • Association and Summarisation
  • Speed Reading with Comprehension


A practical approach consists of 70% on course application with hands-on techniques and 30% on conceptual and reflective learning. Training comprises a combination of:

  1. Pre and post workshop questionaire
  2. Self-reflection on learning points (using a journal)
  3. Visually stimulating sessions with video and image-rich presentation slides
  4. Group activities and break up discussions
  5. Real-life application activities
  6. Practical worksheets
  7. Useful checklists and systematic guidelines
  8. Follow through blended learning with e-learning modules (to be developed)

Application activities, bite-sized learning, practical sessions and application work.

Programme Trainer

Wong Peng Wai is the first person in Asia to be certified to teach Mind Mapping techniques by Buzan Centre (UK). A certified ThinkBuzan Instructor, Peng Wai has conducted more than 1,000 workshops on mind mapping, memory skills, speed-reading and systematic innovation in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, and Hong Kong.

Companies he has taught include AIA Insurance, Central Provident Fund Board, DBS Bank (Singapore, Jakarta, Hong Kong), GIC Pte Ltd, Glaxo Smith Kline, Housing and Development Board, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Keppel Shipyard, Land Transport Authority, National University of Singapore, Singapore Airlines, Singapore Technologies.

With a M.B.A. and a B.Eng., Peng Wai is also a presentation skills coach, a certified trainer in systems thinking and systematic innovation.

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Quick Information

Research revealed that global information is doubling every 3 years. While the rate of information growth is increasing at break-neck speed, more than 90% of us did not improve our reading speed since we left school.

Contact Details

  +65 6842 6666