National Seminars Group & Padgett Thompson
a division of Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center
Course Description

Learn Speed Reading Now

Discover the techniques that will help you double – or even triple – your reading speed ... increase your comprehension ... and get more work done in a shorter amount of time!

Learn Speed Reading Now!

This half-day seminar quickly shows you the simple strategies that thousands of business people have been using to stay on top of their jobs!

A.M. Session: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Program Hours: 9 a.m. – 12 noon

P.M. Session: Registration begins at 12:30 a.m.
Program Hours: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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“I could get so much more done if only I could take in more information AND remember more of what I read.”

How many times have you promised yourself to read more and never found the time? If only you could do it quickly and more efficiently.

It’s not an impossibility.

What if we could teach you some simple reading techniques GUARANTEED to double – maybe even triple your reading – speed with far better comprehension than you’ve ever had before?

Introducing our new half-day speed reading seminar that’s blazing across the country – and it’s coming to your area soon! Designed specifically for today’s busy business professional, this workshop teaches the basics of the F.A.S.T. Reading Information Management Program. It’s a powerfully effective speed reading method that has revolutionized the way success-minded businesspeople read and comprehend even the most technical of materials.

Thousands of others, just like you, have decided that NOW is the time to dig themselves out from under the paper blizzard they’ve been buried under once and for all!

Today’s worker reads more now than at any other time in history!

Think about the information overload that you deal with on a daily basis. On an average day, you can easily be bombarded with dozens of e-mails, memos, reports, proposals and more. Then, add in the professional journal articles, web research, training materials, manuals and more that you need just to keep up with the changes in your job.

At best, most of us have just enough time to give each one a quick once-over and try to pick out the important stuff ... and at worst, we put it in the dreaded “Read Later” pile where it lays until we pitch it weeks or months later ... unread.

But now, with our F.A.S.T. Program, you’ll not only have time to fly through all this reading in a fraction of the time it takes you now, you’ll be able to use it better on the job ... stay on the cutting-edge of changes in your industry
... and gain the respect and admiration of your peers as someone who stays up-to-date and in-the-know.

This course is a serious way to increase your reading speed and comprehension, developed by serious training professionals!

We don’t claim that you’ll walk out of our seminar being able to read 10,000 words per minute like many of the programs you’ll find on the Internet, but we know that 800 words per minute is a very attainable goal (the average reader reads between 250 and 400 wpm).

And we also realize that you DON’T have to spend several days learning this method. In this fun and exciting half-day seminar, we’ll teach you exactly what you need to do and then we’ll send you home with all the materials
you’ll need to practice – and master – these revolutionary methods. We don’t want to waste your time ... and we won’t.

Isn’t it worth 3 hours of your time?


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Yes, Even YOU Can Learn to Speed Read With Our Easy-to-Use F.A.S.T. Program!

Some of our most amazing success stories with the F.A.S.T Program almost never happened because these people thought that speed reading was some sort of trick ... they were intimidated by the process ... or they thought they weren’t a good enough reader to try.

There’s no trickery involved. Our method is based on a combination
of advanced science and the unshakable principles of adult-learning.
In other words – just about everyone who practices and masters our methods will increase their reading speed ... get work done faster ... and take less work home at night and on the weekends!

Here are just a few of the concerns that some of our past attendees asked us BEFORE they took this powerful course:

Q: “I’m not a very fast reader so how can this course help me?”

A: Obviously this course isn’t some “magic pill” that you can take to instantly transform yourself from a bad reader to a supersonic reader in just a day. If you have a reading disability, then this course isn’t for you. But we can turn a fast reader into a lightning-quick reader, and an average reader can easily double or triple their speed and absorb more information better.

Q: “I’m incredibly busy at work and I have an even more hectic personal life. How much time does it take to learn your method?”

A: The methods we teach can be mastered by just practicing a few minutes every day. It’s completely up to you how much time you want to spend on them. The more time you spend doing it will accelerate your learning curve!

Q: “What’s the big deal about learning to read faster?”

A: The big deal is that the skills you learn to read faster are the same ones that will give you a higher retention rate, an improved memory for facts, greater creativity and an improved capacity for learning in all areas of your life! You’ll naturally improve your vocabulary, spelling skills and communication skills also. And, all that will give your professional image an incredible boost as well.


Can You REALLY Improve Your Job in Just Three Hours?

With the half-day seminar series from Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center, the answer is YOU BET! You see, after creating some of the most dynamic business training available anywhere over the last few decades, we discovered that some training topics can be covered quite well in just half a day. And in today’s fast-paced business world, we don’t see the need to keep you out of the office for eight hours when we can teach you everything you need to know in three.

So when you need quick-hitting solutions for those nagging work problems, turn to our half-day seminars. They truly are “Training Sessions for Professionals on the Go”!

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Workshop Agenda

A.M. Session: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Program Hours: 9 a.m. – 12 noon

P.M. Session: Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.
Program Hours 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

An Introduction to the F.A.S.T. Program of Speed Reading

  • What about business today makes speed reading an essential skill that everyone should have?
  • What makes the F.A.S.T. Information Management Program work?
  • 10 benefits you’ll immediately see when using F.A.S.T.
  • 3 key rules for making this work for you
  • The 7 fundamental factors of F.A.S.T. reading

Proving to Yourself That You’re Getting Faster

  • Gaining your “F.A.S.T. Pass” for effective reading
  • Identifying the critical difference between W.P.M. and E.R.S.
  • How to measure whether or not your speed and comprehension are improving
  • Documenting your progress the right way
  • Idea processing versus word processing

Overcoming the Perils of Inefficient Reading

  • Factors that contribute to inefficient reading and how to avoid them
  • Simple tricks to change complicated reading behaviors
  • Learning how to break bad reading habits
  • 5 ways to “fast-forward” the reading process
  • Is your future reading ability limited by your reading past?

Cultivating an Environment That Breeds Efficient Reading

  • The 12-Step Ladder of Efficient Reading and how it can take you to a higher level of reading comprehension
  • 3 techniques that are the foundation of speed reading today
  • Why you must train your brain to be “ergonomically minded” when it comes to reading
  • 3 steps you MUST take before you begin F.A.S.T. reading or you’re setting yourself up for failure
  • How to avoid distractions that will interfere with your reading

The Mechanics of the F.A.S.T. Program

  • Why a simple highlighter can be your best friend for speed reading – or your biggest obstacle
  • The one simple tool that saves you time, increases your speed and enhances concentration
  • How to keep your eye moving and your brain working
  • 7 benefits of creating motion when you speed read
  • Why some speed reading programs discourage using your hand as an aid for reading
  • How to use your “Eyedometer”

Maintaining Your New-Found Speed Reading Skills

  • Increasing your memory power using the “Dancer Formula”
  • Are you left-brained or right-brained and does it make a difference in your speed reading ability?
  • How to mentally create an information management tree
  • Why working on your peripheral vision will improve your ability to speed read
  • Transferring your skills to different mediums: newspapers, magazines, computer correspondence, the Web, etc. – yes there IS a difference

Your Guarantee of Complete Satisfaction

We stand behind our seminars with a 100 percent , iron-clad, money-back guarantee of satisfaction. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied with the solid skills, the tips, tools and shortcuts, and the crucial information you receive during this workshop, we’ll refund your money in full. Every penny. Guaranteed!

Program Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at
8:30 a.m.

Group Discount: When 3 enroll from your organization, a 4th attends FREE!

Lunch is on your own.

Continuing Education:
Continuing education credits may be recognized by your professional board. Contact your own board to find out what's required. If you cancel your registration up to five business days before the workshop,

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