• Speed Reading for Success

  • How to find, absorb and retain the information you need for success
  • By: Jane Smith
  • Narrated by: Jane Smith
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-25-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Word Smiths
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (53 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Speed Reading for Success will explain how to read faster - and understand and recall what you have read. Many people have doubled, tripled, and even quadrupled their reading speeds using the techniques Jane Smith explains in this concise and highly acclaimed audiobook. Learning these skills will enable you to get through more material in the time available, and you’ll become better-informed than ever. But it’s not just about being able to acquire large amounts of information: Jane’s speed-reading techniques will also help to expand the capacity of your mind. Your memory will improve, you’ll be able to communicate better, and you’ll feel much more confident.
Author and presenter Jane Smith is a founder partner of the training company Word Smiths. She is passionate about helping people to improve their confidence and learn new skills. As a trainer, her particular expertise is in helping people to learn to read faster, use Mind Maps for memory, and develop a more professional and consistent communication style. She is a talented and creative instructional designer with long experience of writing e-learning and classroom training materials for diverse audiences.
Other business/personal development audiobooks by Jane Smith include Effective Business Writing for Success, Coaching & Mentoring for Success, and Memory & Learning for Success.
©2010 Word Smiths (P)2010 Word Smiths
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Critic Reviews

"A little bit of genius that will help you learn speed reading with ease." (New Archaeology [USA])
"An excellent product. The methods taught work extremely well, and you should be able to see enormous improvements to your reading and comprehension." (Gerry Keegan, Psychology, UK web magazine)
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Customer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
By Brock on 04-12-13

Definitelly worth the price and the time it took

I love audible because I seldom have time to sit down and read a book, but when I do have time to read I want to make the most of it. I treated this book differently than most I listen to. I sat at my desk with the provided printout and "went to school". The book has lots of activities it asks you to do. By the end of this short book I did improve my speed, but more than that I learned what things I need to keep improving if I want to read significantly faster. I believe this book was a very good investment of my time.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Susan on 01-13-12

Fast, Easy, Effective!

What did you love best about Speed Reading for Success?

At first I questioned if I wanted to use one of my credits on a book that was just over an hour, but this program is so efficient that that is all it takes.

I am dyslexic and have ADD bad. I was reading below the average rate yet my hunger for knowledge desperately wanted me to learn to speed read. I love to read dispute my disability. I do a little each week and now I am reading at a rate twice as fast as the average and retaining so much more.

What about Jane Smith’s performance did you like?

Jane is very clear. I read another book on speed reading a long time ago. It didn't work. It was really just skimming the book.

Jane and her husband are there for you. They are sweet and answered my questions by email.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

I learned that I can pick up more meaning of what I am reading without even reading every word.

Any additional comments?

I also recommend the memory success book by Jane.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nicholas on 03-30-11

A great way to get into speed reading

This excellent audio book has shown me that you can 'Speed Read' the most arduous of reports and actually improve your understanding of the subject. I listened to it over the course of a week and witnessed an improvement almost immediately. I have now made sure that all my team are using the same skills I have learnt. I'd recommend Speed Reading for Success to anyone who is new to or sceptical about the idea of speed reading. The exercises are easy to follow and are backed up with intelligent explanations and examples. The history bit at the start is interesting too.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Rob on 07-24-11

Get a hardcopy

This is a book with a bit of background, and then instructions how to speed read with plenty of excersizes to do.
The book itself is actually quite good, it just simply doesn't work well in audio.
Go get a hardcopy instead!

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