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Speed Reading for Success: How to find, absorb and retain the information you need for success | [Jane Smith]

Speed Reading for Success: How to find, absorb and retain the information you need for success

Speed Reading for Success will show you how to read faster - and understand and recall what you have read. Many people have doubled, tripled, 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.
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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.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2010 Word Smiths (P)2010 Word Smiths

What the Critics Say

"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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    Brock DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain 04-12-13
    Brock DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain 04-12-13 Member Since 2012

    So much to learn, and so little time to sit down and read. Thanks Audible.

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    "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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Susan ocean view, HI, United States 01-13-12
    Susan ocean view, HI, United States 01-13-12
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    "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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Oceanside, CA, United States 11-23-11
    Amazon Customer Oceanside, CA, United States 11-23-11 Member Since 2010
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    "I liked it"

    The reader was entertaining, the material worth it to me and the story kept me interested. I've only been practicing what I learned for a few weeks now and I can see that I am improving. There is no magic pill one can take to improve in anything we undertake. It requires practice. If you want to improve your reading skills, you must practice. I suggest you download the attached material and use it to guide you along. Worth the buy.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    rikesh DAYTON, OH, United States 03-19-12
    rikesh DAYTON, OH, United States 03-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Good listen"
    What did you like best about Speed Reading for Success? What did you like least?

    Well I did enjoy it and learnt quite some new tricks.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jane Smith? Why or why not?

    Would love to listen a book from Jane - clear and concise voice


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes it did


    Could you see Speed Reading for Success being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    Generally it was a above average listen. I would have wanted more

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Larry Winter Springs, FL, United States 03-28-13
    Larry Winter Springs, FL, United States 03-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very nice!"
    What made the experience of listening to Speed Reading for Success the most enjoyable?

    This was a very interesting book that provided good insights into speed reading and how to best apply the techniques. The reader's accent added a very nice touch to the presentation.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sergiu Avenue City, MO, United States 03-12-12
    Sergiu Avenue City, MO, United States 03-12-12
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    "Very concentrated material. Is fast to read/listen"
    Any additional comments?

    Finally a book about reading that doesn't suppose to read hundreds of pages before getting the idea. Just a half hour and you read the book, in the

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Nicholas
    AbergavennyUnited Kingdom
    3/30/11
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rob
    Rijswijk ZH - Netherlands
    7/24/11
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    "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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • angela
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    "waste of money"
    Would you try another book written by Jane Smith or narrated by Jane Smith?

    no, the voice is highly irritating, not even slightly relaxing, she seems to love the sound of her own voice. i had to turn off after a few mins cos it irritated me


    What could Jane Smith have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    it makes no difference i would never buy another title by her


    How could the performance have been better?

    her voice was irritating and hard to listed to


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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