“What could you do if you drastically cut the time it takes you to read a book, comprehend the information, and retain it?”
Diane Forster (2:35 – 2:50)
Howard Berg, the master of speed reading!
Howard Berg can transform anyone into a learning genius. He has been recognized as the world’s fastest reader, and he can turn information overload into information assets.
Howard was listed in the 1990 Guinness Book of World Records for being able to read 25,000 words in one minute as well as for his ability to write 100 words per minute. Howard found he had a passion for psychology, and he completed a 4-year Psychology program in just one year!
He’s appeared in over 110 radio programs and has been featured in leading publications like Forbes and Men’s Health. His Time Warner book Super Reading Secrets is in its 28th reprint, and his book Speed Reading has grossed over $65 million.
“The time you spend learning is usually not financially compensated. If you can cut that time in half and retain new information, you’ll make better decisions and be more profitable.”
– Howard Berg (11:32 – 11:43)
Howard is an expert in brain-based learning strategies that includes reading, writing, math, and memory programs. He’s worked with major corporations and military units like the Green Berets and Royal Thai Army.
Growing up in a tough neighborhood, the library was one of the few places where he felt safe. That’s where he spent much of his time reading as a child, which led him to discover his gift.
Howard has dedicated his life to teaching people the essential skill of reading. Not only does he teach people to read fast, but he also teaches them how to comprehend and retain information.
How to read faster and improve memory!
Learn to take in information visually. Think of the text the same way you think of a movie. Another technique consists of moving the finger along the line you’re reading while your eyes follow your hand. See if you can read as fast as possible without losing comprehension. Practice and periodically test your reading speed without the help of your finger.
5 Things to Focus on When Reading Non-Fiction
- Vocabulary – 85 percent of any new topic is learning its unique vocabulary.
- Names – Who are the major names and what they do?
- Numbers – How are dates, statistics, and formulas used and why are they significant?
- Headers and subheaders – What are the 5 main takeaways from each of the headers and subheaders?
- Questions and answers – Read the Q & A section thoroughly, since they cover the most critical concepts.
“When you recognize you can help people and make a difference in their lives, you have a responsibility to do it.”
– Howard Berg (34:42 35:09)
The benefits of speed reading.
Speed reading isn’t just about reading a lot of words at once. It’s about learning the implied and inferential lessons embedded in the text. It’s about visualizing and understanding the bigger picture and apply that knowledge effectively. Speed reading can be an invaluable skill for business and life. Learn more about Howard’s learning programs to drastically cut your learning time, so you progress in your career, become more profitable, and get to spend more time with your family.
Each week, we provide you with a mantra meditation, a fun, transformational way to apply the concepts in each episode. Tell yourself the story of what you want, without all of the limitations, and watch your life begin to change! Listen to this week’s mantra meditation to grow in self-love. Letting go of the expectations of others, and growing in the confidence and love of who you are and all that you are capable of, is the only way to truly move forward in success and fulfillment. Each day, we are surrounded by people who are doing the best that they can. Listen in to this week’s mantra meditation, embrace self-compassion, and extend compassion to your relationships.
How to get involved
- For more information about working with Diane and to gain access to valuable resources visit dianeforster.com.
- You can contact Diane for coaching information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To learn more about the EED Process discussed on today’s episode, get Diane’s book, I Have Today.
- Check out Howard’s website for programs to help you read, write, memorize, and more. Exclusive 10% off code for IHT community: Forster10
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