I started out my speed reading journey from something called Photo Reading and promised reading speeds upwards of 25,000wpm (not a typo) - after trying that program and failing miserably I looked else where.
I typed in “Speed Reading” in Amazon and found two books that really caught my attention - one of which I liked better than the other.
The first one was “Speed Reading for Professionals” Barron’s Guide - it was really bare bones and really a book focused more on technique rather than application.
Enter - 10 Days to Faster Reading by Abby Marks Beale - there were a few good things about this book:
- Clear guide line (10 Days to finish it)
- Making one aware of habits that come with reading
- Tracking (this was key for me) my progress from start to finish. I started out at 250wpm and I am now around 600-700wpm with 80% comprehension - again it all depends on the material that you are reading - speed SHOULD decrease for material you are not familiar with.
I like the concept of the book so much that I decided to investigate more about the author and see if there coaching sessions or things of that nature that she offered - it was my luck that she came out with an online speed reading course - kind of like a workshop that you could finish at your own time.
Ofcourse I took that as well but the most beautiful part about all this was that I could email the author directly and she would get back to me in 24 hours - which I thought was amazing.
www.revitupreading.com is the website have a look and I hope this helps you!