Create an Online Speed Reading Program
I am creating an online version of the critically acclaimed classroom speed reading experience I have taught for the last 14 years.
Speed Reading Can Change Lives!
I've done it in the classroom - now I want to do it online!
It's always so interesting how much controversy speed reading generates! In my 25 years teaching speed reading (among other things), I have heard everything, ranging from those who claim it is impossible, to those who insist that a word must be said aloud (subvocalization) in order to be learned, to those who feel that 500 words per minute is the upper limit of human achievement.
The problem, I think, is that most folks don't realize how powerful the conditioning is in all of us who were taught to read in a way that has limited our thinking as well as our reading.
The way we were taught to read isn't great! The fact is, though, that most people read very poorly. They fall asleep, the lose their place, and worst of all, they don't remember what they read. This is all because most of us were taught a way to read that is just about the exact opposite of the way our brain works.
I am designing an online version of the critically acclaimed classroom speed reading experience I have taught for the last 14 years. Thousands of people have taken this workshop in the classroom and now I want thousands more from around the world to learn the process that will have you reading and remembering thousands of words per minute instead of the few hundred you read - and forget - now. And I need your help to do it.
I want to create an online class that is very close to the in-class experience but with new and improved slides and graphics, at least 5 hours of narration, practice drills that you can do anytime, links to helpful practice routines, and deep background information. I have found the platform to create the class, but I need resources to cover my time to make it happen.
My speed reading classes are successful because I have come up with techniques to overcome the lifetime of conditioning people have that makes learning a new way to read seem so hard. My students succeed in bringing these powerful speed reading tools into their life.
Reading is the only subject in school that never changes. Every other subject grows and changes with every year of study, but once you learn to read by the 2nd or 3rd grade, that's it. It is easy to see why we grow up assuming that any other way to read must have issues. Anything that you do for decades of your life becomes conditioned behavior that feels like it is in your bones and hard to change. Same with reading.
The fact is that there are many options for reading. The practice of reading is only about 10,000 years old, which is pretty young by evolutionary standards, so it is clear that the human brain did not evolve with reading in mind. There is no one center of the brain that controls reading, like there is for other functions. Many different parts of the brain are used to bring the printed word into our thoughts.
That also means that there are a number of ways you can bring awareness of a word into your brain.
The trick is to overcome the conditioning we have lived with for decades, thanks to our troubled mass-education system which is determined to teach children how limited and faulty they are instead of the limitless beings we all have the potential to be.
Of course, limited, powerless people make way better shoppers - but that is the subject for another project!
In my speed reading class, I’m going to include techniques to overcome the conditioning that makes it seem so hard to change. These techniques not only help you learn this new way to read, but they will help remove obstacles and blocks you experience in other parts of your life as well.
The online speed reading class will give you the ability to go at your own pace, to be able to pause and reflect on a point, to back up and hear something again, and to review the material as many times as you want! You will have access to the class 24/7 for life, free phone and email support with questions, and access to free practice tools. If I attain my stretch goals, I will create additional advanced classes as well as classes specifically designed for young children.
Learning to speed read opens up all kinds of opportunities to realize yourself as the limitless, powerful being that you are and can show you that you can have it all. Imagine being able to read EVERYTHING about ANYTHING, never again being confused by what you hear on the radio or TV, because you can read and research huge volumes of information. And you never again have to rely on those in power who insist they have to tell you what to believe in and what to know.
Speed readers I have taught who are in school can read all their textbooks in the first week of class and spend the rest of the term in review mode rather than panic mode!
Of course, if everyone became a speed reader, there wouldn't be much need for hundreds of legislators, mental health drugs, and we wouldn't shop all that much either! Speed reading could be considered a dangerous and subversive activity to those who want the world to stay the same. I say, let's be subversive and give it a try!
Your donations will allow me the time to create the absolute best speed reading course around that can change lives. People all over the globe will be able to bring these powerful skills into their lives.
Jackie Alan Giuliano, Ph.D.
Risks and challenges
One of the reasons I want to convert my successful in-person speed reading class to an online format is because I was disabled in an auto accident last year that resulted in brain swelling and bleeding and a stroke. I am giving myself until the end of the year because I have some good days and some not-so-good days. Hopefully I will be finished sooner.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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