Speed Reading

Read Faster, Remember More. Learn how to boost your reading speed, comprehension and recall.

 The Hidden Advantage Coaching Program
1 To 1 Speed Reading/Memory Program

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 Program Summary

Learn how to read faster, remember more and tackle information overload in this combined speed reading and memory improvement program. Discover the techniques used by high performers to improve their memory, increase their reading speed and achieve more each day. Designed and delivered by Australian Memory Record Breaker Chris Lyons.

Live 1 To 1 Private Speed Reading And Memory Improvement Program

You can take this live program from anywhere in the world using our online training platform. In Sydney? You can also take the program face-to-face at Gloo in Balmain.

 Purpose Of Program

  • To give you a rapid introduction to the most effective speed reading and memory techniques
  • To show you how to combine these techniques to improve your memory, double your reading speed and tackle information overload
  • To provide you with a simple framework to help you apply and practise your new speed reading and memory skills after the program

Special - Save $200

See below for full details.

 What You'll Learn

  • Speed reading - how well do you currently read and what's possible?
  • Why most people read below their potential and with poor comprehension
  • 4 key techniques to increase your reading speed, comprehension and recall
  • How to quickly double your reading speed through effective practice
  • How to remember more of what you read using the BDA approach
  • How and when to make notes to maximise comprehension, retention and recall
  • Plus how to use effective note-taking to prepare reports in a fraction of the time
  • Reading strategies for different materials and purposes
  • Common reading traps and how to avoid them
  • Memory skills - beliefs, myths and your true potential
  • The real reason we forget things and why this is good news
  • The simple 3 step approach to remembering people's names
  • Plus how to use the 80:20 rule to get good at remembering names, quickly
  • How to give great presentations without referring to notes even once
  • How to use the GO method to slash the time needed to prepare presentations
  • How to remember numbers, facts and other key business information
  • How to get information into your long-term memory for instant recall
  • Tips and techniques used by memory champions to perform record-breaking feats

"Doubled my reading speed in a very short time. Simple processes, easy to remember."
Mark Elworthy, Director, Merrill Lynch

"Really enjoyed the program. I have a toolkit to take away to further develop my ability to remember things especially names, increase my reading speed and structure presentations in a more effective manner."
Tracey Beckham, National HR Manager, K.W.Doggett

"Chris is a master at his craft of memory techniques, speed reading and presentation skills. My reading doubled in speed after just one hour of coaching with him."
Tony Cosentino, Creator Of Change, Peak Performance Coach

"Incredibly impressive. Totally intrigued by Chris's ability to use simple strategies to solve a complex problem!"
John Georgiou, CEO, Georgiou Group

"Awesome value adding content. Easy to understand and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Give Chris a call if you want to add value to yourself and grab some valuable life lessons. Thanks again Chris."
John Nisa, Owner, Inspire Concrete

"A great informative program to help unlock the true potential of your mind and reap the rewards!"
Grant Robertson, Pilot, Gosford

"Excellent simple techniques. Amazing improvement in 1 day. Incredible."
Justin Ezard, Manager, PKF Chartered Accounting

 Who Will Coach Me?

This speed reading/memory improvement program is delivered personally by Chris Lyons who doubled the Australian Memory Record by reciting Pi to 4,400 places without error and won the Australian Memory Championships Names competition by correctly memorising 46 people's names in just 5 minutes.

Chris has appeared on The Today Show, A Current Affair, Today Tonight and has demonstrated how effective memory techniques can be on radio stations all around Australia including 2UE, 2GB, 3AW and the ABC.

 What Other People Say About Gloo Training

Chris has now been teaching people how to read faster and remember more for over 10 years and has never had a single customer complaint or refund request. Not one. Because Gloo training is fun, fast and effective. Here is just a small selection of comments from people who have attended our speed reading/memory skills programs.

"I took part in this one-to-one program with Chris and thoroughly enjoyed it. Chris taught me some very useful techniques to enhance my memory and reading speed, and they are a lot of fun!"
Kee Li, Community Engagement Officer, City Of Sydney

"Chris, your ability to teach and communicate was great. I felt engaged and focused throughout. I'd certainly recommend your course to others - students and professionals alike."
Mariana Zafeirakopoulos, Consultant

"Today was a fantastic practical expose of the approaches to improving memory and reading. The pace of the day was perfect. I feel inspired to practise and apply what we covered. Had some great laughs too!"
Michele De Gabriele, Senior Manager, UBS

"A wonderful program. I flew down for each session and it was worth every cent. Chris has a very practical approach to turning theory into sensible ways to use this knowledge in the business world."
Jeff Scicluna, IT Consultant, Macquarie Bank

"Chris is a great teacher and makes learning fun and easy. Highly recommend doing this course."
Parmella, Escort

"Very flexible, relaxed, dynamic and tailored to suit individual weaknesses and needs. Very enjoyable."
Nadi Sha, Entrepreneur

"One on one coaching with Chris gave me the ability to take in a lot of technical information. It was an investment in my brain and my future."
Stephen Hepworth, Future IT Specialist, Sydney

"Thank you for a most enjoyable and informative program! Chris delivers his concepts in a clear and concise manner and shows consideration to the needs of his clients. All the information given is relevant to my professional needs."
Lucy Choong, Sydney

"My reading speed more than doubled after just one session. I always had a strong memory but Chris's techniques have improved it even further. Well worth it."
John Havas, Manager Risk and Compliance, Commonwealth Bank

 Frequently Asked Questions

Before you register below for your Gloo 1 to 1 program, here are the answers to some commonly-asked questions. 

1. How Is The Speed Reading/Memory Improvement Program Structured?

For your convenience, you can choose between two delivery options each of which covers the same material, whether done online or face-to-face:

      OPTION A: 1 Day Program. Delivered in x1 day, usually from 0930 to 1630 or from 1000 to 1700. Perfect if you want to cover all the material in the shortest possible time and in just one go.

      OPTION B: 2 Session Program. Delivered in x2 3.5 hour sessions, ideally one week apart. Ideal if you find two shorter, separate coaching sessions more convenient.

With both options, the program is broken up in to a number of short modules each of which covers one or several key strategies or techniques. These progressively build on each other and regular short breaks are taken to maintain attention and focus. In this way, it is possible to easily absorb and learn the techniques covered whether done in one go or over a number of shorter, separate sessions.

1 day program discount: As less preparation time is required when the program is done all in one go a $100 discount applies to the 1 day program option.

2. When Do The Sessions Take Place?

Available all year round and at a time to suit you, this combined memory/speed reading program can be taken on weekdays, Saturdays or selected Sundays. Face-to-face sessions at Gloo in Sydney take place during the daytime. Online sessions take place during the daytime plus are also available on selected weekday evenings.

3. Where Do The Face-To-Face Sessions Take Place?

Face-to-face sessions take place in Balmain in Sydney's Inner West which is 5km or 10 minutes from Sydney CBD Google map. Face-to-face sessions take place during the daytime. Alternatively, programs can also be delivered at your home or place of work within the Sydney metropolitan area at no extra charge if done in one session.

Not in Sydney or prefer not to travel? You can also take this training as an online program from the comfort and convenience of your home or office, see next two questions for details.

4. How Does The Online Program Option Work?

For online programs we use a web-based training delivery platform which enables us to share video and audio in real time. So it is similar to a face-to-face session just done via computer or tablet and over the internet. The platform also allows us to share documents and you are able to view the supporting PowerPoints we use as we progress through the training. For online programs you simply need broadband internet access plus a computer or tablet with webcam and microphone.

5. Is There Any Difference Between The Online And Face-To-Face Programs?

Both options are live, one to one training and cover exactly the same ideas, techniques and content. Some people prefer to learn face-to-face in the same room and so this is a good choice if you are based in (or can travel to) Sydney. Online programs offer more flexibility in terms of scheduling and can also save on travel time and costs. Both options work well, cover the same material and achieve the same results.

6. How Much Does The Program Cost?

The Hidden Advantage Speed Reading/Memory Improvement Program taken as either a 2 session option costs $995 including GST, whether done online or face-to-face. As less preparation time is required when the program is done all in one go, a $100 discount applies to the 1 day option which costs $895 including GST.

Special - Save $200

Book this one to one program today and pay just $695. Special applies to one day programs booked and paid for by 30 April 2018 for delivery any time between now and 30 September 2018.

If you are interested in the program but it is beyond your budget, you can reduce the cost by taking the program with a friend, family member or colleague, see the next question. Another option is to consider attending the Public Workshop version of this program.

7. I Think Some Of My Friends Or Colleagues Would Also Benefit From This Program. Is It Possible To Take The Program With Someone Else?

Yes, you can take this program with up to two additional people at the same time. The cost for each additional person is $200 including GST. So if you take the 1 day program at the current special rate with a friend or colleague the total cost is $695 + $200 = $895, equivalent to c$450 each, a saving of over $400 per person compared to the normal individual 1 day program price.

8. Is This Program Suitable For Students?

Learning how to study effectively is crucial to academic success. For this reason, we offer separate 1 to 1 programs specifically tailored to the needs of students:

For high school students we also run a special Essential Study Skills 1 Day Workshop at various times throughout the year in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra.

9. I'd Prefer To Attend A Public Course. Where And When Are The Next Ones?

Our next memory skills/speed reading public courses are taking place shortly in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane.

10. I Work For An Organisation. Can You Deliver This Program At Our Offices?

Yes. For details please Contact Us.


Registering for The Hidden Advantage 1 To 1 Program is quick and easy. Simply complete the brief form below and then hit 'Submit'. We'll then be in touch within 24 business hours for a quick chat to check that the program is right for you and to discuss your preferred coaching times. If you choose to go ahead we will book in the date(s) and ask you to pay for your program via credit card, PayPal or bank transfer.

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Who Uses Gloo Techniques?

Gloo in-house training sessions, public workshops and 1 to 1 programs have been attended by people from many organisations, including the following:


Allied Investment Group
American Express
Bendigo And Adelaide Bank
BMW Financial Services
Choice Home Loans
Commonwealth Bank
Deutsche Bank
DNW Group
Grant Thornton
Halletts Financial Services
Hills Rogers
Macquarie Bank
Merrill Lynch
Morgan Stanley
National Australia Bank
Queensland Investment Corporation
Rodgers Reidy
Shannons Insurance
State Super NSW
State Trustees


Ascent Audit Canberra
Blake Dawson Waldron
CPA Australia
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Gadens Lawyers
GMK Partners
Grant Thornton
Henry Davis York
HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
Institute Of Chartered Accountants
Kelly Partners
KJB Law Canberra
Lawler Partners
Mallesons Stephen Jacques
Pitcher Partners
PKF Chartered Accounting
Thomson Geer

Business Services/Industrial

Airmaster Australia
Alstom Australia
APA Group
Associated Grain
Australian Council For International Development
Australian Institute For Commercialisation
Australian Vinyls
BAE Systems
BWM Advertising
CBG Systems
Cisco Systems
Citadel Group
Clover Fields
Colmar Brunton
Control Equipment Pty Ltd
Corporate Risk Ratings
Delta Agribusiness
Green Light Media
HSY Autoparts
K.W. Doggett
Konnect Digital
Mobility Engineering
National Protective Services
Pitt And Sherry
PM Partners Group
Primary Communications
Rio Tinto
Recovery Partners
Snowy Hydro
SP Ausnet
Sylvan Australia
Tanna Partners
Texas Productions
The Pharmacy Guild Of Australia
Vector NZ
Vemco Services
Water Wise Trucks Australia
Weir Minerals
Worley Parsons


Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure
Belle Property
Brookfield Multiplex
CBS Prjoects
Davids Real Estate
Desyne Developments
First National
Hansen Yuncken
Hocking Stuart
Inspire Concrete
Jones Lang Lasalle
JP Dixon
Lean Field Developments
Look Property Group
Love Real Estate
Matrix Group
McVay Real Estate
McGrath Real Estate
Nelson Alexander Real Estate
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Plantation Homes
Ray White Group
The Planning Group
Williams Real Estate
Your Empire
Your Style Homes


ABC Radio
Alfred Health
Ardoch Youth Foundation
Assessments Australia
Aspen Medical
Atherton Hospital
Citywide Fitness
Girl Guides Australia
Hills Street Group
Jenny's Early Learning Centre
Lantern Clubs
Life Without Barriers
Medecins Sans Frontieres
Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation
Mayne Health
Melbourne City Mission
National Surgical Corporation
NSW Ambulance
NSW Nurses And Midwives' Association
Queensland Health
Rapid Personal Training
Royal District Nursing Service
Royal Australasian College Of Physicians
Samaritan Foundation
SDA Church
TEAR Australia
Ted Noffs Foundation
The Spine Centre Brisbane
Vision Personal Training
WorkCover Queensland
WorkCover NSW

Federal Government

Airservices Australia
Australian Bureau Of Statistics
Australian Defence Force
Australian Federal Police
Australian Research Council
Australian Taxation Office
Attorney-General's Department
Commonwealth Ombudsman
Commonwealth Treasury
Defence Material Organisation
Department Of Agriculture And Water Resources
Department Of Communications And The Arts
Department Of Corrections NZ
Department Of The Environment
Department Of Defence
Department Of Education
Department Of Families, Housing, Community Services And Indigenous Affairs
Department Of Foreign Affairs And Trade
Department Of Health
Department Of Human Services
Department Of The Environment
Department Of The Prime Minister And Cabinet
National Museum Of Australia
Productivity Commission
Royal Australian Air Force
Royal Australian Navy
Royal Military College Duntroon

Local Government

Audit Office of New South Wales
Bayside City Council
Brimbank City Council
Cardinia Shire Council
City Of Canterbury
City Of Melbourne
City Of Port Phillip
City Of Stonnington
City Of Whittlesea
City Of Yarra
City Of Sydney
Coffs Harbour City Council
Crime And Misconduct Commission QLD
Department Of Community Safety QLD
Department Of Education VIC
Department Of Education NSW
Department Of Environment ACT
Department of Environment VIC
Department Of Human Services VIC
Department Of Justice QLD
Department Of Planning And Community Development VIC
Department Of Premier And Cabinet QLD
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Fire and Rescue NSW
Hydro Tamanina
Inner West Council
Infrastructure Association of Queensland
Isaac Regional Council
Kingston City Council
Lake Macquarie City Council
Liverpool City Counci
Macedon Ranges Shire Council
Mackay Regional Council
Mitchell Shire Council
NSW Environment Protection Authority
NSW Police Force
NSW Public Service Commission
Parliament Of Victoria
Parliament Of Queensland
Penrith City Council
Port Authority Of NSW
Queensland Ambulance Service
Roads and Maritime Services NSW
Shoalhaven City Council
State Revenue Office Victoria
Strathbogie Shire Council
Victorian Auditor-General's Office
Victorian Curriculum And Assessment Authority
Victoria Police
Wyndham City Council


Academic Colleges Group NZ
Academy of Mary Immaculate Melbourne
Alexandra Secondary College
Ambrose Treacy College Brisbane
Australian Catholic University
Australian Institute Of Applied Sciences
Australian National University
Authentic Education
Bond University
Box Hill TAFE
Cabramatta High School
Catholic Education Office
Condell Park High School
Cromwell Secondary College NZ
Donvale Christian College Melbourne
Farm Cove Intermediate School NZ
Geelong Grammar School
Grace College Brisbane
Healesville High School
Jannali High School
Lavalla Catholic College Traralgon
Lilydale High School
Massey University NZ
Melbourne Business School
Mental Blank
Macquarie University
Monash University
Mooroolbark College
Preshil Senior School Kew
Pymble Ladies' College
Queensland University Of Technology
Rosebank College Sydney
Saudi Student Association Brisbane
South West TAFE Victoria
St Aloysius College Sydney
St Clare's College Canberra
Sydney Medical School
Sydney University
Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College
University Of Canberra
University Of Melbourne
University Of Newcastle
University Of New South Wales
University Of Queensland
University Of Southern Queensland
University Of Sydney
University Of Technology Sydney
University Of The Third Age
Upper Yarra Secondary College
Victoria University
Western Sydney University
Yarra Hills Secondary College


Corporate Training And Life Coaching Institute
Entrepreneurs Organisation
Fusion Workforce
McMillan Staff Development
Ontrack Employment
Rogen International
Young Presidents Organisation
Young Professionals Network Tasmania


Accor Hotels
Australia Post
Boost Juice Bars
City West Water
Costa Group
David Jones
McDonalds Australia
Mercury Telephones
North Melbourne Football Club
Origin Energy
Princess Cruises
Victorian Amateur Football Association
Yarra Trams
Yoram Gross Films

Need A Little Help?

If you are interested in speed reading but need a little help to decide which training option is right for you, then contact us for a quick chat about your situation. Call us on 02 9089 8892 or if you prefer Contact Us via email.