After a childhood speech impediment left him struggling to read, Jordan learned strategies from world leading speed readers to dramatically enhance his reading ability. Jordan now helps others unleash their potential to learn anything faster because he knew that spending hours reading books and watching seminars was not as effective as it could be.
After a childhood speech impediment left him struggling to read, Jordan learned strategies from world leading speed readers to dramatically enhance his reading ability. Jordan now helps others unleash their potential to learn anything faster. Because he knew that spending hours reading books and watching seminars was not as effective as it could be. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
Jordan Harry: How To Read A Book A Day - TEDxBathUniversity
I'd like to introduce you to the person that changed my life. Inform the school. I used to have a speech impediment because I couldn't pronounce the words. I can understand them. Therefore my reading speed suffered and before I knew it reading was my biggest fear. But this woman by hair saw that I had a problem and prioritized taking me to speech therapy every week even if that meant she could never take me on a holiday. This woman is my mother and here is why I started my 15 year speed reading journey. Fast forward to today. I now have an accelerated reading speed of fifteen hundred words per minute which is seven times faster than the average untrained reader. I've taught over 2000 people from over 100 countries. But speed reading isn't unus superpower which only the very few of us can have. Just like any skill it can be learnt. It's easy when you know how but first you need an open mindset. There is no such thing as a bad reader. Just those with bad reading habits. So once you know what habits are holding your readings be back. It's a lot easier to read faster. Now the problem is information overload. The reason is many of us in this room haven't had a class called reading since we were 12. Yet every other subjects such as maths and science has progressively gotten hotter yet we're forced to keep up with this information overload with the reading skills of a 12 year old.
Now the end of today everyone in the room will leave with some of the speed and techniques that I have learned that will help me read not only faster but more effectively. But first let's take a look at those bad habits bad habit number one sub colorization suffer colonization is that little voice in your head that you use from time to time. When you read from a young age many of us are taught to read aloud and as we progress we then read inside our heads. At least I was. Studies have shown the average toucans speed is 250 hundred words per minute. So it's no surprise that the average reading speed is between 200 and 250 words per minute. So the average untrained reader can only read as fast as they can talk. So if we want to read faster we must start to see the words as opposed to hit them and we do this already. Picture this when you see a stop sign the words stop a clearly printed. We don't read the word stuff aloud. We understand the meaning of the word. Therefore we only see a.