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Time Is Money: Are You Ready to Earn More?

Studies show that the average office worker has 96 hours of work piled on the desk on an average day, and only about 45 minutes to spend on it. Hidden in those piles (whether they are electronic or paper based) are decisions that are pending - delayed due to overload. 63% of important organizational decisions are delayed because of lack of necessary information. In truth, it is not that the information is not available. The problem is that people can not digest the information at hand so that it can be intelligently decided upon in a timely manner. Are you suffering from this overload? Here's a sure way to get to the bottom of this problem.

Numerous workplace surveys indicate that the average office worker spends at least 4 hours a day reading, with at least 3 of those hours spent on workplace critical types of material - e-mail, manuals, memos, internet searches, reports, etc. It should be noted that a key word in that last sentence was "critical" to getting the job done. After building in time for meetings, phoning, voice mail, and other actual productive tasks, it's no wonder why so many people look back on their day and wonder, "where did it go?" If you're feeling overloaded, you're right.

The Problem

If you are part of today's workforce, more is constantly being asked of you. Change is what makes the organization grow and be successful. Each change means more information to comprehend. However, the skills you need to stay abreast of all this information have not changed since you were in early elementary school. Think back to those early years of your reading skill development. You probably were taught to read individual words first, and then blended them together in a sentence. Your parent or teacher monitored your skills when you read aloud. That continued until about the 3rd or 4th grade. At that point your schooling changed. You were given content subjects like history, or science. Your reading was focused on reading stories and comprehending. But your approach remained the same - see, say, hear, know. Although you are probably not reading aloud, you are still using a four step process of seeing individual words, saying the words (although probably in your head), hearing the words, and then finally understanding them. It is still a slow deliberate process which can lead to having to re-read because your mind wanders. This causes further problems including lack of retention. Using this standard approach will always keep you behind in your reading needs! Your speed will never exceed about 200-300 words per minute (you should know that average rate of speech is just slightly less than that. In other words, you can only read as fast as you speak). You'll never achieve the competitive advantage you need to master your field of work. Reading with this traditional approach will not enable you to stay up with the competition. To succeed in the workplace today, you must be able to cut through massive loads of data and information in a manner that will enable you to comprehend, recall, synthesize and act on that knowledge. That's what the competitive advantage is.

Are you overloaded with information? Do you have too much e-mail to respond effectively and efficiently? Are you fearful of falling behind your peers in keeping up with what's going on in your organization, field, or industry? Are you considered a "cog" in you organization because you're not keeping up? Does your inbox overflow with stuff that you don't have enough time to get to? Do you want to easily read through the newsletters, journals, magazines etc that are essential for being better informed? Do you want to take courses or get certifications, but fear not being able to keep up? Does technical information overwhelm you? Do you find you forget what you have read?

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The Cure

To fix this problem, the cure is obvious. Today we need a new approach to reading and information management. The skills you were taught are not adequate for today's environment. The good news is that your brain/mind is capable of processing in the thousands of words per minute range. Think about that. What if you could bridge the gap between your current reading rate and the speed of thought? Reading well is quite simply, "the mind's ability to understand and respond to printed symbols." In other words, moving from the 4 step see-say-hear-know to see-know. Unless your speed from the test above was over 400+ words per minute range, you are probably still focusing on individual words for each eye stop, or fixation. Mechanically, the eyes can take in more, but you haven't learned that yet. To cure your information overload problem, you need a new approach. There is hope and a cure - Dynamic Reading.

Why Dynamic Reading

Dynamic Reading is not new. Although we continue to research, test, and improve, the basic techniques date back through the history of reading improvement, including our great mentor Evelyn Wood. Evelyn Wood's passion for reading and reading improvement for all, including those at the edge of dropping out of the educational system, was an inspiration to all who met her, and was trained under her. However, Ms Wood discovered her method almost accidentally through her own personal experience. Instruction was done in a rather mechanical fashion without understanding the how and why. Brain research has uncovered an enormous amount of data that has led ProductivElearn.com to be able to blend much of the old approach with new understandings of how the mind absorbs, responds, and stores information into a more effective instructional approach. Most "speed reading" programs focus primarily on the mechanics of reading - getting the eyes to move more efficiently. Little or no attention is given to comprehension. Comprehension is the primary focus of this program. What does it matter if you go through something at ten gazillion words per minute if you don't understand anything from it? This program is a blend of both aspects of reading - speed, or mechanics, and comprehension! You will learn how to attack a variety of different types of information and get what you need from it. You will learn a new approach to reading comprehension that is consistent with brain research on how the mind best absorbs information. This includes technical information as well as journals and trade magazines, e-mail, non-fiction books, newspapers, online reading and more.

Why Online and Not Live, or Send a CD?

We do live training! However, many people have a difficult time arranging the time and finances to do that. Putting the program online allows anyone with access to a pc to work at the program in shorter time frames. Providing the program over the web allows for interaction from a real live person to serve as your coach. It's the next best thing to live training. Shipping off a cd or workbook and tapes leaves all the learning up to you. If you get stuck on a technique or concept, there is no help! Perhaps you could go to the site and search through the FAQs, but no one is monitoring your work for a personalized approach. Online delivery allows us to see how you are doing with the various exercises. We can then guide you on to success.

Is Coaching Necessary and How Much Does that Cost?

Coaching is not necessary. However, if you're like most people, getting some feedback is helpful to keep your motivation going as well as guiding any corrections you might need. Think of the last time you tried to learn something entirely by yourself? Were there times you got frustrated? Did you feel like giving up? Did you give up? A simple chat with an expert, either online, by phone, through e-mail, or through the "student data center" can make all the difference to your mastering this new approach. The "student data center" allows us to view your progress on the exercises and allows you to comment on your experiences. We create an online dialogue with you. This type of connection to your coach makes a world of difference especially when you are developing new skills into more effective habits. Our coaching process can make the difference in your success or failure. You will not find this anywhere else. The value is priceless, that is, if you really need to manage information as part of your career success. The price for coaching is free. We know of no other program that does this.

Your Return on Your Investment

Click Here to Calculate the Cost of Your Reading As you can see, if reading is important to your personal development or job success, you will regain your cost of the program with the efficiencies you gain even before you finish the program. Besides, you have nothing to lose! We guarantee your success! Happy reading!

 

 

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