TARGET READING: A Better Way
A Business Reading Program
■ Our employees already know how to read - why is this program necessary?
■ What will our employees learn in this program?
■ How is Target Reading different from "speed reading" programs?
■ Does this program provide quantifiable results?
■ Can this program be customized?
■ What is the cost?
■ How can Target Reading be delivered to our employees?
|Our employees already know how to read - why is this program necessary?
The reading technique we learned as children was designed to help us comprehend highly structured materials in a predictable and controlled learning environment. As adults we must read large volumes of complex material in a rushed - and sometimes chaotic - work environment.
As a result, adults who don't properly adapt their reading style will experience information overload - a feeling of frustration and helplessness because they believe they don't have enough time to read everything they need to read within stated deadlines. For many adults this can cause a "why do I even bother" attitude that results in a mediocre reading effort - which leads to slower reading speeds, poor comprehension, and a weak critical analysis of the information they read.
|What will our employees learn in this program? (See Sample Outline)
Your employees will learn how to:
► Improve their critical reading and thinking skills
► Improve their concentration skills while reading
► Increase their overall reading speed
► Improve their overall comprehension
► Improve their retention and recall of everything they read
► Find key information quickly and accurately
► Decipher complex reading materials
► Time manage their reading assignments
|How is Target Reading different from "speed reading" programs?
Difference #1 - Reading Speed
This is not a gimmick course. Many "speed reading" programs will show you how to "view" 3,000 words per minute or faster, which is useful for researching or reviewing material, but it is not reading - it is scanning. To read beyond 1,000 words per minute requires you to skip words; when you skip words, you lose comprehension.
As you know, simply having a general understanding of the reading material is not always sufficient. Technical materials, for example, require a slower, more comprehensive reading approach during certain sections. Our reading methods actually work like a car accelerator pedal - your employees will learn how to adjust their reading speed to match the material.
In fact, by the end of this program your employees will see a dramatic improvement in their reading speed and comprehension. As they continue to apply our reading methods, they should be able to exceed 3,000 words per minute for "light" reading or research work, and 600 words per minute for more challenging material.
NOTE: The current average reading speed for adults is 250 words per minute.
View Reading Results (from past participants of this program)
Difference #2 - Reading Comprehension
A fast reading speed improves efficiency only if the reader comprehends the material the first time through. Therefore, this program involves a heavy focus on reading comprehension. We will show your employees how to structure each reading assignment to ensure the pertinent information is moved quickly to their long-term memory for quick comprehension and fast recall.
To help each participant immediately apply this new skill in their current job, they will actually practice our reading strategies on their own work-related documents (while in the training class).
In this program, each participant will receive a comprehensive workbook containing all the reading strategies with worksheets to help them efficiently apply the strategies in their job. In addition, they will have unlimited online access to their instructor for six months following the training class to receive help with any of the reading strategies.
For information on how our programs are different from other training providers, go to Different.
|Does this program provide quantifiable results?
Yes, we administer a pre-test at the beginning of the training class and a post-test at the end. We will also show your employees how to assess their own reading skills in the future through self-testing.
|Can this program be customized?
Yes, Target Reading can be taught "as is" or you can have us modify the content and length to satisfy your organization's specific training objectives. We can also provide day, evening and weekends sessions.
There is not an extra cost for customization and off-hours scheduling.
|What is the cost?
Group Rate: $2,500 (up to 30 participants)
Per Person Rate: $195 (minimum 6 participants)
These rates are all-inclusive - see Training Rates
Add 10% to the listed rates when the class takes place within a major city.
|How can Target Reading be delivered to our employees?
There are four different ways to receive the benefits of our Target Reading program.
This program includes a 1-day training class delivered when and where your employer chooses, and 6 months of online follow-up for each training participant.
For more information, see Training Request - or Contact Us.
This is a self-paced, interactive online program that includes a Strategies Workbook and online access to your own Target Learning instructor for 3 months.
For more information, see Webinars
This seminar is available to the general public and is offered nationwide at public locations (i.e. hotels, event facilities, etc.).
To see if Target Reading is being offered near you, see Public
This is for those who want individual on-site instruction based on a customized learning plan.
For more information, see Coaching