How I Read A Book In 2.5 Hours And Retained The Information – Crazy But Effective
In this article, I’m going to explain how you can read 450 words per minute. So if you’re reading a 250 page book, you’ll read it in about 2 hours flat.
To make it clear, before I tell you this, some people learn faster or better if they have a handheld book, a real book. Other people learn from writing down notes, and other people learn best from audio. I’m a visual person, I learn fastest from writing down notes.
I’ve trained over the past 8 years, to learn from audio, because it’s more convenient, as I don’t want to write notes for everything, for every single thing. I can blow through a lot of books in a couple of hours. You don’t want to spend more than a couple of hours reading a book. I spend 8 hours a week reading books, more or less.
If you open up Acrobat Reader, which you can download for free, there is a readout option (go to the view tab, and select readout loud), and you activate this, and it’ll read the document for you, whatever it is.
You have to have the book in PDF format, which I’m sure you can figure out. To make the playback fast, instead of slow, click on preferences, and select reading, and type in the option to hear 450 words per minute.
At first, it may seem very fast, and it is. It’s pretty much as fast as I can listen to it, while still understanding what they’re talking about, and memorize the parts I want to. Every book I’ve read has a purpose: I want to learn certain lessons, and implement them into my coaching, and maybe incorporate them into my business.
For my purpose, it works really well. If you want to try it out it’s really easy, as there’s free software for you to use. Go ahead, and be sure not to get distracted too much, because it requires near complete focus (about 98% of your attention).