GIVING TO GIVE -- NOT TO GET
My first objective in teaching a student to speed read is to Convince
You that You Can Read Faster -- because you can, and believing you
can is the first step in being able to read faster.
Now I'm thoroughly convinced that you will be reading faster if
you continue to practice the techniques in this book, not just because
I have tripled my speed, but because of the all the people I've
worked with that have doubled and tripled their speed. When I first
started teaching others speed reading, I worked with the girl across
the street and she tripled her speed. I worked with fraternity brothers
at college and they doubled their speed, I worked with little cousins,
older uncles, I went to an old age homes and worked with senior
citizens. I even went into the jails and worked with the inmates.
Everywhere I could find an audience, I worked with them and doubled
or tripled their reading speed. This got me excited and drove me
on to speak to even more people. Everywhere I saw an opportunity
to speak, I was there. I formed groups, had them all meet together,
and took the platform. Before I knew it, groups were asking me to
speak, seeking me out to speak for their organization, club, institution,
learning center, and school. I took every opportunity to speak,
and used it to enhance my presentation ability and the information
I impart. My knowledge of speaking and helping others increased
rapidly. From this experience speaking to groups about positive
techniques they could use to improve their lives, came the very
popular seminar given at high schools and colleges "Better
Grades in Less Time: a Motivational Assembly Presentation."
This seminar is now presented all over the Unites States.
I was pleasantly surprised and delighted with the phone calls I
started receiving from high school principles, teachers, administrators,
college students, and academic deans, asking me to speak at their
schools. The demand was greater than I could meet personally, so
I decided to create this book and cassette tape program which could
be distributed in school libraries and book stores around the country.
I've been excited about this project because now students all across
the world can continually benefit from this research and knowledge.
I receive a tremendous feeling when I find out the news that someone
else who's been exposed to my program has changed their life in
some positive dramatic way. The greatest gift is to be contributing
to helping others daily. I hope I have given to you during our journey
together, something which will help you for the rest of your life.
And I hope from the knowledge you've gained here, that you will
take it upon yourself to share this new knowledge with your friends
and family so that they may benefit as well.
Philosophy for speeches at all schools:
Let's work to help the future leaders of our world. My philosophy
is that learning should be fun. Students not only learn, but laugh
through a program of motivation, education, and laughter.
Results I aim to achieve:
1. Empower students to read faster, and instill confidence in them
that they can accomplish great things.
2. Give students the tips they need for high achievement in school,
and give them the confidence that they can get high grades.
3. Have students leaving my presentations not only knowing what
to do to get better grades, but using the techniques to take control
of their grades, their time, and the quality of their life in general.
4. Have students leaving their experience with me, with a desire
to start going after their dreams that they have been possibly talking
themselves out of.
5. Motivate students to want to help others in some way. Have them
start the attitude of giving, by having students share the techniques
they've learned here with others.
The clock is ticking, and our lives our passing, right now as you're
reading. What will you do with the time you have? I hope your life
is better having spent some time here with me. And I hope you spend
the time you have, not wasting it because of fear, but pursuing
and experiencing the things you want most. Start making things happen
by taking action towards those things you want, right now.