Can new speed-reading technology help with training? Try it out for free…

Speed Reading for Training

Sam Russell

By: Sam Russell – September 2015

An American software development firm ‘Spritz’ has been busy developing an amazing piece of software that could revolutionise the way we read…at RBS we’re already putting our heads together to work out how we could use this amazing new piece of technology to assist with workplace training.

Basically, what the Spritz software does is format the words in a way that is more in sync with the way the human eye naturally identifies words.

According to Spritz the ‘Optimal Recognition Point’ or ‘ORP’ is the letter of a word slightly to the left of the center of each word and is the point that the human brain deciphers each mix of letters.

Amazingly, the Spritz software identifies the ORP of each word and makes that letter red to further attract the eye’s attention, then presents the ORP of each word we see at the same place on the reader.

This means that our eyes don’t have to move at all and we’re therefore able to process the information MUCH faster than when reading normally, which requires more time to decode each word.

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Sounds incredible? Check it out for yourself and see what you think…

250 words per minute:

250 WPM

350 words per minute:

350 WPM

500 words per minute:

500 WPM

Click here to go to the Spritz website

About the author:

Sam Russell is the Director of Client Services and Business Development for Rhodes Business School, widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading business and leadership training organisations and a premier sponsor of The Australian L&D Network and Learning Matters Magazine. Click here for more information or call 1300 746 287.

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