What You'll Get
Read this. Then read this five times faster after a speed-reading class at Iris Reading. For $60, you'll get a one-day, five-hour class (a $200 value) to break old reading habits across the knee with a spinning, backbreaking bookmark, and replace them with more-effective techniques. The courses include strategies for reading technical material and computer-screen speed-reading techniques, making it perfect for business professionals. Iris has taught speed-reading courses to professional firms including HSBC, one of Europe’s largest banks, and Ariel Investments, a Chicago-based asset management firm.
The average person in the United States reads about one Groupon per minute. Iris's website says most students finish the Iris Reading Program reading two to five times faster without losing comprehension. That means an exceptional student could end up reading five Groupons per minute. Speed reading is great for students who have heavy reading assignments, providing an excellent alternative to hauling massive books at trucker speed, wheelbarrow speed, and crane speed. Iris is currently working with several public schools in Chicago to help students learn more efficient reading skills, and undergrads at the University of Chicago and Northwestern successfully completed Iris courses, and now spend less time on textbook reading and more time on speed-reading thousands of Facebook wall posts. Classes are held at the Club Quarters Conference Center in the Loop; click here for dates and times.
Your Groupon gets you the comprehensive five-hour speed reading course, which is more thorough and promises higher results than the one-hour free classes Iris occasionally offers.
Check out Iris Reading's website to view customer testimonials. Here are a few:
- Students have come to the workshops a little skeptical, but they all leave raving about what they learned and how they can use it. We have presented this workshop to all students from 1st years to graduate and professional, and they have all benefited. – Kay Robinson, Assistant Director, Ohio Union, Ohio State University
- Thank you very much for all your help this year. You truly had a significant impact on my productivity as well as many others in Ariel’s research department. You should feel very proud of your contributions to Ariel. Thank you again. – Jason Tyler, Portfolio Manager, Ariel Capital Management
- The experience and outcome was phenomenal! The average student in the class began reading 239 words per minute and ended reading 457 words per minute – results were nearly doubled. – Debra Carson, Program Coordinator, Chicago Summer Business Institute
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 5, 2011. Amount paid never expires. May purchase multiple as gifts. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.