Learning should be a life long endeavor, that is, if you want to get the most out of life. What if you could learn even more than anyone else? Do you think that would benefit you? Do you think that would provide you with an immediate advantage over anyone else in your competitive market? Well, this article is proof that super learning can be done.
Here are 3 ways to learn more of “anything” in just half the time (aka super learning). We’re going to cover accelerated speed video learning, audio and even reading (yes, you can learn how to speed read, but there are digital tools which make this a snap).
Play video at double speed using a tool called vlc, which is a free video player that is similar to others you might be familiar with such as windows media player or quicktime. Windows media player disables sound when you attempt to view a video at double speed, which, in my opinion, is a flaw that Microsoft should look into fixing.
VLC, however, will play video and audio at double speed, which sounds very strange at first, but once you get used to it, you’ll never look back as you’ll be able to consume more content in half the time or, more succinctly, you can basically cram in double the info in the same amount of time, so why not learn two concepts at the same rate that it would have taken you to learn one?
Not surprisingly, you can do the same thing with digitized audio. Tools, such as audacity make this easy to format and is highly recommended. The great thing about learning things at double speed via audio, is that audio learning is a lot more passive as you can do other things while downloading the content in your brain.
Imagine learning while commuting too and from work, while driving, riding a bicycle, on public transportation or whatever. You could be exercising, doing chores, errands or any number of other activities that don’t require your full attention to accomplish. Make the most use out of this time to learn a lesson. This concept probably makes this technique more valuable than originally conceived. Its learning on steroids. Next time you find yourself doing something mindless that will allow you to listen to a lesson as you do the activity, why not put on a double speed mp3 lesson of some sort?
Finally, speed reading, which has long been a topic of fascination and great interest for life learners, has always been difficult to teach due to the various speeds that people seem to absorb reading content concepts. On average, most people read at about 300 words per minute. Now, it doesn’t take your eye that long to actually recognize each word, but it does take your mind a little while to process its meaning plus there is a little known nuance called sub vocalization going on that actually forces you to sit on a word longer than need be.
Sub-vocalization is the process by which we literally say the word we’re reading internally in our head, but we’re imagining ourselves saying the word out loud, which we all know it takes longer to verbalize a word than to just read it. What we have to do is train ourselves to discard or bypass this sub-vocalization, which is rather a timely process to learn, but thankfully there are tons of FREE software programs out on the web that makes this a snap, such as one of my favorites, Spreeder, which you can find by visiting Spreeder.com. Its highly recommended that you check it out for yourself and I can just about guarantee you’ll see an instant improvement right after the first use of the software.
Well, now you know exactly how to learn anything you want in half the time so why not go out and master these new skills, put them into active use and see if you don‘t now possess a usable skill that will allow you to leave your competition in the dust.