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Speed Reading and Honda

Came across this interesting TV ad by, Honda.

The TV ad uses a speed reading technique that I read about some time ago. The technique forces us to read at a speed that is faster than our internal dialogue. This is important because, we typically read as fast as we speak and by increasing the speed of the text flashing, we’re focussing on reading the text faster than our internal dialogue, to the extent where our internal dialogue can’t keep up. What’s further interesting is that, this doesn’t necessarily affect our ability to absorb information, so, despite reading the text at a faster speed, this doesn’t affect the integrity of our comprehension of the text and therefore, ultimately, we can absorb more information in shorter periods of time.

You of course have to read a speed that is appropriate to your comprehension. Don’t expect to ramp up the speed to 1000 wpm immediately; the more you focus on improving your speed reading skill however, the more you can work towards increasing your WPM comprehension.

Here is a site where you can input your own text to generate text in this format.

Honda certainly make some good adverts. Here’s another I felt I had to post about!

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Be Comfortable With Yourself

Who doesn’t love kids for their imagination, their confidence, their sometimes ‘free-world’ attitude. This video inspires us to be more like them; to be comfortable with ourselves. There’s a lot we can learn from these little people.

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You Need an Attitude Like This

Now this is what you call a great attitude. This young american football player brings some serious motivational speak to his interview, blowing away the two presenters, leaving us all motivated.

“Go meet my Mom and you’ll know who I am…”:

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Honda: The Power of Dreams

Great advertisement by, Honda.

“Let’s see what curiosity can do…”

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Are You A Leader or Manager? Here’s Your Answer

The difference between a Manager and Leader

  • Managers make the rules; Leaders break the rules
  • Managers execute culture; Leaders shape culture
  • Managers avoid conflict; Leaders know there’s no movement without conflict
  • Managers take credit; Leaders give credit
  • Managers make decision; Leaders facilitate decisions, encourage buy-in in a healthy way
  • When it comes to vision; Managers tell and Leaders sell
  • Managers are transactional; Leaders are transformational

SELF ASSESSMENT

Ask yourself:
If my position, title, role or formal authority, were removed; would the people that i’m leading, still gladly follow me?

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.”

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Public Speaking Done Right

Whatever your feelings about Obama, he delivers a great performance.

  • “I’ve won some fights, but I’ve also lost some fights…”
  • “All men are created equal. JUST WORDS? We have nothing to fear but fear itself. JUST WORDS? JUST SPEECHES?”
  • “Don’t tell me words don’t matter. Don’t tell me ideals and inspiration don’t matter. Don’t tell me hope doesn’t matter…”

Great speech.