With so many mediums to choose from to learn how to speed read such as books, audios, software, videos, etc., why should you consider needing a live personal coach? After all, you already know how to read, so why not save yourself the extra money? The answer uncovers the difference in learning about speed reading and learning mastery and actually achieving it.

Perhaps the simplest reason would be to reflect on your own past learning experience of trying to master any complex set of skills, for example a musical instrument. How successful were you trying to master it without a live teacher or coach? Imagine you wanted to become a master of the piano. Could you achieve mastery without the intervention of someone who could watch you and give you feedback on your specific performances and to intervene when you get discouraged, or way off track?

Reading well and speed reading mastery is a complex set of cognitive or learning skills. Mastery requires the learner to behave and perceive in a very different manner than what you has habitually done reading in your traditional approach. Your traditional approach to reading has created a set of habits that are extremely difficult to break and transform. Your brain/mind naturally resists change.

What will you do when you get confused or frustrated, which is a normal part of all learning, unless you have a coach?

The coach is a translator and guide of your movement towards learning mastery, who knows the road map to your goal, who is with you in "the car" of your mind during your journey, correcting your smallest deviations from the right direction before you get deep into unknown fields and lost, and giving up. The coach is someone who is with you when you get into a dark area of confusion and frustration and who gives you a personal emotional and mental support through all your hard times of learning something that is complex, but very worthwhile.

Your coach is someone to whom you become accountable for actually taking consistent action towards your goal, especially when the inertia of your mind and natural human tendency towards laziness may take hold of you.

A coach is your friend and healer, your support and knowledge provider, your inspiration and consolation, your adviser and corrector to whom you can complain not only about your errors in movement towards your goals, but also get the needed acknowledgement when you are in that uncomfortable transition process when it seems like little progress is happening.

Your coach is someone who shares the moment of excitement when you reach your goals and someone who takes your psycho-emotional pain when you fail, and helps you to get your hope back and keep moving forward which so often happens with achieving something great – a more powerful brain and mind that comes with speed reading/learning mastery.

Just as learning to master a musical instrument takes time so does speed reading and learning mastery. So look for a program that continues over a longer period of time, not just a one day, or 2 day program. You may get some benefit from those, but probably not mastery. Neuro-science has shown that real brain changes can happen with consistent training over longer periods. Look for that type of structure for your learning experience.

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Author's Bio: 

Ed Caldwell is the creator and publisher of the "Masters Online Program: Dynamic Reading, Memory, and Recall" and other live and web-based learning programs. As former National Director of Instruction and Certification for the world famous Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics program, Ed has 30 years experience teaching and testing new strategies to help people from all walks of life learn to read more efficiently. Trainer, speaker, and writer, he can be contacted at inquiry@productivelearn.com. Having trained tens of thousands of people, he has mastered the art of the coaching, especially when learning speed reading. Ed is the creator and president of Productive Learning Systems, Inc, and ProductivElearn.com, Inc. You can learn more tips and truths about speed reading and get a free ebook,"The 10 Top Mistakes When Learning Speed Reading."at www.speedreadingtips.com

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