Wholebrain Memory Skills and Speed Reading

by Michael Lum

Why You Should Attend This Course

Forgot where you put your keys, name of the person you just met or your mother-in-law’s mobile number? Memory techniques are an additional core skill to acquire. Many mistakenly believe memory decline with age. People with excellent memories are perceived to be smart, trustworthy and high in EQ. Yes, your brain can be trained to remember more efficiently. Store the facts in your mental filing cabinets and retrieve them as and when you need them.

Do you wish you can read major newspapers within an allocated timeslot daily? And the bestselling books? Reading comprises an essential part of your daily life. Speed reading is one of the 21st-century core skills you must acquire. Speed reading is the art of recognizing and absorbing phrases rapidly without much reduction of comprehension.

Presently, you probably read between 200 to 270 words per minute. You will take 90 to 120 seconds to read an A4 page. The good news is you can lift your foot off your brakes, step on the accelerator and double or even triple your reading speed by just adopting five good habits of wholebrain speed reading.


At the end of the two-day interactive workshop, participants will

  1. Eliminate poor reading habits
  2. Install efficient reading habits and double your reading speed

Use differentiated memory techniques to remember and recall more efficiently.

Memory Skills

  • Exploring Memory
  • Concerns about memory
  • Why people forget

How Memory works

  • Types of Memory – episodic, semantic, procedural and prospective
  • Organizing information
  • Repetition and role-learning

Traditional Memory Techniques

  • Mnemonics
  • Chunking
  • Association
  • The Roman Room
  • Link and Story
  • Alphabet
  • Number-Rhymes

Speed Reading

  • History of speed reading
  • Your reading speed
  • Types of reading

Speed Reading Logistics

  • Reading environment and lighting
  • Reading aids
  • Reading postures

Speed Reading Techniques

  • How to break a book and turn its pages
  • Retrospective vs Prospective Reading
  • Five causes of slow reading
  • Five methods to double your reading speed

This program is designed for executives who increase their daily productivity through memory techniques and speed reading.

Michael Lum holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from National University of Singapore and a Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. To hone in his skills, he pursued a Graduate Diploma (Training and Development) from Civil Service College. Presently, he is completing a Master in Professional Education (Training and Development) in Nanyang Technological University.

For the last 20 years Michael has been speaking in various management topics both in Singapore and in the region. Michael is also an associate faculty with Singapore University of Social Sciences and UPH Indonesia where he teaches Strategic Management and Negotiation Strategies.

He is an associate trainer with Nanyang Technological University, Institute of Chartered Accountants and Centre for Behavioral Studies. He was also an associate trainer with National University of Singapore Extension for 17 years.

Michael is a certified trainer with American Board of NLP (Neuro-linguistics Programming), American Management Association International trainer, Louis Allen Leadership Program, Body Language Micro-Expressions and HRDF in Malaysia. An Associate Certified Coach with International Coaching Federation, he is also an IACT stress management consultant, NGH hypnotherapist, Laughter Yoga instructor, Distinguished Toastmaster and a 6 Seconds EQ trainer. He is a member of Global Speakers Federation.

A wordsmith in his spare time, Michael is the bestselling author of “I Once Wore Diapers”, “Who Broke My Rice Bowl?”, “From Beggars to Millionaires” and “Make the World Your Oyster!”. The first book is translated into 4 languages. He is a regular contributor in management to Recruit, Straits Times.

In recognition of his selfless social contribution for his free workshops amongst mid-life retrenched workers and singles, he was awarded ABC True Hero 2003, a social enterprise award pioneered by ABC Stout. Michael is interviewed regularly by the press, radio and TV for his work.

Stephen C. Lundin, PhD, author of 5 million copy best-selling FISH! describes “Michael as a consummate storyteller. He is passionate about his work and the role of stories as teaching tools.”

Dr Marshall Goldsmith, No: 1 Coach in the world, testifies “Michael is empathetic and purposeful trainer who causes attitudinal changes in his workshops. He places a sand in your oyster, irritates and transform you to a pearl.”


18 – 19 Nov 2021

Course Fee


The class offers in-class or virtual learning
  • Time: 9am – 5pm
  • MIS Member enjoy 10% Discount
  • Register for 8 or more participants to enjoy 10% Group Discount