Chapter 8

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So Glad to See You Looking Ahead!

HyperLearning Has been Designed With Your Optimum Potential and Greatest Focus in Mind!
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Accelerate Your Media Speed Like Neo in The Matrix

Neo: What are you trying to tell me? That I can dodge bullets?

Morpheus: No, Neo. I’m trying to tell you that when you’re ready, you won’t have to.

– Neo and Morpheus in The Matrix

 

YOU CAN COMPREHEND SPEECH MUCH FASTER THAN PEOPLE SPEAK.

Most people speak at 120-160 words per minute (WPM). Book publishers usually recommend that books on tape be spoken at 150-160 WPM.

Here is the amazing EDGE: we can comprehend up to 600-700 WPM. This means that we can put the technology of recorded speech (video or audio) and high-speed playback technology to our extraordinary advantage.

For both video and audio, what this means is that you can listen once at a fraction of the time, or twice in the same time as you would have spent at normal speed.

 

My practice:

1. I watch/listen at 1.3 to 2x speed usually, while taking notes on my computer (usually on a simple text file, but you could use Word or another word processing document). If I need to pause the playback to reflect or take further notes, I can. I can also easily advance back and listen again.

2. I take a break for a few minutes, hours, or even a day.

3. If need be, I listen/watch again at twice speed, or just the sections I know I want to return to.

 

I have either: just saved myself tons of time; and/or I have invested the same time to review the information twice, which makes my recall and understanding 3-5x as great as having listened to the material once at normal speed.

This is a similar practice to PhotoReading: you are taking in the material more than once (in far less time), giving your mind several opportunities to witness, digest, and absorb the information. Amazing.

Video: Watch Videos in Less Time

Let’s look at the simple, powerful technologies for high-speed video playback.

For online video (such as YouTube)

An intuitive and easy program to use called MySpeed is designed for Mac and PC.

Once loaded from MySpeed, the program is automatically available on your computer, and when you are watching a YouTube Video (or other online source) you can adjust a slider to increase the playback rate up to 3x faster, without the speaker sounding like the Chipmunks. Sweet.

I never watch a YouTube or online video at normal speed now (unless it is a major motion picture or my wife is showing me family videos). I always have that MySpeed slider going on the side at 1.3x to 2x the normal speed. I can review far more material in less time. It has saved me hundreds of hours, and increased my ability to absorb more material DRAMATICALLY.

For videos on your own computer hard drive

Apple/Mac Users:

On QuickTime Player, you can play videos at twice (2x) speed automatically by clicking the FF >> button once, and the audio and video remain watchable and totally comprehendible.

Apple/Mac users, you can also increase playback at 10% increments (1.1x, 1.2x, etc.) by holding the “alt/option” button at the bottom of your keyboard

and simultaneously clicking the FF ►► button, once for each 10% increment increase in playback speed.

Very, very handy for HyperLearning and saving loads of time.

PC/Windows Users:

Windows Media Player 12 is designed to replicate many of the features you’d see on a physical home stereo or theater system, complete with a mixer, EQ and other audio tweaking devices.

The software equivalent of the myriad knobs and sliders you’d see on high end stereo equipment are called playback enhancements on Windows Media Player 12.

Using the built-in playback enhancements for Windows Media Player 12, you can adjust and optimize audio and video on the fly to best suit your situation, speaker system and tastes.

To access playback enhancements, you must be in ‘Now Playing Mode’. Click the icon in the bottom-right of the Player Library to switch to ‘Now Playing Mode’.

Next, right-click anywhere in the Now Playing window and choose Enhancements to see the list of available playback enhancements.

Open the Enhancements window by clicking any of the options on the drop-down menu to the right.

You can change the Play speed from the Enhancements menu.

The slider begins at 1.0, which is normal playback. Moving the slider to 0.5 plays at half speed. Moving to a negative number plays the file in reverse. Moving the slider to a number greater than 1.0 speeds up playback. Check the Snap slider to common speeds button to quickly select such speeds as half speed, double speed, etc. You can also choose common speeds by clicking Slow, Normal or Fast in the top-left.

Audio: Listen at Twice Speed (or More)

In case you skipped the last section: you can comprehend speech MUCH faster than people speak.

Most people speak at 120-160 words per minute (WPM). Book publishers usually recommend that books on tape be spoken at 150-160 WPM.

Here is the amazing EDGE: we can comprehend up to 600-700 WPM. This means that we can put the technology of recorded speech (video or audio) and high-speed playback technology to our extraordinary advantage.

Let’s look at the simple, powerful technologies for high-speed audio playback.

Apple/Mac Users:

you can play videos on QuickTime Player at twice (2x) speed automatically by clicking the FF >> button once, and the audio and video remain watchable and totally comprehendible.

Apple/Mac users, you can also increase playback at 10% increments (1.1x, 1.2x, etc.) by holding the “alt/option” button at the bottom of your keyboard

and simultaneously clicking the FF ►► button on QuickTime Player, once for each 10% increment increase in playback speed. Very, very handy for HyperLearning and saving loads of time.

I use this a lot. Even a 10% increase in speed on a talk (which is an imperceptible amount) will save you 6 minutes on a 1-hour talk. For those of you in business, or who are parents – you know how valuable these minutes are.

PC/Windows Users:

See the instructions in the previous section, “Video: Watch Videos in Less Time,” and do the same for audio played with Windows Media Player.

Ipod Touch Users:
Podcasts and AudioBooks

When listening to audiobooks or podcasts on the iPhone or iPod Touch, all you have to do is hit the playback speed icon in the top right section of the screen as you are looking at the track that you are playing. It’s right under the progress bar.

Each time you tap that icon, it will change the playback speed from 1/2 speed, to 1X speed (normal speed), to 2X speed (double speed).

 

 

 

Coming up next time: Chapter 9.1: Reduction and Organization!

Stay Sharp,

David Rainoshek, M.A.

www.RevolutionaryWebinars.com

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