Today, it’s hard to buy something without first going to the internet and reading the opinions of others who have used the same product. Amazon, eBay, and other services provide reviews and testimonials from clients who have bought a particular product, be it a TV, a washing machine, a computer….or, in our case, a course.

More than ever before, younger people are choosing to begin their careers by studying in college, while others are taking specialization courses for trade jobs. Still others are learning languages for future careers and personal development. All of these courses require time, energy, and resources—and the desire to continue learning.

Another area that more people are studying is how to improve their mental capacity. This includes improving their memory, rapid reading, and memory maps. But what are the important indications to pursue this successfully? Before anything else, let’s talk about where you’ll learn these strategies: books, videos, or live courses.

At a library, you can find many books on the topic of memory and rapid reading. Unfortunately, many students have become disillusioned through this process. They’ve realized too late that learning about memory techniques and rapid reading through a text or video is not the same as learning this kind of information with a teacher present. The text or DVD doesn’t respond to questions. The mind remains full of doubt about new knowledge, and when you’re in a situation where you may want to apply your new knowledge, you feel more unsure.

There’s only one efficient way to learn new memory techniques, and that’s by participating in a live course.

So how to know which one to choose?

Opinions, opinions, opinions!

However! Not all testimonials are the same. Remain skeptical of opinions that don’t include a name behind them or from someone who makes it impossible to contact them.

Many businesses will write testimonials to promote their own businesses or to say something negative about competition. They’ll do this in a way that makes it impossible to get in touch with them.

For this reason, we will not share testimonials or opinions from students unless they sign their full name and provide a way you can contact them, so you can see that they are real.

Still, testimonials aren’t everything. How do you know if a course is really for you?

Very simple—consider a few characteristics. Today I’m going to demonstrate how to select the right course for you. Look for these characteristics in any course that claims to help you improve your memory and rapid reading.

  1. Look for a course that teaches the most efficient way of learning and provides innovative strategies, such as mnemonics, rapid reading, and mind maps. The Genius course will teach these strategies but will also cover relaxation, concentration, and ways to better approach work and study assignments.
  2. Ask about the ability to take the class again in the future. The ability to retake a class for free is an important part of choosing the right course for you.
  3. Expect guaranteed results. Course leaders should offer guaranteed results from their course. The Genius course gives the possibility to stop if students are not able to apply the techniques that they are using. This is an extremely important part of a course because it shows that instructors must stand behind their material…and students’ ability to learn it.
  4. Expect mastery of material. Probably the most important characteristic is the possibility to learn and become such an expert in the material that you can then go on to help future students learn the techniques and strategies. Many courses don’t offer this, and I warn you: Don’t trust them.
  5. Count popularity numbers. The experience and satisfaction of a large number of clients is the foundation of a solid course selection.  


If a course cannot offer these five characteristics, watch out!