Reading Tip #1Don't sound the words out in your mind as you read. This is the foundation of speedreading. If you take the time to pronounce each word as if you were reading the book to someone, then you can only read as fast as you can speak (maybe slightly faster if you try, but not my much). Instead, and this takes lots of practice, simply look at the word and train your mind to recognize what you're looking at. After a while you can feel yourself understanding what's going on, even though there's no sounds, no words, no nothing, just reading at its best. It helps if you put on some relaxing music so you sort of can't hear your inner voice trying to read the words to you.
Reading Tip #2Don't focus on each word as you read a paragraph. Instead of focusing your sight on a word, then on the next, then on the next, and so on and so forth, try looking at the space between two words. By focusing on the white space, train your eye and your brain to capture the image of those two words without ever looking directly at them. As you practice this reading technique, you'll be able to look at a word, but read (capture) that word, and the words to the right and to the left of that word. That means you'll be reading 3 words at a time. Then as you practice more, look at the blank space between, not 2, but 4 words! Train your mind to read 2 words to the left and 2 words to the right of that white space.
Reading Tip #3Don't move your eyes back where it's already been. This is what's being the toughest for me to master. As you focus on certain spots on the page so you can read as many words at a time as you can, be sure to go slow enough that you capture and digest all the words (at least all the important words) that you read. This way you don't waste time moving your eyes back to the left and reading something over again. From what I've read, you should practice the eye fixation part first, being strict with yourself and never moving your eyes back and reading something a second or third time. For the first few days your reading comprehension will be quite low, but your eyes will be getting a good training from the reading technique. With time, as the book promises, the understanding will catch up.
Next time I write I will post some more reading tips and techniques, as well as some bench marking of my current reading speed.