Screen-Smart - Digital Literacy

This is a practical In-house training course in managing electronic information, including more than 30 exercises and activating new visual and kinesthetic learning habits.


This is a practical course in managing electronic information, including more than 30 exercises and activating new visual and kinesthetic learning habits. Reading electronic text, e-mails and web pages on a computer screen is different to reading text from a book and is often 30-50% slower. That’s why Screen-Smart training provides tried-and-tested principles for increasing effectiveness and is important no matter what industry you are in as it is designed to immediately improve your organisation’s productivity.

Our delegates improve from an average of 225 words per minute to over 400wpm reading information on the screen.

Over the last ten years thousands of European business professionals, on all levels, have participated and benefited from “Screen-Smart”. Those include Oracle, LM Ericsson, IBM, Telefonica, SAP, Cisco Systems, PWC, HP, Microsoft and various governmental organisations.

  • Learn how to manage the glut of digital information
  • Learn digital reading techniques to improve your productivity by 30 – 100%
  • Present a technical book within 12 minutes
  • Manage e-mails once – be effective
  • Find information quickly

Who should attend?
Any individuals or teams reading information on the computer screen for more than 2 hours per day will benefit from the session and improve their productivity dramatically.

Your next step is to call us now on +44 (0)20 7729 6677 or email us at or use our contact form and find out how we can help. There are no commitments, and if we cannot help our advice and recommendations are free of charge.

Sample Programme

½ day Programme

  • Trying 5 different proven techniques for Speed-reading e-mails and other documents directly off your computer screen. (All delegates will see immediate improvement over the morning).
  • Finding the information you want faster from the mass of electronic data

1 day programme

As above plus

  • Selecting, scanning, understanding and remembering key messages
  • Reducing work-related stress by improving the ergonomics of the work environment
  • Presenting a technical book within 12 minutes
  • To effectively manage web pages by changing reading speed and the approach

Recommended trainers

Tarmo Toikka, MBA (born in Helsinki, Finland) has trained thousands of business people in Screen-Smart techniques in Europe. He has established his own training company in Spain in 1997. Before this he was employed by various multinational companies such as IBM, Nokia and Instrumentarium. Tarmo has written the first book on digital reading titled “Screen-Smart”. It was first published in Finland in the end of 2005. A brand new version titled “Effective Screen Reading” was introduced by HRD Press to the US and Canadian market in March 2009.

*Kevin Hard* is an accredited performance consultant looking at innovative ways to improve performance and productivity in organisations. . Kevin has over 30 years experience in all areas of business including Corporate, Start-ups and supporting organisations in their growth strategies in the UK and abroad.