Welcome to Day 27 of our 30 Days To Faster Thinking, a free guide to help you unlock your potential to more nimble thinking and to strengthen your focus and attention for a better memory — in just a few minutes each day.
How quickly do you speak? Most people speak about 60 words per minute. When they get excited they can verbalize up to 120 words per minute. But, the world’s fastest speakers can produce over 600 words per minute. Verbal fluency is a skill that is critical to many aspects of daily living tied to better brain health, including intellectual pursuits and social engagement. While you don’t want to converse at a rapid-fire rate, maintaining your rate of speech, which includes challenge to attention, processing speed, word retrieval and memory, can be a key factor to staying sharp every day.
Try This Now:
Take time today to practice speaking as fast as you can. Grab a book or a newspaper and read aloud a section. Time yourself and see how many words you can speak aloud in one minute.
Continue your speed speaking skills as much as possible. Let’s see if you can speak as fast as an auctioneer!