After reading How to Listen Faster, you might be wondering what is the point of listening fast. After all, isn’t enjoying the book more important than consuming all that information at 600wpm (Words Per Minute)?
Listening fast is a superpower ⚡️. Here are some reasons why.
1. You can read more books!
When you listen to an Audiobook at 500wpm, you can read more books than you ever could before as you can listen faster than you read. You can easily train yourself to listen faster using Speechify's Automatic Speed Ramping feature. This helps you to increase your listening speed slightly every 500-1000 words. 📈
As you are able to listen fast, you can consume more information. This also allows you to learn from the best resources available instead of being stuck reading something that you do not enjoy. 😁
Listening fast can also help you to save time while still retaining information if you are used to a fast listening speed.
2. Be more engaged
Founder Cliff Weitzman says that "The key to listening faster is to always challenge yourself to listen at the fastest speed that you can listen at while still comprehending 90% of the text. When you are so used to listening at a certain speed, it starts to get boring. You can combat this by increasing the speed so that you can be more engaged in the material."
This is because listening is a passive process that does not need much effort compared to decoding words on a page. Thus, you have extra bandwidth when you are listening at a normal speed (200wpm) than when you are reading. 🧠
When you listen faster you are challenging yourself and this makes you more engaged as you need to concentrate more in order to understand what you are listening to.
3. Increase retention and comprehension 📝
Speechify not only allows you to listen fast but also provides you with reading super powers. 📄
With Speechify, you can choose to listen and read at the same time. This allows you to double the input helping you to double your retention and comprehension. This allows you to benefit more from reading a book or article in Speechify as you are more likely to recall it later on.
This allows you to train to listen faster and later on listening to books 3x faster than the average person. This makes you 3x more productive and can fit a book a week easily into your busy schedule.
So listen faster on Speechify and reap the benefits today.
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