Communication speed test: speaking vs. reading

The optimal rate of speaking intelligibly has been identified as 150-160 words per minute. On the other hand, the average reader reads at about 230 words per minute. Humans have multiple senses that serve as channels of communication, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. We may be able to read faster than we speak, but speed is only one dimension of communication. Anyone who has read a Shakespeare play or the transcript of a speech knows how much more meaning can be conveyed by the spoken word over the printed word.

Modern technology has similarly given us multiple means of communication through different combinations of platforms, protocols, services, and devices. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses. Entefy’s universal communicator works seamlessly with multiple channels of communication to optimize your digital experience.