Why we drift off in sermons

Trivia for your information:

The average speaker talks at a rate of 100 – 120 words per minute. We can listen at most at 400 words per minute. But we can read and think at 800 words per minute.

It’s estimated that people listen intently for only three seconds out of each 10-second segment while their minds wander for the other seven seconds.

If you can imagine spoken words like puffs of smoke, disappearing almost as soon as they are put out there, a good speaker would have to blow smoke rings to keep the audience's attention!

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