Preparing a good speech or presentation takes time and focus, both of which are often in short supply these days. In this post, I’d like to offer you a suggestion that might help you with the latter.
For the past year or two, I have used the website Noisli to help me concentrate when working on speeches or presentations or this blog. In fact, I am using it right now as I write this post.
The site is simple and easy to figure out. Currently, you have a selection of 16 different sounds. In the image, you can see the first four: rain; thunder; wind; and forest sounds. Among the other sounds are a flowing river, waves on the shore, a passing train, a crackling fire and a coffee shop.
You can let Noisli choose a combination for you by selecting the Random, Productivity or Relax buttons. Or, you can create your own combination. Simple click on the icon of the sounds you want and then adjust the volume. In the image, I have selected rain and thunder, with thunder being louder. If you don’t like a sound, just click the icon again to turn it off.
My favourite combination is rain, thunder and the coffee shop. There is something about that mix that really helps me focus. I don’t see the time pass and I get a lot accomplished. Play around and see what works for you.
I have written at length about the power and importance of good preparation for a speech or presentation. In order to prepare well, you need to be able to focus. If you sometimes find that a challenge, Noisli might just be a solution.