The five fastest typists in the world share their tips on how to increase your typing speed and improve from a casual typist to a very fast typist.
With so many people trying to improve their typing skills, speed, accuracy and overall work performance, the top typists from the Ultimate Typing Championship 2020 weigh in with their secrets, many of which fly in the face of what your typing teacher taught you in school.
The Temperature of your Room or Office
In many offices there is a constant battle with the thermostat, with some people who prefer a cooler temperature while they work, and others who freeze and want it warmer. Emre “Eiko” Aydin, the 3rd Place finisher in the Ultimate Typing Championship 2020 explains his thoughts on what he believes is the ideal temperature for faster typing speeds.
Will a New Keyboard Dramatically Increase your Typing Speed?
Some believe that by swapping your keyboard you will dramatically increase your words-per-minute when typing. This comes from the idea that membrane keyboards are simply inferior to mechanical keyboards which can have n-key rollover capabilities (the ability to press multiple keys down at once). See what the 4th Place UTC 2020 semifinalist, Kathy “Laani” Chiang has to say about this theory.
Should you use the Home Row Method to Type?
The home row typing method has been taught around the world for over a since at least 1888, when Frank Edward McGurrin, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City, Utah who taught typing classes, reportedly invented home row touch typing. But is the the home row method the way the top typists in the world actually type? We hear from Sean “arenasnow” Wrona, the former 2010 Ultimate Typing Champion and 2nd Place finisher in the 2020 Ultimate Typing Champion, as well as the winner of the 2020 Ultimate Typing Championship, Anthony “Chak” Ermolin on the home row method, in one of the most prevalent and controversial topics in speed typing today.
Using Multiple Fingers to Type Each Letter
If you’ve ever wondered how some of these typists have been able to type at what seem like impossible speeds, this may be one of the reasons. In every typing class in the world, students are taught to always use the same finger to type a single letter, but does this make you a fast typist? This does not seem to be the case based on the secrets from 5th Place finishers (tie) in the 2020 UTC, Izzy Aroeti and Brandon Vielle. They claim that by learning to move your fingers around the keyboard, based on the word you are typing.
Blast Music While you Type
Another secret many coders and typists have used for years is to listen to their favorite music. Watch as Kathy “Laani” Chiang discusses that she loves to blast EDM when she types, even though she doesn’t normally listen to EDM. Here’s a EDM playlist she suggested if you’d like to try it yourself.
Watch the full video to see all the secrets, tips and tricks from top typists in the world.