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Why you are listening to the wrong music at work?


In the last 7 years, the ICEEfest 2016 speaker Will Henshall has devoted his time to finding the best solutions to increase the level of attention when you are studying, working or reading. All through music.

“The right music at the right place at the right time”, these are the coordinates from which focusatwill.com is buid. A company where studying human brain activity combines with the latest audio technologies to provide the necessary tools to increase our performances.

Why do you listen the wrong music at work.

Will’s curiosity regarding the passion of listening to music when reading underlies the concept that Focus@Will is now.

He used his musical knowledge and turned to neuro-specialists to see how effective it is to listen to music when your attention is mainly given to another topic.

“Music is built to draw attention to the conscious part of the human brain. That’s why the music we like and listen every day, really should be avoided at work”,

Will Henshall

The specialists from Focus@Will created/ remixed an impressive musical base that covers multiple types of human needs.

Whether you like the style more alert or on the contrary you want to hear something more casual, in terms of Will, it’s all about two things when you want to focus better: music without voice and without instruments like saxophone or guitar electric.

All of these activates the fun areas of the human brain, which is not exactly in the spirit of efficiency at work 😉

Tips to be more efficient at work:

  • Take a short break after every 90 minutes
  • Choose a confortable chair / armchair
  • Never sit with your back to the front door
  • Ignore social media activity
  • Never listen your favorite music

These ideas are excerpts from his speech at the TEDx Brussels.

Don’t forget, Will Henshall is the founder of the band Londonbeat.

It’s pretty easy to remember them because they had two No. 1 hits on Billboard: “I’ve been Thinking About You” (1991) and “Come Back” (1995).

Will’s speech @ICEEfest: June 9, 12.30/ Innovation Stage 1.


Daniel Marton


Daniel Marton

After 3 years as a radio reporter (back in 2003), Daniel has experienced some other options that media can offer: 2 years as a special reporter (print), 2 years as a news commentator (tv), 2 years as an editor-in-chief (online) plus another 5 years as an online manager (digital). Since 2016, he is a freelance journalist, delivering documented articles and creative ideas for any kind of media. Ever since then, Daniel joined the iCEE.fest family, as a contributing editor for iCEE.news.

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