# Speed of Speech Calculators

Speed of Speech calculators to time the lenght of your stump and to calculate your personal rate of words per minute. Plus: a Speed Ratio Chart. Handy tools for public speakers who have to perform on stage - from high school students and Toast-master International members to professional writers! Here you can easily:

1. Calculate the length of your text in minutes and seconds;
2. Time your personal number of words per minute;
3. Look up how many words you need for 1 to 10 minute speech topics.

 The speed of speech of most public speakers can vary from 80 up to 160 words per minute. Look closely to several important rating factors and pointers that influence a normal pace in class for example... In general, we could state that you speak Slow when you score 80 to 100 Words Per Minute.The Average talking frequency of human beings is 120 WPM.And a Fast acceleration pace is 140 to 160 WPM.

STEP 1. Calculate The Length of Your Text

Copy and paste your text here, enter, and see the total number of words:

Number of words:

Don't know your speed of speech? Use the tool in step 2!

The approximate length is:

STEP 2. Calculate Your Speaking Words Per Minute

First: Read the example text in the form below out loud (400 words) and time it with the Timer.

Second: Type the exact number of seconds in the box below.
Now push Calculate. And there you are: your personal speed of speech.

That's all!
Sure you can type in another word count, for example you have written by yourself.
You can use the Length Calculator in step 1 above. Just copy and paste your words there, enter, and you see the word count!

1. Start the timer.

2. Read the sample text out loud, like you are delivering an oral address.

3. Stop the timer.

4. Now enter the exact number of seconds in the little box below.

Enter the exact number of seconds you have timed:

= seconds

Enter the word count:
(the default example above counts 400 words, change the number in the box for your own texts)

= word count

Your Personal Rate of Speaking Words Per Minute:

STEP 3. How Many Words For 1 to 10 Minute Presentations?

Discover how many words (approximately) your need to speak in the allotted time. Remember: 120 WPM is the average pace for most public speakers. WPM means Words Per Minute - your speed of speech ratio:

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