The overview below provides an indication of the minutes for a speech (based on an average reading speed of 130 words per minute): Words in a 1 minute speech 130 words. Words in a 2 minute speech 260 words. Words in a 3 minute speech 390words.
How to calculate your speaking rate. Speaking rate is often expressed in words per minute (wpm). To calculate this value, you’ll need to record yourself talking for a few minutes and then add up the number of words in your speech. Divide the total number of words by the number of minutes your speech took.
Common conversions (average speed)How long does it take to read 500 words?3.8 minutesHow long does it take to read 750 words?5.8 minutesHow long does it take to read 1000 words?7.7 minutesHow long does it take to read 1200 words?9.2 minutesHow long does it take to read 1500 words?11.5 minutes3
Reading Time by Word CountsWord CountSlow (125 wpm)Average (300 wpm)3,000 words24 minutes10.0 minutes3,500 words28 minutes11.7 minutes4,000 words32 minutes13.3 minutes5,000 words40 minutes16.7 minutes18
Speech and publication coach Daphne Gray-Grant found that, on average, people speak at a rate of 125 to 150 wpm so a 7 minutes long speech uses between 875 to 1,050 words. You can use our word counter tool to see how long on average your text will take to speak.
about 1500 words