Enter the total number of words, and your words per minute speech speed into the calculator to determine the total length of a speech.

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## Speech Length Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the length of a speech.

T = W / SS

- Where T is the total time
- W is the total number of words
- SS is the speaking speed in words/min

To calculate the speech length, divide the total number of words by the speaking rate.

## Speech Length Definition

A speech length is defined as the total time it takes to perform a speech or presentation.

## Speech Length Example

How to calculate speech length?

**First, determine the total number words.**Measure the total number of words in the speech.

**Next, determine the speaking rate.**Determine the average speed at which you speak.

**Finally, calculate the speech length.**Calculate the time of the speech using the equation above.

## FAQ

**How long should a speech be?**

A speech should be as long as it needs to be to convey the information being presented. No shorter and no longer than that exact length. What that length is, is a little hard to determine. If you get your point across concisely and quickly, it can be good enough.