Speech Length Calculator

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

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


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.

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