Enter the number of words spoken and the total time of the speech (min) into the Speech Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Speech Rate.

## Speech Rate Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Speech Rate.

SPR = WS / T

• Where SPR is the Speech Rate (words/min)
• WS is the number of words spoken
• T is the total time of the speech (min)

## How to Calculate Speech Rate?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Speech Rate.

Example Problem #1:

1. First, determine the number of words spoken.
• The number of words spoken is given as: 500.
2. Next, determine the total time of the speech (min).
• The total time of the speech (min) is provided as: 5.
3. Finally, calculate the Speech Rate using the equation above:

SPR = WS / T

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

SPR = 500 / 5 = 100 (words/min)

Example Problem #2:

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

number of words spoken = 600

total time of the speech (min) = 10