I’m writing up a transcript for a technical presentation I’m giving, has to be 30 to 40 minutes in length. I’m deaf and I have no idea what the “normal” pace of speaking is, and I’d like to know how many words a minute is appropriate for a comfortable pace before I rehearse & find that I wrote something way too short or something way too long.
Although the presentation is technical, I’m avoiding the really big words as much as possible due to pronouncation difficulties, so assume a vocabulary slightly to moderately above average. While I can always time my own speech, I also do not have a very good idea of what a “good” pace is, so I would love to hear others’ opinions on what an appropriate pace of speech is. (Also got a few job interviews technical in nature coming up… sigh…)
Thank you. This will really help.