Do you wonder how long it takes to deliver your speech?


This website helps you convert the number of words into the time it takes to deliver your speech, online and for free. This tool is useful when preparing a speech or a presentation. The number of minutes you will take is dependent on the number of words and your speed of speech, or reading speed.


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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
  • Words in a 4 minute speech 520words
  • Words in a 5 minute speech 650words
  • Words in a 10 minute speech 1300words
  • Words in a 15 minute speech 1950words
  • Words in a 20 minute speech 2600words
  • How long does a 500 word speech take? 3.8 minutes
  • How long does a 1000 word speech take? 7.7minutes
  • How long does a 1250 word speech take? 9.6minutes
  • How long does a 1500 word speech take? 11.5minutes
  • How long does a 1750 word speech take? 13.5minutes
  • How long does a 2000 word speech take? 15.4minutes
  • How long does a 2500 word speech take? 19.2minutes
  • How long does a 5000 word speech take? 38.5minutes