These estimates help you organize your speech to match the speed you want to speak at and make sure it fits into the time you have.
If you speak slowly, you'll typically use about 110 words per minute. For a 2 minute speech, you'd need approximately 220 words. This pace is suitable for speeches where clarity and comprehension are crucial.
A average speaking rate averages 130 words per minute. For a 2 minute speech, this equates to around 260 words. It's a comfortable pace for most audiences and situations.
Speaking fast involves about 160 words per minute. For a 2 minute speech, you'd need about 320 words. This rate is suitable for dynamic presentations or when time is limited.