The Word Finder

Convert Speech Words to Minutes

How long will my speech be? Use the calculator below to convert your words to minutes. 1) Enter the number of words your speech is. 2) Choose your speaking style/speed 3) Find your speech length.

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The following table below provides an indication of the minutes for a speech (based on an average reading speed of 125 words per minute):

  • How many words are in 1 minute speech? 125 words
  • How many words are in 2 minute speech? 250 words
  • How many words are in 3 minute speech? 375 words
  • How many words are in 4 minute speech? 500 words
  • How many words are in 5 minute speech? 625 words
  • How many words are in 10 minute speech? 1,250 words
  • How many words are in 15 minute speech? 1,875 words
  • How many words are in 20 minute speech? 2,500 words
  • How many words are in 30 minute speech? 3,750 words
  • How long does a 500 word speech take? 4.0 minutes
  • How long does a 1000 word speech take? 8.0 minutes
  • How long does a 1250 word speech take? 10.0 minutes
  • How long does a 1500 word speech take? 12.0 minutes
  • How long does a 1750 word speech take? 14.0 minutes
  • How long does a 2000 word speech take? 16.0 minutes
  • How long does a 2500 word speech take? 20.0 minutes
  • How long does a 3000 word speech take? 24.0 minutes
  • How long does a 4000 word speech take? 32.0 minutes

Make sure to choose your speech speed as it can have a major impact on your timing. Remember you will likely speak fast at times, and slow as well. Thus, average is typically a good indicator as to how long your speech or presentation will take. Whether you are making a wedding speech or giving a business presentation, this conversion of words into minutes should hold true. Good luck! You got this!